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Nell's Restaurant

Map & Directions 6804 E. Green Lake Way N.
Seattle, WA 98115
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Daily 5:30pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

Among the growing number of venerated chef-owned restaurants in town, Nell's in Greenlake hangs tough as the one where the chef-owner really does circulate kindly and quietly. Chef Phil Mihalski is, in fact, a lot like his food: humble, sophisticated, and very present. Expect wonderfully executed specials like garlic-crusted chicken with blue cheese mashed potatoes and lacinato kale, but please don't start in on your main course without at least perusing the first-course options (the Dungeness crab salad with apples and red radishes is beautiful and delicious). Several wonderful qualities make Nell's an all-ages place: You don't have to don infrared goggles to read the menu or eat your food, you don't have to shout at one another over the din of too many tables, and the waiters do white-tablecloth service properly.

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/28/10

    The setting is gracious. The staff is fluent in their roles. Chef/owner Philip Mihalski offers a tantalizing contemporary American menu; it's food cooked with nuance and verve. Servers are wine savvy.

  • Eater on 01/21/13

    The decor is a little bit of a throwback, but the service is spot-on and the food is balanced and flavorful, classic and beautifully presented. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Jen S. on 08/30/09

    Best sweetbreads I've had yet!

  • Bill C. on 07/20/13

    Outstanding food, incredible service!!

  • Irene M. on 09/05/12

    The savory onion tart in its flaky, delicate crust with artichoke chips on top is one of my very favorite things to eat. Just thinking about it is making me long for it.

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