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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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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TAGS: 150 restaurants, dining deal, dining promotion, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, John Howie Restaurants, Maria Hines Restaurants, Mark Fuller, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, Seattle Restaurant Week, seattletimes.com, Spring Hill, The Seattle Times, three-courses for $28, Tom Douglas Restaurants
We’ve been busy ramping up for Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), coming October 17-28, but we haven’t been so busy that we couldn’t hold an SRW fundraiser for a great cause: Food Lifeline!
Last Tuesday, August 24, over 70 chefs gathered at the picturesque Olympic Sculpture Park to raise donations for hunger in Western Washington. SRW also gave out $1,000 worth of restaurant gift cards through a raffle supported by donations to Food Lifeline. The chefs posed for pictures, including one that will appear in Pacific Northwest Magazine this October. Keep your eyes peeled, but in the meantime, check out the below photos of some of the best chefs in the area.
Thanks to all of the chefs that were able to attend!
Photos by I CANDI Studios.
Chefs gather for Food Lifeline
Jason Wilson of Crush + Maria Hines of Tilth
Chef John Howie (Seastar, SPORT, John Howie Steak) and Camilla Bishop, Food Lifeline director of development
Chefs from Tom Douglas Restaurants
Thierry Rautureau (Rovers, LUC), lends his hat to John Howie for the raffle.
Seattle Restaurant Cooperative has a little fun during their Seattle Restaurant board member photo shoot: John Howie, Ethan Stowell, Jason Wilson, Chris Keff, Maria Hines. (Board members not pictured: Pamela Hinckley of Tom Douglas Restaurants and Mark Fuller of Spring Hill)
TAGS: Chris Keff, Ethan Stowell, Food Lifeline, Jason Wilson, John Howie, Maria Hines, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, Seattle Restaurant Week, Spring Hill, Tom Douglas Restaurants
The inaugural Seattle Restaurant Week has come to a close and we are thrilled to have been part of this King County celebration of food. With 106 restaurants involved in the two week promotion offering 3 courses for $25, our outreach took us from far-reaching local media outlets to treasured neighborhood blogs. We hope that the diners and restaurants enjoyed Seattle Restaurant Week as much as we enjoyed executing the public relations for it.
KOMO TV highlighted our online video shoot on a cold February morning at Gas Works Park with chefs, Sea Gals, Mariners Moose and Jay Buhner. KING TV covered the business boom that the promotion brought to local restaurants and the city’s radio airwaves also joined the broadcast coverage as well. Go-to online sources from Daily Candy to Seattle Picks included their excitement for Seattle Restaurant Week and online news sources All You Can Eat and SeattlePI.com’s The Big Blog covered the dining frenzy too. Neighborhood blogs including My Ballard, Queen Anne View and Eat Bellevue were proud to post their neighborhood restaurant participants – giving neighborhood residents a reason to go out and dine while also attracting people from around the Puget Sound to their neighborhood notables, hot spots and classics. We also garnered additional angles including kid-friendly restaurant participants with Cascadia Kids and top restaurant picks with Delishhh.
Mayor McGinn and the City of Seattle honored Seattle Restaurant Week with an official proclamation recognizing the promotion and the restaurant industry’s impact on the city’s vitality, tourism and overall economic landscape.
Along the way we also had some fun creating and shooting an online video with Kids R Paramount to further promote Seattle Restaurant Week. The video played on the idea of reservations for Seattle Restaurant Week being such a hot commodity that diners were willing to take on trapeze acts at The Pink Door, throwing out wombat freckle phrases over wine tastings at Purple Café and Wine Bar, Bellevue and trying their hand at ethnic cooking techniques at Moshi Moshi in Ballard – all to get a reservation to dine. Lifestyle expert Kelley L. Moore lent her on-camera talents and affinity for crabs to pull the whole piece together.
And of course we dined! We dined at many of the restaurants in support of Seattle Restaurant Week and in support of the overall restaurant industry. Our only regret is that we couldn’t make it to more restaurants during the two weeks. We hope that anyone with a passion for great food was able to dine for a deal during this celebration of food. It’s slated for round two this fall so keep your eyes peeled and your palate’s salivating for the list of restaurants partaking in the next Seattle Restaurant Week.
