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About Thackeray

THACKERAY is a neighborhood restaurant and bar with a warm and inviting atmosphere that combines welcoming service with an eclectic interior.

The menu is seasonally inspired and bold in flavor. Mezze spreads, braised meatball subs and lemon-anchovy charred broccoli are just some of the features in our shareable category. Main plates include dishes such as mussels and prawns with a Pakistani curry broth, Ethiopian spiced fried chicken, prosciutto bolognese and a house burger. We serve lunch and dinner during the week and feature a brunch menu on the weekends.

Drink offerings were developed by Heavy’s Spirits Director, Casey Robison, and Wine Director, Chris Horn; and will feature a wide assortment of spirits, cocktails, wine and beer. Highlights include a Spanish-style Gin & Tonic menu, as well as a focus on Aperitifs, Amari and sipping Vermouth. Rotating taps will feature local beers, cocktails, and kombucha.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Regional American (Northwest)

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
N 35th St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 737-8743

Website:
http://www.thackerayseattle.com/

Catering:
We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other gatherings! Orders may be picked up at any of our restaurant locations and delivery is available throughout the Puget Sound. We recommend placing all orders with a 48 hours’ notice to ensure availability. Large orders may require additional lead time. We are available to place phone orders or answer any questions Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Parking Details:
Pay by the hour garage with a limited number of spots are located in the 34 Stone building (entrance is located on the North Side of the building on N 35th Street); Street parking is also available on Stone Way and surrounding streets.

Public Transport:
Metro routes 31, 32 and 62 stop N 35th and Troll Ave N or Wallingford Ave N & 35th St for metro routes 31 and 32.

Executive Chef:
Jon Langley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Thackeray Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Casual (15)
Neighbourhood Gem (15)
Brunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
Special Occasion (7)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romance (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (4)
Late-Night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Positives were great food and fun atmosphere, nice ambiance. Negatives were high noise level and very slow cocktail service. Plus watching our drinks get delivered to and consumed by the table next to us. If you go on a busy night ask to not be seated on the end near the bathrooms, you will listen to the metal bathroom/hallway door slamming all night long. I will return to Thackeray but I will sit at the bar. The bar seats are nicely cushioned and have high backs on them. Hopefully cocktail service will be a bit quicker there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Really surprising how good it was for being a neighborhood spot.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Smashed potato is not to be missed!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We will be back here and soon. Great spot for brunch to celebrate a birthday with a group of friends. Attentive service, great crafted cocktails, unique spins on traditional brunch fare.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious and inventive menu. Great interior design and a phenomenal staff. We stayed a long time to chat with our friends (and yes, we bumped up the tip as time went by), we never felt rushed.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

An outstanding experience overall with great food and friendly service. The chicken wings were so good, we ordered another round. With 3 of us, we shared small plates tapas-style. The food was excellent, although the kitchen was rather slow that evening. Since we weren't in a hurry, it didn't matter. And the manager comped us those 2nd round of wings!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service and great ambiance. But, very little food selection if you're not a meat-eater. And, pricey for what you get. Plus they upcharge if you exchange one type of sauce for another, fruit for focaccia, etc. Wish I could recommend them as a great eaterie, but I can't.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was a little bit noisy so hard to take my older friend.

Food1
Ambience2
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food tasted like it was cooked earlier in the day and heated to order. The fried chicken skin had a sponge like texture. The brisket tasted just awful-I can’t even describe it. Food was a perfect reason as to why the restaurant was maybe 30% full on a Saturday evening. A disappointing birthday dinner and $175 wasted. I will never return and would most definitely not recommend.

Server was really nice though.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Cool new place with good food and nice ambiance. We’ll definitely be back to try more of their food

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food and best service in town. Highly recommend the Shakshouka or the fried chicken

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved our server - and the great deal on corkage. Great big salads and probably the best fried brussels sprouts i have ever had. But the sound and the noise made it hard to enjoy my friends - or even hear them right next to me. The ceiling does not have any insulated fabric or boards - so when it is a full house (as it was on this Saturday night) it can be loud!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The Basil Pesto dish was very salty!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was very good but a few things were on the salty side

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great time on a date here. Really nice ambiance at night. Energetic crowd. A little loud, could use some baffles on the cement ceiling. Food was great. Nice special cocktails too. Definitely try the Chile Lime Mule.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
Food4
Ambience3
Service5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wife and I had an exquisite day downtown and wanted to end it with a good dinner. Thackeray was a great choice. The food was excellent (Brussel sprout appetizer was a standout). Our waiter was perfect, informative and thorough, but left us alone as well. Recommended.

