The Guest House

4.6
72 reviews
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The Guest House features seasonal, local ingredients celebrating the area’s abundance. We are a small, neighborhood restaurant for days/nights when you just want someone else to take care of you. We make a sincere attempt at great hospitality and honest cooking. Come see us for approachable Pacific NW cuisine and stay for a house cocktail or WA beer.
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TM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was probably our 4th time dining at The Guest House and it seems to get better every time! Everything was perfect. From the cocktails to the dessert.

KH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Guest House is one of our favorite places. The food is exceptional and the service is top tier. Each experience there is just better and better. The personalized service along with the phenomenal food, both are a disappearing quality, makes it the first place I want to go to when I think of going out for a meal and to be pampered. This is a neighborhood place that is owner operated and that pride and commitment shows. We are devoted and regular guests to this marvelous place!

p
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch menu is a little small (we want more!) but everything on it is delicious the home made bread is fantastic and the home made desserts ,yummmm! specially the apricot and almond frozen one ( I can't recall the Italian name ) but the French name is "bombe glacee" is out of this world!
I'll definitely come back and recommend it to friends !

KT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food it is so amazing and the only restaurant that your food is actually hot AND so delicious. The wait staff are so available engaged and not intrusive. Team is so carefully watching the operations in great deal and making you feel like the only guests in the house. Thank you.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, creative menu. A great atmosphere with terrific wait staff.

WM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The casual atmosphere, and farm-to-table fare make this a great place to take our out of town guests. Also one of our favorite date night destinations!

KH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Food is always delicious!

T
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very nice environment. Food had so much flavor.

TK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal at the guest house. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. It is a favorite restaurant of ours and we will be returning soon.

M
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice enough for a special event but homey enough for a weekly dinner out.

MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Guesthouse! Kevin and his crew always deliver top notch food, service and ambience! My husband and I are regulars. 😀

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First trip to the Guest House for brunch, it was delicious! The breakfast sandwich with an arugula side salad was great, very filling...served on their house made sourdough. The pancakes were also delicious, really light with a delicious strawberry rhubarb compote. Will be back for sure!

DC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love dining there, always delicious and thoughtful menu. It’s getting quite popular and the noise level is increasing as a result. A little sound proofing could help, and this is a happy problem to have as a restaurant owner. I will continue to dine there, hopefully the noise level will get addressed.

M
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

My food was excellent; very tasty salmon dish. The restaurant was very noisy and the seating was somewhat like a hip cafeteria. The waiter was a little inexperienced, but sweet. For the price, however, a better ambience, pace, and noise level would have been nice.

TR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch on a Saturday was great, the brunch mimosa bar and basic breakfast plate were fantastic. Definitely going back.

BM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was so yummy! My son & I hunt out a new place to have lunch twice a month, I'm sho glad we tried here. Food was fanominal!

B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and my husband loved the biscuits.

BB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love taking the grandkids to the Guest House. They have activities for the kids to do and this time it was memorable. With summer upon us, we dined outside and the weather, like the food, was perfect. The kids always order a kid’s pizza. And even though the pizzas are rather simple they are simply delicious. I always have a bite and I’d eat one myself. I had the pork special and Joanie had her favorite, the special burger. The service is always great, and their cocktails are amazing. Obviously, we love this place!

KC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Really good food and service. We ordered the woodfire pizzas, which were really yummy. Would highly recommend "The Green" pizza! Excellent wine and drink options. Kids menu available. My daughter was happy with her meal.

WS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious! We had seafood, it was fresh and perfectly cooked, generous portions. Will definitely be back!

JF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. The house made sourdough bread was so good that I asked if I could buy a loaf for home. The salad dressing was perfection. Plus, it was my daughter’s birthday and they surprised us with some beignets and a candle! The beignets were the best I have ever had. Wish I lived closer because I would eat there once a week. Sweet server, great atmosphere, great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day. Our first time there and enjoyed ourselves and our meal.

ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day Brunch! Was surprisingly quiet for how busy it was. Food was excellent, service was outstanding.

MM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We made a lunch-time noon business meeting reservation, requesting outside. We were pleasantly surprised to have a table. Our service was very good. The server let us know that hamburger buns were not ready so would have to wait 15-20 min (which we did). If time had been limited, we would not have waited. Hamburgers were huge with 2 patties. Since the breads are baked in-house, wished that the turkey sandwich was not offered non-grilled. We like this option of a neighborhood restaurant to add to our rotation.

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Coulotte steak - very good
Halibut special - dry
Cheeseburger - fair

-service was pretty slow - we could see our cocktails sitting on the bar for 5 minutes

AK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This place gets packed quick on weekend evenings. Reserve early to get a spot before they run out of your favourite dish! Cocktails are always exciting concoctions that are super tasty and fresh. Everything on the menu is delightful, I have tried the meatballs (they are two huge starters), the mussels, fries, half chicken, pizzas, baked cauliflower (to die for) and the doughnuts for dessert. Yum!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's such a great place! Local or otherwise.

EC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

nice place but noisy. I thought the food was good and service was good. Restaurant interior was nice

0
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. You feel instantly comfortable. Very good food. The rum cocktail was outstanding. I couldn’t stop eating the cookie skillet.

GC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it's far for us to drive, we love The Guest House. It's a great local gem. Highly recommend it.

T
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a friendy and very pleasant experience! A neighborhood find.

A
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I love the Guest House and am so happy they are in the neighborhood. Went there for a birthday lunch.
Our server was very nice but it took almost an hour to receive our order. The restaurant was not super busy, we had a reservation and in our party of three all ordered the same item - cup of soup and 1/2 grilled cheese.
Couldn’t figure out why it took so long.

SB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Off the beaten path, and certainly worth the trip.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for Mother's Day brunch. Delicious chocolate chip banana bread, brioche french toast, and home fries.

M
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. Friendly staff & lively ambience. Food is wonderful. Would like to see a few more seafood entrees on the menu.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb restaurant! Definitely will return. They have a wonderfully eclectic menu (my date and I are both vegans, and they took great care to advise us what we could have). Great food, excellent service.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A little pricey for the main dishes and serving size was very small. Nice cocktails.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Th is is the second time I have been to the Guest House, once for brunch and once for dinner. I really want to like this place as so many people rave about it and it does a really good job at feeling homey. Maybe it is just my palate, but I find it challenging to choose something on the menu I’m really excited about. For brunch, I would’ve called my meal perfunctory, nothing special and certainly not necessarily a good value for the money. For dinner, I ordered the halibut; although the fish itself was tasty, everything about the presentation was minimal (even my friend’s burger was accompanied by a salad; my plate looked very empty). It was extremely expensive with no flavor other than the natural flavor of the fish. Unfortunately, I guess this is just not my place.

DR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the place! Nice ambiance, good menu, both food and drinks, my drink was deliciou, and the wait staff was excellent. Check it out! My drink was the one with champagne and campari. Yum. The cauliflower dish was excellent I’m going back for more soon!

VW
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!

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