About Steelhead Diner
Seattle, WA 98101
Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Teresa, The Steelhead Diner is a smart casual restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit our modern take on the classic American diner - and enjoy contemporary comfort food created with a Northwest twist. Soak up stunning views while enjoying our exclusively North West wine and beer list. Also available: a full bar, and a large selection of non-alcoholic choices. Watch nightly as Davis and his crew create menu items in the restaurant's interactive open kitchen surrounded by views of neighboring Puget Sound. Kids welcome. Family friendly.
Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Open Seven Days a Week: 11a.m. until 10p.m. Brunch Items Available on Saturdays and Sundays.
$30 and under
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Please call and speak to any manager to discuss you individual needs!
Street parking is available in addition to several parking lots nearby. We validate parking after 5pm at the Pike Place Market Parking Garage on Western Avenue below the Market.
All downtown bus routes end near or around our address: 95 Pine Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We have a private dining room with a separate entrance that seats between 30-40 people and offers views of the Pike Place Market and Puget Sound. It also features an adjoining outdoor patio which will seat 20+ people.
Steelhead Diner Ratings and Reviews
Had high expectations after hearing so much about Steelhead and was left pretty unimpressed.
Our waiter was the best part, as he provided very good service.
Atmosphere is non-existent, I thought it had a view of the market/water. Maybe the outside terrace does but inside is pretty tame and boring.
Food was okay, not bad, not great. While Seattle is expensive, I didn't think our $100 dinner was worth it all.
Probably won't go back unless friends/wife REALLY wants to go. There are so many spots in Seattle to go
Our visit was Saturday night, pre-theatre. Our waiter was spectacular; attentive and memorable. He was a tiny bit chatty for us, but it's not his fault that we are introverts!
The wine list was extensive, but the bar was out of top shelf bourbon.
The food: my husband's steak was okay. I ordered the apple and vinaigrette salad (very good!) and fish and chips for my entree. The fish was so very full of bones, it was difficult to eat. it was also VERY heavily breaded.
This was our first visit. I'd return for the location and service and give the food another try.
Steelhead is always a joy - in midst of Pike Place Market, with a varied upscale always interesting diner menu - basics (first rate hamburger, salads, soups), inventive (meal sized iceberg head of lettuce topped with dressing bacon, etc), killer gumbo (4 artery or veggie) etc. And totally constant and reliable which brings me back often (I live two blocks away).
We've eaten at this restaurant before and it was pretty good. This last time the service was horrible. First, it took 20 minutes to get a drink. Next, they didn't have anything on the menu. Lastly, they forgot to bring a salad that my husband ordered.
On top of that , the food wasn't that good.
As usual the Steelhead was excellent, good variety of seating so we could find a quite corner in the back to catch up with friends. Food was excellent as usual and service friendly and nice but not over bearing. Always a good choice for a late and extended lunch....
The experience was a good one. I will return to this restaurant. The only criticism I have is that a 20% gratuity was included with the bill. This was a simple lunch for 3. There was not a complicated order or a large number of patrons to serve. Under such circumstances, it is presumptuous to "assume" a tip, even if deserved (which it was, in this case).
We have been to Steelhead Diner many times for lunch. The food as usual was very good and we had a table with view of Puget Sound. However, I am writing a review today because we had such fantastic service. Our server was so solicitous and friendly -- in a very genuine way. We were all extremely impressed. And so, we will be returning to Steelhead Diner again in the near future.....
Not sure why they named it a diner, but this is quality restaurant food at the market in Seattle. The menu features creative and straight ahead fare. King salmon, cioppino, crispy fish and chips were terrific. There is also pork, chicken and beef on the menu. Specialty cocktails and local brew on tap. Won't hesitate to go back next time we visit the city
Living a block from the market, I have unending choices of places to eat - Steelhead consistently serves interesting, inventive, tasty dishes - with very heavy emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients it is idea for lunch or dinner in the middle of the market. Chef Anthony is a star - cannot recommend Steelhead too highly.
When we arrived for our reservation there were three employees standing behind the podium at the entrance talking to each other and who ignored us for a minute before acknowledging our presence. When we left one of the same employees was behind the podium intently looking at the screen who said nothing.
