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, Outdoor dining, Wine
mkt. Ratings and Reviews
So glad found this little place! It is ...
So glad found this little place! It is absolutely worth the drive.
The food was outstanding, each dish had something altogether unique about it, and I really felt like I was tasting the roots of the chefs and also the local environment. All the flavors combined so well! The open kitchen and the chef's bar really allowed the kitchen to entertain the guests and have real conversations too - they were more than happy to answer any questions, explain a process or dish, and would usually end up providing a little tidbit of one of the other dishes during the wait between courses.
Absolutely recommend mkt. - it was well worth a 10 minute drive out of the city!
Food was excellent and creatively put to ...
Food was excellent and creatively put together. Quiet, low-key ambiance in a small, cozy space. Excellent service: Our server took time to explain the menu, made helpful suggestions, and was very attentive and responsive to our requests.
Had another great dinner at mkt. I real ...
Had another great dinner at mkt. I really like "small plates" style dining. The menu is limited but we always find something we like, even though we're not too adventurous. The green beans are always a highlight, the dahi vada fritters were interesting but I probably wouldn't order again, the grilled wagyu beef is delicious (could do with a bit less pepper). The surprise star of this visit was the carrot puree accompanying the lamb shank - I'm not even a big vegetable fan, but I was wanting to lick the plate, it was so rich and velvety. Our excellent servers not only brought me an extra scoop, they gave me the ingredients list - not sure I can recreate it, but I really appreciated it. A 20% service charge is automatically added to the bill, and they deserve it. Not a cheap meal (two small main dishes + 2 sides, a dessert, and 4 glasses of wine came to $190 including the tip) but very enjoyable.
Waiter was super and attentive - but not ...
Waiter was super and attentive - but not overly so. Offered to make gluten-free recommendations, which is always such a breath of fresh air because I always feel like a big nuisance having to admit to being gluten-intolerant. Food was fresh, quick to arrive to our table, artfully presented, and thoughtfully composed. Would absolutely come back again!
Few negatives (since I guess this is a review): It's small and a tiny bit cramped. Not fit for big groups. But its size also contributed to a cozy and intimate atmosphere, which I think was one of my favorite features of the whole place. So negative, not really.
I met a friend here for Seattle Restaura ...
I met a friend here for Seattle Restaurant Week. The ambiance is cozy and hip. Neither of us had been to Mkt. and we were excited to try this neighborhood gem. Every course we ordered was truly delicious, but rather than the tiny gourmet portions I was expecting, they were very generous! We started with the creamy bacon and cauliflower soup (so good we considered ordering a second bowl)Then, we had the jumbo scallops wrapped in prosciutto and the incredible pork tenderloin in a gorgeous quince sauce. However, the "piece de resistance" was dessert. We both ordered the same dark chocolate brownie with a crumbled dark chocolate butter cookie and mint sauce for dessert. Truly amazing... Paired with a cup of coffee, it was heaven. I will be back SOON!
We had a most delicious dinner. Mkt is p ...
We had a most delicious dinner. Mkt is practically the only restaurant where I trust our server to select a glass of wine to pair with the meal. Typically I ask for a taste as you never know what you'll get. At Mkt they've always done well. Friday was a Sangiovese which complemented the duck breast with elderberry sauce beautifully.
My friend and I love eating at Mkt. The staff takes such good care of us.
My husband and I Iove dining at MKT! ...
My husband and I Iove dining at MKT! It truly is a neighborhood gem. Chef Alvin and his crew go over and beyond providing delicious dishes and outstanding service. They make you feel special and at home. No wonder we try to come here as often as we can.
Super helpful and kind front of house th ...
Super helpful and kind front of house that let us taste every red wine while we were waiting!!!! So sweet.
I thought it was slightly pricey for what I ordered but the flavor: presentation/ variety on the menu was great. Curated wine list was amazing. Don't miss the ESR wine - notes of burnt sugar and it's awesome for dessert! Great ambience for a small dinner party of two or four. Super intimate space. Overall ESR does it again. :)
We have never been disappointed by an Et ...
We have never been disappointed by an Ethan Stowe restaurant. The goal is to try them all. I made a reservation on Open Table and they called to confirm the day before. The only problem was I thought I made it for the day they called. Luckily they were kind enough to accommodate us and said we would have a place at the kitchen counter instead of a booth. I really appreciate the effort to make up for my mistake. The food was excellent. Quality ingredients, spot-on cooking and beautiful presentation. I don’t consider this a inexpensive dining experience but the quality and attention to detail makes it well worth it.
Mkt is in a very intimate setting with o ...
Mkt is in a very intimate setting with outstanding food. Outstanding!! They recommend order multiple dishes and sharing family style. The portions are small so consider trying at least 2-3 for 2 people.
The marinated green beans were out of this world amazing!! You will not be disappointed.
Superbly-fresh, inventively conceived, b ...
Superbly-fresh, inventively conceived, beautifully presented, deeply delicious food. The service perfectly-tuned to respecting the diners, taking their cues from the energy at the table. I can't wait to come back. Wow.
Two of us had salmon which was overcooke ...
Two of us had salmon which was overcooked and dry. The hamburger was also nothing special or unique considering the higher expectation when ordering such an item in a gourmet neighborhood restaurant. A previous experience there was much better, so perhaps this time it was an exception.
I love the staff at Mkt.!!! They are s ...
I love the staff at Mkt.!!! They are so personable, professional and they make you feel at home every time. Chef Alvin and his team cook delicious and creative dishes. Me and my husband have tried pretty much everything on the menu and have enjoyed every meal. Desserts are just as wonderful. We try to come her at least once a week or every other week.
MKT continues to be a (literally) tiny n ...
MKT continues to be a (literally) tiny neighborhood gem. It never disappoints. They turn out creative, tasty and tasteful food. The menu is small but the choices varied. Service is always sharp. The wine list, like the menu, is small but with lots of good options in a range of prices. The one limitation to MKT is its size, which makes getting a prime time table a all to frequent misadventure. Plan ahead if such is your desire. It is well worth it.
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.
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