Best Reviews

"The meal at ART proved every bit as enjoyable as the night before - my pan seared halibut was amazing - with the added bonus of having a waterfront view of the ferries plying the waters of Puget Sound. "

Vancouver Province, July 18, 2012

"I was thrilled that we would arrive on a Wednesday just in time for a tour of the Pike Place Market with the chef! My mom and I were treated to private tour of the market where Chef Jelle showed us all his favorite booths and purveyors. I love it when a chef can share is passion and expertise with food all while maintaining a sense of humor and having fun along the way. Fine dining doesn't have to be stuffy and formal, it can make you giggle and smile!, July 12, 2012

"The carnival-inspired “Ferris Wheel Cool Spin” has cinnamon-sugared elephant ears; a trio of housemade strawberry shortcake, raspberry scone, and deep-fried peanut butter ice cream; and is topped with truffle pops in cotton candy on a cool ice carving of the center ferris wheel. Man, it sure looks good!", June 29, 2012

"The restaurant there, ART is also one of the best places I've dined in. Everything is just perfection, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night room service.", June 18, 2012

The insane spread of cheese and antipasti that lures crowds in the early evening resumes once again between 9 and 11. The all-you-can-eat spread runs $7, with discounted wine selections to boot., February 2012

ART Seattle did not disappoint. I appreciated that the kid’s menu contained healthy options that were kid-friendly, but sophisticated. My youngest loved the Crispy Baked Free Range Chicken and enjoyed following their mascot Larry through his Seattle adventure in their menu., February 22, 2012

ART is a homage to natural beauty as well as a inventive cocktails.

Delta Sky Magazine, January 2012

Take top-tier clients to ART Restaurant from acclaimed Seattle chef Kerry Sear for a gourmet Pacific Northwest feast (like spiced salmon) or a simple nightcap., January 27, 2012

Holiday food traditions in the heart of Seattle: ART’s Chocolate Holiday Buffet

Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine, December 10, 2011

You know all those cliches about how the best gift is spending time with the people you love? Well, they’re all true … especially if you give someone … a new dinner called Market To ART that provides all the frantic anticipation of Iron Chef, minus the competition (and someone else does the cooking).

Seattle Met, December 15, 2011

We had gorgeous Watermelon Saketinis made with sake, fresh watermelon juice and their house-made Limoncello, the perfect summer drink with a balance of detox and retox.

New York Resident Magazine, November 2011

Unconventional Thanksgiving recipes from local chefs, November 21, 2011

How to cook Thanksgiving

KUOW-FM (NPR), November 21, 2011

It goes without saying that this was one of the best food experiences I’ve ever had. Market to ART: It’s like Top Chef meets Chopped.

Jen Dot Com, October 13, 2011

ART Restaurant: Restaurant Wine List Awards - Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator, August 31, 2011

A sensational meal at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle’s ART Restaurant

Mary Gostelow’s A Girl Ahead: August 28, 2011

Finding healthy children’s food for vacation: ART Restaurant offers mini pita pockets with grilled chicken and hummus and a veggie burger on its kids menu, which comes with a special activity book created by a local author all about a lost pup searching the city for his owner.

Chicago Tribune, August 18, 2011

Chef Jelle Vandenbroucke has joined executive chef Kerry Sear and seems to be adding a bit more flair., August 2011

ART Restaurant debuts a new bar menu that includes some intriguing-sounding savory doughnut holes, sprinkled with a bit of smoked salt.

Eater Seattle, July 1, 2011

This is the best clam chowder I have ever tasted. I love fresh, healthy food, so when you read that the last ingredients added to this recipe are fresh lemon juice and herbs you know you are in for a gastronomique treat.

The Gourmet Review, July 14, 2011

At ART, the simple is made extraordinary by Chef Kerry Sear, from a Baked Cheese Sandwich to Crab Cannelloni.

Yahoo! June 28, 2011

Chef Kerry Sear designed the menu to showcase Pacific Northwest cuisine with “unique global influences.” Even better, he does so using local ingredients produced by organic growers.

AAA Journey, May/June 2011

Local artwork is on display throughout the property, and the popular ART restaurant serves Northwestern fare paired with local vinos like Oregon pinot noirs and Washington State cabernet sauvignons.

US News & World Report, 2011

"ART" enthusiasts will flock to Seattle this summer where [it] will welcome back the "7 Days of ART," a special dinner menu that highlights a different preparation, ingredient, beverage or dish each night of the week.

