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Looking for opinions on Tilth

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Aaaaargh Nov 3, 2008 07:33 PM

The menu's look good and I like the casual, homey decor but I haven't heard anything from anyone who's actually been there. Would love some opinions from people who have eaten there.

Thanks!

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    cvn66 Nov 3, 2008 08:22 PM

    I love the place - The food is solid and the options to get small plates are great for sharing when you go with a group of people. Personally I love the duck burgers and usually get recommendations from the staff on what is good for any given night. The cheese plate is always a great experience also.

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      FoodDee Nov 3, 2008 09:35 PM

      Loved it the first time we went, but went back about 5 months ago for one of their Monday night suppers and felt it had really gone downhill. The food was very mediocre and the service was terrible. There have been reviews on this site and they seem to be mixed.

    2. frygirl Nov 4, 2008 08:32 AM

      I really like Tilth. I've been twice and both times, I found myself days later talking to friends about an awesome dish that wowed me.

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        staffstuff Nov 4, 2008 09:04 AM

        Both times I went it was too noisy for us to have a pleasant dinner. And, I personally prefer less crowded tables which also added to it being uncomfortable for us. The food was good...but not great enough to want to go back and deal with the aforementioned.

        1. natalie.warner Nov 4, 2008 10:00 AM

          I went to a breakfast at Tilth and was dissapointed- It was just ok. Everything we ordered was dripping in oil and my mothers potatoes were burnt. Plus or waiter acted like we were not who he wanted to serve. I had been trying to ease my mom out of plain suburban food and was not successful.

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            karen2006 Nov 5, 2008 11:29 AM

            I wasn't super impressed with Tilth. We went there for dinner. Some of te dishes were nicely presented but others weren't. Among the ones that weren't, was my chicken dish tasted like shake and bake chicken...but it's been over a year since I've been so things might have changed. I remember their dessert being good though.

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            christy319 Nov 6, 2008 08:13 AM

            I went for the first time just last night and was seriously wowed by some of the dishes--very creative and delicious. Other dishes were all good. I was a little skeptical based on how seriously they take the local/seasonal thing--that is a great ethic but I didn't want to be bored with all the same stuff I am buying at the farmers market this fall--and they exceeded my expectations in this regard. It is pricey for the neighborhood (large plates in the high 20s) but given their emphasis on organic I guess that isn't surprising. Service was excellent. I would say at least try it once.

            Unlike one other poster I don't find the tables too crowded together.

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              akq Nov 6, 2008 10:58 AM

              I went once for brunch on my birthday and it was horrible. Service was non-existant (we and the other tables in there finally gave up, fetched the water pitcher and took to refilling waterglasses for the diners), food took forever, somehow they ran out of salt (huh?), my bloody mary was undrinkable, the food was WAY overpriced and we left hungry. My SO refuses to go back. I'd give it another try because I haven't heard anyone else having as bad a time as we did, but I am in no hury.

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                Finspot Nov 6, 2008 09:30 PM

                Best service I've had in Seattle, hands down. Of course, that's not saying much, b/c the service generally sucks in this town, but at Tilth I can say we had truly excellent service. And good food too.

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