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Date
Fri, 4/20
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7:30 PM
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The White Swan Public House

4.7
78 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
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A rustic seafood driven restaurant and craft cocktail bar. Features an expansive patio and waterfront experience. Rotating daily fresh oysters.

Please note, reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Outdoor seating is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of Operation
Daily
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 588-2680
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Josh Nebe
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Private Party Facilities
Approximately 1,800 square feet, expansive floor to ceiling windows overlooking South Lake Union. On site kitchen, gas fireplace, and private restrooms. Two large flatscreen TVs with Apple TV connectivity and microphone/audio equipment.
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Catering
Suggested menu available, dependent on event format. Please contact us for details.
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Parking Details
Paid Parking Lot and street parking available. Complimentary guest moorage available in the Spring and Summer.
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Public Transit
King County Metro: Routes 70 & 83
South Lake Union Streetcar: Fred Hutchinson stop
Pronto Bike Share Station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 78 People Are Saying
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food
4.7
service
4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

This place was a gem! I am sorry I missed happy hour because the raw oyster deal looked great. They had a nice selection of oysters from the raw bar. The cocktail I had was perfect. For dinner, I had the steamed clams and fried Brussel sprouts and both were flavorful and more than enough for one person. I would definitely return next time I’m in town.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

We had a drink at the bar before dinner, very attentive and professional bartenders! Once seated by a very nice and interactive manager/host our waiter took over. He was perfect, timing was on, information about the menu was timely and informative, he was funny but not over bearing, we had a flawless dinner! A misfire of their yummy Brussel Sprouts were offered to our table complimentary and of course we said yes! The food was amazing! They have it figured out at White Swan! Thank you for the yummy, fun and amazing experience! Bonus, We had a to go box that we almost left and they ran it out to us! Good thing since we had planned to take the lobster Mac & cheese to some friends!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Our server was very informative and the food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

We had a great birthday dinner with oysters, shrimp and fish and chips. We actually decided to go early for happy hour. Reasonable prices a good bloody mary and attentive staff. The parking machine was out of paper so we had to put a handwritten note in the car. The parking lot is independently owned, but is the most convenient place to park.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The food here was very good. The baked octopus was very tasty. Just wished their kimchi fried rice was more spicier. The pie with ice cream was delicious. Their miso soup was also good. Fresh oysters at $1 during happy hour was a treat. Service was prompt and friendly. Will come here again.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The White Swan had a great eclectic menu that wasn’t too expensive and a very cool ambience. Would also be great on a nice day outside as it’s right on the water of Lake Union. Can’t stop thinking about the smoked oyster and chicken liver mousse. So good!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

I love bringing people here for dinner or when hosting a happy hour. Amazing PNW cuisin and the oysters are always fresh!

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Patrick was the BEST waiter i have ever had. We all hugged him after!

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4.0Dined on 23 January 2018

Creative eclectic menu tastefully done. Very reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on 28 November 2017

Great food and great service. The atmosphere was great and the menu was just the right size. Desserts were amazing.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Really enjoyed dinner at the White Swan. Had the octopus, which was delicious. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Second visit this time indoors. Wonderful food, relaxed but attentive service. We plan on making this a regular go-to for comfortable wonderful dining

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

The food, service, and beverages were top notch! The Manowar is my new favorite drink.

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

We were there on a rainy evening, so sitting outside was not an option. It was a very lively place. very satisfied with our dinner. We happened to be there on an evening when there was an oyster tasting going on. A couple of people in the group took advantage of that perk.

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5.0Dined on 2 November 2017

Great setting. Casual pub on the shore of Lake Union. Great food and good service.

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5.0Dined on 30 October 2017

Fantastic experience! The cocktails, chosen by the server, were top notch. We had the brussel sprouts (not to be missed!!), seafood poutine (amazing), and the black cod (homerun). Innovative and unique food without a hint of pretentiousness. We will be back soon!!

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5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

This was my first time to The White Swan Public House. A hidden gem would be my best explanation! The food was unique and fantastic! Great flavors and everything was cooked perfectly! Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly!

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

My wife and daughter and I dined here last Friday. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Cocktails were delightful. Oysters were briny, cold and plump. Very satisfying overall. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on 28 September 2017

We enjoyed several starters between the group- all were amazing! Do not miss enjoying the Brussel Sprouts.
Very busy the night we were there and our waiter was stretched. Did not put a damper on the night-

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5.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Great food and ambiance! Amazing view of the skyline. We ordered a few shareable plates (Brussels sprouts are out of this world!)

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2.0Dined on 8 September 2017

TINY portion sizes. $30 for three scallops and a few carrots :(

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5.0Dined on 7 September 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here with my daughter. Food was delicious, great drinks and amazing fresh plum pie for dessert! Nice view of the water.

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5.0Dined on 5 September 2017

As awesome as expected, great service, great seasonal menu, back again next week

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2.0Dined on 4 September 2017

We did not have a good experience. The service was terrible, the menu was limited and very pricey for the serving sizes. The full bar did not have onions and couldn't make a gimlet. I had to go the bar to order drinks, the service was that bad.

