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  • What’s Happening at LloydMartin 07.31.14



    There is a lot happening for Queen Anne’s neighborhood gem, LloydMartin, this summer. From new menu options, to market dinners, to a wine pairing dinner at the picturesque Bella Luna Farms, LloydMartin has the perfect summer plans in store for you.

    Nestled right in the heart of Queen Anne, LloydMartin distinguishes itself as a restaurant known for creating unique and dynamic menus daily based on fresh ingredients from purveyors. Chef-owner Sam Crannell brilliantly crafts his creative dishes with housemade ingredients and routinely uses distinctive items such as exotic meats, specialty imports and luxurious ingredients.

    Market Dinners
    LloydMartin’s highly popular Market Dinners are back again! Every Thursday, Chef Sam Crannell visits his neighborhood farmers market on Queen Anne to pick out fresh-from-the-farm produce, straight from the farmers themselves. The strong vegetable and fruit presence at the market makes the 3-course meal at LloydMartin entirely vegetarian! Enjoy only seasonal ingredients in your Market Dinners, such as fresh blueberries from Skagit Sun or summer squash from Tonnemaker Family Orchard. Each one of Chef Crannell’s ingredients is carefully hand-selected to create the fresh, sustainable Market meals. Feel free to come by more than once as the innovative menu changes week to week and is always just $30 per person. Reservations are recommended. Check out what Seattle Weekly has to say about the popular Market Dinners.

    3-Courses for $45
    Due to popular demand, LloydMartin is now offering 3-course dinners for $45. Taken from the daily menu, which is still offered a la carte, guests can now assemble their own 3-course selection from a whole new variety of unique dishes. Start your meal with the Confit Peach, fashioned with aerated blue cheese, arugula, and spicy marcona granola. Then work your way to the main course, and indulge in a savory plate such as the Lan Rock Pork Tenderloin, prepared with cherries, mustard, kale, and romesco risotto. Finish off with the sweet crème brulee, or hot fudge sundae, with housemade vanilla ice cream and chocolate, salted nuts, and a brandy cherry. The menu changes daily and guests can still order any number of dishes, but the price incentive for ordering three is well worth it! Select any one item from each section in the everyday menu to create your own personalized, mouth-watering 3-course feast. Still can’t wrap your head around it? Just read what the Puget Sound Business Journal had to say about Chef Crannell’s innovative decision to implement a fixed-priced menu option and return to a true dining experience.

    Bella Luna Farms Dinner
    LloydMartin’s Chef Sam Crannell is teaming up with Sommelier Shannon Borg to host an elegant and intimate dinner at Bella Luna Farms, August 17. The evening will consist of a guided tour of Bella Luna’s beautiful, scenic grounds and an elegant 5-course dinner featuring ingredients sourced from within 30 miles of the farm. Shannon Borg will pair West Coast Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic Wines with each one of Chef Crannell’s delectable dishes. Accompanying Chef Crannell in the kitchen will be Chef Dan Matthiesen and Chef Tracey Stoner Crannell of LloydMartin. Guests are encouraged to mix and mingle as they enjoy the finest tastes and sips throughout the evening. All-inclusive tickets are priced at $200 per person. Purchase your tickets for this exceptional, one-of-a-kind event and learn more about the Chefs of LloydMartin and Shannon Borg via the event page http://bellalunafarms.brownpapertickets.com.

    Here is a sneak preview of the menu.
    Menu is subject to change based on the various ingredients available (sourced within 30 miles of Bella Luna Farms).

    Starter: assorted pizzas and farm snacks
    Midcourse: wood roasted beets · farm greens, shaved goat cheese, herb dressing
    Pasta: chitarra · tomato, garden pesto, 25 year balsamic
    Entrée: aspen hollow ewe · loin and leg, grill sauces, grilled “ratatouille”
    Sweet: Plum galette, honey, goat cheese ice cream

    LloydMartin’s summer lineup is full of fresh, flavorful bites and great deals. Enjoy meals crafted with locally grown ingredients straight from the farm at the Market Dinners, or indulge in the 3-course meals for $45 any day in the restaurant (Tuesday-Saturday). If you are looking for a charming night out, consider attending the Bella Luna Farms dinner and experience a night full of extravagant wines and memorable dishes..

