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Matt's in the Market

4.8
4.8
1413 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Located in Seattle's Pike Place Market, Matt's in the Market offers a quintessential Seattle dining experience in an intimate setting. Executive Chef Matt Fortner finds inspiration within the bustling stalls of Pike Place Market, where he shops daily with an eye towards the seasonal bounty of the Great Pacific Northwest. Matt's in the Market has a passionately curated wine list and a full scratch bar. Matt's the Market's dedicated staff is knowledgeable, affable, and seek to create genuine connections and warm memories for every guest.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Fortner

  • Private party facilities

    Matt's in the Market accepts parties as large as 14 during regular lunch and dinner services. The restaurant is also available for special events, with a minimum capacity of 35 guests and a maximum of 55. For details, please contact events@mattsinthemarket.com.

  • Private party contact

    events@mattsinthemarket.com: (206) 467-7909

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Corner Market Building @ 1st Ave & Pike St. Top floor, elevator accessi

  • Parking details

    Street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,413 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Northwest

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  1. 1

    113456

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely wonderful food and service, consistent each time we go. I would say the noise level is a bit loud and it definitely isnt helped by the addition of music you really cant hear anyway.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my entree, wish their were more for the price!
  3. FS

    FiftySomething

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were lucky enough to be seated near the kitchen where we could watch Matt plate and garnish one fabulous-looking meal after another. Just stopped after a visit to Pike Place for an appetizer and drinks: the oysters were great, and the cheese platter was varied, plentiful, and interesting! The Mother’s Ruin cocktail with Sipsmith gin was a winner as well. Great location, great service, great food, great ambiance - what’s not to love?
  4. PK

    PaulaK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traditional day after Thanksgiving shopping trip in downtown Seattle, first stop lunch at Matt’s. Always wonderful food, service and ambiance.
  5. OB

    OmBee

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUBLIME.... but "music" much too loud.....only can hear THUMP>>>THUMP>>>THUMP above customer voices..........OUCH
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Always the best
  7. IL

    IrenaL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food always!
  8. B

    steveB

    Boise

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so the onion dip with home made potato chips a must. fish sandwhich a ten
  9. SD

    StephanieD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived just as the doors opened so the place wasn’t packed. Service was quick with an engaging server, and we enjoyed an amazing, perfectly cooked steak, succulent seafood stew and delicious wine. We had a show to attend so no dessert. Everything was perfect (but expensive).
  10. M

    Matt

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We chose to take friends to Matt's in the Market on Friday night because we wanted a premium dining experience with delicious food. While the wine, cocktails and food lived up to our expectations, the service we received from our waitress and then her manager was atrocious.  We made reservations a little over a week prior to dining there and we were seated a bit before our scheduled reservation. Everything started off well and we ordered a few glasses of wine, a cocktail, a couple appetizers and eventually four entrees. My wife has Celiac and like many restaurants in Seattle, this restaurant does not offer gluten free bread or crackers. Because of this, my wife often takes gluten free crackers with her to eat with her salad and wine before the mains come out. Our waitress came by and saw this and abruptly said that they do not allow outside food or drinks which I generally understand. I asked if they had any gluten free bread or crackers available and the answer was no. I explained that my wife has an allergy to gluten and they were special for her. Now at this point, many of the restaurants that we dine at allow the few crackers that she brings in and understands that some people have unique dietary requirements.  A few minutes later the manager came over to clear plates or something and we asked if they would allow my wife to eat her gluten free crackers at which point she snapped back and said it was illegal for any outside food or drinks. Illegal? Come on...it's not like we're bringing our own beers in and the restaurant isn't losing anything because they don't sell gluten free bread options.  This whole experience placed a big damper on our evening and this well known restaurant ended up being a disappointment . We should have walked out at that point. We will not be returning to Matt's and we will encourage our friends to skip this place, too. 
  11. G

    Gn2camp

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Everything was well, except my entree was cold. Couscous and Brussels sprouts were completely cold and fish was just warm. What is surprising is the kitchen is in the dining room and we were separated from the grill by just steps.
  12. DC

    DeannaC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    We were greeted at the door with cold shoulders as if we wearing the cloak of in invisibility. After a few moments, the young lady looked up and said, Oh, as if we had just appeared out of nowhere. The setting is amazing…but it is tarnished by the pretentious nature of the hostess and the rest of the staff. Although, I will say I have never had my water glass filled as many times by as many people. Dinner is served and the first thing that comes to mind is, Is this a joke? I paid $55 for two bites of steak and two scallops. Unless you just won the lottery, I would choose from one of Seattle’s MANY other fine dining experiences that will not leave a sour taste in your mouth. After departing, we went and paid for a second dinner up the street.
  13. BB

    BigBucksBeloin

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, amazing food
  14. RW

    RicardoW

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robbie is the best pop Edson behind the bar everywhere. Great food and drinks!
  15. SE

    SuzEbl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I stopped by early in the evening to explain a strange reservation we did - the host was FABULOUS - she was juggling people who refused to leave and was able to keep everyone informed and comfortable in the snug waiting area...our table server was also top notch - in contrast there was a young man working the edges of the scene who brought our drink order to us pre-seating. One of my out of town guests ordered a Hawaiian "plantation ice tea", he brought a plantation rum and ice tea to her - as she does not drink alcohol for religious reasons she clarified that the drink should be pineapple and ice tea - his response: I have never heard of this drink and you should have just said pineapple and ice tea - we were all struck by his rudeness, there were other subtle behaviors but instance is worth sharing - in SUCH contrast to the host and table server. Our dinner was amazing - the short rib and scallops, a play on surf and turf was a rich flavorful experience I hope to repeat again.
  16. S

