mkt. - pronounced "market" - is an intimate restaurant in an intimate Seattle neighborhood know as Tangletown, between Wallingford and Greenlake. It gets its name from Meridian, the traditional name for the neighborhood; the historic Keystone Building that it’s housed in; and Tangletown, as the area is now known. Joe Ritchie"s kitchen serves thoughtful, contemporary American fare with a dedication to Northwest products.
Hours of Operation:
Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
Keystone Pl N
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
mkt. Ratings and Reviews
Always, always, always order the green b ...
Always, always, always order the green beans! They are fabulous and you won't be disappointed. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Also, I was thrilled to see some reasonably priced Souther Italian wines on the menu - for those of you who want to explore wines from this region, there is a mid-$30 bottle of negroamaro on the list.
Flew in to visit my daughter in Seattle ...
Flew in to visit my daughter in Seattle and she raved about this resturant!! As good or better than NYC....staff was awesone. Food just delicious. They forgot to bring a dish but we felt " who cares" and they were very apologetic!
We had a good meal overall. Very good se ...
We had a good meal overall. Very good service, ok but not fabulous wine. Some dishes were really good (pea risotto, sweet potato croquettes) others just ok (scallops) and one somewhat lacking (a warm carrot salad that was not particularly flavorful, short on hazelnuts, and undercooked to the point of being difficult to manage, especially with the peculiarly hefty jumbo sized forks ). The place is tiny with an elegant upscale vibe, an interesting creative menu overall, and we'll probably go back to see what it's like at least one more time.
Our first visit to mkt. was wonderful, a ...
Our first visit to mkt. was wonderful, and I can't wait to go back. We shared the grilled green beans, roasted carrot salad, and butter lettuce salad, all delicious. Then we had the scallops and the salmon, equally good. I especially loved the green garlic purée with the scallops. We finished with a chocolate budino and an impressive glass of Capitello Dolcino dessert wine from the Willamette Valley. The service was perfect, polite, helpful, and timely. Another great ESR experience!
Top notch gem
had a phenomenal meal...they took great care of us. server was very nice and helpful/knowledgeable. everything we had was fantastic!! the green beans are amazing which sounds crazy because they're just green beans but they're the best green beans i've ever had. asparagus dish was also spot on. also the best tuna poke i've ever had-a very overdone dish but what they do with it here is new and fresh and makes you want to order ten more. the fish dishes were perfectly cooked, nice and flaky and juicy. the pastas were great-especially the pea risotto-so vibrant and fresh and light for a risotto. pork was very good. as were the desserts. top notch from start to finish!
This is one of our favorite neighborhood ...
This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants for birthdays and anniversaries. The food is always excellent, as well as the service. Our favorite item on the menu is the crispy fried quail. It is so good that even though this is a restaurant that encourages shared plates, we always order two plates of the quail. Also highly recommend the grilled and marinated green beans and the grilled squid pasta.
It's a fairly small space, so the tables ...
It's a fairly small space, so the tables were a bit close, and we couldn't help hearing everything said at the neighboring tables. We were very impressed otherwise. The standout dishes for us were the Wagyu beef, and both deserts - the rhubarb and pistachio tart and the malted chocolate. We'll definitely be going back.
Fabulous Mothers Day dinner
Great dinner! We mentioned that we liked tasting menus and the chef offered to put one together - think we counted 10 separate items by the end- along with an abbreviated flight of accompanying wines (including splitting half glass portions as we are not heavy drinkers). We found the vinegar condiment with the oyster dish too sour but enjoyed everything else, especially the purple sweet potato croquettes, chèvre & pea raviolo, and the out-of-this-world hamachi ceviche with citrus cucumber ice. The place is tiny but well staffed so our food got to us quickly. Noise level meant we could converse easily. Seating is on cushioned banquettes which I found okay but my husband found a bit hard. Our bill was lower than comparable dinners at other foodie establishments.
