Maple Leaf Grill
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- The Maple Leaf Grill has been a neighborhood favorite since it opened its doors in the charming Maple Leaf area of Seattle in 1989. In 1999, the Grill relocated up the street to the light grey house that sits on the corner of 90th and Roosevelt Way NE. The house was built in the 1920's and is on the highest point in north Seattle, with views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic mountains. In January 2004, Pat Paull, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, bought the Maple Leaf Grill becoming the executive chef/owner. Pat Paull promised the loyal neighborhood that he would "bring the Grill back, " which is what he's done. Upon entering the Maple Leaf Grill, you are greeted by our friendly staff in a comfortable, unpretentious environment. Whether on a first date or dining with family and friends, the Maple Leaf can accommodate all ( though we recommend reservations for parties of 6 or more ), with seating in our cozy dining room or outside on our seasonal patio over looking the herb garden. Guests also have the option of catching a game at the horseshoe shaped bar while keeping warm by the fire. The rooms are painted chiffon yellow and pumpkin orange with apple green accents, and are filled with inviting yet simple wood tables and chairs. The walls are adorned with eccentric artwork and classic rock 'n' roll photographs of icons such as Aretha Franklin, Jerry Garcia and Jimi Hendrix. The menu at the Maple Leaf Grill is eclectic "Global" cuisine. The standard menu offers numerous and entrees that are made with the freshest ingredients. We also offer "" that change every few days and include soups, appetizers, entree specials and desserts. Recent "Blackboard Specials " have included: Butternut Squash Soup ; Grilled Eggplant Caprese with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Balsamic jus ; Trio of Grilled Lamb Chops with Sauce Framboise ; Grilled New York Steak with Shiitake Mushroom-Balsamic jus, served with Yam Mashers and Braised Greens ; and Seared Coriander and Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna with Ponzu, Jasmine Rice and Braised Greens. Selections from our standard menu include what many consider to be the "Best" Burger in Seattle and one of the Maple Leaf Grill's signature dishes, the Mars Oyster Stew. The wine list at the Maple Leaf Grill is continuously changing and focuses on moderately priced wines from around the world, many of which are available by the glass. In addition, we serve twelve beers on tap featuring popular local breweries such as Big Time and Hales, as well as international favorites like Guinness and Pilsner Urquell. Whether enjoying a B-52 coffee by the roaring fire, a cold martini after work, a romantic dinner, or celebrating a birthday with friends, the Maple Leaf Grill is truly Great Food served by Good People in a Nice Place.
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Fax: (206) 525-1407
05/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Best burger in town...HANDS DOWN!! I've been going to the maple leaf for 5 years now and I've never eaten a bad meal. The waitstaff is great too...friendly and authentic. If you listen carefully you will often hear bob dylan serenading you while you eat. It doesn't get much better for a small neighborhood grill. I can't recommend it enough.
Hands down, best burger in town, and I'm a burger fiend. Not to mention they come with a mountain of tasty fries (my wife loves the yam fries)! While they are a bit pricey, they are worth every penny. Nice selection of local beers on tap and friendly staff. I swear every waiter in the place came over to ask if we were okay or needed anything. If you are craving a good burger, fries and a cold beer, this is the place to come.
I have only been to the Maple Leaf Grill at lunch, but have always had a great experience. There are not many great restaurants in the Northgate area and we are all sick of mall food! So, this is a refreshing change. The service is good, though sometimes a bit slow. The menu is small, but the burgers are great! The hand cut fries are fabulous!
04/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you're looking for a good cheeseburger this is the place to go! The whole cheeseburger is tasty, from the toasted roll to the thickly sliced pickles. The fries are hand cut, I like crispy fries and these aren't crispy - but if you like a more rustic soft fry they are fine.
01/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
So dark in there, you wonder what they're hiding. The waitstaff has the personality of moss growing on a tree and moss would taste better than the meal I was served. If you're going to work with the public, you've got to at least act like you enjoy it. I love hummus, their's was very dry, never had that experience in any other restaurant. My sandwich was fried in bad grease, I had 3 bites before I could figure out what was wrong with it but by then it was too late. I was nauseous the rest of the evening, nothing serious but certainly uncomfortable. It was a big dissappointment all around.
12/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been visiting the Maple Leaf Bar and Grill since the late 90's. At that time the restaurant was located further down the street that eventually closed due to a fire.
If you are expecting great service, the Maple Leaf Bar and Grill will disapoint. You must ask for everything. Menu, water, fork, drinks, napkin, even the bill. I'll say it again - you must ask for EVERYTHING. The wait staff love to talk to each other, about their plans for the evening and the weather but they hate talking to customers unless you are a celebrated regular. The owner will come out to sit at the bar to watch t.v., changing the channel without asking any of the customers while he ignores you.
I ordered one of the specials, beef stroganoff which was quite bland. The menu still sparks with some of classic dishes from before the restaurant was relocated down the street into a converted house, but it has lost quality of service and consistenacy that made it one of the best local establishments in the 90's. I still have high hopes for the Maple Leaf as the restaurant selection in the area is surprisingly limited. However, I only check back two or three times a year as I am usually dispointed in the service and food quality.
09/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Always passed by this place on the way to Snappy Dragon and am very glad I had lunch with my family there today. All our dishes were excellent (my flank steak sandwich was particularly good) and I'd definitely go back. All and all a very good looking restaurant.