Inspired by the cafés, bars and bistros of France and old-world Europe, The Sitting Room opened its doors in December of 1998 and has become one of Seattle's most distinctive and charming evening destinations.
Come experience our stylish, unhurried European ambiance where you will find great company, wonderful menu items and no televisions. Chic surrounds and warm countryside lighting offer a relaxing atmosphere. Sink into the antique sofa or sit at the authentic zinc bar with one of our signature fresh-herb or fruit cocktails. We also offer a carefully chosen selection of international wines, beers, premium spirits and light cuisine fare.
The candle-lit bistro tables provide a perfect setting for an intimate evening for two, or for getting together with friends. Art Nouveau light fixtures and music from around the globe create an atmosphere for great times in a place where you can hear the whispers of your companion or join in the raucous laughter and vibrant conversation with friends at the next table. During warmer days of Spring, Summer and Autumn our entire front wall opens up to the patio for a classic Seattle outdoor experience.
Nestled in the theater district in Uptown Queen Anne, we are conveniently located within walking distance to the Seattle Repertory, Intiman, Opera, Ballet, Symphony, and Seattle Center and Key Arena events. We enjoy offering our libations for all pre and post On The Boards shows — Seattle's premier contemporary performing arts theater located upstairs from The Sitting Room.
We are at 108 West Roy Street near the bottom of Queen Anne hill ‐ also known as Uptown Queen Anne. We are conveniently located near many great theaters, performance halls and other Seattle Center attractions. Join us before or after a game or concert at Key Arena, pre or post shows for the Opera or Ballet at McCaw Hall, plays at The Intiman and Seattle Repertory theaters, a movie at the Uptown, or shows at On The Boards. Or just come and hang out with us for the whole evening ‐ we look forward to seeing you soon!
Happy Hour Specials
Please visit us any day during our happy hour times for great deals on some of our most popular food and drink selections.
EVERYDAY HAPPY HOUR DEALS
Create a meal for two or share several plates with friends. All selections served with multi-grain bread. Gluten free bread available. Vegetarian options indicated by (v)
Olive spread made with French Nicoise olives, fresh herbs and garlic. Served with rosemary croccantini.
Homemade Mediterranean hummus and English cucumber.
Mediterranean olives marinated in an herb and spice brine.
Castelvetrano olives marinated in brine.
Roasted almonds tossed with brown sugar and cayenne.
Kettle Chips with a seasonal dip.
SALADS & SOUPS
Mixed greens tossed with Sherry herb vinaigrette.
Roasted beets, Cypress Grove Chèvre, orange supremes and mixed greens with creamy orange yogurt dressing.
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil drizzled with balsamic-fig reduction and olive oil.
Classic Green Salad and cup of featured soup. Please see our slate board or ask your server.
Charcuterie & Cheeses
Three artisan cheeses served with roasted almonds, olives and apple slices.
Featured selection of salami and two cheeses served with olives, apple slices and Dijon mustard.
Goat brie served with Rye Whiskey-Quince-Orange jam and apple slices.
A featured selection of salami served with cornichons, Mediterranean olives and Dijon mustard.
Gerard & Dominique European cold-smoked wild Alaskan salmon, served with sliced English cucumbers, capers, dill-shallot cème and lemon.
Selection of salami, an artisan cheese, peppadew peppers, dates, cornichons, tapenade, Castelvetrano Olives, roasted almonds and apple slices.
French country style artisan pork and chicken pâté served with cornichons, Dijon mustard, house pickled onions and brandied cherries.
Three seasonal pulled-pork burgers with sweet chili slaw.
French baguette topped with your choice of either:
Bleu cheese, fig preserve and prosciutto
Garlic confit spread, roasted red peppers, arugula and Parmesan cheese (v)
Local multi-grain bread topped with our featured fresh ingredients. Please see our slate board or ask your server.
Cheese tortellini tossed with garlic confit and topped with fresh
chopped tomatoes, basil,and grated Parmesan cheese. Served with mixed
Salami Crumbles add 2–
Multi-grain bread grilled with a selection of fresh ingredients.