Was in Seattle for the weekend to celebrate my finance's birthday. I read a lot of positive reviews for mkt and decided to go there for dinner. Cute, cozy place. We ordered several items on the menu to share and each one plate was delicious. Everything had such great flavors, some we're very familiar with, mixed with some we weren't familiar with. Service was super, very friendly servers and were attentive to us while also allowing us "space". My fiancé and I loved our dinner there and we will definitely be back the next time we're in Seattle.
mkt never disappoints. Each visit ends u ...
mkt never disappoints. Each visit ends up being a memorable experience. If you allow the chefs to display their remarkable creativity and skill with your menu selections, you're guaranteed to leave impressed. Fresh ingredients, the warmth of their service, incredible attention to detail, and a cozy atmosphere make this my favorite restaurant in Seattle.
Very enjoyable evening. Food was very go ...
Very enjoyable evening. Food was very good and mostly inventive. Cheese presentation outstanding. Bean melange delicious. Risotto fresh, clean and flavorful. Trout expertly prepared. Brussel sprouts were just fair. Service was outstanding and immeasurably added to the dining experience. Wine pairing also excellent. Best meal we had in Seattle.
A nice neighborhood addition
Went with the adult family for my birthday. Most dishes hit and few missed but the menus offer an interesting variety, including fish and veggie dishes. The Steak Waygu was great and some of the veggies ie asparagus made for a tasty variety. Family style and recommended 2-3 small dishes per person with sharing (family style) which can quickly add up (check the menu) but it makes for an interesting and relatively fun experience. Not quite as good as Stowall's "How to Cook a Wolf" but it's still too soon. Small venue and tight with a vibrant atmosphere. Not intimate the the staff waited hand and foot. It's a nice addition to the neighborhood.
Exceptional Once Again
This was our second time to mkt. The first was for a date night, this time around we went with another couple to celebrate my birthday. Both occasions are equally well suited for this atmosphere. Service is attentive, but not overbearing. Food, cocktails, wine, dessert, and coffee--everything was great. This time around our favorites were the squash fritters, nettle ravioli, and pork loin.
Nice bonus: our server remembered us even though it had been several months since our first visit!
We have been here multiple times and it never disappoints! The food is incredible and the service is just as great! We were here recently for my husbands birthday and the waitress sara really took care of us! This is why you spend a little extra! She started us out with a treat for his bday and ended it with a treat! Best of all its in our hood!
some things were good--gnocchi, squash fritters, but $11 for a small plate of under-cooked, under-seasoned brussels sprouts is a but much. the quail was tasty but the portion was incredibly small. expensive for not much food. was told by the waiter it was family style. family style implies bigger. what they serve is actually more of the whole 'small plate' style.
MKT. is the best of Ethan Stowell
The space is small and a bit cramped, but if you can get past that you'll find a terrific restaurant in Tangle Town. The food was innovative, well prepared, and thoughtfully presented. The staff was friendly (like neighborhood friendly), attentive, and more than willing to accommodate requests. Everything on our first visit was excellent, but the duck was outstanding.
mkt. knows how to treat a customer. When we showed up for our reservation, our table wasn't ready yet. However, while we wait 15-20 minutes for the table to clear we had multiple staff approach us to keep us updated and apologize for the inconvenience. It wasn't ideal to wait that long for a reserved table, but the great customer service went a long way in keeping us happy to be there.
The food was also outstanding. Lots of creative dishes that all had tons of flavor. The scallops were my favorite of the 4 dishes we shared.
Overall a very nice experience. Would absolutely return to this restaurant.
reliably excellent (if costly)
as always mkt delivers high on taste and food just done really well. ambiance is fantastic and to have such a brilliant place in our local area is great. it's not cheap, but for an amazingly well done, small plate, social experience, come here.
Food Tasty, Service Abismal
Not sure if our server was new but she knew very little about the offerings, less about the bar and never asked if we needed anything. As in, never asked if we wanted drinks, refills on said drinks or dessert. On one hand, we saved money since we couldn't get a second round of cocktails to save our lives. On the other hand, we were a little irritated we had to fight for service when the restaurant was so empty.
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