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4.0Dined on 29 August 2017

The food and drinks at White Swan are always amazing and nearly everyone working there is accommodating, attentive and great. On this visit, however, our waiter was snarky, inattentive, and nearly rude on a few occasions...right up until he was ready to hand over the bill, at which point he was Prince Charming for the first time all evening.

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5.0Dined on 22 August 2017

We've eaten here several times, always outstanding food and drinks. This night was our best meal yet, green salad w/fried oysters, side of fresh tomatoes, burrata and zucchini special(should put this on the menu permanently!), and the new salmon entree, yum. All great dishes and a really nice combo for a fine meal.

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4.0Dined on 11 August 2017

Food is good. I think it has gotten a little less awesome than when it was new but still very good. Server was super friendly and I love the location

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2017

Great for happy hour with coworkers and even better for romantic date nights

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2017

It was awesome ! Food was delicious ! The Brussels sprouts were a tad too salty for me but we were impressed with everything!!! We will be back !!

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to White Swan. The fried brussel sprouts and curry sausage were outstanding. We'd like to try everything on the menu eventually. We sat inside, I only wish the seating was a little more comfortable.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2017

The White Swan Public House was recommended to us by a local. It has a lovely, pierside location on Lake Union, close-enough to the hub of Seattle but sufficiently removed from the bustle of Pike Place Market. White Swan is perfect for casual dining with both indoor and al fresco options. The menu is inventive, marrying traditions with innovations without being self important. We would gladly dine there again.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2017

Came here with a friend who was in town from Texas. We were greeted by the owner Dan as we were shown to our table, it was obvious the wait staff was working hard to keep up with the crowd on a beautiful Summer evening and the initial greeting was a warm one. I am glad we had reservations.
I was a little nervous about how tight the seating was but the smell was pretty amazing and the food I saw coming out looked fantastic.
We ordered pretty much 2 of every one of the fresh oysters on the list which obviously changes daily. The oysters were all fantastic, extremely fresh and had a very well described tasting comment so you know what to expect.
The wine selection seemed a little bit limited but what was on the list were all excellent selections. I know my wine very well and was happy to see that the staff here knew what they have and a limited selection ensures they can offer suggestions if you need them. I knew what I wanted and the selection was not overly marked up.
The food selection also seemed limited at first but when you see how fast they bring dishes out I can understand why they do this. Complicated menus are a killer for a kitchen!
We ordered the Steamed clams, Baked Octopus and each got the Scallops.
In all we were very happy with our dinner experience and while we were very casual and relaxed I could see this place being fantastic for a date or anniversary. We enjoyed the dinner very much.

I would post more (check my review on Yelp) but the number of words are limited on this site.

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1.0Dined on 21 July 2017

Ridiculous in price. We ate at Copine last night and had a better meal at half the price. I looked at our bill nauseated. 32 dollars for tuna (16 each) and it was about 8 microbites with flowers. The 400 dollar plus bill can fly you to maui and your can get better tuna for a fraction of the price. That was just one of the apps. I feel fleeced. For someone who spends 50 Grand a year on dining out, THIS was ridiculous. I paid over 20 dollars for a single curry bratwurst. Talk about being F#$_-- over. This restaurant is totally out of touch with rational thought. I don't think I'll ever done here again, or matts or radiator whiskey. Of you want to be robbed, dine here..
Yes was good but the value is out of control.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2017

Fantastic spot. Great fresh food put together in creative ways and delivered with great service. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2017

Great food and drinks, pea and burrata salad is amazing as is the octopus! Really great staff and service. Convenient dock for boating and dining.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2017

Service was friendly but slow and clunky -- we also got dirty dishes. If this were improved, the overall experience would be much better.

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3.0Dined on 5 July 2017

this was our third visit to white swan. first 2 times were fantastic and this time i brought my whole family. food was not as good and prices seemed incredibly high for what we got. server was also a bit odd and made us feel uncomfortable asking questions. felt like we were irritating him.

not sure we'll go back. we've recommended it too many friends until now.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2017

We enjoyed a very good meal while seated on the patio. We went on the 4th of July, for a late dinner. The restaurant and it's deck are on the shore of Lake Union. The Lake Union fireworks are exceptional. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and drinks, the halibut was good, the portion was a bit small. The salmon was exceptionally good, and the portion size was very generous. Brisket was delicious, pork belly was exceptionally good.

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3.0Dined on 1 July 2017

The food was excellent and the table service attentive, but the kitchen was very slow. We ordered drinks and oysters, received them promptly, but then waited almost an hour and a half for the next course to arrive. The restaurant (inside) was EMPTY, and even though the tables outside were packed, that hour and a half was way too long to wait, even for excellent food.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

Excellent service and nice surroundings. Food was nice an unique menus. Patio settings with big boats are impressive. Highly recommend it. 😀

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