About mBar

mBar is a dynamic restaurant and bar with sweeping views of the surrounding area. mbar is a contemporary bistro that is historically, socially, and classically Seattle.

mBar offers walk-in service and reservations for the dining room, our interior bar (which is located inside the dining room offering sweeping views of the Seattle skyline), as well as our patio. Our outdoor patio features fire pits, table side seating as well as communal tables.

Patio reservations will be served a LIMITED patio menu which features the highlights of our dinner menu.

The bar itself is 21+ over only.

400 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-5369
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Regional American (Northwest), Mediterranean, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Harrison and Fairview Ave N

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 457-8287

Website:
http://www.mbarseattle.com/

Parking Details:
Paid parking garage located in the 400 Fairview Building.

Executive Chef:
Jason Stratton

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private lounge available for up to 20 people.

We also offer partial patio buyouts for groups of 20 - 45 guests.

Please email us for further details.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

mBar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (80)
Outdoor Eating (51)
Hot Spot (50)
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Good for a Date (45)
Bar Seating (43)
Special Occasions (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Fun (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Romance (30)
People Watching (28)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Group Bookings (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Waterfront (13)
Business Meals (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Seasonal (9)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cosy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Child Friendly (1)
Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect for a special date or birthday dinner. Gorgeous views and perfect ambiance. Thanks mBar staff!

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service. It was a Saturday night and it wasn’t too busy so we didn’t have to wait too long for our drinks and food to arrive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Link (unsure if this is the correct spelling) is an incredible bartender. I asked for a “gin based, alcohol forward, smoky, fall cocktail” and his response was “let’s get weird”. Out came a masterpiece!

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·Dined on 15 November 2017

The Bartender Chad, was not your normal bartender.....he was schooled in classic drinks, and the ingredients that make them great, as well as knew each dish that was being served, as we ate at the bar....hence, he did double duty, and did it exceptionally well.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 November 2017

Had such a spectacular experience at mBar! We visited on a more quiet night and received a lot of special attention as a result. The service was professional, warm, but never too much. We laughed with the servers and were able to ask questions about the food and restaurant. The decor is gorgeous and the food spectacular. We had the salad olivieh (something I make at home) with a twist on the featured ingredients. The rabbit tasted as if it were poached in lemon juice - couldn't get enough! We also had the quail and I can't imagine a more perfect way it could be cooked. I ordered for the table our server, Seth, without having to ask, brought share plates for each course. Such a subtle thing for him to notice and much appreciated by us. I imagine this place gets crazy in the summertime with the deck and view, so take advantage of these cold, rainy nights and a more relaxed atmosphere! Will definitely be putting mBar on my tried and true Seattle list!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 12 November 2017

mBar is terrific - stunning view, great ambiance, terrific food. Seems like a bit of LA in Seattle. Best for date night or friends' night out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on 12 November 2017

mBar was one of the best meals of our life! We were a little worried that the restaurant would rely on the view and mail it in on the food, but we were quite happy to be proven wrong. From the pumpkin soup (which was surprisingly spicy) to the short rib pasta (one of the better dishes I've ever had) we had an amazing meal. To top it off, our waitress was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Such a unique and beautiful space. Great drinks too! LOVE the Lumos Solar patio cover!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Asked a foodie pal for a recommendation & they said Mbar. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised that this place exists. From the moment we entered to the last bite I was impressed, the view is excellent as is the decorating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Everyone was really friendly and the food was amazing! Thanks for the great experience, it made for the perfect date night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

This place is great! It has amazing food and drinks, great views, and is a fantastic evening out! I will definitely be back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great. Couldn't have been better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 15 October 2017

My friend ordered the gnocchi, I ordered the rigatoni and my friend order the salmon special and two other friends ordered the prawns with pasta. We all loved our dishes, you could tell it was made fresh and I loved my rigatoni with crab. They surely did not skimp on crab meat in the pasta. It was a perfect proportion for each bite I took between the pasta and crab. I ate a few pieces of crab that was not shredded. The crab was fresh, my family was in the seafood business for 16 years and I always had more seafood than meat at home. I can tell when the seafood is fresh or not. This dish definitely was fresh as it comes. I tried my friend’s’ prawn pasta dish and it was lemony yet rich; another dish I’d recommend. I also tried a piece of gnocchi and loved that as well! The last few times I tried it was chewy, this plate here you bite into it and it breaks apart in your mouth and made it easy to chew and just melts perfectly. We also ordered three starters and they were good too. I don’t have anything really bad to say about this place but the sound reasonating inside is fairly loud because it’s just a big open space. I think this is one restaurant that there should be long wait times for people to try! Definitely worth the money. Oh! And the focaccia bread they give us to munch on, that was so soft and eat to bite into rather than many other focaccia breads I’ve tried.

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·Dined on 15 October 2017

Can’t remember last time I spent 4 hours at a restaurant, from a speculator outdoor sunset, to an amazing series of courses in a very comfortable, creatively detailed and perfectly acoustically balanced space.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 12 October 2017

The food is absolutely spectacular. Love the trout, quail, special bread, everything is just superb. But then, the view is the best for any restaurant/bar Seattle with the exception of the Space Needle. Mbar is a foodie indulgence with a stunning views! I do not live in Seattle but I go here every time I visit, my favorite along with their sister restaurant, Mamnoon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tapas, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Authentic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Amazing view of South Lake Union and excellent cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 4 October 2017

The mBar was a great place for date night as it had a wonderful and tasty selection of food paired with an immaculate view of the city. Sunsets are perfect on this rooftop resteraunt and bar. The wait for our food seemed to be much longer and pricey than it should've been. However I highly recommend trying this place out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Mothers birthday

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·Dined on 30 September 2017

It was nice the view is spectacular

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Great time on the deck. Perfect weather and meal.

