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The George

4.4
4.4
158 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Executive Chef Thomas Cullen is primed to shine a spotlight on Seattle’s culinary scene through his brasserie-inspired menu. As a showcase of the Pacific Northwest, The George will offer the freshest seafood straight from local waters and dry aged meats sourced from farms across the state and region. Artisan cheeses will be provided by local dairies, and seasonal Pacific Northwest fruits and vegetables from local farmers and sustainable foragers. Signature dishes include a traditional French bouillabaisse, The George seafood tower featuring a selection of Dungeness and king crab, oysters, prawns, mussels, clams, geoduck and bay scallops, and Painted Hills bone-in short rib with heirloom carrots and natural jus.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 621-7889

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Cullen

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    5th & Seneca

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KD

    KimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you Chef for welcoming us. Your appetizers were exceptional and nicely balanced. We really enjoyed the octopus appetizer but the geoduck was the outstanding surprise. We loved it. Brit provided warm hospitality and my date felt well cared for on her birthday celebration. Thank you!

  2. RA

    RobertoAV

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Cullen and the team delivered a great dining experience. Our waiter Chris was super knowledgeable, friendly and made some great suggestions. This is a place for any special occasion or memorable meal. Would definitely return.

  3. D

    Dinner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was ordered and both represented wrong. No service attandenting at all. I hope it will be improved as you spend a lot of money re model it. The remolding was very very disappointing.

  4. SA

    StaceyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful venue , Chris was a great server!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The round table was the perfect spot to celebrate my birthday and the waiter was excellent. He knew his menu throughly and was there at just the right time. I would definitely come back as there are many more things I would like to try on the menu

  6. LR

    LuisR

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful place and service was great! Omelette was kind of basic but everything else was delicious. Definitely a come back

  7. SC

    SweeterCandy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was lovely evening out at The George. Food and wine were good. The dining room was beautiful and luxurious. The service was friendly. Definitely an excellent treat for a special occasion.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    Welcoming environment and gorgeous location. Though the food was pretty disappointing. We’ve had a steak and we’ve asked for it to be medium rare, it arrived extremely rare and we couldn’t enjoy most of it. Our waitress didn’t come to check on us and at some point a different person came and asked if they can grab the food and if we wanted a box, we said no and they didn’t even question why most of the food wasn’t eaten. But again, great location and good vibe. Just very disappointing meal for such an expensive place.

  9. GW

    GeorginaW

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very fancy place to have a delicious brunch! Will be back!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Incredible room, just a fantastic dinner!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic dining experience. The food, waiters, and ambiance were perfect. Would highly recommend.

  12. F

    French75

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We popped in for an appetizer and cocktails. The artichoke with drawn butter and cheese was excellently prepared and delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. There was a young patron (elementary school age) who had escaped his parents' table and was wandering around filming, including diners, using the camera on his phone camera. He made three loops around the entire restaurant. Frankly it was a bit distracting from the ambiance of the evening. Perhaps he is a young documentarian LOL

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    A beautiful recently renovated 1940’s room with high ceiling and a lot of light. Two sexy side bars. Lots of room as they reopen. The hotel lobby has a “speakeasy” area in front of the dining room I’d you prefer the bar scene. Food, service well done, classy. Only downside, the menu is heavily weighted toward seafood (themed with the decor). As a meat or white fish eater, a bit too narrow. Three pastas, all rather “creative.” Extra points to the staff.

  14. O

    brianO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You have to try it such an amazing space. Definitely on the expensive side but the food is worth it.

  15. BK

    BillK

    Seattle

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Once it arrived (took a while), the service was excellent. The menu is a bit strange for lunch, I think trying to be too gourmet. I have an allergy to lobster and ordered the seafood salad as it did not have any lobster. But there was something in there and had a bad allergy reaction on way home. The other person in my party had the hamburger and it was delicious. The renovated room is lovely and the ambiance very nice.

