I was browsing for some new restaurants to try and came across this on the front page of Urbanspoon Seattle!
My IG from Hello Robin! Woohoo. I didn’t know Instagram had copyrights for that. Not really upset about it though.
Sorry! A late post from Seattle Restaurant Week a couple months ago I forgot to post! This was one of my first SRW meals at a newer restaurant, Triumph Bar. It’s located in lower Queen Anne right by the Key.
Atmosphere: A pretty decent size bar/restaurant. It has a classic feel with high ceilings. There’s also a wall of wine in the back that I thought was super pretty and made it just that more classy (picture below!).
Pricing: For SRW it’s 3 courses for $28 bucks! Normally small dishes range from $8-$12.
Service: It wasn’t very busy so we had excellent service from an older gentleman. He also knew his food!
Braised short rib with potato/cheese puree and kale. The meat was very tender and went really well with the puree. Great combination and I wanted more!
Pork belly mac and cheese with chanterelles. Good combo, but it wasn’t the best pork belly I’ve ever had! I think I liked the braised short rib better, but it was hard to compare because I am a sucker for mac and cheese.
Overall: I really liked all of the food even if they did reuse some of the ingredients in different dishes. I really love mushrooms so I’m okay with that! I would definitely come back and try some other things on their regular menu. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they have the braised short rib on their regular menu, but they have everything else. They have pretty different things on their happy hour menu, which is everyday from 3-6p and 10-close so I would definitely swing by.
I’ve heard of this really great burger place from a friend and I’ve been itching to try it. It’s 8oz Burger and located in Capitol Hill and I’d definitely recommend having reservations because it’s kind of small. It’s in the Harvard Market area and you can park in the parking garage. I know it’s always a pain to find parking in Capitol Hill, so it’s nice they have a free lot to park in.
Atmosphere: Rustic. Their bathrooms are like outhouses (but nicer). Their sinks are on top of a huge barrel.. and there are pictures of cows everywhere. There’s also a bar where it’s opening seating.
Pricing: $8-$13 for the burgers/sandwiches (without any sides). Sides vary from $5-$12 and shakes are a little pricy – $5-$8.
Service: I thought it was pretty average service. Nobody was extremely nice or rude. We had to wait a little extra because we had 5 people instead of our reservation of 4. I guess they couldn’t just add a chair to the table because it was a fire hazard.
My burger – the 8oz ($13). House blend, wild baby arugula, balsamic onions, hemplers bacon, beecher’s flagship cheese, and truffle aioli. They cook their burgers at medium and I thought it was a little more rare than medium but I like it a little more rare anyways. Their bun was toasted but still soft. I really enjoyed it and was pretty full by the end.
My friends burger – The Pike ($11) . House blend, lettuce, tomato, habanero jam, pepperjack cheese, roasted corn salsa, aioli with a side of fries! Huge bucket of fries for $3
The Jackson ($11) – house blend, lettuce, charred onions, fried green tomato, gouda, smokey bacon mayo and bbq sauce.. side of bacon brussel sprouts
The Hill (15)- house blend, wild baby arugula, braised short-rib, fried shallots, demi glace, white cheddar, horseradish dijonaise.
Overall: I thought this place was really good. They even have some interesting sandwiches like banh mi, wild boar, lamb, and turkey burgers. They also have a monthly burger and I think this month is a peking duck burger. Looks pretty tasty! I would definitely come back and try it again. They also have a lot of tasty beers!
I went to lunch with a few friends to a steakhouse in Capitol Hill called Manhattan. Out of the different lunch menus that I looked at, this restaurant looked like they had really good dishes overall. I’ve never been here before and I love trying new places
Atmosphere: It looked teeny tiny from the outside, but once you go inside, it’s definitely larger than I expected. It’s a little dim inside, but they have high ceilings with really nice chandeliers. It’s a pretty rustic environment with wooden tables and chairs. There are also booths around the side.
Pricing: For this SRW lunch, it is 3 courses for $15! In my opinion, it’s a super deal for what you get. One entree is probably about that price.
Service: I thought it was pretty decent service for our large party. They were also able to split our checks individually, which I think is a huge plus!
My friend’s appetizer: Pacific northwest chowder with bacon, scallops, salmon, croutons, and white cheddar
My appetizer: Lemon pepper fried shrimp with honey mustard sauce. Nothing spectacular about this dish, I think it tasted as how I expected it would!
My friend’s entree: Champagne buttermilk waffle with crispy, airline chicken breast topped with sausage gravy and maple syrup. The waffle was good, but the chicken was a little dry.
My entree: build your own mac and cheese – I added pork belly and dungeness crab to mine. It also came with kale. This was a huge serving and very rich. Sad to say I left my leftovers at the restaurant My other friend’s entree: 5oz steak sandwich with arugula, blue cheese, caramelized onions, roasted garlic & horseradish spread with steak fries. I noticed that it was very difficult to eat… but it looked good!
My dessert: Green tea espresso panna cotta with strawberries. I thought it was okay, the espresso layer was gelatinous and not really what I expected.
Overall: I thought this restaurant was alright! There wasn’t really a huge dynamic of interesting flavors compared to other places I’ve tried. I think I’d come back to their happy hour, which is all day Monday. There are some cheap small plate deals, but I don’t think I’d come back for dinner/brunch/lunch. Nothing really wowed me!