Posts tagged with: seafood

Sausalito CA

Classic waterfront spot: Scoma’s. There’s been a building on this site since the late 1800s and this second site of the San Francisco restaurant by the same name has been...

San Francisco

A view to die for: Hog Island Oyster Co. This is the original location and it’s right on SFO Bay so, eat outside if you can. Oysters are the thing...

Vancouver BC

Always good: Cactus Club Cafe. One of multiple locations in BC this one is on Coal Harbor right beside the Olympic Flame. It’s a nice spot to drop by for...

Lynden WA

Seafood in cow country: JoFish Seafood & Grill. Beautiful small town near the Canadian border originally populated by people of Dutch ancestry. The downtown area is full of Dutch architecture,...

Seattle

It never disappoints: Westward. The space is outstanding and one of the best places in Seattle for dining outside. Right on the north shore of Lake Union with great views of...

Santa Rosa CA

Passing through: Bird and The Bottle We were on the way to a wedding and needed something before our road trip north. Nice space with a deck overlooking a busy...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

In the old telephone company building: House Piccolo. A small place but at the same time, very comfortable. It’s been in existence since the early 90s which is a testament...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Last updated on July 9th, 2019 at 07:10 pmNice little spot: Burger Bar 537. All things burger…including lamb which is locally sourced and available in limited quantities. So, I had...

Washington DC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:35 pmCame highly recommended: The Dabney. It’s made all the list, including a Michelin star…which makes scoring a reservation a bit of a...

Santiago

Group experience: De Patio. I dined as part of a large group….we had the entire restaurant….so, as I’ve discussed before, I hesitate to be too critical since the menu was...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:23 pmJazzy food: Jazz Alley. This is a great venue for music so that’s the main draw of this place. That said, the...

New Orleans

Dinner for 30: Galatoire’s It’s been a number of years since my last visit to this Bourbon Street classic that first opened its doors in 1905. As I’ve mentioned in...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:31 pmRecommended by a friend: Pêche. Quick trip to New Orleans for a meeting and needed a spot for dinner the night before....

Vancouver

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:47 pmItalian: Centro. Located in the West End on Denman Street, it opened a couple of months ago. Described as modern Italian, the...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:36 amIt’s a tree…It’s a restaurant: Monkeypod Kitchen. One of 3 locations, this is the newest one on Maui. Located in Whalers Village...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:23 pmOld favorite: Duke’s. One of several restaurants by this name and others throughout the Islands and California by the same restaurant group....

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:28 pmHyatt Hotel: ‘Ūmalu. Fairly typical hotel food but give the spicy ahi bowl a try…..ahi, lettuce, mango, edamame, avocado, tomato and pecans...

Lahaina Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:33 pmWhat a view: Kimo’s. We’ve been here before and returned because the food is solid and the views just can’t be beat....

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:08 pmFrench in SoCal: Parc Bistro. In the Banker’s Hill area of the city….basically just east of the airport. Thought we should go...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:11 pmDinner for 20: Top of the Market. Back in SD for a meeting and this was the choice for the group. I...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:13 pmAnimals anyone: The Lion’s Share. One of those places that would be off most people’s radar unless you are a local. I’ve...

San Francisco

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:26 pmA bit of the Basque region of Spain: Piperade. Intimate dining near the Exploratorium on Battery Street. It came highly recommended and...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:56 pmGeorgetown vibe: Ciudad. Not sure how to describe this place…..Spanish……Middle Eastern…..or? They describe themselves as “flavors from the East, vibes from the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:58 pmOn my list: Flintcreek Cattle Co. This is the sister restaurant to Rockcreek and, as expected, it’s the turf version although they...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:12 pmLunch spot: Courtside Café. Local knowledge required: at the Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and while all the signage states members only, non...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:14 pmA classic: The Chimneys. Beautiful setting under live oaks on the beach. This is the second iteration of this well known restaurant…the...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:04 pmLooking for a place to eat: Thomas Hill Organics. We thought we had our dining experience all picked out…..but it wasn’t quite...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:01 amOld City: FARMiCiA. Another option for a locally sourced meal with a lively atmosphere. This was a group dinner but there were...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:05 amAnother good Philly option: Helm. This is a small place north of the old city in the Olde Kensington area. I’ve seen...