Everything was fine except the service was slow and once our food was delivered, the waiter never came back to check on us. Other waiters refilled our drinks and asked if we needed anything.
I told our waiter that my meal was ruined by a mistake in the kitchen. I ordered the whole trout and it was covered in what was supposed to be cilantro (which I love). The actual green all over my plate was italian parsley (which I hate and would have never ordered.)
The waiter did NOTHING about the error. No compensation. Full charge for an inedible $30 meal. I don't even know if he told the kitchen about it.
What a disappointment.
The clam chowder was outstanding. Glad I had it as an appetizer or I would have left hungry.
I left a comment card about our experience and I suspect it was thrown in the trash.
Made a reservation for new year's eve for party of 8 - the food was fantastic and the service was great for such a busy night. Would definitely recommend. Fun being on post alley and able to walk through market after. We are locals but great spot for out of towners.
Good food, excellent service and good team work among staff to work in conjunction to deliver impeccable service. Our server had in depth knowledge of the food and bar menu and advised us well. We chose this for New Year's Eve (my birthday) because it had good vegetarian options. We like the 20% auto gratuity because it gives a more reliable pay to servers, insuring the best service on a consistent basis, then we do the math and add additional tip to match our service.
We travel to Seattle frequently and have been to Steelhead diner several times. Our most recent visit, however, will likely be our last. The food was not impressive at this price point. (We live in San Francisco and that was definitely not cioppino, more like a vegetable soup with a few mussels, a few pieces of salmon, and two shrimp.) But it was the service that was most disappointing. The restaurant was very cold, with the doors left wide open on an evening when Seattle temps were in the 30s. When we asked the waiter whether the doors could be closed, he said that they are open "because we would be locked inside if it closed." Huh? We were told that they were out of items, only to have them show up at our table. The cioppino was served hot, but it took several minutes before waitstaff appeared with spoons, leaving us searching for our server. It was expensive and disappointing, even more so because our previous visits had been great.
We had a great time at steelhead diner. My only complaint was the menu did not reflect my dish and I was informed after I was served that the kitchen was out of butternut squash. They should be prepared or tell your guests ahead of time so they know what to expect.
Fun, lively atmosphere, attentive and hard working staff plus an intriguing menu in the plus column. Crab and shrimp tater tots with not enough shellfish and super spicy cioppino in the minus column. Fantastic desserts even the playing field. Intrigued enough to try again and hope for a more consistent experience.
Unfortunately, our experience was not very good. The service was very bad considering a 20% gratuity is automatically include on all bills. I would normally tip 20%, but we were never asked about drink refills, we never got an appetizer we order, the burger was a soggy, greasy mess and even when left on the plate, the wait staff didn't find it curious. They did not inquiry about the quality of the meal. I will say the manager attempted to make things right after we raised all the issues about the service and the food. Although one of the meals was fine, the experience was overall pretty bad. The manager correct the bill and gave us a large reduction, but made the excuse that the owners forced the 20% automatic tip on the bills. If that is the case, the owners need to know that the service needs to be exceptional or repeat customers will be few and far between. I certainly will not be back and will not recommend it.
Food took almost an hour to come out, and when it did some of our parties meals were only partial because they'd had an issue in the kitchen. On top of that two vegetarians in our party got the cobb salad and substituted a vegetable for bacon. They added shredded broccoli which was a very poor complement to the salad. Even I it had had bacon, it was not the best salad probably the worst I've ever had at a restaurant. Ill-considered, wilted lettuce, and weird plating.
My department at work goes here every year for our holiday lunch. It's the one place that everyone agrees on and that everyone is excited to go to, and we have some really picky eaters in our group. Would recommend this place for large groups or even just the two of you. Creative takes on comfort food, and good service are always the norm.
Planned this lunch for my coworkers at the last minute and everyone was thrilled with my decision to go to Steelhead Diner. All 8 of us loved our meal selections and it was the perfect atmosphere to socialize and take in the scenic Puget sound views on a sunny afternoon. Highly recommend the rock fish tacos!
We love lunching here when we shop at Pikes Place Market. Upscale casual with an attentive staff. Great gumbo, red beans and rice, and other favourite dishes according to menu and seasonal changes. Very accommodating and a great addition to the market neignbourhood.
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