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Brad's Swingside Cafe - CLOSED

4212 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-7222
+1 206-633-4057
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
23 Mar 2015
“Most individualistic restaurant”
1 Nov 2014
“Best Tablecloth Italian in Seattle”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
4212 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-7222
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Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been here many times. It's nothing much to look at, but the food, like everything else about the place, is warm, tasty and unique. Service may be spotty but it's always good-hearted. It's been here forever, but unfortunately, this charmer is closing this month. The...More

1  Thank Saffy101
Reviewed November 1, 2014

Food is never less than spectacular. Service can be spotty, but more in the well-meaning but dotty than intentionally rude or just plain sloppy. When Brad himself is in, it's just simply THE best. He uses a lot of local sourced ingredients and some organic,...More

Thank VitalianBrother
Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is by far the WORST dining experience I have ever had- and I dined in the U-District for 4 years, to put this in perspective. For some background- upon glancing at the menu, I immediately decided to order the Amatriciana- Previously, I haven't been...More

Thank B1517
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Haven't been to Brad's in awhile - mostly because we cook more at home. But we went last night and it was wonderful as usual. I've been coming here for many many years (over 20) and have never had a bad meal. Last night we...More

1  Thank maryinseattle
Reviewed May 10, 2013

High points were the boulliabaisse (thick and delicious, though unlike any familiar one); nicely done goat cheese ravioli; rabbit this and boar that: seems no being is safe in this kitchen. Good salad, antipasto (though not generous). We had a special evening in a worthy...More

Thank Michael33776
Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband had tried the Swingside many years before on a visit to Seattle and wanted us to try it on a visit we made to the city just after Christmas. I was very glad we did- creative Sicilian pasta dishes in the coziest possible...More

Thank SMSOakland_CA
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Was in the Fremont area looking for a restaurant and came across the Swingside by accident. On a whim we decided to give it a try and were very pleased. It was a little early (5:30pm) when we stopped in and we were their first...More

Thank knscott
Reviewed June 7, 2012

This quickly became our favorite restaurant in Seattle after we moved here. Even after we moved north, we still make the 45 minute drive to eat here about 4 times a year. Every friend or relative who visits gets to make a trip to Brad's...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed April 27, 2012

A friend took a small group of business associates to Brad’s for dinner during the week. As we approached the restaurant passing through the back alley I had a flash of concern but as soon as I entered Brad’s I immediately felt at home. The...More

Thank LuvDaSun222
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Brad's is small, which makes you stop and inhale the deliciousness at the door. I used to live in Seattle and lived close to Brad's years ago. Haven't been there in more than 15 years. It never disappoints. Delicious! Thanks Brad!

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-7222
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Fremont
  • Neighbourhood: Fremont
  • Phone Number: +1 206-633-4057
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