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  • Seattle Beer Week: Beer vs. Wine Dinner at LloydMartin May 15 05.07.14

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    LloydMartin is asking the question – which pairs better, beer or wineOn Thursday, May 15, guests will ponder the question while enjoying a four-course dinner created by Chef Sam Crannell. Each course will be paired with a beer and a wine (2-3 oz each). Always featuring the freshest ingredients brought to the restaurant’s door that day, the menu will feature:


    Plum serenity farm egg raviolo, ramp ricotta, grana, brown butter
    Beer: Lindemans Cuvee Rene Lambic Ale-Oude Geuze Lambic
    Wine: Cave de Bissey NV Cremant de Bourgogne, Burgundy, FR,

    Warm duck salad, candied kumquat, Easter egg radishes, spring onion, arugula, sherry walnut vinaigrette
    Beer: Du Bocq Blanche de Namur-Belgian Witbier
    Wine: Stangeland 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, WA

    Roasted rack of  lan roc pork, mustard herb spatzle, mustard greens, caramelized onion jus
    Beer: Ayinger Jarhundert Bier-Bavarian Lager
    Wine: Fairview 2011 Pinotage, South

    Bacon waffle, maple, foie gras ice-cream
    Beer: Samuel Smith’s Organic Cider-Crisp Hard Apple Cider
    Wine: Chateau Haut Charmes

    This unique dinner is priced at $125, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 206.420.7602 or visit www.lloydmartin.com. There are a limited number of seats for this dinner so we recommend booking early! Beer, wine – or both! Cheers!

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  • Spaghetti + Meatball Birthday at LloydMartin 01.27.14



    Possibly one of the most loved dishes of all time, Spaghetti & Meatballs, will make a one night appearance at LloydMartin on Tuesday, January 28. Now, this is no average night – it’s Chef Sam Crannell’s birthday! He’s celebrating with one of his favorite dishes of handmade pasta (as always at LloydMartin), delicious meatballs, Jersey Salad and, as it’s commonly known in the restaurant, “Crack Bread,” which is essentially anchovy based garlic bread.

    Sounds like a perfect Tuesday night, right? Dinner gets even better with a $40 price tag and a selection of chiantis (additional wine and cocktails also available).

    We hope you’ll join us in wishing Chef Sam a very happy birthday and indulge in spaghetti and meatballs – way better then even mom used to make!

    Reservations can be made online at LloydMartin or by calling 206.420.7602.

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  • LloydMartin’s Tapas Pop-Up April 1 03.25.13

    Sometimes, a diversion is a good thing! Such is the case on April 1 when LloydMartin becomes a tapas pop-up restaurant aptly named Diversion.

    Stemming from its Spanish meaning “to have fun” Diversion will be touting new and old world Spanish tapas, including inspirations from the famed El Bulli restaurant, Estrella beer (really the only Spanish beer to drink with tapas), Spanish wines and cocktails as well as a tapas bar inspired ambiance. The April Fools Day pop-up is no joke, but part of a trend in one-day-only restaurants as noted by Seattle Met. Watch below when Chef Sam Crannell joined KING 5 New Day Northwest to chat about Diversion and showcase a couple of menu items including candy floss (a grown-up food enthusiasts version of cotton candy! Check out the pic from Seattle Weekly).

    The tapas menu will be priced from $3-12 so pop in for a dish or two and experience a Spanish-style tapas bar in Seattle’s own Queen Anne neighborhood. Diversion will be opening at 4 p.m. so get there early!

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  • Lloyd Martin’s Duck Ragu Makes Cover Of Edible Seattle 03.13.13



    Have you noticed the drool-worthy cover of the current issue of Edible Seattle in your mailbox or grocery store? That would be Lloyd Martin‘s famed Duck Ragu! Take another look above — see, drool-worthy, right? With the recipe inside, you can have guests eating out of your hands just like Sam Crannell does at Lloyd Martin.

    Flip through the magazine and find out how Sam has gained flocks of critic and food enthusiast followers at his Queen Anne restaurant. From sourcing the best and most exciting ingredients to creating the masterpieces on the plate, Lloyd Martin remains unpretentious and delicious! Don’t take our word for it. Read it here and pick up your issue in stores. Once you read the tempting article from Sonja Groset we think Lloyd Martin will be on your list of weekend plans, too!

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  • Lloyd Martin Does It Again! 11.05.12



    Lloyd Martin was already awarded Seattle Weekly’s Best New Restaurant earlier this year and now chef-owner Sam Crannell’s Queen Anne restaurant receives another Best New Restaurant accolade, this time from Seattle magazine!

    On newsstands now (and read it here), Seattle magazine’s November issue boasts a beautiful shot of perhaps the most-loved dish – Sam’s Elk Bolognese with huckleberry sauce. It’s a stunner, to say the least, pleasing critics and diners since the restaurant opened a year ago.

    If the handsome dining room is full, opt for a spot at the equally comfortable bar in the hands of Tyler, the bartender that also elicited nods from Seattle magazine as one of the best in the biz. We can attest to that!

    Read all about it in the November issue of Seattle magazine, check out Lloyd Martin’s new website and then treat yourself to the Best New Restaurant around.

