Seattle, WA 98103
With just 28 seats, mkt. - pronounced "market" - is an intimate restaurant in an cozy 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. Chef Alvin Go's kitchen serves thoughtful, contemporary American fare with a dedication to Northwest products. The menu is intended to be served family style, so come prepared to taste a variety of dishes and perhaps meet some friends next to you.
Hours of Operation:
Fri & Sat 5pm-11pm
Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 9pm-10pm
Keystone Pl N
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mkt. Fresh Monday- every Monday our chef Alvin Go curates a dish that highlights the wonderful farms that we have access to in this city. Join us on Mondays for a variety of different dishes that will excite and delight you.
mkt. Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic selections for a pescatarian d ...
Fantastic selections for a pescatarian diet! My friend and I weren't very hungry...nicely charred brussel sprouts appetizer, beautiful presentation and delicious layer of flavors with the trout bruschetta, and the cheese plate made a perfect dessert. Nice to see ESR partners with wineries; the Mark Ryan viognier and Frank the Tank cab (can't recall the winery), were divine. I look forward to their spring menu!
had a wonderful meal at mkt -- my first ...
had a wonderful meal at mkt -- my first time there. one of the party is in a wheelchair and the staff was great about accommodating us. I crave the truffled cauliflower soup and would kill for the recipe. lamb shanks were also fantastic.
Overall it was creative and tasty. Cauli ...
Overall it was creative and tasty. Cauliflower truffle soup was amazing. A few of the other small plates were really good but missed one thing here or there like, the ceviche needed a bit of lime to elevate it to perfect, beet salad was slightly off and the chèvre was mostly on the bottom of the plate instead of on top so many bites missed it. Scallops while fresh and cooked to perfection missed a bit of flavor including salt. I'll definitely be back to try other things and as the seasons change. I definitely would recommend MKT.
Every dish we had: charred Brussels spr ...
Every dish we had: charred Brussels sprouts in black umami sauce, roasted winter squash in a maple sherry vinaigrette, truffle cauliflower soup, seared sea scallops with apple and parsnips, pork tenderloin with grilled pear and Marco a almonds, and finally, porcini ricotta ravioli were out of this world. Even the bread, which came with herb butter and a spread which was delightful, was above par. Finally, the malted dessert was just the right ending to a fabulous meal. Service was perfect, too. Our water glasses never reached empty. Also, there were 4 of us and we split everything, including ordering 2 soups to be split 4?ways. They were cheerfully accommodating to our request. And, lastly, while I walked away full, there wasn't that overwhelming fullness from a too heavy meal. You can tell the best ingredients are going into the meals they prepare. This is the best restaurant I've tried in a long time on all counts!
The food was amazing. We got three vegg ...
The food was amazing. We got three veggies, the bread, two entrees and shared a desert. It was just the right amount of food. The truffle cauliflower soup was out of this world. The biggest surprise was the black garlic jam that came with the bread - made the $4 bread one of my favorite things we tried. I'd plan on spending at least $75 a person, so it might be a special date spot instead of an everyday kind of restaurant. I will definitely go back again.
We all agreed that the cauliflower soup ...
We all agreed that the cauliflower soup and the pork were the best but it was all good. Ah, I can't forget the scallops. The only downside was the the service was lackluster. Since the add a 20% tip to the bill, I guess he was uninspired.
This was our 2nd visit to mkt. and we lo ...
This was our 2nd visit to mkt. and we look forward to many more delicious meals. Our daughter and her boyfriend were our guests. She is a vegetarian who also does not eat cheese or mushrooms. There were five dishes on the menu which were all delicious and all met my daughter's restrictions. All the descriptors I listed above really tell the whole story! Plus, we had two wonderful, well-priced bottles of wine,selected from a very nice wine list.
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.
Whenever anyone visits Seattle, I take t ...
Whenever anyone visits Seattle, I take them to MKT. Dining there is an experience. All of the dishes are served family style, with 2-3 dishes recommended per person. They then come out as they are cooked in an order determined by the chef. The menu changes often, though I have gone a couple times with 3 other people, so I have eaten almost everything on the menu. I have not had one thing I did not find delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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.
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