April 20, 2004
Food at Ponti’s is a definite Pan-Asian/Pacific Rim cuisine, prepared with a spectacular combination of Northwest Bounty and European method. My favorite and everyone else’s, the Thai penne curry is a knockout with scallops and crab in a spicy blend of tomato-ginger chutney and coconut milk $19. The ahi tuna is seared perfectly pink in the middle and accompanied by soy sake and wasabi aoli $23. When offered as the evening's special, try the black cod with red curry sauce, or the halibut glazed with orange miso. Superb !!! For carnivores, cheer! Ponti’s has a succulent roasted rack of lamb served with sweet potato gratin, pearl onions and kale with juniper anise demi-glaze $25. And the melt in your mouth "Chairman's Reserve" beef tenderloin accompanied with garlic potato puree, butter braised leeks and shallot demi, medium rare is served perfectly pink in the middle $29.
For wine lovers, the restaurant has a world roaming list and a very knowledgeable wine steward to eagerly help you with your selection. On weekdays, 4pm-6:30pm and 9pm-close, and on weekends from 5pm to 6:30pm, grilled calamari, ahi nori rolls, mouth-watering Cajun barbecued prawns, and other appetizers are half price, and drinks are $2.50. Ponti’s has an extensive seafood menu with price that will not break your bank account.
Fine dining, fresh ingredients, creative presentation, great service, and a water view. Ponti’s offers one of the finest waterside dining experiences in the city. It is a perfect spot for a peaceful, refined meal. Whether eating alfresco on the balcony or inside in a quiet corner, diners enjoy both intimacy and unique views of the canal and the Fremont drawbridge. Reservation is a must. A short cab ride from downtown Seattle’s fine hotels.
From journal Epicurean SEATTLE