I know it feels like it just happened, but Seattle Restaurant Week returns October 14th – 18th and 21st – 25th. For those of you new to Seattle, this is one of the greatest weeks for those of us that aren’t millionaires - the week when many restaurants present a 3-course dinner for just $28 (and some also provide a 3-course lunch for $15).
And there’s no shortage of options for north Seattle dining this time around, either. Here’s where you can go to get your fine dining fix, along with my recommendations:
In BALLARD, you can visit the Golden Beetle, Volterra, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Belle Clemantine, Bastille, Maggie Bluffs, and Anthony’s Homeport. My choice? Ray’s Cafe. Ray’s is about to remodel their downstairs restaurant, but the cafe is offering up some excellent Restaurant Week menu selections, including a pumpkin creme brulee for dessert.
In FREMONT, swing into the 35th Street Bistro, Chiso Sushi, or Hunger 2.0. Or one of my favorites, Via Tribunali, where you can start with some caprese arrostito.
In GREEN LAKE, which I’m quite partial to, dine at Nell’s, or try some of the best sushi in Seattle at Kisaku. You can also dine next door at Eva.
In PHINNEY-GREENWOOD, you can go vegetarian at Carmelitas, or Mediterranean at The Olive and Grape. Or visit my pick: The Stumbling Goat, where you can choose between an entree of pan seared trout, pork tenderloin, duck risotto, or grass fed hangar steak.
Finally, in WALLINGFORD, don’t forget to stop by one of my absolute faves: Cantinetta – one of their entree options is a seasonal butternut squash ravioli. Or, you can dine at Tilth or Art of the Table.
If you just feel the need to get out of north Seattle, which I won’t hold against you, you can view the full list of participating restaurants here.