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A travel journal to Seattle by bebebloom

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Quote: Seattle has multitude of fine restaurants from old establishments to local haunts, fresh seafood to steak houses. It is a city blessed with abundance of fresh seafood and quality Angus beef. I live here, so here's an insiders view of a few of the city’s best.

Ponti Seafood Grill

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Restaurant | "Ponti's Seafood Grill"

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Seafood at its finest is what Ponti’s Seafood Grill is known for. An established Seattle favorite with a well-deserved reputation, Ponti’s is located at the edge overlooking the Ballard Canal - a peachy colored stucco building with lush surroundings and definitely a strong Mediterranean hint. Enter through the wrought iron gate into a small courtyard complete with a fountain and colorful plantings. The main dining room is surrounded by beautiful artworks- in the middle, always a huge fresh arrangement of exotic flowers. Ponti’s is a romantic spot to dine in watching boats calmly drifting along the Ship canal. Food at Ponti’s is a definite Pan-Asian/Pacific Rim cuisine, prepared with a spectacu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 20, 2004

Ponti Seafood Grill
3014 Third Ave North
Seattle, Washington 98109
+1 206 284 3000

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Palisade"

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Palisades is a premier dining experience located waterfront at the foot of Magnolia Hill and a stone throw away from where my husband and I and our young son live. The food here is delicious and the ambience although somewhat dressy is very child friendly. Views from the dining room are stunning; million dollar yachts dotting the marina. Outdoor seating here is worth its price in gold on sunny summer evenings. It has become our favorite place to dine with out-of-town friends. Going up the sweeping steps of Magnolia’s Palisade restaurant you know you are in for a special evening. Upon entering into this Seattle landmark for fine dining, your notions are confirmed. Enjoy a warm welcome from the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 21, 2004

Palisade Waterfront Restaurant
Elliott Bay Marina
Seattle, Washington 98199
(206) 285-1000

Sanmi Sushi

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Restaurant

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Sanmi Sushi is my personal favorite lunch place with a view. Chef Misao Sanmi started working in restaurants in his native Island of Kyushu, Japan at age 15. After owning restaurants in Japan as well as working in various prime sushi establishments around town, Misao and his wife, Yukiko, who serves as the hostess and doubles as his English translator for patrons at the restaurant, opened Sanmi in 1995. Qualified for a coveted license to prepare Fugu, the blowfish, a delicacy in Japan that contains a deadly toxin (forbidden to serve in US) he is a longtime sushi master who slices and makes ready fish worthy of praise. He shares his masterful craft with us here in the shadow of the cebrated Palisade in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2004

Sanmi Sushi
2601 West Marina Place
Seattle, Washington 98199
+1 206 283 9978

Cucina Italian Cafe

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Restaurant | "Cucina! Cucina!"

Cucina Italian Cafe Photo, Seattle, Washington
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Located at Chandler's Cove, on the south shore of Lake Union Cucina! Cucina! has one of Seattle’s most picturesque settings. It looks out to beautiful Lake Union and Gasworks Park an ideal place to enjoy the lake's active scene; float plane taking off and landing on the lake, luxury boats floating in and out of the cove, the annual Seattle Boat Show and the Annual boating season parade plus the spectacular annual 4th of July AT&T sponsored fireworks. With three dining areas on different levels, every table has a view of Lake Union but during beautiful summer days, grab a table on the deck overlooking the Lake because it is a great place to be. On any given day, the atmosphere at Cucina...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Cucina Italian Cafe
901 Fairview Avenue Northwest
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 447-2782

Tawon Thai Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Tawon Thai"

Tawon Thai Restaurant Photo, Seattle, Washington
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In Seattle, Fremont is the self-proclaimed center of the universe. A funky, artistically bohemian district north of downtown, it’s an energetic counter culture, where hippies have kept in stride with yuppies. It vacillates somewhere in time between the ‘50s, ‘60s, and the 23rd century. Here, there is a bustling restaurant scene with fine ethnic and seafood restaurants, Indian, vegetarian, Japanese, many cafes, European-style pubs and bistros, and several Thai restaurants (the newest one, in the heart of Fremont, is Tawon Thai). The most fancy Thai restaurant in the district, Tawon Thai, serves authentic Thai cuisine. The interior is evocative of typhoon with exotic furniture made of dark teak a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2004

Tawon Thai Restaurant
3410 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, Washington 98103
(206) 633-4545

Tango

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Restaurant | "Tango Tapas Restaurant & Lounge"

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Tapas are hors d'oeuvres-like tidbits washed down with drinks, a part of a social bar hopping ritual invented in Andalusia where the owner of a wine bar would place tidbits of food on a dish to cover a glass of wine. There, tapas are an integral part of the food culture. Tapas are not new to the Seattle food scene, but if tapa is what you crave for while out town, Tango has the most tapa-centric menu. Tango overlooks downtown Seattle from its Pike and Boren location just up the street from the Washington State Convention Center. It is a sharp-looking place with flamenco dancers on the walls, floor to ceiling windows, impressionistic art covering pale plaster walls, combined with yet paler wood p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 23, 2004

Tango
1100 Pike St
Seattle, Washington 98101
+1 206 583 0382

House of Hong Restaurant

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What is "dim sum"? Dim sum is a Cantonese word meaning "from the heart". It is also a style of dining which touches the taste buds in a very satisfying way. It originally started in Chinese teahouses where many spend lazy afternoons sipping tea and feasting on varieties of small servings of delicious dumplings and steamed dishes. In dim sum restaurants, there are no ordering; instead you choose from a wide assortment of dishes from carts rolling by; with the lighter, steamed dishes like pork spareribs coming first, followed by exotic items such as chicken's feet, then deep-fried dishes like shrimp cakes and mini spring rolls, and finally dessert such as custards. It is a great way to sample a large va...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2004

House of Hong Restaurant
409 Eighth Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 622-7997