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The Carlile Room, Seattle, WA

The Carlile Room

4.5
4.5
1308 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Basking in the glow of the Paramount Theatre marquee, the Carlile Room is a groovy cocktail spot serving up a modern-American bar & grill menu with vibes of the late sixties and early seventies.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 16:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    (206) 946-9720
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ron Anderson
  • Catering
    We like to party, give us a call!
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue and Pine Street
  • Parking Details
    Off Street Parking and parking garages closely located.
  • Public Transit
    Stop Number: 1085 Stop Name: Pine St & 9th Ave (WB) Seattle Metro Lightrail: Westlake station
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment from our DJ booths weekly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,308 Reviews
  1. SuzieF

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wished the menu had more selection, but overall, everything was A+

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  2. DebB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is inventive as are the cocktails and you cannot beat the convenience if you are going to a show at the Paramount, but be aware you are paying a premium for that convenience.

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  3. KimB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere but even though I made reservations weeks in advance, we were sat at an out of the way table right in front of the noisy kitchen. The reservation link asked if it was a special occasion, which it was, but nothing was offered. Service was excellent and the food was good.

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  4. AndreaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an early reservation before going to an event at the Paramount Theatre. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable yet relaxed. At 6pm on a Saturday evening it was busy at the tables and the bar. Seemed to be lots of locals. Food was delicious with interesting combinations of ingredients. Generous portions. It was solid.

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  5. Lenny

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service was excellent. Most tables had a bench on one side and very, very uncomfortable chair on the other side. We asked to be moved to a booth. We did have reservations and I can understand them keeping the booths, which seat 4 and putting couples on the bench/chair combo. But until they replace the chairs, they will probably keep getting less than excellent reviews.

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  6. LaminTuray

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attended the restaurant for a Valentine's Day date with my sweetheart. The ambience and atmosphere were both great. The service was solid as well. However, the food was just OK. I had the Chicken Schnitzel, and she had the Linguini. Perhaps we'll need to try some other menu items in the future. It's worth another visit.

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  7. GailS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had ceasar salad with salmon and the hamburger. Fresh, cooked to perfection. Great service, which caters to the crowd heading for a show next door.

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  8. DeborahI

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our appetizer and salad but the salmon was too heavy and soaked in fats for us. Too bad because we love Lola’s and my favorite salmon was at the old Etta’s! Service was very friendly and very good.

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  9. FredW

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is too eclectic for my taste. Besides the steak and burger, the other menu items are completely too complicated. The mitake mushroom dish had too much sauce and other items with it. Additionally, the chicken schnitzel was so thin that it was overcooked and burnt. I will not be returning here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was disappointed with menu options. A strange blend of options.,pretty heavy entre options. Over seasoned / both pasta & clam linguine too heavy on spice. Mushroom app., heavy batter. Over doing ingredients in all dishes.. Have been before - better menu. Great location, like the vibe, music a bit heavy rock for dining experience. Good service. Hum, may take some time to revisit.

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  11. TomB

    New York City

    212 reviews

    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed an outstanding meal with a business associate. The Braised Beets were an excellent starter. The Bristol Bay Salmon was the best salmon I have ever eaten. It reminded me of the salmon at the Dahlia Lounge. My colleague never had salmon before and raved about it.

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  12. AngieW

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a nice location near the Paramount, otherwise it was an ok meal.

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  13. DavidB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a little to loud. The food was amazing. The service was great

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  14. JULIEN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and staff. Very friendly and accommodating. Great place to have a nice drink and dinner before going to a show at the Paramount.

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  15. ColemanBrown

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an absolutely amazing experience. Service and food were both incredible. Coffee is a must there, the latte was to die for.

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  16. CarolynG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Carlile Room is 3 for 3. Three times we've been here since our move into the area, and three times they've knocked it out of the park. Each time that I've been to the restaurant it's been with a different mix of folks: My husband and me and our two early-twenty-something kids, me and 3 of my girlfriends before a show at the Paramount, and my husband and I with another couple who we are just getting to know (our first "couples" date so to speak). Every time all 4 of us have loved what we were served, and been very impressed with the service. The servers are full of personality and fun, yet at the same time very professional. We'll be back, as soon as possible!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Time your visit with a show. Menu changes frequently with season. Service is good and vibe is good.

