Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seattle Restaurant Week 2012

Caramel fudge Brownie with Peanut Butter Gelato at Anchovies and Olives

Salmon with herbed fregola sarda, butternut squash, and arugula-almond pesto at Anchovies and Olives

Seattle Restaurant Week is here again.  If you haven’t been yet do not forget to go.  This is a opportunity for folks to take advantage of the great restaurants Seattle has to offer.

Seattle Restaurant Week is from April 8-12 & 15-19 with over 100 restaurants that will offer $28 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 $28.

Since there is only two days left for this amazing offer and with over 100 restaurants to choose from that is a very hard task to figure out which place you should go to.  So I am giving you my top 5 places.  On top of that I am telling you what I ordered or would order on the menu.

You can view the full list of restaurant on the Seattle Restaurant Week website but below is my top 5 list.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Here is my top 5 restaurant list:

Anchovies and Olives – This is the best seafood place in Seattle according to my opinion.  There are many seafood restaurants in Seattle but it is hard to find a place that cooks fish simply and to perfection.  They do both.  The worst thing I know is fish that doesn’t taste like fish anymore and is very dry, for example a place that will have fish with some kind of salsa on the fish, I will never order that.  I like my fish perfectly cooked, and that it is prepared in the way that you can still taste the flavor of the fish.  I go to Anchovies and Olives often and have had excellent service and excellent food.

The $28 menu is excellent, I always order the Escolor Crudo which is out of this world and they have it on their special menu. This appetizer just melts in your mouth.  I have been there and order two of them. Then for the entrée I ordered the Salmon with herbed fregola sarda, butternut squash, and arugula-almond pesto.  Cooked perfectly with a little crusty skin.  Excellent. And for dessert I got the Caramel fudge Brownie with Peanut Butter Gelato.  I don’t think I have to describe this dessert,  I almost licked the plate it was so good.

The only thing I have to say negative about the place is the music. If I could just let the manger know I would tell them to switch the music to something softer and also lower the volume slightly.

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

RN74 –  Their Hudson Valley Fois Gras Sliders are not on the $28 menu but you still have to try this place out. For appetizer I would get the Ahi Tuna Tartare, I am a huge tartare fan. For entrée I would get the Cassoulet de Toulouse with duck confit, pork belly saucisson D’ail which is excellent. And dessert I would have to try the Crème Carmel with compressed smoke pineapple and passion fruit gelee.

1433 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 456-7474
RN74 on Urbanspoon

Lark  – One of my local favorites, I can always find something on the menu and I love the small plates because I can eat many different things.  For the $28 menu I would get the Pork Rillettes with French Breakfast radish with butter and smoked salt for appetizer.  Then for entrée I would get the Pan Fried Trout with bacon, spinach and hazelnut brown butter sauce.  And for dessert the Pineapple tarte tatin with rum caramel and vanilla ice cream.

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

Chez Shea – This is one of the most romatic restaurants in Seattle.  If you are looking for romantic and good food this is the place for you.  From their $28 menu for appetizer I would get the Pan Sauteed Calamari with Asparagus, Bagna Cauda, Caper Emulsion, Roasted Garlic, Herbed Croutons. For entrée their delicious Potato Gnocchi with Italian Parsley & Tarragon Pesto, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano, Toasted Pine. And for dessert their fabulous Chocolate Mousse.

Chez Shea
94 Pike Street
Suite 34, Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-9990
Chez Shea / Shea's Lounge on Urbanspoon

Monsoon – One of my favorite places to do take out from.  Always so tasty and fresh. For their $28 menu I would start of with the  Crispy vegetarian rolls with taro root, tofu, carrots and woodear mushrooms or bo la lot, la lot leaves wrapped around carlton farm flank steak and grilled. Then for the entrée I would get their delicious Caramelized Idaho catfish claypot with lemongrass, spicy yellow curry, roasted peanuts. For dessert I would get the  Banana cake with savory coconut sauce.

615 19th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111
Monsoon on Urbanspoon

Don’t miss this opportunity! Hurry and pick up the phone and make a reservation. Many restaurants use OpenTable for you to make reservation, which makes it really easy.

Want to see all my Seattle Restaurant reviews go here!

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7 Responses to “Seattle Restaurant Week 2012”

  1. 1

    Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 19, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    We have similar thing in SF too called Dine About Town and used to take advantage of this deal to explore new restaurants. Great introduction! Wish to visit Seattle again!

  2. 2

    Anna @ the shady pine — April 22, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    I wish I was in Seattle to sample some of the great food on offer 🙂

  3. 3

    Magic of Spice — April 22, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    Looks like a fantastic lineup! Will have to book mark this for my travel wishes 🙂

  4. 4

    Raymund — April 22, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    Wow that salmon looks good!

  5. 5

    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — April 23, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    Caramel fudge brownie with peanut butter gelato?!! I really wish I lived in Seattle right now!

  6. 6

    Nancy Sympton — May 17, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    Caramel fudge Brownie with Peanut Butter Gelato looks so delicious. I just pleased to read this post and I will go there to try this. Thanks!!! :):):)

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