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Golden Beetle

Golden Beetle is rooted in the spices and flavors of the Mediterranean. Our Chef and owner Maria Hines was a 2009 James Beard Award winner for best Chef Northwest. Maria has recently been bestowed with the honor of being a semi-finalist for the James Beard 2013 most outstanding chef. Maria draws upon the cultures of Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and others to present the Northwest’s best organic and seasonal ingredients from local farmers and foragers. Golden Beetle is the third restaurant in the country to receive Oregon Tilth’s esteemed organic certification. We invite you to enjoy exceptional craft cocktails and exquisite, Mediterranean food prepared with a sustainable conscience.
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295 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(295 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 295 reviews
5 stars
(159)
4 stars
(97)
3 stars
(25)
2 stars
(10)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Golden Beetle Reviews List
Review 1 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 5 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food!

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2000
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Really loved the food. Everything they served delighted us."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 10 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2010
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Review 14 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
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Review 16 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2014
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Review 17 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Loved the food, turn down the noise.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"On a recent trip to Ballard, we were hunting for "someplace close" with organic food. Score! The Golden Beetle food was excellent - and I don't say excellent quickly when it comes to food. The noise was a bit distracting, to the point of when we finished eating, we chose to leave. It would have been fantastic if the music was playing at a lower volume and the patrons practiced European etiquette while they enjoyed their Mediterranean food!!"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Golden Beetle

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went for Mac N Cheese Monday. Both of our selections were delicious, really enjoyed the harissa addition. I would definitely come back for more mac n cheese and also to check out the rest of the menu."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Messinger

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Outstanding restaurant and if you have 4 in your group order lots (5+) of small plates and a couple of large ones and share each one to make for a wonderful tasting experience."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
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Review 22 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great Food, Small Portions

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Was very happy with the unique spices and food options at Golden Beetle, but the prices for what you got were not appreciated by this foodie. The flatbread was touted as having a layer of pumpkin puree. Even with our glasses on, we couldn't find it...no less taste it. In a similar vein, the so-called large plates, were relatively meager. When I asked to substitute a steamed veggie for couscous, I was almost chastised and was told that since the vegetables are organic, there would be an upcharge. Sure enough, there was. And, for what? A tiny pile of sauteed kale. Really, guys?"
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 25 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2009
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Review 26 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2015
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Review 27 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/05/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2005
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Review 28 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/06/2016
 2013
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Review 30 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious small plates for everyone

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Six of us dined recently on a Saturday night. Two of our group were vegan. The menu had plenty of delicious choices for all of us. When small modifications of the dish were asked about, our wait person, Rebecca, conferred with the chef each time, and each time returned with great alternatives. Golden Beetle was so accomodating, with great attention to detail. The small plates allowed to try many dishes; we ate ourselves silly and happily. In no order of magnitude, we found these choices to be deliciously satisfying: beet & arugula salad, carrot & kale salad, Morrocan shrimp roll, pork shank pizza, roasted brussel sprouts, spiced french fries & vegan fries (best fries I've ever had), melt-in-your-mouth beef cheeks, and vegan chickpea & lemon stew. The atmosphere was lively and fun. Our table for 6 had a great view of the wood burning oven. Did I say that we ate ourselves into a happy stupor?"
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 33 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great NYE Meal!

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The disappointment at finding we were stuck with a Prix Fixe meal on New Years Eve evaporated as soon as the food started arriving. Four course for $60pp offered reasonable value but the food was excellent.
For me the highlights were the Rabbit Samosa with za'atar and smoked cauliflower, and the Beef Short Ribs entree. The black cod and root veg tagine the other family members had were equally enthusiastically embraced.
Our great server, knowledgeable but not too obtrusive, really helped the meal go well.
I thoroughly recommend people try this great Ballard eatery."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 35 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Golden Beetle on New Year's Eve

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Golden Beetle is always excellent, but on New Year's Eve it was special. With a limited menu of unfamiliar dishes we didn't know what to expect. There were eight of us, and we pretty much covered all the choices. Everyone liked everything. It couldn't have been a more successful party."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 36 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 37 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Flavorful dishes, lots of attention to quality"
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2008
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Review 41 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of Maria Hines greatest!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Perfect portion size. Great starters and small plates. The wine recommendation was on point. Great service. I have to have a low sodium diet, not a problem when I asked for no additional salt to be added to whole meal. Dessert was awesome!!! Overall great experience. Took family here from out of town. Very impressed!!! Worth every penny spent. Will definitely be back.
House made flatbread with trio of dips.
Falafel small plate. Falafel sliders!
Seared tuna (only criticism was that it was a tad over cooked)
Beef cheeks over polenta.
Semolina cake dessert.
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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Every flavor was superlative!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had several small dishes and found everything delicious. The special main dish, a chicken tagine was fantastic. It was great to have so many gluten-free choices too."
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Neighborhood Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My friend and I decided to eat here for lunch this week, as we shopped on Market Street in Ballard. It was a great choice. We were greeted and served by a very friendly and knowledgable server. The food was very good. Great blend of herbs and the sauces were amazing. I highly recommend the spanikopita. I could have eaten a bowl of the sauce by itself. I also enjoyed the parsnip soup, served with a blend of spicy pepitas. We will definitely go back again."
Dined on 12/15/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 44 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 46 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/09/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/29/2015
 2009
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Review 50 for Golden Beetle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great new spot (for me)

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My boyfriend and I have been walking past this place for over 6 months now as we desend into the Ballard mainstays. We have been wanting to try it and for some reason never have. That changed when I was looking for a place to celebrate my mom's birthday when she was in town. The restaurant is a little noisy but it didn't hinder conversation or be a problem whatsoever and once the large group next to us left, the noise level dropped substantially.
The food was, in short, amazing. We opted to do all the dishes in a "family style" way and share a smattering of what the menu had to offer. I highly suggest this. We were not let down by any of our choices and walked away with some favorites. They also delighted my mother with a wonderful birthday dessert that we all reluctantly shared due to the fact we were stuffed!
In addition, I have to say that I was witness to what appeared to be a food alergy crisis with a child at the table next to me. I think the staff handled it wonderfully. We were seated by the kitchen and I heard the staff discussing it and how to avoid it in the future, which I think was a plus. Well played!
We will definatley be back in the future and will recommend to anyone!"
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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