Thanks to Seattle Restaurant Cooperative and seattletimes.com for assembling such an amazing dining celebration and allowing us to be your public relations partner.
Sushi Rolling Challengers with the expert
Heavy Restaurant chef Mike Davis takes his cue
Trapeze artists shows off her moves
Kelley and the crab
TAGS: Kelley L. Moore, Kids R Paramount, KNG TV, KOMO TV, Moshi Moshi, Purple Café and Wine Bar, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, Seattle Restaurant Week, seattletimes.com, The Pink Door
SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK LAUNCHES APRIL 18-29 FEATURING OVER 100 RESTAURANTSFollow SRW on Twitter @seattleRW.
$25 three-course dinners;. $15 lunches across King County
SEATTLE – The broadest reaching, most price-conscious dining promotion to ever hit King County arrives April 18-29: Seattle Restaurant Week. Over the two week promotion, Sunday through Thursday only, diners have the opportunity to indulge in $25 three-course dinners at over 106 of the area’s best restaurants, some also offering $15 three-course lunches.
The county-wide dining deal is open to all restaurants that can provide a value-driven, $25 three-course menu. It is intended to thank the dining public for its support while providing restaurants an opportunity to present a high-quality menu that will attract regulars and new guests. The list of 106 participants includes endearing classics, notable newcomers and several award-winning restaurants from West Seattle to the Eastside, Woodinville to South Seattle and nearly every neighborhood in between.
Diners can enjoy Seattle Restaurant Week at the following restaurants:
1. 13 Coins, Downtown
2. 94 Stewart Restaurant
3. Anchovies & Olives
5. Anthony’s HomePort Kirkland
6. Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole
7. Art Restaurant and Lounge
8. Artisanal Brasserie
10. Barking Frog
11. Barrio, Bellevue
12. Bastille Café & Bar
13. Beach Cafe
14. Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro
15. Betty Restaurant & Bar
16. bin on the lake
18. BluWater Bistro, Lake Union
19. Boat Street Cafe
20. BOKA KITCHEN+BAR
21. Brad’s Swingside Café
24. Café Campagne
27. Crow Restaurant & Bar
29. Cutters Bayhouse
30. Dahlia Lounge
34. Eva Restaurant
35. Flying Fish
36. Fonté Wine Bar
37. Fresh Bistro
38. How to Cook a Wolf
40. IL Bistro
41. Ivar’s Salmon House
43. Kisaku Restaurant
44. La Medusa
47. Lynn’s Bistro
48. Madison Park Café
49. Matt’s in the Market
51. Mistral Kitchen
52. Mondello Ristorante
53. Moshi Moshi Sushi
54. Nell’s Restaurant
55. Palace Kitchen
56. Palisade Waterfront Restaurant
57. Palomino at Seattle
58. Place Pigalle Restaurant
59. Ponti Seafood Grill
62. Purple Café and Win Bar, Bellevue
64. Ray’s Cafe
65. Red Fin Restaurant
66. Restaurant Zoe
67. Salty’s at Redondo Beach
68. Salty’s on Alki Beach
70. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Bellevue
71. Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, Seattle
73. Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge
74. Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar
76. Steelhead Diner
77. Stumbling Goat Bistro
78. Taberna del Alabardero
79. Tango Restaurant
82. Ten Mercer
83. The Capital Grille of Seattle
84. The Dining Room, Salish Lodge & Spa
85. The Georgian
86. The Historic Woodman Lodge Steakhouse & Saloon
87. The Hunt Club
88. The Paragon
89. The Pink Door
90. Thoa’s Restaurant & Lounge
91. tidbit bistro
96. Ventana Restaurant
97. Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, Belltown
98. Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, Capitol Hill
99. Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, Fremont
100. Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, Georgetown
101. Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria, Queen Anne
102. Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar & Restaurant
103. Wasabi Bistro
104. Waterfront Seafood Grill
105. Wild Ginger, Bellevue
106. Wild Ginger, Seattle
In an effort to create a cohesive restaurant promotion, the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative created Seattle Restaurant Week based on an extensive survey of local restaurants and the success of other Restaurant Weeks across the country. The Seattle Restaurant Cooperative is a team of restaurateurs from some of the area’s top restaurants: Crush, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, Seastar, Tilth and Tom Douglas Restaurants.
