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TASTE Restaurant

#643 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003 (Union)
+1 206-903-5291
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Food fine. Easy to grab a quick bite and in the museum. Food on the expensive side for a little lunch. But clean and friendly service.

Thank safetraveller1
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had a quick dinner here before seeing a film at the Seattle Art Museum. I'd been here years ago and they've changed the layout and decor significantly. On a dark, rainy night it was bright and comfortable. My friend and I each had a different soup and they were truly exceptional. Pricing is moderate and, with a SAM membership, you... More 

Thank Amy P
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I have lunched at Taste, and stopped by for a light supper before the Symphony. The food is tasty; the setting attractive and the waitstaff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Sally R
Poulsbo, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

The food I'd good but very expensive for the portions and the service is slow. Also, the hostess at the front counter was rather dismissive on the several times I have visited with friends.

Thank Nanz A
Seattle, Washington
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Most people fail to notice that many museums provide a useful location for reasonably priced food without setting foot in the actual museum. This often includes fast service and menus that cover any special requests (vegan, gluten free etc). In Seattle's case, Taste has both a bar/counter area and regular tables and unlike some museums, takes reservations on Open Table.... More 

Thank josef v
Bellingham, Washington
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

After thre hours of the SAM we had a great lunch. Recommend the small plates with lots of "tastes," the fries and deviled eggs...YUM!

Thank Norman S
Puyallup, Washington
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143 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We had read reviews placing this cafe in the forefront of area places for a bite to eat. since we were wrapping up a few hours in the SAM and didn't want to dodge crowds in the Pike Place Market, this was a definite plus! Food was great. Portions as expected and prices average for the area. Enjoyed beer and... More 

Thank JeanieV
Sammamish, Washington
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Intrigued by the numerous positive reviews, hubby and I decided to have a late lunch here after doing a Theo's chocolate factory tour (an absolute must-do!) followed by a few hours exploring SAM. The restaurant closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, but it's definitely worth carving out time for a meal at this delightful bistro. The decor is trendy but... More 

Thank Carpathia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

A return visit - Charcuterie Plate for me -fantastic! I couldn't finish it and I can eat a lot. Order it - you won't be disappointed. My wife had Tagliatelle with Chanterelles and (I think) bacon. It was soooo good. You could taste every ingredient. If they have it available on our next visit I WILL order it. The star... More 

Thank Kayakerjim
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The first place I ate in Seattle and possibly the best, the food was modern but ample, classics with a twist and done well. it was so good we went back a week later.

Thank Brian I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
  • Public Transportation: Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-903-5291
We are a downtown gathering place, where soul-satisfying foods radiate with the intense flavors of seasonal ingredients from our favorite local farmers and producers. Executive chef, Craig Hetherington, can make tomato soup with griddled cheese sandwich seem just as refined as his Dungeness crab tagliatelle. Pastry chef Will Fausser explores variations on classic desserts such as Theo chocolate cake with marshmallow topping and graham cracker ice cream and milk and cookies. A choice of large or small plates makes exploring and sharing the menu a breeze. Our wines come exclusively from the Northwest and are priced to purchase by the glass or bottle. Our beers are also brewed here in the Northwest. We are located at the Seattle Art Museum, which is a block away from the main entrance of Pike Place Market and a short walk from the downtown shopping district.

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