Eden Hill? I've never heard of it.
How long have you been open?
We opened September 4, 2015. So ... someone do the math.
Where did the name Eden Hill come from?
Queen Anne Hill wasn't always called Queen Anne Hill - some of it's previous names include Galer's Hill and Eden Hill! It's a tribute to our neighborhood.
Are you Australian?
Nope, but Chef does a pretty great Australian accent. Ask him about it.
Who is the Chef?
Maximillian Petty. You can read about him here.
You guys also have Maximilien restaurant, right?
Nope, Chef just shares the name. But it's spelled differently. Eden Hill is our one and only restaurant.
Tell me about the wallpaper.
It's pretty great, huh? What do you want to know?
Is this guy the chef?
Nope, that's your server Chauncey!
Can I buy a gift card?
Yes! Right now we're unable to offer gift cards available for purchase online. Call us at 206-708-6836 or email at email@example.com.
Ok, so tell me about the food.
How often does the menu change?
The menu is printed daily and there are minor tweaks every day. Through the course of a two or three week period, you'll probably see 40% of the a la carte dishes change. The tasting menu changes with more frequency.
Are you tasting menu only?
Nope, we offer both a tasting menu and a la carte menu nightly. From the homepage, scroll down to the "Menu" section to read our a la carte menu.
I'd like to do the tasting menu. Do I need to tell you in advance?
We appreciate the notice but no. You can change your mind at the last minute if you want!
What kind of vegetarian/gluten-free/dairy-free/etc options do you have?
Depends. The menu changes with such frequency, it's hard to say what's going to be on the menu that night to meet dietary restrictions. In these instances, we highly recommend the tasting menu to allow the kitchen flexibility to put together composed plates to meet your needs.
I saw a picture of salmon/gnocchi/spaghetti/etc online. Can I have that?
Perhaps! Sometimes we have just enough extra to make you a dish. Doesn't hurt to ask but if it's not on the menu, we probably don't have it anymore.
What's on the Chef's Blind Tasting?
What's the fun in a blind tasting menu if you know what's on it? 99% of the time it's all off-menu, but we'll always ask about dietary restrictions and preferences before you begin the meal. If that scares you, we suggest sticking with the a la carte menu.
Do I have to wear a blindfold to do the Chef's Blind Tasting?
Nope, but we can arrange it if you'd like to.
Do you charge a corkage fee?
Yes, $25 per bottle with a two bottle maximum.
Hm, sounds pretty good. let's talk about my visit.
How do I make a reservation?
Do I have to make a reservation?
Nope, you can chance a walk-in! We make all seats in our restaurant available for reservations; however, we aren’t completely booked every night. Your best bet is bar seating just outside the prime hours (6-8 pm).
Your reservation system has a lot of options. What am I looking at?
Good question! There are essentially two options; ticket versus reservation and choice of seating location. The options include the dining room, one of our window tables, the bar, or our Chef’s Counter.
What’s the difference between a ticket and a regular reservation?
A ticket is a pre-purchased multi course tasting menu. Tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the date selected and only available for the tasting menu.
A regular reservation secures a seat in our dining room for your choice of either the a la carte menu or the tasting menu. We take credit cards to secure reservations and will assess a $25 per person cancellation fee for reservations cancelled within 24 hours of the reservation.
Why are you selling tickets?
Thanks for asking. One of the great joys of our restaurant is offering a scale-able experience - you can come in for a glass of wine and just a couple plates, or you can blow it out with the tasting menu. We don’t want to change this fundamental element of our restaurant. However, it becomes difficult to anticipate how many tasting menus we will sell or how many diners will eat off the a la carte menu. By choosing a ticket, our guests are committing to a dining experience and it allows us to reduce waste (both time and product).
We hope you can think about it like purchasing an airline or concert ticket.
What are the terms and conditions of my ticket?
Tickets are refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the selected date. Within 48 hours of the selected date/time, the ticket becomes transferable to another guest but the date and time cannot be changed.
I don’t know if I can commit to a ticket. Can I just make a regular reservation?
Yes! Nothing about our dining experience has changed since selling tickets; you can still make a regular reservation.
Why is the tasting menu more expensive when I purchase it in the restaurant?
The ticketing system allows more predictability for us. We want to pass the savings along to our guests; if you don’t commit to a menu before arriving we’re preparing enough food from both menus to accommodate your preference.
I don’t see the time I want available. What are my options?
Add yourself to our waitlist! Click the “Notify Me” button and follow the prompts to be added to the waitlist. You’ll receive a text or email when/if a table becomes available at your preferred time. The waitlist is first come first serve.
What’s your cancellation policy?
Reservations cancelled 24 hours in advance are subject to a $25 per person cancellation fee.
Tickets become non-refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the dates.
I want to make a reservation for a party larger than four. How do I do that?
Please give us a call at 206-708-6836 to complete your reservation. We are unable to offer reservations for parties larger than four online right now.
Isn’t this a little pretentious/conceited/arrogant?
Maybe? We hope not. We’re really not trying to be, just trying to make the best decisions for our business and pass those savings along to our customers.
I'm coming in for my/friend's/husband's birthday/anniversary/graduation/etc. Can you do something special?
Congrats on your celebration! What is it you have in mind? If you tell us when you get here you're celebrating a birthday, we can put a candle in the dessert you order. Beyond that, we don't have a standard practice for celebrations but are open to helping you make your dinner special. Just let us know what you're thinking at the time of your reservation.
Do you host private events?
Yes! Call us at 206-708-6836 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a private room?
Nope. A 24-seat restaurant doesn't have extra rooms.
What's the parking situation like?
We don't have a designated parking lot but there's plenty of free parking along Queen Anne Ave and Boston streets.
I'm on Queen Anne Ave and Boston St but I don't see you. Where are you?
We're at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N, sandwiched between Have Good Nail, Caffe Ladro, and Swedish Hospital. If you see How to Cook A Wolf, we're directly across the street. If all else fails, walk the west side of Queen Anne Ave between Boston and McGraw streets and you'll see us!
Do you have a dress code?
Nope. We like to think we're pretty approachable and that starts with feeling comfortable. Use your best judgment, please.
Can you change the music?