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26

years

in Business

BBB Rating:
A+
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Regular Hours

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"Seattle Magazine's ""Best Seafood Restaurant"". Relax after work with a great Happy Hour specials."
  • Private Rooms for Events
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Great Happy Hour 4 - 6:30
For over 20 years, the owners and the staff of Ponti Seafood Grill in Fremont have offered their guests fine service and a phenomenal cuisine. Located on Seattle's Ship Canal, this restaurant boasts four private dining rooms and two outdoor patios with spectacular views of the water and the Fremont & Aurora bridges. the ambiance makes Ponti the perfect place to enjoy a quiet dinner or to host a wedding, banquet, or corporate event.\n\nExecutive Chef Alvin Binuya has a long-standing relationships with local farmers & fishermen, so guests of Ponti Seafood can enjoy the freshest Seafood. With eclectic flavors ranging from pan-Asian, Mediterranean, classic European and Pacific Northwest fusion\n\nPonti is noted as "Best Seafood Restaurant, Best Northwest" in Seattle Magazine and as Gourmet Magazine's "Top Table." If you are looking for a dining experience worth raving about.
General Info:
We are located on the located on the ship canal near the Fremont Bridge. Since 1990 we have offered an exceptional menu of local seafood, produce from local farms, and a cutting edge menu with Pacific Rim Pizzazz. Our chef, Alvin Binuya, has won many awards and is regarded as one of the top chefs locally. My beautiful Ponti is a Mediterranean villa with water views, patio seating, private rooms. We offer a professional staff to meet your demanding needs for business dinning or celebrations. We have four dining rooms seating groups of ten to seventy-five. All of our rooms are sound proofed and beautifully decorated. We are close to downtown Seattle but have a country feel, like being on a European canal only one and one half miles from downtown.
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Payment method:
discover, master card, visa, amex, diners club, check, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Queen Anne, North Queen Anne
Languages:
Chinese, Spanish
Categories:
Seafood Restaurants, Bars, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Night Clubs, Taverns, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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(206) 445-6964

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TheTripChick

Posted: 6/21/2012

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Overall, three stars. Food: OK, but nothing amazing. View/setting/atmosphere on the back patio overlooking the canal: now that rates five stars. Service: two stars. Interesting currents at play here. Today was a nice, sunny day here in Seattle so when we made a reservation, we requested a table on the back patio. When we were initially seated, I lost myself in looking at the boats floating by on the canal, the lovely strip of herb garden just on the other side of the fence, and the overall relaxed yet upscale outdoor atmosphere. When we were seated with drinks in hand, our server called out the specials and one of them was Copper River king salmon for $48. Unfortunately, they also had Copper River sockeye salmon on the regular menu for $21, so it cannibalized the special a bit. The server explained away the HUGE price difference, saying that the sockeye was frozen (which kind of detracts from their menu overall, to my mind). Our server was perfectly lovely, however the service timing was pretty slow. When I started to pay attention mid-meal, I made sure to time dessert and it was about a half-hour from when desert menus hit the table to when we actually placed our dessert order. Great if you're having a leisurely dinner with compatriots, but drags on if you have somewhere to be after your meal. We started with the Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce. Absolutely the standout of the meal. I would go and get a full order of these for dinner next time. Next up, I ordered the Grilled Alaska Halibut (English pea risotto, grilled Yakima asparagus, piquillo pepper relish). I requested the halibut done well, and while it had a nice flavor the texture was not quite what I would consider well-done - more like medium. It indeed came with asparagus. One thick stalk. One. Huh. The portion of asparagus was dwarfed by the generous piece of halibut and put the aesthetics of the dish all out of sorts (if you're into that kind of thing). The risotto, while a bit buried by the slab 'o' halibut, was really nicely done. Creamy, flavorful and the slight pop of the fresh Spring peas studding it was a great complement. Finally, the long-awaited dessert. We decided to split the Moelleux au Chocolate (Frangelico caramel sauce, Hazelnut toffee crunch). When it arrived, we determined that Moelleux must either be French or a high-falutin'-made-up-dining-experience term for molten chocolate. It was quite good, rich, and the hazelnut toffee crunch set is off nicely. The caramel was good, but no detectable flavor of Frangelico. Another nice touch: the small scoop of freshly whipped cream, unsweetened. It cut the high-powered sweet of the dish perfectly. Overall, a great place to come on a nice evening in Seattle. However, if food alone is your determinant, there are many other places who do it better.