Luxury Travel Advisor, June 7, 2011

The program that ART Restaurant is launching this week is so much fun. 7 Days of ART pegs a different theme to each day of the week., June 2, 2011

When a child visits the restaurant they are given a Larry children’s menu and activity book, they’re served on a Larry place mat, and can drink a Larry Blueberry Jones Soda. What more could you want?, June 20, 2011

One of our favorite places to pop in for a late-afternoon, after-work glass of wine and appetizers is our neighbor just across the courtyard, ART Restaurant and Lounge., June 7, 2011

I really loved this menu as Chef Kerry Sear brought the slightly unusual to the dishes without going over the top., June 1, 2011

Jelle Vandenbroucke has joined ART Restaurant & Lounge as its new chef, bringing years of experience and a fresh creative flair to his position., May 2011

Behold the gourmet push-up: Art Restaurant revamps sherbet on a stick’s Nosh Pit, May 5, 2011

Veuve Clicquot Hosts Champagne Lunch

International Business Times, May 11, 2011

ART is a fabulous venue for a date night, girl’s night out, or a special evening out with family., May 2, 2011

A new chef for downtown’s ART Restaurant: Jelle Vandenbroucke’s handiwork appears on the menu, April 7, 2011

New chef joins ART Restaurant, April 8, 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: Happy Hour Bites

Seattle Magazine, April 2011

A surprise proposal

Have Family, Will Travel, April 20, 2011

A Day with Chef Kerry Sear

Dabble Magazine, March/April 2011

Downtown restaurants with free parking, March 2, 2011

ART Restaurant and Lounge, headed up by Kerry Sear, offers up fabulous cocktails and good Northwest cuisine, with stunning views.

Fodor's Pacific Northwest

Robb Report recommends: ART offers an ever-changing menu that capitalizes on seasonal, local fare., January 2011

They’re Rolling Out the Chocolate Buffet at Art: A spread of chocolate wickedness every afternoon til Christmas, December 15, 2010

13 Fancy Ways to Ring in the New Year, December 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

KUOW-FM, November 18, 2010

Eating Picasso at the Four Seasons, November 12, 2010

There’s no better place to indulge your palate than [ART]. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering glorious views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains, it’s a perfect backdrop to the stunning meals.

BC Living, September 21, 2010

MLS goalie Kasey Keller - we love going to ART at the Four Seasons. They’ve got everything from delicious mini burgers to great seafood.

Go Magazine, July 2010

Spa-tinis and Gourmet TV Trays

City Arts Blog, May 28, 2010

In Art, art is all around. The walls are sculpted from woods of the Pacific Northwest. The windows provide panoramic views of Elliott Bay, Puget Sound, and the mountains beyond.

Executive Road Warrior, April 9, 2010

ART Lounge’s [tapas] buffet is trendy, seasonal and regional. Six dishes. Lighter fare. Changes every week.

The Seattle Times, March 31, 2010

While most happy hours start right after work, the ART Lounge takes a different approach with their cheese and tapas samplings seven days a week from 4:30-10pm in their lounge. Can’t decide between the two? Enjoy both for only $20., March 16, 2010

With star chef Kerry Sear at the helm, this Four Seasons restaurant lives up to its name. The seasonal lamb with olive tapenade and five-spice Alaska salmon are just a taste of what is offered., March 2010

Recipe: ART’s Mac & Cheese, Pretzel crust

Q13, FOX, February 3, 2010

In Seattle, my home away from home is the Four Seasons Hotel … [I was] in search of the perfect warming lunch, Beef Bolognese over Pasta., February 12, 2010

Hands down the best chocolate event this holiday: the all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet at ART Restaurant and Lounge

Seattle Times, December 13, 2009

Among the treats are a Roasted Beet Baked Alaska at ART. My tasting notes read: cool, sweet, savory, brilliant.

Pacific NW Magazine, December 13, 2009

Alone at the Top: Kerry Sear of ART

Seattle City Arts, December 2009

ART's lounge doesn't feel like Seattle, even if the view of ferries on the Puget Sound reminds you from just about every seat in the place. It feels intercontinental somehow.

Seattle Weekly, December 12, 2009

Reasons to love the Four Seasons in Seattle. #3: the $12 all-you-can-eat cheese bar., November 1, 2009

It’s a little bit LA, a little bit New York … Mixology is full force, with outstanding drinks - this is the Four Seasons, after all., November 2009

#1 Hotel in Seattle, #28 hotel in the world, 2009 World’s Best Hotels

Institutional Investor, December/January

#25 North American Hotels, 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler, November 2009

Recently, I’ve been taken with another of ART’s signature cocktails--The Big Dill. It’s the kind of drink that’s fashionable of late, with savory ingredients (fresh cucumber) muddled with herbs (fresh dill) and mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice and agave syrup.

Al Dente Blog, October 29, 2009

What our writers love this week: For me, none is as glorious as the 10-foot-long gourmet cheese spread with crackers, breads and other condiments at the hotel's ART Restaurant and Lounge. All-you-can-eat cheese for $12 from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays. Glasses of wine start at $5.