Please see slate board or ask your server. Served with pickles and
mixed greens or potato chips.
(request v - gf)
Substitute Soup add 2–
Uli’s chicken apple sausage butterflied, grilled and served on a bed of French green lentils seasoned with shallots and vinaigrette. Served with Dijon mustard and mixed greens or potato chips.
Chocolate Mousse with sea salt and whiskey infused whipped cream.
Baked dessert using seasonal ingredients. Ask your server for today’s selection.
We have an extensive menu of specialty and signature cocktails expertly crafted by our team of mixologists made only from the freshest ingredients. If you have a favorite of your own, please don't hesitate to ask our bartenders or servers.
Gin — Vodka
Bombay Gin, Chartreuse Verte, Muddled Thyme, Lemon
Bombay Gin or Ketel One Vodka, Fresh Cucumber Puree, Lemon
Bombay Gin or Ketel One Vodka, Lemon, Lavender Syrup, Sparkling Wine
Bombay Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Aperol, Lemon, Sparkling Rosé
Ketel One Vodka, Cointreau, Pomegranate, Lime
Absolut Ruby Red, Grapefruit, Fresh Sage
House infused Tarragon Vodka, Amaro Nonino, Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange Bitters
Ketel One Vodka, Peach Coulis, Peach Liqueur, Champagne
Bulleit Rye Bourbon, Campari, Maraschino Liqueur, Antica Formula, Bitters
House Infused Black Tea Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Lemon, Soda
Appleton Jamaican Rum, Muddled Mint, Lemon Juice, Club Soda
St. Remy V.S.O.P Brandy, Clear Creek Pear Brandy, Pear Coulis, Lemon
Sauza Hornitos Tequila, Basil, Lime, Crème de Cassis, Ginger Beer
Reposado Tequila, Dolin Blanc, Crème de Violet, Lime
Mezcal, Benedictine, Orange, Aromatic Bitters
An apéritif is a drink which is served to stimulate the appetite before a meal. Apéritifs are commonly served with something small to eat, such as crackers, cheese, pâté, olives, and other finger foods.
This classic Italian bitters is known the world over for its bright red hue and refreshing flavor. Try a Campari with soda and Angustura for a great way to refresh the palate.
This Italian black bitters is made by Fratelli Branca and is unique in the world of Amaros. Incredibly complex, the depth of flavors include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron. Our establishment is unique in offering this special beverage.
Classic, bright flavor of anise—licorice! This green liqueur was the international replacement for Absinthe when that distillate was banned due to its inclusion of wormwood. As a substitution for Absinthe it has similar flavor and body without the negative health effects! Try it with an ice water drip and watch the magic.
Also known as Pastis, Ricard is akin to Pernod but is not quite as sweet, creating a unique experience by the glass.
We offer select local and imported wines. Please feel free to bring your own bottle and allow us to serve you in our bar. Corkage fee $15.
Lovely nose of cherry, raspberry and plum with hints of rose and leather. Jammy fruit flavors, round tannins, and lasting finish.
Exploding aromas of berries, plums and Bing cherry. Medium body balanced by complex notes of dark chocolate and spice.
Aromatic, complex and well balanced with notes of spices, ripe red fruits and plums. Structured tannins give a lasting finish.
Organic grapes 85% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Shiraz. Opaque violet‐black color. Intense rich blackberry, spicy black pepper and notes of black‐current aromas. Elegant raspberry, blackberry and fig flavors. Well balanced structure and acidity.
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas and flavors of cedar, black plums and black cherries with a hint of chocolate. Rich and full-bodied, silky tannins.
Rich ruby-red with purple reflection. Full-bodied, dense bouquet of plum and cherry. Silk on the palate, balanced acidity and tannins with velvety finish. This wine will pair perfectly with any meal.
Vibrant Cassis, blackberry and chocolate followed by aromatic minerals and touch of black olive. Well balanced with a smooth finish.
