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Hours:

Regular Hours

Mon. to Sun. 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Payment method:
cash, master card, visa
Neighborhoods:
University District, Northeast Seattle
Categories:
Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants

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02/17/2008
Great food, excellent service.

The quality of the rice bowls and sandwiches, as well as how pleasant the wait staff are make this an excellent place to eat, we've been out of town for a few months but our first plan on returning is to stop in here for a rice bowl like we did several times a week when we lived right down the street from it.

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02/04/2007
Lousy food

Ruby used to be one of my favorite restaurants. But I think they got a new chef because the food just hasn't been the same. I used to love the Lamb Bumbu, but it hasn't been very good the last few times. Last time I went, just a few days ago, I tried the Ahi Tuna sandwich. It was, hands down, the absolute worst seafood I have ever had. The fish was maybe 1/4"" thin and cooked until it was beyond well-done. We'r... view more

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08/27/2006
In the mood for some pseudo international food?

From the outside, Ruby's hip, tavern-like decor beckons the senses. But my experience with this restaurant's 'international' food ought to teach me not to judge a book by it's cover. This is the restaurant right next to Flowers--which technically has it's own name, but the food and service is so indistinguishably bad that it really doesn't matter. I ordered the 'Monk's Curry' which was essentially eggplant drowning ... view more

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01/23/2005
Usually Hit, sometimes miss

I love this place, most of the time. You can't beat the HUGE rice bowls and service. For the UDist it's got some romanic seating. Also, a comfortable couch. Now and then a band of rowdy college kids can ruin the atmosphere, but if that happens, just walk up two doors to the sister bar: Flowers. There's often some characters at the bar to talk to, and the music is usually pretty good (if sometimes a bit loud in t... view more

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06/20/2004
miss the old ruby

there's a couple of drinks that i used to love at ruby. but the last couple of times i've been in there, the regular bartendar was gone, and the drinks tasted like i got them at a corner store. it was too loud, and full of jocks... what happened to the old crowd? i used to be a regular, and ruby was a great place for me to get a great drink and read a book, but now it seems that the college crowd has taken over. i di... view more

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06/19/2004
whatever happened to...

... the old ruby that i used to love? one night i went to Ruby, and i thought that i was in the All American. where did all the artists and intellectuals go? i always thought it was a getaway from all the ""fratty"" places in the area, but it seems that lately i'd be better off at home. if i wanted to get beer splashed on me, i'd go to the Knar...

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08/05/2003
Are you kidding?

If this is the best salad in Seattle, people should get out more...we left knowing we should have stayed at home and made our own. Perhaps this place is the best on the Ave but we won't be going back. A positive note - the wait staff was efficient and nice. Unfortunately, the food and the ambiance have a long way to go...

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07/23/2003
Best eats on the Ave.

Ruby provides a bar/resturant atmosphere. The food features bowls of various asian infused dishes that are so bountiful and economical. Last time I was there I had this seafood and rice noodle bowl with a lime broth. The seafood was great, so plentiful. They also have a full bar and 2 kinds of Mac and Jack beer!! This turned my dining experience into a 2 hr treat. The wait staff is kind and cute. Overall this ... view more

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12/10/2002
Best Salad in Seattle

I can't over emphasize how much I like this place. Everything I have tried on the menu is wonderful and the tuna spinach salad is the best salad I've had in Seattle. The staff is also wonderful.

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07/21/2002
I'm in love!!

This place was absolutely charming and beautiful. I felt comfortable eating there in my jeans, even with the artful surroundings. The food was delicious and my smaller rice bowl was enough for lunch the next day. My date had the jasmine rice with coconut milk and curried mussels. There was a huge portion of mussels- they were tender and tasted like heaven. The menu prices were what initially lured us in, but the whol... view more

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