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TheTripChick

Posted: 6/21/2012

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Editorial review from Citysearch

Overall, three stars. Food: OK, but nothing amazing. View/setting/atmosphere on the back patio overlooking the canal: now that rates five stars. Service: two stars.\n\nInteresting currents at play here. Today was a nice, sunny day here in Seattle so when we made a reservation, we requested a table on the back patio. When we were initially seated, I lost myself in looking at the boats floating by on the canal, the lovely strip of herb garden just on the other side of the fence, and the overall relaxed yet upscale outdoor atmosphere. When we were seated with drinks in hand, our server called out the specials and one of them was Copper River king salmon for $48. Unfortunately, they also had Copper River sockeye salmon on the regular menu for $21, so it cannibalized the special a bit. The server explained away the HUGE price difference, saying that the sockeye was frozen (which kind of detracts from their menu overall, to my mind).\n\nOur server was perfectly lovely, however the service timing was pretty slow. When I started to pay attention mid-meal, I made sure to time dessert and it was about a half-hour from when desert menus hit the table to when we actually placed our dessert order. Great if you're having a leisurely dinner with compatriots, but drags on if you have somewhere to be after your meal.\n\nWe started with the Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls with sweet chili sauce. Absolutely the standout of the meal. I would go and get a full order of these for dinner next time.\n\nNext up, I ordered the Grilled Alaska Halibut (English pea risotto, grilled Yakima asparagus, piquillo pepper relish). I requested the halibut done well, and while it had a nice flavor the texture was not quite what I would consider well-done - more like medium. It indeed came with asparagus. One thick stalk. One. Huh. The portion of asparagus was dwarfed by the generous piece of halibut and put the aesthetics of the dish all out of sorts (if you're into that kind of thing). The risotto, while a bit buried by the slab 'o' halibut, was really nicely done. Creamy, flavorful and the slight pop of the fresh Spring peas studding it was a great complement.\n\nFinally, the long-awaited dessert. We decided to split the Moelleux au Chocolate (Frangelico caramel sauce, Hazelnut toffee crunch). When it arrived, we determined that Moelleux must either be French or a high-falutin'-made-up-dining-experience term for molten chocolate. It was quite good, rich, and the hazelnut toffee crunch set is off nicely. The caramel was good, but no detectable flavor of Frangelico. Another nice touch: the small scoop of freshly whipped cream, unsweetened. It cut the high-powered sweet of the dish perfectly.\n\nOverall, a great place to come on a nice evening in Seattle. However, if food alone is your determinant, there are many other places who do it better.

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Updated: 6/11/2015
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The food is delicious, fresh, ...

The food is delicious, fresh, and served in big portions. I'd definitely recommend giving this place a try!

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bill wagner

Posted: 3/22/2012

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Lame Seafood and horrible service

Visited this Place the other evening and was appalled with the service and way below average seafood.Granted it was busy for a wednesday evening,3-21-12 although no exscuse for really bad service,as the place is not that large as the dining area next to the bar is a small area as is the bar.It took 15 minutes for anyone to come by us to at least greet us.Took another 15 minutes to recieve 2 glasses of wine that were only 10ft away from our seats.Very meager portion of wine,as I noticed the group right next to us glasses were double in comparison to ours.We were using a dining card buy one get one free,so I think we were fround upon from the get go as being cheap diners.Well Mr owner and Manager you really ran into the wrong diner here.I am from seattle born and raised unlike most of your clientel,that doesnt know squat about seattles fine seafood restaurants and also from a very large family that knows seafood better then anyone.Yes we are connected to the areas finest seafood restaurants and fisheries all locally owned.The prawn and pasta dish was bland and boring,no flavor and with a tomatoe type sauce,wife barely touched it.my swordfish came out luke warm and under cooked and chared marks that tasted burned.The really dissapointing thing about the dish was the swordfish was on a bed of luke warm green type of seaweed slop,really unappetizing and completely tastless,I couldnt eat what ever that was,Than also with the swordfish accompanied these fried little clumps of potatoes similair to what you get at a fast food place the little hashbrown things,What a joke.Our bill came to $80 for 4 glasses of thimbles of wine 2 lousy entrees and a fair appetizer,oh and unlimited bread Yeppi.With the dining card it was reduced to $65 plus tax.So I paid and tipped the server $10 for lousy service and lousy food,She returned and laid a tipping chart on\nme for the estimated tip before the discounted entree.Please !!! she was lucky to get the $10.Out the door we went after 90 minutes of wasted time Never to return.Do yourself a favor and skip the trip to Pontis and go to Rays for guaranteed delicious Seafood.

