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North City Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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1520 NE 177th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155-5231
+1 206-365-4447
16:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to North City Bistro numerous times and the wine/cocktails, food, and live entertainment is always a joy! The owners are very friendly and welcoming and you feel like you're among friends when you go! I have tried just about everything and I haven't had anything bad yet lol, Honestly! Also, they have a really nice selection of... More 

Thank TravelQueen95
Seattle, WA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Husband and I used our map app to locate a restaurant within 10 minutes of home and this one popped up. We arrived early on Friday night and were lucky to get seated. I'd had a long day and didn't have the energy for a late evening or we would have stayed until closing. This is an intimate venue. The... More 

Thank Marilyn B
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stumble upon this place about a year ago after a friend moved in the neighbor and heard about it. Not very impressive from the outside but once you enter, you find a special gem. Almost not wanting to review as then more people will know about it and it will be harder for me to find a table. The food... More 

Thank Jenny C
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593 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

North City is a small hole in the wall in an overlooked corner of the Greater Seattle area. The location and interior of the restaurant aren't anything to get excited about. What makes North City special is the live music, which happens almost every night, and features a truly fine cross section of Seattle and Northwest artists in a small... More 

Thank hfulghum
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I've been here several times with friends and I'm never disappointed. The owners are very welcoming. Service is good, but can be slow on busy nights. The food is always EXCELLENT! The bistro is also a wine afficionado's dream with bottlers lining the walls and Ray always ready to recommend something. A variety of evening entertainment with low to no... More 

Thank Michele L
Seattle, Washington
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447 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This place usually is a wine store, but turns into a nice Jazz cafe/restaurant in the evenings. The food is decent, music is great.

Thank vamsally
Shoreline, Washington, United States
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ventured over here while our kids were at Younglife on a Friday evening. Door said there was a $12 cover charge, but owner saw us milling around and told us to come in if we wanted to eat. Started with a couple of tasty martinis- interesting gin for my husband and a Cosmo for me. We... More 

Thank Michelle B
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Really enjoyed my first visit to North City Bistro. The place is in a nondescript area of Shoreline, nothing much to note from the outside. Inside the small restaurant are wood tables, a wall of wine, small bar area and a small space for a band. The food was very good; the service was friendly and had just the right... More 

Thank nancy r
Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The location has a very nice selection of wine. But their food is horrible. To their credit they do have gluten free options. I ordered the gluten free pesto linguine. It came in a huge plate with a tiny indentation in the center. The portions are ridiculously small, and the pasta was undercooked and dripping with oil. The steak bites... More 

Thank Mia C
Kalispell, Montana
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We were apprehensive upon arrival as the building didn't appear to be very attractive but upon entering we were pleasantly surprised with a delightful room with hundreds of bottles of wines on shelves on two sides of the room. We were greeted pleasantly by the proprietors, a man who works the bar and his wife who served us. They specialize... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 NE 177th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155-5231
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Shoreline
  • Phone Number: +1 206-365-4447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?