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  18. jeff

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is another disappointment from the Tom Douglas business. The food here was pathetic. I just ordered a hamburger. The bun was burned. It appeared to be a premade patty, the pickle was wilted and the fries were stale. For that I could have gone to Dicks and gotten better. The other meals were equally terrible. We have been back to Lola and Palace and each has the same mediocrity. There is no point wasting money going to these places when there are other options more satisfying. I have been a fan of Douglas since the original Dahlia location. Not anymore. We are done

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the first time having dinner there. Two friends from out of town came up and they loved it. Our waiter was great and the atmosphere was casual which was nice.

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  20. Keith

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening mkoj Jarrett vvgytt seedbed hgfre juju

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  21. hollys

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! The hushpuppies are to die for! Love this place!

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  22. DanK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and amazing food. From burgers and salads to the best salmon and octopus we've had, all topped off with dessert and coffee. Kids to adult in our party all loved it and right across from the paramount.

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  23. MichaelK

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My personal friend Brandi’s restaurant is awesome. Love her and her restaurant

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a group experience Three tables of intimate stranger all going to Heart /Zeppelin concert became fast friends with amazing staff and food ChickenSchnitzel was great but appetizer stole the meal Th aks for the start of a great New years Eve

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  25. JacobC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Carlile room for special dinners out in Seattle. Our dinner was delicious with the exception of the apple salad. It was really tart to the point I had a hard time eating it. The salmon and burger were delicious though. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The service was friendly and punctual. The food was delicious! Great atmosphere! We will be back!

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  27. LindaJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for food conversation! Just across from Paramount. Worth every penny

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  28. TerriS

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and perfect for Paramount Theatre performances. The espresso martini, apple and fennel salad and coconut cream pie were incredible!

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  29. Daisy

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great start to a fabulous show at the Paramount.

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  30. JakeK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for drinks, snacks and meals before or after any show. Been there twice, staff's great!

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  31. RobertP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit back to Carlile Room since pre-Covid. The restaurant has changed , as has the menu. Before, there were many small dishes to share and try different chef's creations; we really enjoyed trying new tastes from the chef. Now, it is more of a standard restaurant dinner menu. Still has some creative dishes, but much more limited selection. We discussed the changes to the restaurant and menu with our server, and hours of operation, and she explained that many of Tom Douglas' restaurants had changed to adjust to the economy of today vs pre-covid. Background music was '70s jazz and pop, which is fine for my age, but was a little loud for a conversation. Still enjoyed Tom's famous coconut cream pie for dessert! Overall, good, but no longer exceptional.

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  32. DayKaye

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Carlile Room. Had the steak, salmon and chicory salad. Always delicious and great pre-theater vibe.

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  33. Klstengel

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at the Carlile Room. We were seeing MJ at the Paramount and loved the added touch that the menu was customized for the show. Ben was our server and did an outstanding job. He really went above and beyond to make our evening exceptional. The food was truly out of this world. LOVED everything we tried. We will definitely be back.

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  34. MaryS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. We loved the squash vegetarian choice! The salmon was very thin so it was dry from the cooking process & the peppers on top didn't add to the flavor, but the grits were tasty.

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  35. KatS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were incredibly welcoming! We had a reservation for our anniversary dinner and felt incredibly welcomed. The menu is much smaller than I would’ve expected, we split the Honey Nut Squash appetizer and it was delicious. We also ordered a caesar salad with the chicken and it was okay at best.

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  36. KapnKz

    Seattle

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a large party and the Carlile Room was able to accommodate us with excellent service and delicious food. We were also able to squeeze in dessert before our 8pm show. I would definitely recommend the Carlile Room and we will return.

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  37. CindyP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. We go to the Carlile room before our shows at the Paramount. We noticed that the portions are much smaller and the food isn't as good as in the past. We would still go back, hoping it was an off night.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice! We sat down exactly at the time of our reservation, which was fabulous as we were going to a show!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always stop by the Carlie Room on the way to the Paramount. They never disappoint and I love the themed drinks that goes with whatever show is playing!

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  40. BestfoodinLahaina

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good choice when in the city for a show! Love that the menu is never the same twice - although if they permanently put their roasted carrots on the menu, I wouldn't be mad!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Carlile Room is rated 4.5 stars by 1308 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Carlile Room

820 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    9th Avenue and Pine Street
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 16:30–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Grill, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Off Street Parking and parking garages closely located.
  • Public Transit
    Stop Number: 1085 Stop Name: Pine St & 9th Ave (WB) Seattle Metro Lightrail: Westlake station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ron Anderson
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment from our DJ booths weekly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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