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  • Lloyd Martin Turns One! 09.27.12



    The restaurant biz is far from easy – ask Sam Crannell, chef-owner of Lloyd Martin, whose restaurant celebrates one year in business next week! Working hard for his critic nods and his Best New Restaurant Award, Sam isn’t about to coast with just one year under his belt. He’s fine-tuning, creating and pushing his culinary envelope to keep guests happy and coming back to his Queen Anne restaurant.

    Sam will “pause” on October 6 to celebrate his one year of success at Lloyd Martin with an anniversary dinner focused around game meats. Seattle Weekly gives us the menu and notes how its critic was impressed while Queen Anne View reminds the neighborhood (and everyone else) that reservations are going fast! Read about the first year and what’s coming up in Sam’s interview with Eater.

    Call now for your reservations. Literally only a few seats left.

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  • Lloyd Martin is the Best Of . . . 08.13.12



    We’ve known Lloyd Martin is special since we first stepped foot into this Queen Anne restaurant. With a talented chef, interesting and affordable Social Hour (a.k.a. happy hour), and cocktails that don’t disappoint (literally, this bartender is batting 1000 for creating cocktails on a whim that impress), we had our fingers crossed and our hopes high for Seattle Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Awards. “The Champagne of Years” tagline spoke to our fondness of summer swilling American beer so we nabbed our tickets and headed to the event.

    By now you know where we are going with this . . . yes, Lloyd Martin earned its place in the editorial awards as Best New Restaurant. If you’re anything like us and you keep track of all the restaurant openings in the city then you know this award is no easy feat.

    Open since October 2011, we suggest you head into Lloyd Martin. After all, the secret’s out and the line should be forming to experience chef-owner Sam Crannell’s answer to creative and delicious comfort food.

    Read more Lloyd Martin reviews.

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  • Seattle’s Best Social Hour . . . 05.31.12

    Thanks to Seattle Met, Thrillist, Seattleite and Seattle Weekly, food focused Seattleites are finding out about one of the city’s best happy hours at Lloyd Martin, or as they’ve coined it, Social Hour! This gem of a restaurant has turned the heads of local critics in the dining room and is now offering you a chance to come in and try out their delectable, irresistible Social Hour menu for just $5 a plate at the bar.



    You won’t find wings or sliders on Chef Sam Crannell’s menu; instead expect items such as Quail Egg Raviolo with shaved black truffles, Albacore Crudo with castelvetrano olives, Crispy Pork Belly with beans and slaw accented with pea vines, or the not-so-simple Chorizo and Clams served with some of the best bread to ever soak up a beer infused clam broth. Items change daily so you can expect to be dazzled every time you set foot in this Queen Anne treasure.

    The food and cocktails battle for the spotlight with Lloyd Martin bartenders mixing up cocktails that are created to your preference. They do offer a short cocktail menu, but as these are merely suggestions, we have had interesting and crowd pleasing cocktails each and every time we leave it to the experts. Every single time! When is the last time you could say that?! So pick your poison then sit back, drink up and enjoy!



    At just $8 per cocktail, $5 or less per plate, $6 wines and $3 beers, Lloyd Martin’s Social Hour is quickly becoming a well-known city favorite.

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  • Our New Client – Lloyd Martin 05.11.12



    Lloyd Martin, our latest client, is a Queen Anne treasure that has been impressing local food critics since it opened in October and we are thrilled to be part of this head-turning dining option.

    We were first impressed by how many of the items are truly housemade ingredients. This small neighborhood restaurant makes everything from its fresh mozzarella to its own pasta. Mix that in with Chef-Owner Sam Crannell’s passionate use of exotic game meats, flavor driven sauces and his ability to change the menu every few days based on the ingredients that come in his door – well, we were hooked!

    Lloyd Martin rounds out the perfect dining experience with beautiful brown liquors in the bar, draught beer and wines from the everyday bottle to a very impressive cellar.

    Social Hour tests this chef’s ability everyday, which he passes with flying colors! Tuesday-Saturday, 5-6 p.m., Sam puts masterpieces on the plate for $5 and under in the bar. Foie Gras? Sometimes. Lamb meatballs with ramps? Yep, that, too. Cocktails of your choosing are also appropriately priced in the hopes that the “social” hour will introduce you to new friends and give you a reason to meet old friends.

    We mentioned the critics and we weren’t bluffing, from The Seattle Times to Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine to the most recent Seattle Met reviews, Seattle’s best critics have turned their heads in the direction of Lloyd Martin and we encourage you to, too! New dishes are enticing nightly.

    Located at 1525 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.

    Find Lloyd Martin online and stay updated on Facebook and Twitter.

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