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“Sigh.”
Review of The Georgian

The Georgian
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Ranked #30 of 4,593 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$60
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: 4th Ave
Description: The Georgian, now celebrating its 25th year rated as a AAA 4 Diamond restaurant in Seattle, features French-inspired Northwest cuisine in Seattle's premier dining room. Open for breakfast, lunch and tea, The Georgian is proud to be the only downtown Seattle dining option offering traditional afternoon tea service. The Georgian also offers The Petite, an exclusive private dining room with seating for up to twelve guests, which is perfect for an intimate get together.
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Since dining here two years ago, The Georgian has limited its meal offerings to breakfast and lunch; a probable reflection of the change in the dining habits of Seattleites (and I suspect most of the rest of the country as well).

People no longer seem to want an elegant dining experience in this city on the go, one complete with linen tablecloths and leisurely paced service. I entitled the review 'sigh' because it seems this 'grand old dame' is slowly being put out to pasture.

This may be harsh (and I hope unwarranted), but that's my impression. Even mid-day for lunch there were not many people eating there.

The food, while adequate, did not seem up to its previous delicious offerings. One of us has a soy allergy and it proved problematic to get a meal without soy in it (even their signature Caesar salad had soybean oil in the dressing).

We have eaten at The Georgian in the past for both lunch and dinner and I miss what it used to be. If you go, I hope you have a better experience than we did.

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Thank Terry H
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at The Georgian, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Georgian and for taking the time to write us a review. We apologize that you did not find our food quality to be to standard. We have addressed your feedback and hope you will return and give us the opportunity to change your opinion. Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic and The Georgian.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you have ever had afternoon Tea at a Fairmont property you expect a 5 star experience (if not you need to every chance you get!) but, Today, I had afternoon Tea at the Georgian in the Fairmont Olympic & it was AMAZING!!! The service was on point, the food fabulous and the champagne & Tea both perfection! Try the Bella Coola Tea blend if you like your Tea a bit sweet - going to be my new favorite. The cherry scones are not to be missed!

The room was beautiful and whisks you away to a time when life was a bit slower & everyone took time to enjoy things a little longer.

This will be an Afternoon I remember often & hope to soon repeat!

Thank tshire
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at The Georgian, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine with us in The Georgian and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service and food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests.
Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic and The Georgian.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The breakfast/brunch buffet looked very inviting, but we are not historically breakfast buffet lovers. We ordered off the menu, and both thoroughly enjoyed our Crab Benedict (rare that we both order the same thing). The room is formal, yet very warm--it has high ceilings with numerous tall windows---the morning light streams in, and with every sip of your coffee you get a little more ready to take on the day. We appreciate formal, upscale food quality breakfasts, that provide professional service---you get all that here. By the way, if you like buffets, it looks very enticing.

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Thank adalbert3
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at The Georgian, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine with us in The Georgian and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service, food quality and ambiance. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests.
Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic and The Georgian.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

During a stay at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel my husband and I had breakfast at the Georgian in the hotel. We decided on the breakfast buffet, which was amazing. There were so many choices from typical breakfast fare to yogurt dishes, pastries and wonderful selection of fruits. Really a great meal and the dining room is very elegant and beautiful. The service was wonderful as well.

Thank Lola2012
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at The Georgian, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine with us in The Georgian and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service, food quality and ambiance. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests.
Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic and The Georgian.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I make sure I eat breakfast every day at home, but it's never this nice. The buffet was more than sumptuous along with a full variety of menu items. The service was great, the music low and the decor was very upscale. The experience was totally relaxing, which may or may not be a good thing early in the morning. Hence the coffee.

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Thank HarlanJF
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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at The Georgian, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for choosing to dine with us in The Georgian and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service, food quality and ambiance. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests.
Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Olympic and The Georgian.

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