Seattle Times, September 27, 2009

At Seattle’s year-old Art Restaurant, Ryan Witcher’s icy desserts have become instant classics.

Lexus Magazine online, September 2009

Seattle's ART Restaurant … where Wendy [Perrin] died and went to heaven just last month. She recommends the foie gras rolls.

Conde Nast Traveler’s, September 10, 2009

Chef Kerry Sear has improved the menu at the new Four Seasons Hotel—lowered prices, ditched the precious paintbrushes—but the real verve lives in its lounge, where high rollers gather after work for dazzling cocktails and $5 mini-burgers.

Seattle Metropolitan, September 2009

There are so many fabulous items to choose from here, including crisp duck breast, lamb steak and wild king salmon. The smoked chicken with creamy white polenta was simply amazing, complemented by a delicious side of grilled spring onions., August 31, 2009

If there were only one place to eat dinner and money were not an issue, where should we go for dinner? I'd recommend heading for the historic Pike Place Market area for a uniquely Seattle experience. Start out with a window table overlooking Elliott Bay in the ultrachic Art Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel.

The Seattle Times, August 23, 2009

Mark your calendars. Starting September 7th, ART Restaurant will be unveiling its —be still my cheese loving heart—all-you-can-eat cheese table, where for $12 guests can scarf up as much “domestic and imported” cheese as they want from happy hour until close., August 10, 2008

Another plus: the sprawling Art bar and restaurant off the lobby that runs along the bayfront side of the hotel, with a groovy bar that is lively at cocktail hour. Breakfast was pleasant, with daily juice combinations and great steel-cut oatmeal; at lunch, we liked fresh local crab salad with corn, black beans and avocado. Our relaxing dinner started with a salad of stone fruit with blue cheese, then fresh Alaskan halibut with asparagus and morels, and duck with Bing cherry sauce and spoon bread. An impressive open wine cellar offers many regional wines by the glass and bottle. Kids get cotton candy (we got some too) but the best dessert was “donuts to go,” powdered donut holes in a hand-painted white box.

The Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2009

The look is sleek and contemporary, with warm blond wood, exposed stone, and an art collection highlighting masters from the Northwest School. Savor dinner at Art, where star chef Kerry Sear, cooks up just that., July 31, 2009

ART Restaurant and Lounge is one of the most genuinely fun places to eat in town., July 16, 2009

Chef Sear is known for his Northwest-centric menus. That influence is in place here, but dishes have global twists. "We may have a local salmon and then add a touch of India," he explains. "We don’t want to over-complicate things. And we’re on the same block as Pike Place Market and want to focus on that seasonality with daily market menus and the TV Trays."

Seattle Dining, July 2009

Seattle chef and Four Seasons veteran Kerry Sear’s kitchen incorporates the philosophy of using the freshest local ingredients in creating memorable preparations.

Chattanooga-Times, June 28, 2009

A PS for wine lovers: you can "sample" any bottle on the list (150-plus labels). They'll open it if you buy just two glasses and pay for half a bottle. The restaurant keeps the wine fresh with the Verre de Vin preservation system, so the next guy can enjoy some of "your" bottle, later on., June 27, 2009

Food as art: mushrooms illuminated in a case at the sushi bar. In the foreground, ART at the Four Seasons' happy hour menu ($5 food & drink specials) … a water view and happy hour? What's not to love?

Seattle Tall Poppy, June 24, 2009

ART Lounge was recognized by the editors of FOOD & WINE magazine’s “Cocktails 2009” as one of the top 100 bars and lounges across America.

Food & Wine’s “Cocktails 2009”

“Latest offering is a quick way to have an elegant lunch. Served on partitioned china, the quick lunches are dubbed TV, initials for the French term Très Vite, meaning very fast. One can choose from several Très Vite offerings. That day, our TV tray, which cost $16, contained potato and spring onion soup, a lamb meatball with morels and peas, heirloom tomatoes and feta, and a strawberry panna cotta, light as cotton candy. Most of the ingredients were fresh that day from Pike Place Market.”

Puget Sound Business Journal, May 29, 2009

“Happy hour “Five After Five” runs from 5-7pm, Sunday through Thursday. Chef Kerry Sear’s “mini burgers trio” exceeds expectations and even comes in veggie form. Another famous chef is making you $5 happy hour snacks, and this one’s also offering world-class views on the side. Long summer evenings are upon us, let’s enjoy accordingly.”

Seattle Metropolitan, May 15, 2009

“… I was most impressed by the fancy--but delicious--desserts by pastry chef Ryan Witcher. He's worked at some pretty fancy places and his skill is apparent, but he is completely friendly and accessible. His personality shows through in the desserts, which are pinkies-out fancy but with tongue in cheek touches like a Parisian-style macaron flavored like a snickers bar, or truffle "pops" fancied up with strawberry and basil.”, May 14, 2009

“There are so many wonderful places to rest and relax, most of them with incredible views of Puget Sound, we can’t agree on where to spend our time. We end our day with a sunset dinner at ART, where prominent local chef Kerry Sear uses top quality ingredients in globally influenced dishes, both in the kitchen and at the sushi/small plates counter.”