La Conner WA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:49 pmLooking for a bite after the tulip fields: The Oyster and Thistle. Located a bit off the beaten path on the Sound,...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:51 pmAs named…this is a shed: WaterShed Grill. Actually located just north of Squamish in Brackendale BC it’s right on the Squamish river...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:02 pmOn the way home: Grille District. Needed a quick bite to eat before the long flight back to Seattle. I wouldn’t call...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:06 pmPassed by this place many times: Zaytinya. It’s located near the Convention Center and across the street from the 9th Street NW...

Kona HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:10 pmWorth the Kona Crawl: Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill. Can be a real bear to get there….the Kona traffic can be bad….looks like...

Kohala Coast HI

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:58 pmA view that can’t be beat: CanoeHouse. It should all be about al fresco dining at this restaurant….right on the water and...

Kawaihae, Big Island HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:22 pmRepeat visit: Seafood Bar & Grill. Funky little place on the Kohala Coast that we visited a few years ago. It’s upstairs…..and...

Waikoloa HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:28 pmMay be in a hotel but worth a visit: Kamuela Provision Company. Beautiful views from this oceanside hotel restaurant with food to match...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:24 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. New spot in the Maple Leaf area that opened about a week ago. Sounded like...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:08 amDinner for 20 something: Morimoto. Usually it’s difficult to tell about a restaurant when you’re in a large party but only a...

Philadelphia

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:00 pmOn the list: Vernick. This place has a reputation….all the way to Seattle and has been on my list for some time....

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWould be even better for dinner and a beer in the summer: White Swan Public House. Located in South Lake Union the...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmAll things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmAnother great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:40 pmNear the Duomo: Cocopazzo. Recommended by friends…who dined with us this visit. Located east and a moderate walk from the Duomo, it’s...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:16 pmAnother option in Brera: il Cestino. Also recommended by our hotel staff. Corner space and a great place to watch the world...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:20 pmRecommended by the hotel: Osteria di Brera. Our best food experience in Milan. It was fashion week so most places were busy...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:26 pmAnother dinner for 100: Ristorante Verbano. On the beautiful Isola dei Pescatori in the middle of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:39 pmOne of those special deli’s: Dallmayr. This is the kind of place where you can spend quite a bit of time just...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:47 pmHaven’t been here in a few years: Steelhead Diner. Had a relative in town for business who wanted seafood and this seemed...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick lunch: Bistro Verde. In the Pacific Center Nordstrom and close to my daughter’s office so we decided to give it a...

Anacortes WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:37 pmA short drive from the ferry terminal: Adrift. Forgotten we had been here a number of years ago…it hasn’t changed much although...

Eastsound WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:45 pmA lunch stop while exploring the island: Madrona Bar & Grill. Not our first choice but on a busy day it fit...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:48 pmHave noticed this place while in South Lake Union: Cinque Terre. Modern space serving foods from the region and on the streetcar...

Ashford WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:51 pmGo to place near the Nisqually entrance to Mt Rainier: Copper Creek. Late lunch after hiking up to Panorama Point. We’ve tried...

Chicago

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 09:58 pmComes highly rated….by an Argentinian: Tanta. Large group dinner so the choices were broad with only a taste of many examples from...

Friday Harbor WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:36 pmEarly afternoon snack after whale watching: Downriggers Gorgeous space and views so worth a visit just for that reason. That said, the...

Alexandria VA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:50 pmHow about oysters in Alexandria? Hank’s Oyster Bar One of a number of locations in the DC metro area this one is...

