Betty

4.6
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Much like her sibling down the hill, Betty serves a rotating menu of bistro-style food using seasonal ingredients. We are centrally located amongst the trendy businesses along Queen Anne Avenue's bustling business district - step inside to our inviting yet eclectic and sophisticated atmosphere, featuring art by Bay Area artist, Judah Thomas. The restaurant offers seating in either our dining room or at the chef's counter where you can watch our talented chefs at work. Betty also has a full bar and lounge and a superb wine list with values from around the globe. Reservations are recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Modern European, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(206) 352-3773
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jesse Thomas
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Cross Street
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Too noisy!! Too noisy! Too noisy!
Too noisy!! Too noisy! Too noisy!

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MD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chef table. Love Josh!! Service is awesome!

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MG
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Betty delivers. An outstanding dinner with great service. There was a point a bit earlier in the year where things seemed to have slipped a bit but it is now back to being a great dining experience. We look forward to our next visit.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious at Betty’s! Love the employees - so friendly!

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Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat watching the chefs prepare dinner. They shared, they cooked, they delivered.

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h
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband says it's the best steak frites he's ever had, which says a lot. Stone fruit and prosciutto salad was also amazing. Highly recommend.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great atmosphere and service. we sat on the back patio. very relaxed. we had oysters on the half shell that were fabulous and burgers and fries. Both burgers cooked perfectly to our different likings. The fries were also amazing. Looking forward to going back to try more dinner options

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DB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious entrees. Definitely hot, due to open kitchen and no air conditioning on, but that's only an issue a few times a year in Seattle. :) WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK!

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O
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, great service, I just truly wish they had more to offer vegetarians. Pasta Premavera is just so 1990's, so uninspired and uninspiring...

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best vodka martini with an orange twist. This is my standard order. I don't know if it was the organic vodka or the perfect orange. All four of our meals were also lovely.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to have cocktails.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there and were seated immediately. The staff was the right balance of attentive vs too much in your space. The food was delicious and served quickly. As the restaurant filled up around us, the noise levels were still totally great. You could hear that people were talking but I never felt I had to raise my own volume to have my conversation. Everything was great and I recommend this restaurant!

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EM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, it was a decent meal. However, prices seemed quite high for small portions. I think the quality was not quite worth the cost.

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r
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Betty continues to provide excellent food with efficient and friendly service in a hip, casual environment. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed that, for the first time in my dining experience at Betty, there were no vegetarian entrees available. So we were forced to subsist on salads and small plates. Despite this, our meal was divine. We had a wonderful green bean salad with a peach vinegarette, a Mediterranean spreads plate, roasted chick peas, and fried green tomatoes. Everything was very tasty and satisfying. Probably the weakest dish were the chickpeas—though delicious, I tired of them pretty quickly.

The service is quite casual but very friendly and very efficient. The room is rather dark and pretty noisy, but the atmosphere is homey and comfortable. I would have preferred a vegetarian entree and hope that they provide at least one in the future.

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LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great!
We had the Kale Salad which we literately scraped clean. Lamb was delicious and flavorful!

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OT
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had heard a lot of good things about the restaurant and was excited to try it. We chose to sit on the patio, which was nice. I think our server had tables both inside and outside, because she seemed to disappear for periods of time. The food was OK. We ordered from the Happy Hour menu. We tried the shredded pork tacos, mixed green salad and the salami plate. If we returned I would like to try items off their dinner menu. We also ordered dessert, but after waiting for 20 minutes for a slice of cake we learned that the kitchen burned the cake when warming it up. We cancelled the dessert and our waitress comp'd the drinks we had to make up for it. I thought this was a class act move, as we didn't ask for any compensation for the error.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stumbled onto this gem. Outdoor dining was perfect. Happy hour was great with yummy drink selections. Would return on our next trip to Seattle.

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KM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The entry way was dirty when we arrived and the people leaving had obviously had too much to drink. The food was ok - not great. Asked for a med-well done steak and got one that was nearly raw, smothered in a sauce that detracted from the taste of the steak. They re-did it but of course that throws off the mood and pace of the meal when you are eating with others. The fried green tomatoes were excellent. Service was OK - she tried to make up for it and bought me a glass of wine but for $35 - I expect a better attempt to get the steak cooked right the first time.

Wouldn't recommend or go again.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. You can’t beat the happy hour. I love to sit at the counter and watch the chefs. They also have outside seating!

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KS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two friends and I met there before a "book reading" at Queen Anne Bookstore... I had the lamb and it was fabulous when it came to seasoning and portions - definitely worth the value! One friend had I think was the puttanesca and the other had the steak and frits... and I heard no complaints from either companion!

Service was very personable and knowledgeable... for both food and wine!

I have eaten there a couple of times before once for dinner and the other time for lunch with a group... I enjoyed it enough, that I was looking forward to eating there the last time!

ps: I had reservation on 6/19 at 5:15 PM.... :)

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat at the counter and got to watch the chefs prepare the food. The server was kind and energetic and attentive. Literally everything looked amazing!

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cool spot in the “hood” Always great to find a place like this, attention to detail in the food prep and the taste… Yum Yum will definitely come back it has a cool ambience as well. And a goodly amount of attention from the staff…

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S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening dining at Betty. We would go back again and recommend it to friends.

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flavorful touches to every portion. We deconstructed flavors so we could duplicate at home. Delicious salad and best halibut ever!

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SP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Love sitting at bar watching the chefs!

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QA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I always feel welcomed here whether alone or with others. Food is reliably good. Staff is kind and makes every effort to accommodate. Great asset for the Queen Anne neighborhood.

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RP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the staff (our server was stellar) and the food was delicious, as always.

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d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful halibut and pork main entrees! Service also wonderful! Conversation easily heard.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - staff, chefs and service were exceptional. Our favorite neighborhood diner.

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1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They held our table when we were late due to traffic, even called to check on us before cancelling our reservation. The food and service we were over all excellent.

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ML
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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AM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Love their salads.

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MM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came on a Sunday night with a group of 12, including visitors from Africa and UK. The service was attentive, everyone was delighted with their meals, and they even made sure to adjust a meal for Gluten Free. We had a perfect evening!

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B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food service and price! What’s not to like?

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t
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Betty's the steak is to die for and we had the Raspberry Cabernet Sorbet that was so very delicious! I am not deducting a star but had made reservations way ahead of time and asked for a window seat in front...they called to confirm and they wanted to stick me in the bar area and I said no I wanted a window seat in front and she said ok because I was with a couple of elderly women friends...where were we put in the bar area back in a corner! A little ticked off but I still love this place. Next time I won't make reservations a week ahead because it didn't matter the people who walked in ahead of us got the window seat in front and they didn't even have reservations...so I would say just walk in, you will get a better seat!!!

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P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, as always!

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E
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Live to eat there

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Came with friends for an early dinner (pre-ballet). We had a reservation for 5:30. Everything was fine until our server cleared our entrees and tried to rush us out. When I told her we weren’t in a hurry (we’d only been there a little over an hour) and would like to see the dessert menu she said there was a 7pm booking and they needed the table?! Let her know that was her problem- frankly if we wanted fast food we would have gone somewhere else and paid a whole lot less (sans the attitude). We proceeded to order dessert and took our time. In the end, the waitress Lamely apologized that the host failed to tell us before we were seated. Frankly a manager should have come by, apologized and comped us a drink or dessert. Not cool, don’t recommend and won’t be back.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting at the “Chefs’ counter” was fun. Bird’s eye view of cooking and plating with very conversant staff.

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