Deep purple color and complex flavors. Pleasant aromas of plums, black cherry, peppers and herbs. Savory and jammy with rich cracked peppers notes and lasting fruit-filled finish.
Vin Blanc and Rosé
Pinot noir. A pale salmon shade with tints of marshmallow. Floral and fruity notes are accentuated by a rose petal fragrance. On palate, fresh with raspberries, strawberries, red currants and violets.
100% Pinot Grigio. Exquisitely balanced with bright brilliant floral fruity aromas. A refreshing crisp, citric and revitalizing finish.
100% Pinot Blanc. Delightful and refreshing. Pleasing aromas of honeysuckle, peach and grapefruit, with a bright and long finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Bright pale golden hue with green highlights. An exotic character laced with mineral notes. Boxwood and fern aromas mingle with fruity mango and melon flavors.
A white Burgundy with a pale, clear gold color. Aromas of fresh fruit and flowers with a well-balanced acidity and smooth finish.
Ask your server about our current selections.
Red or White wine, Brandy, Peach Schnapps, Fruit Juice & Ginger Ale garnished with Fresh Fruit.
Vodka is the single most popular alcohol beverage in the world. The stunning purity and excellence of the vodka produced today may be the reason why. We are happy to offer you what we consider to be finest vodkas sold today for your enjoyment in a cocktail or on the rocks.
Established in 1879 in Sweden, Absolut Vodka is now the third largest quality spirits distiller in the world. Known for its ease on the palate, and many different flavor-inused vodkas, this is always a class act.
Real Russian Vodka! This is the brand that started the move to high-quality standards in vodka production. Created in 1894 by Tsar Nicholas the Great.
Ketel One is a triple-distilled potato-based Vodka crafted from small batches in the Dutch tradition by the 10th generation of the Nolet family. The Ketel One name is derived from Distilleerketel #1, the original coal-fired copper pot still which remains in operation today. This is an ideal vodka for sipping on the rocks.
Hailing from the Cognac region of France, Grey Goose is a five-step distilled vodka often called the benchmark of all martini vodkas. 100% wheat vodka, it is soft and sublime and considered by some to be the most elegant of all vodkas.
Catalogued as the worlds first “super-premium” vodka, this beauty from Poland is a rye-based quadruple-distilled vodka with hints of vanilla, cream, white pepper and spice.
An ultra-premium Polish potato-based Vodka unique for its full, round body and green apple finish. A delightful surprise if you've never experienced a fuller-bodied vodka before.
Distilled from Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc grapes grown in the historic Gaillac and Cognac regions of France, the innovative cold fermentation and maceration techniques are usually found in winemaking. An ultra-premium vodka that celebrates subtle aromatics and smooth, natural refined taste.
Gin is a spirit whose predominant flavor is derived from juniper berries. Although several different styles of gin have existed since its origin, gin is currently found in two categories. Discerning palettes drink gin crafted in the traditional manner of re-distilling neutral spirit with juniper berries and other botanicals.
A popular gin characterized by spice and citrus with a silky delicate texture. Elegantly blended and exquisitely balanced.
A gentle, aromatic taste layered with zesty citrus, delicate nutty oils, rich exotic spices and a hint of sweetness ending with light lavender notes and a long peppery finish.
A small-batch gin hand-crafted in Scotland, with an infusion of cucumber and rose petals. Both unique and beautiful in essence, once you try it you will always be a fan.
Flavors of angelica, juniper and coriander, this classic makes the perfect gin for Gin & Tonics.
This extraordinarily complex gin show cases white grapefruit, orange, lime, coriander, cardamom, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme... and of course juniper. Amazing depth and clarity all at the same time!
Super-premium Gin made in Washington. Citrus, lavender, and apples show off this very complex craft product that balances aromatics and a very herbal, earthy dry finish with mint tones.
We enjoy carrying a broad range of gin. If you have a particular favorite that is not on our list, please let us know! Please drink responsibly!
