A message to our guests: Ethan Stowell Restaurants currently offers take-out and delivery from select locations as well as patio dining where available. Our open locations are MKT., Tavolàta Capitol Hill, Rione XIII, Red Cow, How to Cook a Wolf, Bramling Cross for weekly ESR Pop-Ups, Ballard Pizza Co and Frelard Pizza Co. with Tavolàta Belltown and the San Juan Seltzery opening soon. We offer patio tables for the use of take-out customers of Tavolàta Capitol Hill, Red Cow, Frelard Pizza Co. and the Bramling Cross Pop-Ups. Please follow us @esrseattle to stay up to date on future openings of restaurants and dining rooms!

How to Cook a Wolf pays homage to MFK Fisher and the philosophy of taking simple ingredients and transforming them into culinary splendor. The food is uncomplicated and rustic. It’s an ever-changing menu of Italian inspired small plates.



2208 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, Wa 98109
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(206) 838-8090

Temporary HOURS

Offering Takeout Only
Daily from 4PM to 8PM



how to cook a Crab August 5th-11th

A Crab Boil experience brought to you by How to Cook A Wolf 

How To Cook A Wolf's first Pop-up is here and boiling over with seafood goodness! You can pick up this epic  feast from The Wolf Pack starting Wednesday, but with prawns, clams and Dungeness crab (crab cakes available too! ) on the menu, we suggest placing your pre-order now as this is sure to be a sell out! 

How To Cook A Crab Menu
Crab Boil Combo 
$45 per person comes with: crab bib, crab crackers, & compostable table cloth 
Crab Boil 1/2 Dungeness crab, 3 prawns, 6 clams, new potatoes, corn on the cob, linguiça sausage, Steel Wheel Farm cherry tomatoes, roasted fennel, house crab boil seasoning  With: Sea Wolf Baguette whipped butter Heirloom Cucumber Salad huckleberries, dill, marcona almonds Peach Hand Pie honey glaze

A La Carte 
Sea Wolf Baguette $12  fennel-honey-butter, garlic confit
Heirloom Cucumber Salad $10  huckleberries, dill, marcona almonds
Prawn Tagliatelle $20  house made pasta, prawns, heirloom tomato, basil, garlic, white wine
Crab Cakes (3 ea) $20  butter lettuce salad, remoulade, haricot vert 

Special Crab Boil Bevies

Yellow Submarine $11-20 for double  tequila, lime, passionfruit
Florence $11-20 for double  vodka, lemon, giffard orgeat (in jar), can of Scarpetta Frizzante on the side 
Sandy Summer Shandy $11-20 for double  Fremont 'sea kraken' ipa, lemonade 



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You can purchase gift cards at any location or in The Stowell Shop.

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“★★★ Many dishes involve just a handful of ingredients, making quality key. These straightforward, seemingly artless preparations – yield tantalizing results.”

Providence Cicero
The Seattle Times

“How to Cook A Wolf is a handsome wood-slatted den that evokes a Le Corbusier-designed wine barrel.”

Anya Von Bremzen, Travel + Leisure
50 Best Restaurants

“Wolf’s clean execution and tailored Italianate flavors mark familiar Stowell territory, but it’s all packaged with newfound warmth and coziness that’s utterly charming.”

Seattle Magazine 
Best New Restaurant, 2008