  16. S

    Speedbird826

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Had a business brunch at the George. Found the staff to be friendly and efficient. Room looks very good as part of the general upgrade of the Fairmont Olympic. Food, however, was not up to standards. I had the avocado toast with lax; the bread was so hard and tough I could barely cut it with the knife provided. Had to leave most of it on the plate. My friend had the 'French omelette', thinking it would be light and fluffy. It was anything but! Being thick and dense and generally disappointing. Although the George looks excellent after its remodel, the quality of the food leaves MUCH to be desired. For this reason, and for the prices charged, I honest cannot recommend The George as a brunch venue.

  17. LL

    LauraL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Setting was beautiful, nice upgrade. Food was pretty good. Server was a bit absent minded but adorable so it was fine.

  18. L

    Lolly425

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We came in for a business lunch. The service was slow. We had the fish of the day and steak frites, and it was all ho-hum. And pricey. The restaurant is decorated really well, but the vibe is stiff and cold.

  19. AS

    AyeletS

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Beautiful place, tasteless food that takes forever to arrive to the table...and not for all at the same time.

  20. l

    libbym

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Terrible food, sorry excuse of a French omelet with lunch meat “jambon” bits. Steak and eggs was dry and watered down beef.

  21. C

    Calvin

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful space, and great food!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Anniversary

  23. SH

    StephH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great vibes! I did not have any issues with the food or service! Definitely visiting again!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The food was decent, ambience was nice (great restaurant/bar space) but the service was subpar, unfortunately. Perhaps the folks we interacted with were just having an off day, but it was disappointing.

  25. a

    alexaholthenrichs

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The space itself is stunning! The food was good, not great. Could step it up a bit. But we would go back for sure.

  26. SJ

    SanaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant, beautiful decor, delicious food. Highly recommend!

  27. K

    Kaho

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food. Service was amazing too. Definitely recommend.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The food didn’t meet the high bar that the prices asked for. We had an overcooked steak on one end of the table and a undercooked one on the other end. Similarly the seafood tower left a lot to be desired with the right balance of flavors to make the seafood shine.

  29. D

    Danny

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting. The service was great. Food was overpriced.

  30. KR

    KirkRes

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1

    We ordered the broiled chicken, which was dry and didn’t have any flavor! Nothing special or interesting in their appetizers, the side dishes were just ok. Wouldn’t go again!

  31. A

    Andsand

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    service was unusually long...took a lot of time between courses (45 minutes). Lots of kinks still need to be worked out. Food was just OK. They need to fine tune the service, menu and kitchen.

  32. j

    jutecht

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful place to have dinner. Food was better than average with a few hits and a few misses. Overall we enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.

  33. m

    m4food

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    The atmosphere/decor was nice and the menu looked good. Service was incredibly slow, I assume the kitchen was having some issues? The oysters were great, though the mignonette was bland. The fish was very overcooked and the burger was quite raw (some bites were "chewy"). The flavors were fantastic, just the execution was off. I'd be willing to come back some day after they work out the kinks.

  34. VL

    VeasnaLee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was surprisingly delicious and the waitresses were super friendly and prompt! I’d definitely go back some other time!

  35. C

    Cken

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Fun environment, good food. Service was speedy. Check out the lobby bar too

  36. KG

    KatieG

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Not to be rude, but the food definitely tastes like it’s straight off the Sysco truck. The fruit on my pancakes were guaranteed frozen and tasted fermented after thawing. The remodel is indeed beautiful and inviting. Wish the food matched the upgrade. I do suggest using more local and fresh Ingredients to stand out and make the food something people want to come back for. Unfortunately, it was an underwhelming experience for the price. Great service and clean atmosphere.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for a reunion/date, beautiful ambiance and great wine, service and menu. Seafood tower and rib eye, spicy eggplant are a must

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The space is beautiful, but the food and service didn’t hold quality to the prices. Our server was very kind, however all our food came out at once before our bottle of wine we ordered. They were out of the wine but it took a long time for them to notify us so we could order another one. By the time we started eating our halibut it was getting cold. The meal was very expensive for what it was worth.

  39. LH

    LysaH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quite good Eggs Benedict. Love the French Modern Brasserie design. Lots of light. Festive, yet smart casual.

  40. WN

    WendyN

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing server named Keagan! Such a wonderful meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The George is rated 4.4 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The George

411 University St Seattle, WA 98101-2519

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th & Seneca

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Cullen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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