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Taste Cafe & Events

1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-903-5291
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“soup” (11 reviews)
“house pickles” (2 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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Reviewed yesterday

Taste is located within the SAM. An immaculate modern facility, Taste offers a limited menu of made to order items plus a selection of ready made items including great ready made sandwiches. Quality ingredients are used. Pricing is reasonable and the ambiance is nice.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great place to relax and have a bite or a drink during your museum visit. This time art by Hollingsworth was displayed, which is very exciting yet relaxing to enjoy. Several tasty sandwiches were available, as well as hot soup and salads.

Thank simivalley1699
Jasmin K, Public Relations Manager at Taste Cafe & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe at the Seattle Art Museum is nothing special, but it's a good snack shop with okay food and reasonable prices at the Seattle Art Museum.

Thank Fontek
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a very pleasant café, full of art and spacious, with window views. Nice array of small snacks and pastries. The area to get your flatware is a pallet - so artistic!

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

When we took a break from the SAM, we stopped in to TASTE Cafe for a bight. Several vegetarian and vegan options! The salad and soup was generous, affordable and tasty! And served on compostable plates. Wonderful art and cheery atmosphere. Worth a stop in...More

Thank WestwardGo
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This Seattle Museum of Art cafe has totally changed direction from a formal sit-down restaurant to a casual eatery for takeout items on display or to order food from a menu at the counter. We went here on a Saturday afternoon expecting the restaurant and...More

1  Thank Rumples
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank you, Rumples, for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed the new concept and a bite to eat!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Taste Cafe used to be one of my go-to places for a drink and dinner. Recently they have turned it into a casual dining place, which I hope is just temporary, because they sucked all the class and uniqueness out of it when they made...More

Thank AugustPhoenix
Management response:Responded 20 May 2017

First of all, thank you for the valuable time in sharing feedback. As you know, TASTE recently updated to a new concept. The intent of the modified menu & removal of table service is provide a more expedited guest experience while still offering a high...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This used to be a fancier spot, but now a decent place to get a quick bite. Sit by the window for some good people watching.

Thank Msmarge1
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM "Taste" cafe used to be a great, civilized place to enjoy a nice lunch. No longer after revamping. I don't want to pay more the $15 !!! for a kale & chicken salad which was soaked in way too much, unappetizing intense...More

Thank Ann C
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

Dear Ann: Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have discussed your experience with our management, and will continue to work hard to improve our level of service.

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Do you enjoy limited food selection, mostly in plastic containers in a cold case? Is it fun for you to stand in line just to place your order for anything else, as well as to pay, then wait more and have to go pick up...More

Thank Bearwife
Management response:Responded 8 March 2017

Dear Bearwife: Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have discussed your experience with our management, and will continue to work hard to improve our level of service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
At TASTE, we like to feed your soul with comfort evoking foods refined by our team of chefs using ingredients that don’t travel very far by distance or season. TASTE’s Executive Chef Josie Urbick believes that it is her responsibility to support the local farmers and cultivate the same sensibilities within our community. She has a deep rooted passion for food and enjoy creating delicious meals for our guests, nourishing them with menu items made from the best local ingredients, enriching the lives of those who dine with us.
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