    Stephen

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was mediocre at best. Started with beef tartare and dinner was the seafood stew and my gf got the scallops. The stew was decent, but good portion. The bread sticks was pretty cardboard like and not worth eating. The scallops were bland and under seasoned. For a $200+ meal, it was not at all worth it. Ambiance, service and view were excellent.
  17. JB

    JackB

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best seafood, straight from The Market. My only dissatisfaction is how popular Matt’s is, and I can’t get in at my whim.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!
  19. SB

    SueB

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is really good - I had the fishwich with a side of potato salad and my lunch partner had the shrimp roll and seafood soup. All of it was excellent. I like that the menu had plenty of options but wasn't overwhelming, and the food was served quickly, so if you had a limit on your lunch, this place will still work.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service - helpful, personal and paced the lunch. Fabulous food and ambiance in the heart of Pike Place Market.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good we came here two years in a row for my birthday. This year was my 60th birthday so we came back and had an unbelievably wonderful meal with a perfect view.
  22. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service is great, cocktails really good, ingredients fresh BUT salads were drenched with dressing making them almost inedible, fish on sandwiches was over-cooked on thin-sliced potato bread, that wasn’t toasted, making the sandwich quickly soggy and a mess. Also, a potato leek soup tasted sour and not at all like potatoes or leeks. They should also over more vegetarian options. Prices were too high for the quality of the meal. We’ve enjoyed Matt’s in the past, but not this time and won’t be returning anytime soon.
  23. L

    emLo

    Baja California

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute must while visiting Seattle. We shared all plates and were completely in heaven with every bite.
  24. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place for so many reasons, location, food, service, vibe - all terrific!
  25. A

    Andrew

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with a great window view of the Market sign!! Amazing food and drinks!!
  26. MS

    MaureenS

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is our 3rd visit to Matt's. We went for Brunch and loved the homemade chips and caramelized onion dip. Between the three of us, we ordered the Ahi Sandwich, Fishwich, and the Ahi bowl. All three were amazing and we enjoyed the sorbet and cookie for dessert. Drinks from the bar are always well made and come with personalized service. Overall it was a fantastic visit.
  27. j

    jorgep

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing
  28. R

    Radeesh

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I have had great experiences with Matt's in the past and would often host corporate dinners and family celebrations here. Unfortunately, I will no longer be giving my business to this restaurant. On 10/21, our server was condescending and unattentive. Our party of 3 was seated at 7:45pm and we couldn't get a food order in until 8:20pm! Not only were we starving, but we had tickets to a show and needed to be out the door by 9:15pm. Because our waiter was MIA, we didn't have enough time to order entres and only were able to share a few apps, which one of them he forgot to enter and it arrived after we were already done with the other apps and ready to close out. So disappointed - especially because it was a special occasion with guests that have never tried Matt's before.
  29. JA

    JelaniA

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a lovely setting.
  30. KB

    KrisB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The scallops were unbelievable. Worth every penny!
  31. R

    Randy

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot
  32. MN

    MelissaN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal and a great atmosphere! Pretty good view as well.
  33. l

    lsdiner

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Al was wonderful! We had a seat by the food finishing(garnish)area and it was like watching an artist at work. Wait staff were helpful in pointing out what the dishes were. Great sommelier helped us decide on a lovely Rose.Attentive staff and delicious food! The halibut was so fresh as was the salmon. Both dishes had a wonderful marriage of flavors! The portions were very ample easily enough to share a salad and entree. Sad that I live across the country or it would definitely become my new favorite special occasion spot.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and view! Awesome service!
  35. LH

    LindaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Promptly seated, menu questions answered, orders taken. When the restaurant became fully occupied, there was a glitch in service (well-done item received rare and no waiters available to rectify timely). Otherwise a great experience
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pleasure of being seated at Renee’s table again! Always a pleasure to experience her genuine warmth.
  37. j

    james

    Seattle

    181 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My lunch item was poor, fish sandwich greasy and chowder not even warm. My wife enjoyed her meal. The dining room was cozy and comfortable. Service was friendly and very competent. Wine was expensive.
  38. BD

    BrianD

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it won’t be the last. Dinner before a concert for my husband’s birthday. I chose it because they source their ingredients from the suppliers at the market. We had the small cheese plate (see the picture), the mixed greens salad and the salmon with lentil caviar, broccolini and roasted radishes and the seafood chowder. Highly recommend everything! Our server was great. He asked us if we were on a timeline to make sure we got done on time. He was knowledgeable about the menu and helped choose each course to have a well-rounded meal. And was the perfect level of attentive.
  39. JR

    JasonR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service. Great vibe, great restaurant
  40. m

    mfw13

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Matt's in the Market has come a long way from it's initial incarnation as a single long room with Matt cooking on portable stoves, but I'm not sure it's gotten any better. Our food was solid (the seafood stew was excellent), but the entree prices were ridiculously high (even accounting for inflation), and the service was very slow (20+ minutes between ordering and the arrival of our appetizer, and 30 minutes between taking away our appetizer and the arrival of our main courses, despite the fact that we told our server upon being seated that we had a performance to get to. Bottom line, there are much better values all over Seattle if you want good food at reasonable prices.

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Matt's in the Market is rated 4.8 stars by 1413 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Matt's in the Market

94 Pike St, Ste 32, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner Market Building @ 1st Ave & Pike St. Top floor, elevator accessi

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Fortner

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 467-7909

  • Private party facilities

    Matt's in the Market accepts parties as large as 14 during regular lunch and dinner services. The restaurant is also available for special events, with a minimum capacity of 35 guests and a maximum of 55. For details, please contact events@mattsinthemarket.com.

  • Private party contact

    events@mattsinthemarket.com: (206) 467-7909

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