The next one I went to was Lloyd Martin located in Upper Queen Anne. I’ve been to this restaurant twice already and I haven’t been disappointed yet! I was really excited to go this time around for SRW.
Atmosphere: A cozy restaurant with not that much seating. I would definitely recommend making a reservation. There’s some bar seating and a few tables. It can get pretty dark at night but during the day, there’s a nice amount of light coming in.
Pricing: SRW dinners are three courses for $28.
Service: I have actually had our server before and he’s really on top of his game! They always replace your silverware each course and serve everyone’s dishes at the same time.
One of the appetizers – chicken liver mousse with pickles, sea salt, and a baguette. I had a bite of this and the liver mousse was really good!
Another appetizer – hamachi, baklouti (the green pepper), pineapple, cucumber, and sea salt. I’m not a huge fan of peppers so I picked those off.. hehe. The sea salt drew out a lot of flavor from the hamachi. It was my favorite appetizer of the three.
Third appetizer – mixed lettuce with sherry walnut vinaigrette, tossed walnuts, and shaved wookie hole cheddar. It was a nice light salad and the cheese was a little heavier than I thought.
First entree – baked king oyster mushroom, cavatelli pasta with truffle fondue. My favorite entree. The mushrooms were sooo good. I love all things cheesy and the burnt parts were the best.
Second entree – beef bolognese, fettuccine, and parmesan. It was a pretty large portion and I think it’s your classic bolognese dish. You can’t really go wrong with this choice.
Third entree – pork roast, white bean ragout, and mole. This was a really great dish as well. It was my second favorite. The pork was nice and tender with some fatty bits that I didn’t regret eating. Nice crust that was just a tiny bit crispy. Yum yum.
First dessert – blue cheese, bar cherries, watercress, and sourdough bread. My friend just wanted to get it for the table to try. So nice.. but I didn’t end up trying it because she said it kind of tasted weird. Haha. The sourdough bread was good though!
Dessert #2 – chocolate mousse with hazelnut creme. I thought it was pretty good. Nothing too special jumped at me about it though.
3rd dessert – tres leches cake with orange, chestnut caramel, and vanilla sour cream. I know it doesn’t look that appealing and looks like bacteria colonies growing on an agar plate BUT it was much tastier than it looks. It’s probably my favorite of the three.
Overall: I had high expectations for Lloyd Martin from my previous experiences. This one didn’t blow my mind but I still enjoyed it (entrees were the best part!). I discovered they have a room where they keep their wine right behind the tables along the wall. I will still come back because I know the chef, Sam, will come up with great things! They also rotate their SRW menus almost daily.