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·Dined on 24 September 2017

Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. I reserved outdoor seating without realizing the menu outside was a smaller version of the menu compared to the indoor seating. So I asked the server if we could move inside which wasn't a problem. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Overall the food was very good. We had the octopus, quail and the trout. Prior to ordering, I warned my girlfriend about having to navigate all the little bones with the quail while eating which she found frustrating, but she still enjoyed to food. Only food hiccup was the dessert which had a very medicinal tasting sauce, which now I wished to have told them in person because the meal was very good. But I can't find the dessert on their current menu, so maybe they removed it already. It was around $200 for the two of us with cocktails, apps, meal, and dessert. You can get a nice pic of you dining with the space needle in the background. I don't drop that much for meals on the regular, so I would say this is a nice place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

mbar was an elegant, modern and delicious experience. Loved all the art and details from serving vessels to the furniture. The outdoor patio view is stunning; so fun to sit there and just enjoy our beautiful city. The Tuna Crudo might be the best raw fish dish I've had all year. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

This is an awesome experience Seattle!
Get in this place fast cause as the skyline of the city
Changes, the vistas that this place offers will disappear. Dining from the Space needle is a great way look down on the city but you don't get a great view of the Space Needle from the Space Needle.
The patio menu differs from the dinning room so 2
Trips are really needed to judge this place on food,
So I'll just say it was good. I paid 80$ less here for dinner and cocktails for 2 than at ivars. As you enter
The bar you feel transported into a James Bond movie as you need to ride a private elevator up to the bar. This really is a hoppin place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 September 2017

The atmosphere was great, good music, good service and great views.

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 (Isles of Scilly)·Dined on 13 September 2017

After reading mixed reviews, I was a little worried celebrating a 6 year anniversary at MBar Seattle ... However, the weather was great and decided to take advantage of the spectacular view! Perhaps expecting the worse, I was pleasantly surprised - starting with the downstairs hostess, our experience was a great one ... the Team was pleasant, attentive, friendly, and took great care of us. The patio menu was limited - but the food (and drinks) were excellent! We will be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Great location, view, menu. The food was unbelievable! We were blown away by the Trout on the menu of all things. One my top 3 meals ever.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Great drinks. Standard price for the area and care put into each cocktail. I appreciated the seasonal menu. Our waiter was very attentive. Overall great experience. I would go again. Next time sit outside in the bar. Great views!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 4 September 2017

Excellent patio, killer views of downtown, the tower and lake union. One of the best patios in Seattle, with outstanding food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 2 September 2017

We made reservations for the outdoor patio and brought out of town friends. We loved the unescorted elevator ride to the 14th floor. The patio after a few monutes of a gorgeous 360 degree view of Seattle was a bit too vibrant for conversation, so the hostess easily moved us into the upstairs bar where we had a fantastic dinner shared among all 4 of us. The food, service, cocktails and ambience were fun and unique. One of our new great places to eat in Seattle.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Awesome as always! Great views great drinks. Bar service better than table service for sure and food was good but not impressive. Stilllove this spot - for the views, venue and bar staff!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Fabulous spot, great for occasions, and amazing service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Ate in the bar, somewhat limited menu but everything was excellent! Loved our waitperson Seth-- the best!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 25 August 2017

great food and atmosphere. even better during summer nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 21 August 2017

As a chef, it's difficult to eat out, and be "wowed," and mBar DID! Food, service, atmosphere - all just about perfect. Do note that, if you make a reservation for the outdoor deck, that the menu is very limited, and the cocktail menu is different than the one inside! Both cocktail menu and food menu are both fabulous and sophisticated inside. Have a drink outside - then go inside. We sat at the bar, and bartender Sarah was THE BEST ! ! !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 August 2017

Love the view but the menu is extremely limited for the patio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 21 August 2017

MBar was recommended to us by a friend and we are glad we went. Beautiful view of Union Lake and all the sea planes flying in and out. Definitely worth the trip. Don't go here for dinner, but light snacks and drinks are perfect.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Great food and a wonderful location. The service was spot on.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 14 August 2017

Music was too loud. We could hold a conversation across the table, but just. We like music but the mBar is to look, converse,eat, and drink. Music fits in but is not the most important. We had a great time.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 14 August 2017

A perfect way to celebrate our son's 21st birthday.
Our waiter was just wonderful. (I wish we had taken his name!) He was upbeat and greeted us warmly. Attentive, without being overly so. And he had a great sense of humor!
We were at the bar early - 5:45 - and were seated overlooking South Lake Union. The view was breathtaking. We enjoyed the food - especially good was the grilled albacore with avocado, sumac, labneh, and fenugreek - and the heirloom tomatoes (also with sumac).

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Everything was fantastic, from the service to the food to the drinks to the ambience! We had a great night and will definitely be back.

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