With summer upon us, Seattle’s top-notch restaurants are progressively opening their long awaited outdoor patios for guests to further enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch. The time to dive into cold, handcrafted cocktails, up to half off menu items, and lounge in the open air with good company has arrived at last. For restaurants offering reservations, book online or call directly.
Listed as one of Seattle’s finest, Golden Beetle is not only offering outdoor patio seating, but also $4 per plate happy hour specials daily from 5-6 p.m. Experience the spices and flavors of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with small plates of Skagit Valley Mini Burgers, Lamb Chickpea Stew, or Spiced French Fries with harissa aioli. The outdoor tables present a perfect way to unwind with happy hour specials of $3 house wines by the glass, $4 wells, $2 Rainier Draft, and exceptional cocktail specials daily for only $7.
Tilth’s outdoor seating makes the experience of organically certified, New American cuisine even more unique during weekend brunch or nightly dinner. The menu is always evolving to capture the freshest ingredients from local farmers, with dishes such as Housemade Potato Gnocchi, Slow Cooked Sockeye Salmon, and one of the most popular menu items, Mini Duck Burgers. All plates are available in large or small portions encouraging guests to mix and match to diversify their dining experience.
At Crush, the Modern American, award-winning menu items are all patio friendly, serving beautifully crafted dishes and tempting wines from around the world. Arouse your senses with culinary creations of Waygu Beef Carpaccio and Parisian Tartar, Ahi Tuna Crudo with Sunchoke Puree, or Sautéed Sea Scallops and Roasted Porcini. Enjoy happy hour on the patio or in the bar with all menu items under $12 and Crush’s wines by the glass poured as flights of 2 oz tasters for $12, every Sunday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.
For a fresh new vibe of Modern American cuisine, dine at Lloyd Martin in the heart of Queen Anne (pictured above). Stop by during “Social Hour” for the perfect time to mingle and enjoy special pricing at the bar Tuesday-Saturday from 5-6 p.m. Using high quality ingredients to distinguish their Social Hour menu, the $5 plates become a steal of a deal. Chef-Owner Sam Crannell changes the menu daily with such items as Croque Madame, Lamb Meatballs with ramps, Foie Gras, and Housemade Fresh Mozzarella. Drink specials include $3 craft drafts, $6 wines by the glass and endless options for personalized cocktails around $8.
Vegetarian favorite Cafe Flora is offering patio garden seating, surrounding guests with scents of fresh herbs, which they will often find garnishing their favorite dishes. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. with 50 percent off all starters, $3 drafts, $6 wines, $1 off well drinks and a rotating $6 cocktail special. Happy hour items range from Sweet Walla Walla Onion Rings with an ancho chile barbeque sauce, Garlic-Tamari Edamame, to a unique Pecan Lentil Pate. Check the menu board or ask your server for their daily cocktail specials, relax and soak up the sun!
Enjoy Pecado Bueno’s signature $3, 100% agave tequila margarita and special happy hour menu now being served on all three outdoor patios from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close, daily. Dive into $5 and under small plates of Grilled Chicken Quesadillas, Spicy Black Bean & Carnitas Soup, three Soft Tacos or three Taquitos with your choice of meat. Drink specials include $5 wells, $3.50-$4.75 drafts, $5 housemade sangria, $5-$6 wines, as well as $7.50 and under festive taqueria style cocktails. The outdoor patios feature a fire pit, waterfall and more.
For a retro style Chinese experience, Lucky 8s China House is offering weekday happy hour from 4-6 p.m. and daily 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with $4 wines, $2 PBR, and $4 wells. The specialty food menu tempts customers with $1-$2.50 small plates featuring items such as Szechuan Rib, Pork Bao, Hot & Sour Soup, and Egg or Spring Rolls. Their signature Dragon Fire Shrimp is featured for just $6.
Vios is welcoming guests to their outdoor patio to enjoy authentic and inspired Greek lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Enjoy authentic dips such as Babaganoush, Olive Tapenades or Hummus with warm pita bread for under $5.50, or a traditional Greek Salad to start. For heartier entrees, the Caramelized Onion Gyro Flat Iron Steak or Two-Skewer Lamb Souvlaki with roasted tomatoes and creamy tatziki sauce will hit the spot. Kids menu items offered as well, including traditional Mezze, Mac and Cheese or Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Lots of options for what we are hoping is a long, sun-filled summer! Cheers to happy hour and outdoor dining season!
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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!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 www.theseattlerestaurantweek.com, 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
7. Anthony’s HomePort, Kirkland
8. Anthony’s HomePort, Shilshole Bay
9. Anthony’s Pier 66
11. ART Restaurant & Lounge*
12. Assaggio Ristorante*
13. Barking Frog*
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
24. Boat Street Cafe
25. BOKA KITCHEN+BAR
27. Brasserie Margaux*
28. Buenos Aires Grill
29. Café Campagne
30. Cafe Flora
31. Cafe Lago
33. Carmelita Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar
34. Chandler’s Crabhouse
35. Chez Shea/Shea’s Lounge
38. Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar
39. Crow Restaurant & Bar
42. Cutters Bayhouse
43. Dahlia Lounge*
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
64. La Medusa
68. LOT No. 3
69. Louisa’s Café & Bakery
71. Lynn’s Bistro
72. Madison Park Café
73. Mamma Melina Ristorante & Pizzeria*
74. Matt’s in the Market
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
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
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*
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
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
129. Taberna del Alabardero
130. Tango Restaurant
131. TASTE Restaurant
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*
142. Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge*
144. Ventana Restaurant
146. Voilà! Bistrot
147. Waterfront Seafood Grill
148. Wild Ginger at The Bravern, Bellevue*
149. Wild Ginger, Seattle*
150. Woodman Lodge
Seattletimes.com 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, www.theseattlerestaurantweek.com, 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 www.theseattlerestaurantweek.com beginning tomorrow, March 15. Diners can visit Twitter (@SeattleRW) and Facebook (Facebook.com/SeattleRestaurantWeek) for daily news about Seattle Restaurant Week and the participating restaurants.
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