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How to Cook a Wolf

Map & Directions 2208 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Daily 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Ethan Stowell's third restaurant looks like a cross between a cigar box and a sauna, and not much bigger than either. It's a casual neighborhood joint for people who enjoy hanging out in tiny, refined spaces and are comfortable ordering off a menu that refuses to define itself in courses. A meal at Queen Anne's Wolf might start with a plate of escolar crudo, which gives way to chicken-liver bruschetta drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette, then a bowl of gnocchi with cauliflower and olives. The dishes are of the moment, both in terms of food trends and the seasons, and the cooking is frequently exquisite. So are the martinis and Angela Stowell's list of Italian wines.

Member Reviews

  • kirkh wrote a review for How to Cook a Wolf
    on 06/15/10

    This place was the shining star that broke my foodie slump. Delicious handmade pasta with excellent fresh, seasonal flavors. I really appreciated that this wasn't just a tomato-sauce-gooey-cheese-and-garlic Italian restaurant. I highly recommend it!

  • cchilton1 wrote a review for How to Cook a Wolf
    on 06/01/09

    Wow, Wow, Wow. The cured meat platter is delicious and I'm still talking about their olive bowl - now what restaurant do you ever leave talking about the olive bowl?

  • JohnM4423 wrote a review for How to Cook a Wolf
    on 09/11/08

    Named after the famous MFK Fisher cookbook, this is my favorite of Ethan Stowell's Seattle restaurants (Tavolata & Union are the others). The place is much smaller than expected, seating maybe 20. Its very popular with the younger, hipper (pre-yuppie) crowd native to Queen Anne. Open from 5pm-Midnite Thursday-Sunday. They do not take reservations so get there early and get your... More >>

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  • Eater on 07/28/11

    Chef Matt Fortner puts his own stamp on the menu of this unfussy Italian-via-Northwest style restaurant. [Eater 38 Member]

  • The Seattle Times on 05/25/10

    The Italian-inflected menu has no big platters of family-style entrees like sister restaurant Tavolata, but there are several pastas plus a lengthy list of appetizers. Consider the halved eggs.

  • Heather S. on 01/25/10

    Small plates are supposed to be fantastic... plus, they have pork belly. Yum.

  • Emily T. on 02/11/12

    Try the Chocolate Pudding Cake with peanut butter gelato and peanut brittle - So good. The picture does not do it justice!!! (via @Foodspotting)

  • Abbey L. on 10/09/10

    Chocolate bread pudding and amaretto ice cream are to die for!!!

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