About The Ruins Seattle

Our Story

The Ruins has been in operation since 1993. It was founded by internationally and Seattle-renowned caterer Joseph McDonnal as an establishment for parties, receptions, and celebrations of all manner. The Ruins is located in the lower Queen Anne Hill neighborhood near Seattle Center. It has four event spaces, of varying size and style.

The Ruins caters to the public on a first come/first served basis. It is also a private dining club, which means a restaurant for members and their guests. Luncheon is served four days per week, and dinner is served five evenings per week. In addition members receive a discount on room rental for their catered events at The Ruins. The Ruins has been dubbed "Seattle's best kept secret,” which we are happy to share with you!