Thursday, April 15, 2010

Seattle Restaurant Week!

Picture from Seattle Restaurant Week Website

Here is another great opportunity for folks to take advantage of the great restaurants Seattle has to offer.    

Seattle Restaurant week is starting, from April 18-29 with over 106 restaurants that will offer $25 three course dinners or $15 lunches.   

This is a great time for Seattle restaurants to show what they can do for a reasonable price and get customers they would usually not get, but also this is a great time for us foodies to go to our favorite places and get a good 3-course meal for only $25.   

Since it is only from April 18-29, Sunday through Thursday, with over 106 restaurants to choose from that is a hard task to narrow down to the place one should go to.  If you would go out every night of the week during that time you would only have time for 10 restaurants.  So I have narrowed it down to 10 of my favorites and which ones I would go to.  On top of that I am telling you what I would order on the menu.    

You can view the full list of restaurant on the Seattle Restaurant week website but below is my top 10 list.   

Don’t miss this opportunity next Seattle Restaurant week will not happen until October 2010.   

Here is my top 10 restaurant list that I would go to between April 18-29:   

Anchovies & Olives – This is my favorite seafood restaurant these days after OceanAir closed.  It took me awhile to go here but I have been here 3 times since.  The menu is a little intimidating.  They change it daily or weekly and half of the things on the menu one has never heard of, but the food is always delicious and very fresh.  Here is what I would order:  For appetizer I would get the Escolar Crudo with Avocado, Red Onion, and Fennel; for main course I would get Lumache Mussels, with Currents, Capers, and Escarole; for dessert I would get Rhubarb Shortcake with Almond Whipped Cream.   

Anchovies & Olives
1550 15th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-4008
(206) 838-8080
Anchovies & Olives on Urbanspoon  

Barking Frog – This restaurant is in Woodinville but a great place to go to on a Sunday night.  Not only is the food good but the atmosphere is really nice. Read my full Barking Frog review. Here is what I would order: For appetizer Sous Vide Pork Belly; for entrée Ginger Crusted Sea Scallops with Beluga Lentils, Apple Bacon, Pea Vines, Maitake Mushrooms, Cipollini Onions, Smoked Almonds, and Coconut Curry Sauce; for dessert Vanilla Raspberry Pot de Crème which is Vanilla Custard over fresh Raspberries   

Barking Frog
14580 NE 145th St
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 424-2999 
Barking Frog on Urbanspoon  

Brasa – I love the atmosphere at this place.  It is cozy and romantic and the food is great too.  It is a great date place.  Here is what I would order from the menu: For appetizer Pork Belly with Crispy fingerlings, marinated fiddlehead ferns, dill sauce;  for entrée I would order Hanger Steak Spring greens, cabrales butter, frites; for dessert the Spanish doughnuts with spiced chocolate dipping sauce.   

Brasa
2107 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2321
(206) 728-4220
Brasa on Urbanspoon  

Café Campagne – While you are at Pike Place market this is an excellent place to stop for some good food for brunch, lunch or dinner. Here is what I would order from the menu: For appetizer the Pâté de Campagne made from country-style pork and chicken liver pâte; for entrée, Boeuf Bourguignon, Red wine braised beef shoulder with button mushrooms, bacon lardons and pearl onions, served on spatzle; for dessert Cherry Clafoutis with Almond Ice Cream.   

Café Campagne
1600 Post Alley,
Seattle, WA
(206) 728-2233
Cafe Campagne on Urbanspoon  

Eva Restaurant – This place is in Greenlake and very cute.  The restaurant is cozy and warm, only a few tables, and the food is very good. I highly recommend you try this place out if you haven’t been. This is what I would order:  For appetizer Baby Beets with Cucumber, Feta, and a Roasted Garlic Skordalia; for Entrée I would get Carlton Farm Pork Tenderloin with a Warm Salad of Fingerling Potato, Chorizo, and Oil Cured Olives; for dessert Carrot Cake with Orange Marmalade Frosting and Candied Oranges.   

Eva Restaurant
2227 North 56th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-3538 
Eva Restaurant on Urbanspoon  

Dahlia Lounge – You can’t go wrong at Dahlia Lounge.  Always a solid northwestern food experience from our famous Tom Douglas owner. This is what I would order from here: For appetizer Country style rabbit pate, pickled carrots, rhubarb mustard, rye toast; for entrée Rotisserie roasted five spice duck, mushroom fried rice, gai lan, pear jam, sesame; for dessert the Doughnuts, fried to order with huckleberry jam.   

