Posts tagged with: views

Winthrop WA

Sun Mountain Lodge: The Dining Room and Bar. Dining, gorgeous views and skiing all in one. Typical menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner with very good protein bowls, of...

Port Townsend WA

Waiting for the ferry: Port Townsend Vineyards Wine Plaza. Nice spot with drop dead views of the Sound…and the wines aren’t bad either. Fruit is locally sourced so expect cold weather...

Seattle WA

You gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of the Graduate Hotel in the U District and...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Nice little spot: Burger Bar 537. All things burger…including lamb which is locally sourced and available in limited quantities. So, I had to give one a try. It arrived on...

Gig Harbor WA

Brunch: NetShed No. 9. We were visiting Gig Harbor…for the first time despite living here for almost 20 years! This place sounded interesting…..and the space and views can’t be beat....

Novato CA

Unique venue: Hilltop 1892. I was drawn to the space….a hilltop home built in 1892 but one that has been a restaurant for several decades. When I arrive things were...

Seattle

Beer by the Lake: Magnuson Cafe & Brewery. Finally a place to eat in Magnuson Park. Since that is the case, it can be busy, especially on a nice afternoon....

Kahakuloa Maui HI

Just what I needed: Braddah Chic’s Off the beaten path….way off. Discovered this place while doing the West Maui loop on my bike and since I badly needed something cold...

San Diego

Dinner for 20: Top of the Market. Back in SD for a meeting and this was the choice for the group. I always hesitate a bit in reviewing spots where...

Hood River OR

Top 10 tasting room: Mt Hood Winery. The wines are acceptable but the views……outrageous! Very large tasting room with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows but the place to...

Portland

Dinner with amazing views: Departure. Go here if for no other reason but the views from this restaurant located on the 15th floor of the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland....

Squamish/Whistler BC

As named…this is a shed: WaterShed Grill. Actually located just north of Squamish in Brackendale BC it’s right on the Squamish river which makes for great views…and when in season,...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Room with a view: Sea to Sky Eatery. If you’re here, it’s worth a try if you need a bite to eat. Typical menu with soups, burgers and crepes. If...

Kohala Coast HI

A view that can’t be beat: CanoeHouse. It should all be about al fresco dining at this restaurant….right on the water and facing west so the sunsets are spectacular. A...

Seattle

Would be even better for dinner and a beer in the summer: White Swan Public House. Located in South Lake Union the views, even in winter, are exceptional…..Lake Union, the...

Jeddah KSA

Gala dinner: Palm Courtyard. What a place for a dinner for 100! Located at the Park Hyatt, the space is right on the Red Sea with an incredible view of...

Vancouver

Brunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in the distance. It’s other claim to fame is...

Leavenworth WA

Another wine tasting opportunity: Silvara. The wines are good…..and in some case quite good….but the venue is very hard to beat. The fruit is mostly from the Columbia Valley AVA...

Milan

Food court and market: Rinascente. High end department store with a food court, market and restaurants on the 7th floor. Although not sampled, the place to visit is the rooftop...

Stresa IT

Nice spot on the lake for gelato: Daniel’s. Not a typical name for an Italian bar and restaurant but the location is indeed Italian as are the offerings. From the...

Stresa IT

One more dinner for the masses: Piccolo Lago. Located near Stresa on Lago Mergozzo it’s a venue to definitely consider for a large group. The chef has two-Michelin-stars but it...

Stresa IT

Another dinner for 100: Ristorante Verbano. On the beautiful Isola dei Pescatori in the middle of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The food was good but once again the location...

Zurich

Dinner for 100: Schloss Laufen. Even though the dinner here was for a large party and the food was only so so, the location is drop dead gorgeous. Located at...

Munich

One of the many locations of this bakery and café chain: Rischart. This location is worth a visit not only for the pastries and other offerings but mainly for the...

Moses Lake WA

On the road: Michaels on the Lake Located lakeside with outdoor dining and a view…..spoiled a bit by the railroad that runs lakeside as well. The menu runs the gamut...

New York

I don’t often post on hotels but this place is special: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge A new upscale hotel in Brooklyn that just opened a few months ago so the...

Seattle

Quintessential Seattle: Ivar’s. This visit was to the Salmon House which is one of 3 locations on the water in the metro area. A visit to one of the locations...

Paia, Maui HI

You have to eat here at least once in your life! Mama’s Fish House. The food is very local, the space delightful and the service impeccable. Visit website  ...