Alaska Airlines Magazine, May 2009

“Seattle Art Museum–goers have a new place to stay nearby: the Four Seasons, decorated with works from Northwest artists. At ART, its restaurant, chef Kerry Sear sends out kampachi (yellowtail) with … a palette of 15 sauces so diners can channel their inner Impressionist.”

Food & Wine, May 2009

“The best new restaurant in the neighborhood is back at the [Four Seasons]. ART, with star chef Kerry Sear, lives up to the name.”

Sunset Magazine, May 2009

“Mini-burger paradise at ART Lounge. ART Lounge, inside the Four Seasons Hotel, has happy hour 5-7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, when the "mini-burgers trio" and other bar food, beer, selected wine and cocktails all cost $5.”

The Seattle Times, April 22, 2009

“If you’re looking for a business lunch place to impress, Art could be your spot. And right away we find something to like on the menu — a bento-like idea called “TV Tray.” It’s a four-course lunch served on a small platter. The portions are small, but together offer a rare opportunity to try four different things at a price sure to pass expense-account muster. And it’s plenty for a midday meal.”

Puget Sound Business Journal, April 20, 2009

“At ART, the restaurant at the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Seattle, the concept of dining around beauty extends from the setting to the menu. Further reflecting the surroundings, chef Kerry Sear’s menu puts a global twist on Northwest fare.”

Robb Report Vacation Homes, April/May 2009

“Diners who dig into pastry chef Ryan Witcher’s Vanilla Dusted Donuts for Two at the new Seattle Four Seasons' ART restaurant are likely to say the same thing. There’s nothing better than these yeasty poufs of dough that are served with fromage blanc sorbet and a pomegranate compote (sometimes Oregon rhubarb is used instead). I found the combo irresistible as I dipped the hot, delicate donuts into, first, the sweet-tangy sorbet and then into the tart, richly textured compote.”, February 25, 2009

“I was particularly taken by a new wine-tasting program offered in ART ... Besides offering terrific versions of hard-to-find seafood like Alaskan Black Cod and Italian Branzino, Sear has introduced something I’ve never seen at wine bars or restaurants during my travels. For a guarantee of purchasing at least two glasses of wine, the restaurant will open any bottle on its voluminous wine list, and serve it to you on a per-glass basis … it provides those of us on a budget (or a limited corporate expense account) to sample wines that we otherwise might never have a chance to try. And I’d rather pay that much for a really good glass of wine than a whole bottle of something harsh and acidic. For me, it spoke of the overall richness of staying at a place like the Four Seasons.”

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"The wood finishes and the photographs underscore the restaurant's Pacific Northwest roots, while the contemporary American menu reminds me why I've long enjoyed chef Kerry Sear's cooking. Competing for your attention is the view: Art's floor-to-ceiling windows capture Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains."

Washington Post, February 8, 2009

"Pastry chef Ryan Witcher is doing great things in his new post at ART Restaurant and Lounge in the Four Seasons Seattle Hotel and Residences. We’ve enjoyed his Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate–chocolate mousse cake, white chocolate espresso foam, and coffee butterscotch sauce; Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta with Sauternes Ice and White Chocolate Crisp; and his ART Cheesecake with Citrus Sauce and Mascarpone Cream. But for sheer naughtiness and comfort food, his Donuts in a Box win the prize."

Northwest Whining and Dining, December 15, 2008

"With it’s location Downtown and near the Seattle Art Museum, the ambiance and feel of ART is, well, designed. Kerry Sear is returning to the Four Seasons fold, which is where he first got his start; now he is able to fully put his imprint on ART, one of the more anticipated in the Downtown core."

Going for Seconds, November 24, 2008

"When I sat down at ART, the restaurant at Seattle’s new Four Seasons Hotel, I was a little shocked to find chicken noodle soup on the menu [for lunch]. But the soup – fine filaments of spiced vegetables, twisted up with soba noodles and black silkie chicken in a deeply flavorful broth, and topped with a poached egg – was anything but plain. But I couldn’t ignore the way the egg yolk glided into the broth, infusing it with a richness that makes chicken soup feel even more healing than usual."

Hogwash, November 12, 2008

"Beloved chef Kerry Sear’s dining room is whimsical and serene: LED lights shift colors. More than 160 Northwest wines are offered by the glass. And the view of Elliott Bay is as stunning as the regional oil paintings. It’s not so much eating as fashioning an edible opus."

Daily Candy Seattle, November 2008

Reviews about Art Restaurant near Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, WA.