Seattletimes.com is partnering with Seattle Restaurant Week by lending its expertise of the local consumer landscape and over eight years of restaurant promotion experience.
Seattle Restaurant Week, held the last two weeks of April and October, offers diners a $25 three-course menu and optional $15 three-course lunch, Sunday through Thursday at participating area restaurants. The promotion is open to any King County restaurant that can offer a value driven dinner menu for $25. Seattle Restaurant Week is run by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, a group of local restaurateurs that have united to represent the restaurants. The list of participating restaurants, along with sample menus and chef bios, can be found at www.theseattlerestaurantweek.com.
Fan SRW on Facebook facebook.com/seattlerestaurantweek.
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TAGS: Crush, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, Seastar, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, Seattle Restaurant Week, seattletimes.com, Tilth, Tom Douglas Restaurants
SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK DEBUTS WITH $25 MENU
Growing roster of over 100 area restaurants presents $25 three-course menu April 18 – 29
SEATTLE – Beginning April 18, local restaurants will offer diners one of the broadest reaching, most price-conscious dining promotions of its kind with the debut of Seattle Restaurant Week. The two week restaurant promotion will take place April 18 – 29, Sunday through Thursday, at an expanding roster of over 100 area restaurants offering diners three-course dinners for $25, some also offering three-course lunches for $15.
Seattle Restaurant Week was created by Seattle and Eastside restaurants banding together to offer diners a price-conscious menu at some of the area’s best restaurants. Largely based on the success of other Restaurant Weeks across the country, the promotion is open to any restaurant in King County – from neighborhood independents to local restaurant groups and national multi-units – that can offer a value driven three-course dinner menu for $25 (optional $15 three course lunch). From award winning restaurants to buzz-worthy newcomers and local classics, Seattle Restaurant Week will give diners the opportunity to dine for a deal in nearly every major Seattle and Eastside neighborhood, totaling more restaurants than any previous promotion.
“It is our genuine hope that diners will take complete advantage of Seattle Restaurant Week. The two week frenzy is a celebration of food, but it is also a way for us, the local restaurants, to thank diners for their continued support,” noted Chef-Owner Maria Hines of Tilth restaurant.
Seattle Restaurant Week is spearheaded by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative (SRC), a team of restaurateurs from some of the area’s top restaurants: Crush, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, Seastar, Tom Douglas Restaurants and Tilth. In a sea of restaurant promotions, SRC is the voice for the restaurants, who have an ear to what diners want and need. Seattle Restaurant Week was created through a desire for cohesion, based on an extensive survey of local restaurants responding to dining promotion questions posed by SRC. The survey dictated the format for this promotion.
“The restaurant community needed a promotion that restaurants could really get behind and support. At the same time, the promotion had to resonate with diners in price, menu quality and number of participating restaurants. We believe we have achieved this with one of the lowest priced restaurant promotions throughout the country,” said Chef-Restaurateur Ethan Stowell.
In an effort to create a cohesive restaurant promotion, Seattle Restaurant Week has partnered with seattletimes.com and its previous dining promotions, including Urban Eats. The partnership will leverage seattletimes.com’s knowledge of diners’ habits and trends, its relationships with restaurants and its eight-year experience with restaurant promotions.
Seattle Restaurant Week, held the last two weeks of April and October, offers diners a $25 three course menu and optional $15 three course lunch, Sunday through Thursday at participating area restaurants. The promotion is open to any King County restaurant that can offer a value driven menu for $25. Seattle Restaurant Week is run by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, a group of local restaurateurs that have united to represent the restaurants. For more information visit www.theseattlerestaurantweek.com.
Follow SRW on Twitter @seattlerw.
Fan SRW on Facebook facebook.com/seattlerestaurantweek.
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TAGS: Crush, Ethan Stowell, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, Maria Hines, Seastar, Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, Seattle Restaurant Week, seattletimes.com, Tilth, Tom Douglas Restaurants