Seattle

Last updated on September 27th, 2019 at 11:05 pmQuintessential Seattle: Ivar’s. This visit was to the Salmon House which is one of 3 locations on the water in the metro...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:08 pmDinner for thirty: Seastar Another group dinner at this well known and highly regarded seafood restaurant in the metro area. Fixed menu...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:09 pmIt’s all about the view: Aqua Entertaining a visiting faculty member at this waterside spot on Puget Sound. There are a couple...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:44 pmThis is the real deal: Herbsaint Last dining experience this trip and this is by far the best of those tasted. The...

New Orleans

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 05:14 pmStill trying new places and this looked unlike the typical city fare: Compère Lapin. Located inside the Old No. 77 Hotel near the...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:14 amDinner for 20: Continental. A bit hard to describe this place…global comfort food that leans a bit Asian, probably comes closest. This...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:18 pmAnother Seattle restaurant by Renee Erickson: Bar Melusine Described as an oyster bar with small plates and focused on the cuisine of Normandy...

Washington DC

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:47 pmThe new Vidalia: Honeysuckle. Vidalia was my go to place in DC and one of my favorite restaurants but it is no more....

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:49 pmQuick lunch at this Puget Sound institution: Taylor Shellfish Farms Had business downtown near the Capitol Hill location. The space is small and...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 08:51 pmHaven’t been here in years: Chandler’s Crabhouse. Best thing about this place is the location….south Lake Union with all the views one...

Seattle

Last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 10:42 pmIn the restaurant core at University Village: Joey Kitchen. This is a chain of restaurants out of Vancouver BC that serves a...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:22 amA cold night so not very adventurous: Red Owl Tavern. It’s the restaurant for the Hotel Monaco so it was easy to...

Seattle

Last updated on May 31st, 2019 at 02:51 pmNeighborhood bar and grill: Sand Point Grill. We visit fairly frequently since it is close to home. It’s usually crowded around dinner...

Seattle

Last updated on December 18th, 2018 at 01:25 pmOne of Seattle’s best seafood restaurants: Rockcreek. The menu is seafood so if you don’t like seafood then this isn’t the place...

Ashland OR

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:17 pmA few blocks from downtown but worth the walk: Peerless This restaurant is next to the hotel of the same name. Service...

Seattle

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:04 pm Unique food pairing on Capitol Hill: Sitka & Spruce Another trip downtown on the light rail to visit this well known...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:48 pmThis restaurant is in a spectacular space in the Sydney Opera House: Bennelong The best way to describe the cuisine is nouveau...

Coupeville WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2019 at 10:02 pmRight on Penn Cove: Front Street Grill. It’s a very busy place….a good sign that the food has to be good They...

Bow WA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:09 pmAlways wanted to eat here as I have biked past it: Oyster Bar Spectacular view from the upper restaurant. Of course the...

Sydney NSW

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:13 pmGreat lunch with old and new friends: Avalon Surf Club These places are all over Sydney. Great place for seafood on the...

Napa CA

Last updated on October 12th, 2019 at 09:18 pmNice spot for a quick bite: Hog Island Oyster Co. This is an outpost of the original in San Francisco and is...

Lahaina, Maui HI

Last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 09:41 amUpscale in downtown Lahaina: Lahaina Grill. Might replace Mama’s as the best food on the Island. That said, it is a completely...

Wailea, Maui HI

Last updated on September 1st, 2018 at 06:58 pmInteresting place a bit off the beaten track: Monkeypod Kitchen.  Had to try this place if for no other reason than the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 08:25 pmTry this place for happy hour: Frank’s. One of a 2 restaurants owned by the same family this one is a bar...

Paia, Maui HI

Last updated on December 11th, 2018 at 10:29 pmYou have to eat here at least once in your life! Mama’s Fish House. The food is very local, the space delightful...

La Conner WA

Last updated on October 19th, 2018 at 09:49 amQuick visit after picking out pumpkins for Halloween: Seeds. This is one of the better restaurants in the area with a mix...