An Islay single-malt known for its deep peat and caramel flavors.
Deep amber and rich in colour, this premium scotch whiskey has a full fruity nose, blending together sultanas and raisins with a note of heather, forming a well balanced, mellow, warm mouth feel with a hint of oak.
Two hundred years and still going strong, this grand original is known for its notes of pineapple.
Elegant, floral and very complex guarantees an amazing and never disappointing experience.
Another gem from Islay, and true to form, this is bold, rich and peat-heavy.
This classic from Islay uses malted barley dried over a peat fire. The smoke from the peat gives Laphroaig its rich flavor.
Flavors of oranges, spice, chocolate and dried fruit make this one of the best single-malt scotches in the world.
Declared the Best Scotch in the World by Whiskey Magazine ‐ enough said.
A superb blend of Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie single malt scotch Whisky. All three are aged in first fill bourbon casks before being blended in very small batches (27 casks at a time). The blend is then further aged before being bottled.Is a 40.5% / 81 proof brand of Kentucky Straight Rye Bourbon Whisky distilled and bottled by Austin Nichols division of Campari Group.
Known as the West Highlands single-malt scotch, slightly darker than Talisker.
Big, sweet malt, oak, a touch of oranges, limes and lemon with sweet red pepper and just a touch of black pepper.
We enjoy carrying a broad range of scotch and we try and fill many different styles. If you have a particular favorite that is not on the list, please let us know. Please drink responsibly!
BOURBON & WHISKEY
We enjoy bringing you a great selection of carefully chosen whiskey from around the globe. If you have a particular favorite, please bring it to our attention. Please drink responsibly!
COGNAC, ARMAGNAC, PORT, & EAUX-DE-VIE
Grape based spirits are possibly the most elegant way to finish up an evening. Whether after a rich meal or as an after theatre nightcap, they offer a ceremonial way to reflect on your day, converse with close friends or possibly share with a new‐someone special you just met who is also enjoying an elegant evening sitting at the bar.
Cognac & Armagnac
World famous nose of vanilla with a hint of licorice, ripe apricots and peaches, and wild flowers lingering on the silky finish.
Courvoisier cognac has been famous world-wide since Napoleon introduced it in 1811. This Cognac is a light, less dry style, easily approachable for those just discovering the warm delicate aromas. Crushed grape fruitiness and a fuller palate than bouquet delivers plenty of complexity and richness.
Martell VSOP is distinguished with the medallion of Louis XIV gracing the bottle. Owing its exceptional smoothness to three centuries of secretive blending passed down through the generations this is a masterful example of mature cognac.
Honeyed fruit flavors punctuated by delicate scents of cloves and cinnamon spice inspire the rich and subtle balance and harmony of an accomplished cognac with a velvety finish.
A dry blended liqueur made from Benedictine, an herb based liqueur and old Cognac produced in France.
Port & Madeira
It takes about 30 pounds of pears to make one 750 ml bottle of Pear Brandy. The pear nose is intense, the taste is strong but pure, and the aftertaste is clean. Ask for it on the rocks for something different.
Apple aromas with a light touch of vanilla and a hint of oak imparts a lingering, elegant finish. This is the real stuff from France.
We enjoy bringing you a great selection of carefully chosen grape-based spirits from around the globe. If you have a particular favorite, please bring it to our attention. Please drink responsibly!
Rum, also known as Rhum, is a distilled alcohol made from sugarcane products such as molasses and sugarcane juice. The fermentation and distillation process result in a somewhat aromatic and sweet clear liquid, which is then usually aged in oak barrels. Spices and other flavorful additions have been popular around the world for over a century.
Rum is becoming quite popular these days and if you have a suggestion for a particular rum that you think would work well at The Sitting Room, please come in or leave a comment on the website. Please drink responsibly!
Tequila is a spirit made from the roasted root of the Blue Agave succulent plant. Unique for its flavors and complexity, finely crafted tequila is now easier to obtain. The pride of Mexico is made primarily in the areas surrounding the city of Tequila, southwest of Guadalajara in the Los Altos of the state of Jalisco.
