Restaurant Spotlights


Today marks the start of the tastiest week of the season- the triumphant return of Seattle Restaurant Week!

We here in Seattle are so blessed with an abundance of fabulous dining options, ranging from simple and inexpensive to exotic, lavish and extraordinary, which usually doesn’t come too cheap. Seattle Restaurant Week is an opportunity for people to explore many incredible restaurants they may not normally spring for by offering fabulous deals you won’t want to miss out on.

Every Sunday through Thursday from April 2nd to April 19th, over 165 restaurants across the city will be offering up $33 three-course dinners, with many also offering $18 two-course lunches as well. These restaurants range in price, type of cuisine and location, giving you tons of options to choose from, in every department!

To maximize your SRW experience, check out a list of participating restaurants here (click on the name of the restaurants to see their location and view their SRW exclusive menu) and be sure to check out The Seattle Times lists of best overall value, best ambiance, neighborhood favorites and SRW newcomers.

If you are going to explore SRW (which we highly recommend you do!), remember to be patient, make reservations and tip your servers well! While SRW is a great opportunity for diners, restaurants do tend to get swamped, and the nicer and more understanding we are as patrons, the better the experience for everyone!

Now, go out and get a healthy dose of YUM, before it’s too late!

Round up the crew and head down to the market on Friday, March 24th for a fantastic, fun event that brings together a diverse selection of over 70 local vendors to delight you with tastes of their delectable products. And their vendor list is still growing!

Arcade Lights is a wonderful opportunity to sample and savor delicious drinks, foods and sweet treats, from a wide array of local, small-batch, and artisan vendors. It’s always a fun and festive event, where you can enjoy something local and tasty, try something new and have a blast, under the Arcade Lights!

Each year, Arcade Lights brings together local favorites and new comers to pedal their wears and get you hooked on their goodness, and this year looks to be no exception. Where else will you find Theo Chocolates, DiLaurenti Food & Wine, Hot Lips Soda, Copperworks Distilling, Morning Glory Chai, Woodinville Ciderworks, Diamond Knot Brewing and many more local loves all at the same place? Only in Seattle, and only at Arcade Lights.  Be sure to check out a full list of vendors and brace yourself for taste bud paradise!    

This year’s event is sponsored by Seattle Met, DRY Sparkling and DEI Creative and, as always, proceeds go to benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation which helps to maintain our market and keep the community thriving.

Grab your tickets before they’re gone, and get ready for fun under the Arcade Lights!

Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market, 7:00 pm, Friday, March 24th Tickets-

General Admission – $60
Tickets include tastes of as many of the hand-crafted savory and sweet bites as your heart desires – while supplies last – and include five tokens for tastes of beer, cider, non-alcoholic drinks such as root beer and sodas and wine. Tasting glass included. Additional tokens will be available for purchase.

Early Entry – $80
Limited Early Entry into Arcade Lights 30-minutes before the General Admission crowd! Includes 5 drink tokens, unlimited food, plus early entry at 6:30 pm.

VIP with Early Entry – $150
VIP guests have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, which includes seating, music, and exclusive food and beverage tastings from elite vendors. VIP Guests receive 10 drink tokens and UNLIMITED food, and can enter the VIP Lounge at 6:00 pm to begin celebrating before entering the Main Arcade at 6:30PM with Early Entry. VIP guests can use the VIP Lounge at their luxury anytime throughout the night.

Arcade Lights is a 21 and over only event, so please plan accordingly.

For more information, visit the Pike Place Market website.

Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner at one of the following Madison Park restaurants for a special date night out!

Cafe Flora: February 14, $70/person
Café Flora is your best option for a multi-course vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free Valentine’s menu! The four-course meal begins with spiced king oyster mushrooms with purple potato, turnip and greens, followed by green papaya and rainbow carrot ribbons. The main course brings Meyer lemon and butternut squash risotto with grilled asparagus. For dessert, choose between a citrus cake with passion fruit mousse or pistachio chocolate tart.
Reservations: (206) 325-9100 or online.

Luc: February 14, $60/person
Enjoy a special three-course Valentine’s menu at neighborhood favorite Luc. Choose between sunchoke soup, gem lettuce salad, or butternut squash and Brussels sprout to start. Main course options include pan seared Muscovy duck breast, pan seared King salmon, and grilled portabella mushroom. For dessert, pick a Meyer lemon bavarois, Madeline cake or chocolate caramel cake.
Reservations: (206) 328-6645 or online.

Beach House Bar + Grill: February 12-14, $65/person
Enjoy dinner with a view at Beach House, which will serve a special Valentine’s menu all weekend that includes romantic chef selections and flirty beverages.
Reservations: (425) 968-5587 or online.

Voilà! Bistrot: February 14, $65/person
Violà!’s three-course Valentine’s menu will begin with your choice of a mushroom puff pastry, cream of lentil soup with bacon, or chef selection of cured meats. For your entrée, choose between filet mignon, filet of turbot, or pan-seared duck breast. Finish off with a warm chocolate lava cake, raspberry tiramisu or pineapple sorbet.
Reservations: (206) 322-5460 or online.


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The holiday season is a wonderful time for drink recipes. Seasonal flavors such as pumpkin spice and eggnog are a treat we wait all year to taste, and now is prime time to try Christmas beverage specials at restaurants and bars throughout Seattle.

The BottleNeck Lounge in Madison Park will be spreading Christmas cheer at a special Holiday Happy Hour on Friday, December 18th. Happy hour will be extended until 8:00 pm to give guests plenty of time to try all their boozy favorites! Enjoy a variety of seasonal cocktails, winter warmers on draft, and discounted drink prices.

BottleNeck bartenders will be “releasing the nog,” one of the best eggnogs in Washington, as they say. This must-try nog is made with sherry and anejo tequila and will only be available until Christmas Eve. Get it while it’s warm!

Celebrate the season at The BottleNeck Lounge’s Holiday Happy Hour for a taste of the season and plenty of good cheer. 

Featured photo via The BottleNeck Lounge Facebook