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, cool restaurant, slow service. Took some 15 mins to get our bottle of wine once ordered.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our waitress, Eileen, made this meal super special. She was helpful, friendly, funny and a complete delight. We were there for restaurant week lunch, and both our meals far exceeded our expectations - they were delicious and appropriately portioned. We will definitely return, and would highly recommend Thackeray Café and Bar to our friends and families.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was hit and miss. Sweet brunch dishes were better by a mile than the savory ones. E.g. the fluffernutter and pancakes were great, but the bacon and veggie hash was very disappointing. Small portion, lazy execution and lacking in flavour.

Coffee was good, service could be better.

Food4
Ambience2
Service1
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was very good. Service was spotty at best. Acoustics are terrible (loud and cramped)

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

The ambience is to die for. Beautiful indoor and great decor! We ordered pancakes, shakshouka and brussel sprouts. The portions were really huge and delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Healthy
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is really tasty, but unfortunately none of our hot food was hot. Lasagna was the biggest miss on temperature because Luke warm lasagna is just not so good. The kitchen is clearly talented and the service was stellar. They just need to work on timing - maybe getting servers out more quickly. I’ll be back to try one more time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The space is large and beautiful, and very, very noisy. We found ourselves leaning in for conversation, and still needing to talk loudly. It would be a great place for groups, and you could definitely bring the kiddos without worrying if they would disturb anyone. The food was extremely tasty - the dessert portions were on the smaller side, but everything else was generously portioned. The food menu is small and cultivated, the drink menu is large, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went there with some colleagues/friends to enjoy the special price of restaurant week. It was our second time trying a new restaurant during Seattle restaurant week and we were all disappointed my the minuscule portions that we got. I had the mushroom soup, porchetta sandwich and sea salt caramels. The porchetta sandwich was about 3x3 inches and when I received the caramels and saw two tiny squares on a plate we all laugh out loud. Even at the restaurant week price, this was not good value.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is the second place I've been here and it was better than the first. This time, I was here for restaurant week. Everything was delicious, but my favorite was the smoked trout spread in addition to the ethiopian fried chicken. This restaurant does not disappoint and I will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely restaurant and great service. We came for brunch to celebrate my brothers birthday. Had a fantastic time! My family, who live far up north, ran late and arrived 30 minutes after our reservation. While I waited at the table, the waitress stopped by several times and was very kind. I will be back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The hosts were very friendly and kind to us - a great first impression! The menu was full of traditional, quality breakfast items, some with a spin on it. We loved the ambiance and atmosphere the restaurant offered - a great brunch spot! Would certainly recommend!!

Food3
Ambience4
Service2

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service at the bar was great. On the floor, we hardly saw our waiter. My friend ordered the shrimp roll type entree, and said the roll was stale. Wasn't too happy with the dish. I liked the prosciutto pappardelle; others said it was too salty. The popcorn snack was amazing.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service was phenomenal. I had the fried chicken and apple crisp, some of the best food in seattle.

Tags: Late-night Find
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The restaurant week menu is limited and not really showing it's best.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Whatever you do, get the Ethiopian chicken and waffles. They were life changing. This place is really cute in ambiance, friendly in service, and delicious in food. A great win.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Decent food, but nothing to write home about. Nice atmosphere, ambiance and lighting was nice. Service was good, but not amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Dining for a birthday dinner on a high recommendation from a close friend. We were seated in a dining area with no other dinners at a table in the middle, which was strange. The pleasant bar tender waited on our table, but the service was really slow and the kitchen was even slower! It took was an hour before we were served our main course.
Of our four meals, 2 were under cooked and one was actually really burnt.
Needless to say it was a really disappointing dining experience!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

A handful of friends and I went to Thackeray for brunch and had the greatest time! We each got something different and everyone loved their meals. The atmosphere and service were great too. Glad we all picked this place as our new brunch place to explore! Also very happy they take reservations because sometimes that is hard to find in Seattle, especially for brunch. I hope to come back again soon!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The menu is eclectic as in global cuisines. We ordered lots of dishes to share and enjoyed everything. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Quality of meat was very good. These guys know what they're doing when they treat their meats. The servers had a decent knowledge about the recipes and ingredients. Make sure you check their brunch and dinner timings. Brunch menu goes all the way to 4pm and there is no lunch menu. We'll be going back for sure.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really loved the food. Our server (Noah) was friendly and did a great job. Ambience - very loud. It would be great if there was some fabric (or something) to deaden the noise.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A group of us went there for a friends birthday. The food and atmosphere was perfect. The service was sub par with having to wait 20 minutes or so for our drinks and not seeing our server
For long stretches

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great open style restaurant with A LOT of room. Great for groups. Really great menu and we really enjoyed the food - especially the street corn! Lots of different environments within the restaurant as well. A super cute wood swing with a table - would be good for a date. Great service too. Not super cozy, but open and nice.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Interesting menu, excellent food and service.
We did the brunch, numerous choices based upon what you feel like having to eat.

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