We proudly carry these fine tequilas but if you know of a particular brand that is exceptional and would like to share it with us at The Sitting Room, please come in. Please drink responsibly!
Tuaca Italian Liqueur, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Coffee, Cream
Bourbon, Pear Coulis, Bitters, Champagne
White Crème de Cacao, Orange Juice, Galliano
Bombay Gin, St. Germain, Champagne
Special Events & Parties
The Sitting Room is one of Seattle's popular venues for parties and special events. We accept reservations and recommend scheduling parties of 15+ guests as soon as possible to confirm availability. We can help you plan everything ‐ from menu choices, specialty cocktails themed to your event, specific wines and more. Our Chef can prepare large platters from our wide selection of small plates along with tantalizing dessert trays.
Please call us now to reserve space: 206-285-2830 or fill out and submit the form below.
Here are some of the reviews we have garnered over the years. We hope you enjoy reading through them and then offer us some of your own thoughts on our Facebook page.
The service has always been outstanding and its a great place to meet with friends, catch up with an old friend, or take a new friend on a date. It has a classy yet comfortable style and because of the way the tables and seats are arranged, it is easy to meet somebody new when you sit down at the sitting room.
Located just around the corner from perf-art hotspot On the Boards at the bottom of Queen Anne hill, the Sitting Room is a sweetly laid-back Euro-bistro charmer. During happy hour things get even sweeter, with discounted hors d'oeuvres, well drinks, draught beer, and house wine. Select an ambitious cocktail (citrus Lillet!), plop yourself down on a gorgeous antique sofa, and treat yourself to some temporarily thrifty edible delights, from Salumi signature salami to the amazing European cheese plate.
Best of Citysearch
Intimate tables and a well-worn sofa and chairs blur the lines between cafe and living room at this eminently comfortable Queen Anne bar. Gently glowing lamps cast shadows across the burgundy cement floors and golden walls. Regulars drink wine and eat snacks at the zinc-top bar, or settle in with friends at tables for signature cocktails and affordable dinner plates. The front window, an old garage door, is thrown open on sunny days--enjoy the breeze and pretend you're in Paris.
Audience and Editorial Winner
Relax on an antique sofa, unwind at the elegant zinc bar or get cozy at a candlelit bistro table in this intimate café on lower Queen Anne that's fine for a late-night rendezvous or after-work sojourn. The stylish and romantic ambience has classy European overtones---a lovely change from today's sleek, hard-edged bars. Wine fans will enjoy the emphasis on French vintages---both red and white---with about 15 pours by the glass to accompany the bottle offerings. Sophisticated, creative cocktails are also an option, along with apéritifs. Despite the lack of a full dinner menu, it's easy to make a satisfying repast out of salads, pork pâté, daily soups, caponata or charcuterie. The proximity to Seattle Center's theaters makes the venue popular with thespians before and after the curtain, or for walkers who want a reward after strolling down Queen Anne hill.
The very low, very sexy orange lighting at The Sitting Room makes it a perfect spot for a secret retreat with your sweetie. Lean in close and coo over candlelight at your table, or discreetly hunker down next to one another on the banquette. Be sure to bring your appetite: The food is excellent — the pâté au poivre noir and the artisan cheese plate are our faves — and the wines are divine.
The Secrets to Love, Dating & Sex in Our City
Best Cucumber Cocktail
Best Cheese Plate
Sexy lighting and an energetic but unobtrusive soundtrack make it the perfect spot to grab a drink and figure out what the hell you just saw at On the Boards.
Readers' Choice Award Winner
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
The Sitting Room where a petite nosh and an herb cocktail never had such a mellow European backdrop.
With a casual, Euro-bistro vibe, this tucked-away bar in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood is the perfect spot for a drink before or after a show at On the Boards next door. It's a fun find for anyone exploring this part of town. Fresh herb cocktails are the specialty.