• Foodie-lovers, Seattle Restaurant Week is back! 04.04.12

    March brought us the anticipated arrival of top chart movie the Hunger Games and captured the attention of many here in the Pacific Northwest. Now April has arrived and is ready to give last month a run for its money in rolling out a more exciting and satisfying way to enchant diners’ hunger and get those taste buds dancing. That’s right, it’s time for food and wine fanatics to kick off the start of spring with Seattle Restaurant Week here in the Puget Sound.

    From April 8-12 and 15-19 (excluding each Friday and Saturday), over 150 of Seattle’s most talked about restaurants will offer a specially prepared three-course dinner for $28 per person, with specific restaurants offering an additional three-course lunch for $15. Each prix-fixe menu will feature an appetizer, entrée and dessert, with at least three options under each course. And yes, to all of you dessert ditchers out there, this leaves you no excuse to pass up the delectable desserts that you’ve secretly been waiting to dive into post dinner!

    With over 150 restaurants participating this season, odds are you won’t have to get lucky to discover a new favorite place to dine in Seattle’s sea of culinary expertise. We highly recommend trying a few of our favorites including Cafe Flora (pictured above), Tilth, Golden Beetle, and Crush. Seattle Restaurant Cooperative and the media partner, The Seattle Times, have given this season’s one-of-a-kind celebration a special touch by adding 25 NEW restaurants to partake in the list. Restaurants will now cover more of King County, making it easier to find a restaurant near you.

    Invite all your foodie-loving friends, call and make a reservation (not required but highly encouraged) and learn to become your own food critic from an array of delectable dishes in store for you. We’d love to read comments from our readers about the hottest spots you’re finding this year and the best dishes that are making this week a memorable dining celebration!

    Be sure to keep up with the action through Facebook and Twitter for upcoming news and some seriously unbeatable giveaways.

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  • 150 Restaurants Bite Into Seattle Restaurant Week 03.14.11

    Seattle Restaurant Week is returning April 10-21 with the largest group of restaurants that the Seattle-area has ever seen in a dining promotion! The website launches tomorrow, March 15, so set your reminder and get ready to dial for your reservations. With 150 of the city’s best restaurants, you’ll have a long list of places to dine at during the ten days. Here’s a helpful hint – nearly 50 restaurants are offering lunch, too! Happy dining!


    150 Restaurants BIte Into Seattle Restaurant Week, April 10-21
    Growing Restaurant Celebration Offers Three-Course Menus for $28

    SEATTLE – (March 14, 2011) – A record setting number of restaurants will come together for the third Seattle Restaurant Week, April 10-21, excluding Friday and Saturday. The 150 participating King County Restaurants will offer diners a three-course menu for $28, some offering three-course lunches for $15. Interested diners can view the full list of participating restaurants and make their reservations at, which launches tomorrow, March 15.

    “Seattle Restaurant Week has turned into a true celebration of dining across the area. We welcome many new restaurants this year and hope to see the number of participants grow and grow every time so that we can continue to offer locals and visitors a compelling reason to try new places and return to old favorites,” said Mark Fuller of Spring Hill, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative board member and recent James Beard Best Chef Northwest nominee.

    Every three-course menu will offer at least three options under each course. Many restaurants will feature wine pairings and other offerings to enhance the diners’ experience.

    Below are the 150 restaurant participants. New participants are bolded; Lunch participants are noted with an asterisk.