Dahlia Lounge
2001 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 682-4142 
Dahlia Lounge on Urbanspoon  

Lark – This is one of my favorite places to go out and eat.  There is something on the menu for everyone and it is always good.  It is small plates and you get to try a few different things which I love.  This is what I would order: For appetizer I would get Pork rillettes with French Breakfast radish, butter and sea salt; for entrée I would get Braised Ninety Farm lamb with fregola, zucchini, mint and chiles; for dessert Theo chocolate pot de crème with almond croquant.   

Lark
926 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5275 
Lark on Urbanspoon  

Quinn’s Pub – This is a Gastro pub and my favorite pub food in Seattle.  Not only do they have a fabulous beer menu but their food is delicious.  Read my full Quinn’s Pub review. Here is what I would order from their menu: For appetizer Braised pork belly, brussel sprouts, rutabaga, grain mustard; for entrée the Bar steak, potato confit, salsa verde; for dessert Quinn’s Ho-Ho.   

Quinn’s Pub
1001 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA
(206) 325-7711 
Quinn's on Urbanspoon  

Restaurant Zoe - Excellent food, also the same owner as Quinn’s. Here is what I would order from their menu: For appetizers I would get Fresh ricotta gnudi balsamic red onion puree, truffle salt, parmesan; for Entrée I would get Roasted veal with carrots, radish, chickpeas, and mizuna; for dessert I would get Malt sundae chocolate brownie, cocoa nibs   

Restaurant Zoe
2137 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 256-2060 
Restaurant Zoe on Urbanspoon  

Taste Restaurant – This place is part of Seattle Art Museum, you wouldn’t know. The food is excellent and they just remodeled the whole place.  I wish they would make the room a little warmer, it is a little to cold of an atmosphere, better than it used to be but could be improved.  Here is what I would order from their menu: For appetizer I would get the Fresh thyme gnocchi with sweet cream nettles; as a main course I would get braised calrton farm pork with baby turnips and Yukon puree and fennel fronds;  for dessert I would get the double chocolate mint ice cream sandwich and peanut brittle.   

Taste Restaurant
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 903-5291
TASTE Restaurant on Urbanspoon  

Enjoy and let me know which places you are going to.

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9 Responses to “Seattle Restaurant Week!”

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    How to make a chocolate dipping sauce ..???? | Chocolate Recipes for You — April 15, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

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    kendra — April 19, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    Who doesn’t love Eva…great restaurant, outstanding wine list, and great location (Greenlake!!)! I’m also looking forward to Wasabi Bistro, Ponti Seafood & Grill, IL Bistro (finally going after a million recommendations!) and Mondello :) There are sooo many great Seattle restaurants on this list that I just don’t know how I’m going to afford my car payment this month :)

    • Delishhh replied: — April 20th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

      Kendra, I agree with you, so many choices so little time. I still have not been to Il Bistro i will have to try it out. You have to tell me about your experience. My favorite Italian place these days is Spinasse in Capital Hill. Have you been there? If not you have to try it out. Thanks for visiting.

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    Alanna — April 21, 2010 @ 9:05 pm

    We just got back from the Barking Frog, and my husband ordered exactly what you said (he hadn’t read this prior, either!). It was excellent, but I really loved mine, too. I got the Gran Marnier prawns, the braised short ribs with creamy polenta, spinach and vanilla honey, and for dessert I had the raspberry sorbet. It was hard to beat. We got the wine tasting menu with this, and altogether it was a great value! Trying to decide which place to go to next week. We love Dahlia Lounge, but haven’t been to A&O, Lark or Eva, all of which sound great, so maybe we should try some place new. Which would you recommend, if you could only pick one?

    • Delishhh replied: — April 21st, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

      Alanna, I am so happy to hear from visitors and what they order. Thanks for coming here and posting. I think i would do Lark. Lark is always great and nothing there has ever been disappointing. A&O is excellent but you have to be more open minded when you go there, and Eva is good too but i would still choose Lark. Let me know what you decide.

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    Seattle Restaurant Week October 2010 — Delishhh — October 7, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

    [...] you did my top list from Seattle Restaurant Week April 2010 then you will enjoy this new top 10 [...]

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    Doughnuts! — Delishhh — October 27, 2010 @ 5:03 am

    [...] as here.  But I have had my share of doughnuts and I think Seattle makes some great ones.  Dahlia Lounge and Lola server some amazing fresh doughnuts by chef Tom Douglas. Also Art Restaurants had some [...]

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