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bill wagner

Posted: 3/22/2012

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Lame Seafood and horrible service

Visited this Place the other evening and was appalled with the service and way below average seafood.Granted it was busy for a wednesday evening,3-21-12 although no exscuse for really bad service,as the place is not that large as the dining area next to the bar is a small area as is the bar.It took 15 minutes for anyone to come by us to at least greet us.Took another 15 minutes to recieve 2 glasses of wine that were only 10ft away from our seats.Very meager portion of wine,as I noticed the group right next to us glasses were double in comparison to ours.We were using a dining card buy one get one free,so I think we were fround upon from the get go as being cheap diners.Well Mr owner and Manager you really ran into the wrong diner here.I am from seattle born and raised unlike most of your clientel,that doesnt know squat about seattles fine seafood restaurants and also from a very large family that knows seafood better then anyone.Yes we are connected to the areas finest seafood restaurants and fisheries all locally owned.The prawn and pasta dish was bland and boring,no flavor and with a tomatoe type sauce,wife barely touched it.my swordfish came out luke warm and under cooked and chared marks that tasted burned.The really dissapointing thing about the dish was the swordfish was on a bed of luke warm green type of seaweed slop,really unappetizing and completely tastless,I couldnt eat what ever that was,Than also with the swordfish accompanied these fried little clumps of potatoes similair to what you get at a fast food place the little hashbrown things,What a joke.Our bill came to $80 for 4 glasses of thimbles of wine 2 lousy entrees and a fair appetizer,oh and unlimited bread Yeppi.With the dining card it was reduced to $65 plus tax.So I paid and tipped the server $10 for lousy service and lousy food,She returned and laid a tipping chart on me for the estimated tip before the discounted entree.Please !!! she was lucky to get the $10.Out the door we went after 90 minutes of wasted time Never to return.Do yourself a favor and skip the trip to Pontis and go to Rays for guaranteed delicious Seafood.

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ddxstll

Posted: 6/8/2011

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Great local Restaurant, re-discovered

I moved away from Seattle. I had been to Ponti with my parents. I recently re-discovered Ponti.I had forgotten what a beautiful restaurant it was. The food was excetional. I really like the two course meal in the bar for $ 20. I had the Copper River sockeye and my date had the Weather vaine scallops. Both were delicious. The service was superb, professional but not snobby. This is my "" new "" favorite restaurant. Great food. Affordable, and the perfect place to impress my date.

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ddxstll

Posted: 6/8/2011

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Great local Restaurant, re-discovered

I moved away from Seattle. I had been to Ponti with my parents. I recently re-discovered Ponti.I had forgotten what a beautiful restaurant it was. The food was excetional. I really like the two course meal in the bar for $ 20. I had the Copper River sockeye and my date had the Weather vaine scallops. Both were delicious. The service was superb, professional but not snobby. This is my "" new "" favorite restaurant. Great food. Affordable, and the perfect place to impress my date.

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Updated: 3/1/2013
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Great food and great service

Ponti has some of best food I've ever had in my life. The prices are great seafood can be expensive especially stuff that isn't farm raised and the valet parking was only 2$ so I gave the guy $5 so I didn't feel cheap. The waitstaff is great we had a real funny nice waiter. I will go there again.

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Fish guy

Posted: 12/6/2010

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First Class dinning experience

I took my family to Ponti. We felt a little casual. That didn't bother the staff at Ponti. We were warmly welcomed. And the food was excellent. I had the Alaskan Black Cod, Alaskan fishermen's favorite if done rigth. It was delicious. Lightly smoked and grilled perfectly. Served with fall vegetables. All of our entrees were superb, expertly presented and cooked to perfection. I even noticed a great New York steak for my next visit. Our service was professional and the decor was beautiful, warm, and not noisey. I highly recommend Ponti.

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Fish guy

Posted: 12/6/2010

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First Class dinning experience

I took my family to Ponti. We felt a little casual. That didn't bother the staff at Ponti. We were warmly welcomed. And the food was excellent. I had the Alaskan Black Cod, Alaskan fishermen's favorite if done rigth. It was delicious. Lightly smoked and grilled perfectly. Served with fall vegetables. All of our entrees were superb, expertly presented and cooked to perfection. I even noticed a great New York steak for my next visit. Our service was professional and the decor was beautiful, warm, and not noisey. I highly recommend Ponti.

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