    1. 13 Coins Restaurant
    2. 35th Street Bistro*
    3. 50 North*
    4. 5 CORNER MARKET Bar & Kitchen
    5. Anchovies & Olives
    6. Andaluca*
    7. Anthony’s HomePort, Kirkland
    8. Anthony’s HomePort, Shilshole Bay
    9. Anthony’s Pier 66
    10. Armondo’s*
    11. ART Restaurant & Lounge*
    12. Assaggio Ristorante*
    13. Barking Frog*
    14. Barolo*
    15. Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Bellevue*
    16. Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Capitol Hill*
    17. Bastille Café & Bar
    18. Beach Café
    19. Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro*
    20. Betty Restaurant & Bar
    21. bin on the lake
    22. Blackboard Bistro
    23. Blueacre*
    24. Boat Street Cafe
    26. Branzino
    27. Brasserie Margaux*
    28. Buenos Aires Grill
    29. Café Campagne
    30. Cafe Flora
    31. Cafe Lago
    32. Canlis
    33. Carmelita Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar
    34. Chandler’s Crabhouse
    35. Chez Shea/Shea’s Lounge
    36. Chiso*
    37. Chloé
    38. Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar
    39. Crow Restaurant & Bar
    40. Crush
    41. cuoco
    42. Cutters Bayhouse
    43. Dahlia Lounge*
    44. emmer&rye
    45. Etta’s*
    46. Eva Restaurant
    47. Flying Fish*
    48. Fonté Café & Wine Bar
    49. Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor
    50. Fresh Bistro
    51. Golden Beetle
    52. Grazie Ristorante – Canyon Park*
    53. Grazie Ristorante – Southcenter*
    54. How to Cook a Wolf
    55. icon Grill*
    56. IL Bistro
    57. Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana
    58. Ivar’s Acres of Clams
    59. Ivar’s Salmon House
    60. Joule
    61. June
    62. JUNO
    63. Kisaku
    64. La Medusa
    65. Lark
    66. Lecosho
    67. Lola
    68. LOT No. 3
    69. Louisa’s Café & Bakery
    70. LUC
    71. Lynn’s Bistro
    72. Madison Park Café
    73. Mamma Melina Ristorante & Pizzeria*
    74. Matt’s in the Market
    75. Maximilien
    76. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – Bellevue*
    77. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant – Downtown Seattle*
    78. McCormick’s Fish House & Bar
    79. Mistral Kitchen*
    80. Mondello Ristorante*
    81. Monsoon East, Bellevue*
    82. Monsoon, Seattle*
    83. Moshi Moshi Sushi
    84. Nell’s Restaurant
    85. Odd Fellows Café & Bar
    86. Olivar
    87. Pair
    88. Palace Kitchen
    89. Palisade Waterfront Restaurant*
    90. Paragon Restaurant & Bar
    91. Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge*
    92. Place Pigalle Restaurant
    93. Plaka Estiatorio Authentic Greek Cuisine in Ballard
    94. Plum Bistro*
    95. Ponti Seafood Grill
    96. Poppy
    97. Portage
    98. Preservation Kitchen*
    99. Purple Café and Wine Bar, Bellevue*
    100. Purple Café and Wine Bar, Kirkland*
    101. Purple Café and Wine Bar, Seattle
    102. Purple Café and Wine Bar, Woodinville*
    103. Quinn’s
    104. Ray’s Café
    105. Restaurant Zoë
    106. Ristorante Paradiso*
    107. Salish Lodge & Spa -The Dining Room
    108. Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill
    109. Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill
    110. Sand Point Grill
    111. Sazerac
    112. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Bellevue
    113. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Seattle
    114. Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie*
    115. Serafina Osteria e Enoteca*
    116. Serious Pie Downtown
    117. Serious Pie Westlake & Harrison
    118. Shun Japanese Restaurant*
    119. Sip at the wine bar & restaurant
    120. Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge at The  Edgewater*
    121. Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar
    122. Spring Hill
    123. Spur Gastropub
    124. Staple & Fancy Mercantile
    125. Steelhead Diner*
    126. Stumbling Goat Bistro
    127. Sullivan’s Steakhouse
    128. SZMANIA’S
    129. Taberna del Alabardero
    130. Tango Restaurant
    131. TASTE Restaurant
    132. Tavolàta
    133. Ten Mercer*
    134. The Capital Grille*
    135. The Corson Building
    136. The Georgian*
    137. The Melting Pot, Bellevue
    138. The Melting Pot, Seattle
    139. THE PINK DOOR*
    140. tidbit bistro*
    141. Tilth
    142. Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge*
    143. Urbane*
    144. Ventana Restaurant
    145. Vito’s
    146. Voilà! Bistrot
    147. Waterfront Seafood Grill
    148. Wild Ginger at The Bravern, Bellevue*
    149. Wild Ginger, Seattle*
    150. Woodman Lodge is excited to continue its partnership with Seattle Restaurant Cooperative in executing the promotion and reaching local diners. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to serve the community by bringing together small to large businesses that celebrate the wonderful region and the dining landscape,” said Nicole Griffin of The Seattle Times.

    The website,, will continue its consumer-friendly appeal by offering search parameters based on meal period, neighborhood and restaurant name, which will be essential in helping diners decide between the 150 restaurants.

    Seattle Restaurant Week, held twice annually, offers diners a $28 three-course menu and optional $15 three-course lunch, Sunday through Thursday; excluding Friday and Saturday, at participating area restaurants. The promotion is open to any King County restaurant that can offer a value driven menu for $28. Seattle Restaurant Week is operated by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, a non-profit association united to represent local area restaurants. Seattle Restaurant Cooperative board members include restaurateurs from Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, John Howie Restaurants, Spring Hill, Tilth and Tom Douglas Restaurants. For more information visit beginning tomorrow, March 15. Diners can visit Twitter (@SeattleRW) and Facebook ( for daily news about Seattle Restaurant Week and the participating restaurants.

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