This place has amazing cocktails! I’m knocking off a star though as $8 for 1 small slice of focaccia is outrageous and feels a bit out of touch. Additionally, the... read more risotto was ill-balanced. However, the rest of the food was great and had decently reasonable portions for the price.
Brianna Fulghum-Behen May 15, 2022
I can't say enough incredible things about Joli! For starters, the quality, value and care of the food served is enough to rival Canlis. And oh my, the gin...... read more Whether you're an amateur or an afficianado, you will be impressed by the cocktail menu options as well as the plethora of international gin options on the wall. Go here. For real. You won't be disappointed.
Andrea DeWees December 29, 2021
Everything delish~ From the gin old fashioned, to the negroni, gin-icillin, shishito peppers, seared cauliflower, and wild mushroom risotto... Excellent. Ambience was on point☆ Attentive service and great recommendations were... read more appreciated. The pouring rain outside added mood points. Perfect evening☆☆☆
Janet Ramos November 29, 2021
Really adorable gin bar with a well curated, tasty menu. The food is served tapas style and is a great place to visit with a group of friends. I... read more recently had the beet risotto and a delicious Spanish-style gin and tonic. Highly recommend this place if you are near Ballard or Fremont!
Megan Moulos March 1, 2022
Wow! This place has it all- ambience, food and service. It's tapas style menu was perfect for sharing with friends and our wait staff was top-notch. Great happy hour menu.... read more Brussel sprouts were yum. Gin drinks were the bomb. Definitely a great evening 😊
Nibs November 29, 2021
Another local restaurant/bar that I frequent. You'd be good going once because their menu is limited (food). The steak and fries are always oversalted so I sadly have to mention... read more that On the other hand, they have over 200+ Gins to choose from.
Erin Farmer January 29, 2022
Really great food. Everything smelled great and tasted better.
Patrick Rachford March 1, 2022
Not for the picky eaters. But for those of us who feel like living an adventure you better put this place on your list of places to eat. It's a... read more wonderful experience of flavor and out of this world drinks. You won't have gin like this anywhere else. And for the average veggie avoidant (like my boyfriend) you will find yourself gobbling down those Brussel sprouts you fed to your dog when you were five. The chicken sandwich would kick Chick FIL A in their unmentionables as for the small price of 15 bucks you go all the way down to flavor town along with a kings ransom of delicious fries. The sauces are those of which you would have to try to believe how incredible they are. Out of the THOUSANDS of restaurants in the Seattle area.. this is a must TRY.
Bek Stefanov January 29, 2022
Joli is a really fantastic gin bar! The cocktails are really thoughtful and show many different sides of gin beyond London Dry/getting whacked in the face with a pine branch.... read more The staff was also attentive and friendly.
Tucker Cholvin May 8, 2022
Lovely neighborhood spot. Great selection of gin and casual ambiance. Staff is friendly.
Ann B. 7/12/2023
Thursday evening at 6:30; surly waiter seats us in the back (most tables remained empty while we were there). Asked for a gin martini with a gin that wasn't too herbal; surely waiter gives me a lecture about gin is made with an herb, as if I am stupid. Fortunately bartender steps in and is kind and understands that I want less botanical. We had the bread, mussels and shared a chicken sandwich. All of it only ok. Butter that camw with the bread was garlic and honey.....neither sweet nor savory. Does not work. Mussels cooked perfectly but the light broth was overpowering and lacked umami. Just ok. Chicken sandwich sounded delicious, but failed to meet the bar, spread was overpoweringly spicy, chicken was good and crunchy. Just ok. Last visit there was pre-pandemic and it wa awesome. This time - not so much. Last visit there I think. $100 for "meh" food and surly service is not ok.
Jennifer R. 4/15/2023
This chic, Asian/Mexican fusion restaurant is severely underrated and deserves every bit of attention and recognition! New management has completely turned this place around into a 5 star facility, and it is not common that a place can give me 5 star service.
My expectations were exceeded.
Every dish I tried was phenomenal, I kid you not. Ingredients I never thought would go together actually worked. My biggest favorites were: 1, corn bisque, which I will surely dream about. Served cold and unlike anything I've ever tasted. The blend of sweet creamy corn bisque, chili oil, a little radish and green onion...it's the ultimate comfort food dish that pulls you in within the first bite and leaves you wanting to order 5 more after. And 2: the charred broccolini. Wow...do not pass this one up. Even the pickiest of eaters who don't like veggies will fall in love with this dish. The crunchy chili flakes are excellent enough to be paired with just about anything, and really compliments the char on the broccolini without it being overwhelming. A light spiciness with great flavor and adds to the delicious creamed green garlic sauce.
With a new curated menu about every month, you're able to try different things and find new favorites. No two dishes taste alike, they each have their own unique flavors. The servers are knowledgeable with the menu items, very personable and make you feel right at home. They also have an extended amount of gin's; if that isn't your thing, their other drinks are just as great, including lavender or sage lemonade.
Do NOT sleep on this place! Every dish is a work of art and you can taste the love that was put into it. Thank me later, you'll be glad you went. 😉
Dianna B. 6/11/2023
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