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Taste Cafe & Events

#1,032 of 3,155 Restaurants in Seattle}
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
+1 206-903-5291
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“soup” (11 reviews)
“house pickles” (2 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
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1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a very pleasant café, full of art and spacious, with window views. Nice array of small snacks and pastries. The area to get your flatware is a pallet - so artistic!

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

When we took a break from the SAM, we stopped in to TASTE Cafe for a bight. Several vegetarian and vegan options! The salad and soup was generous, affordable and tasty! And served on compostable plates. Wonderful art and cheery atmosphere. Worth a stop in...More

Thank WestwardGo
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This Seattle Museum of Art cafe has totally changed direction from a formal sit-down restaurant to a casual eatery for takeout items on display or to order food from a menu at the counter. We went here on a Saturday afternoon expecting the restaurant and...More

1  Thank Rumples
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank you, Rumples, for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback. We are excited that you enjoyed the new concept and a bite to eat!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Taste Cafe used to be one of my go-to places for a drink and dinner. Recently they have turned it into a casual dining place, which I hope is just temporary, because they sucked all the class and uniqueness out of it when they made...More

Thank AugustPhoenix
Management response:Responded 19 May 2017

First of all, thank you for the valuable time in sharing feedback. As you know, TASTE recently updated to a new concept. The intent of the modified menu & removal of table service is provide a more expedited guest experience while still offering a high...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This used to be a fancier spot, but now a decent place to get a quick bite. Sit by the window for some good people watching.

Thank Msmarge1
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM "Taste" cafe used to be a great, civilized place to enjoy a nice lunch. No longer after revamping. I don't want to pay more the $15 !!! for a kale & chicken salad which was soaked in way too much, unappetizing intense...More

Thank Ann C
Management response:Responded 14 March 2017

Dear Ann: Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have discussed your experience with our management, and will continue to work hard to improve our level of service.

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Do you enjoy limited food selection, mostly in plastic containers in a cold case? Is it fun for you to stand in line just to place your order for anything else, as well as to pay, then wait more and have to go pick up...More

Thank Bearwife
Management response:Responded 8 March 2017

Dear Bearwife: Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have discussed your experience with our management, and will continue to work hard to improve our level of service.

Reviewed 11 November 2016

Food fine. Easy to grab a quick bite and in the museum. Food on the expensive side for a little lunch. But clean and friendly service.

Thank safetraveller1
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had a quick dinner here before seeing a film at the Seattle Art Museum. I'd been here years ago and they've changed the layout and decor significantly. On a dark, rainy night it was bright and comfortable. My friend and I each had a different...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I have lunched at Taste, and stopped by for a light supper before the Symphony. The food is tasty; the setting attractive and the waitstaff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Sally R
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Victoria W
20 November 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2003
  • Public Transportation: Bus 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 & 22
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-903-5291
  • E-mail
At TASTE, we like to feed your soul with comfort evoking foods refined by our team of chefs using ingredients that don’t travel very far by distance or season. TASTE’s Executive Chef Josie Urbick believes that it is her responsibility to support the local farmers and cultivate the same sensibilities within our community. She has a deep rooted passion for food and enjoy creating delicious meals for our guests, nourishing them with menu items made from the best local ingredients, enriching the lives of those who dine with us.
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