Happened to be in town this week for Seattle Restaurant Week. And my Mom scolded me for not blogging about all the places I get to go - so - back on the blog bus y'all.
10 days. Over 150 Restaurants. 3 courses for $28.
Dine out and celebrate the spring run of Seattle Restaurant Week, April 8-19 (excluding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday breakfast/brunch for some restaurants). More than 150 local restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $28* - and many of them are offering three-course lunch for $15*.
*Price is per person and does not include drinks, tax or tips.
Landed with my colleagues at Spur Gastropub and it was out of sight.
On the Heddanewman Tablesmacker Scale of 1-5 (5 being the best) - we gave it a high 5 smacks.
What we had and highly recommend... These items are also on the regular menu (not just restaurant week)
Empress (David Nelson, Spur 2008.) $12 jamaican rum. grapefruit. st. germain. (everyone at the table ordered this and loved it, repeatedly)
Tagliatelle $14 duck egg. oyster mushroom. pine nut. (and a parmesan foam which was unbelievable, the waft of parm coming in as the plate goes down makes your mouth water).
Ice Cream $7 playful accompaniments. (most of us had the Bananas Foster ice cream, down to the last drop in the bowl)
The servers were great, the ambiance is terrific (stunning black and white artsy photos change every so often to give the small-ish restaurant some depth.) Along with beautiful mirrors, exposed edison-like fixtures and bulbs, I'd go back here again and again.
The bartender let us stay till fairly late on a week night and again were fun and didn't take years to make specialty mixologist cocktails which is a huge plus in my book. Mixology is fun, waiting hours for someone to snottily chip ice is not. Spur brings it with super tasty, layered flavorful food, seriously yummy cocktails and a high-end feel with a laid back attitude.
Here is the dish on the place from the Seattle Times:
At this artsy, urban-industrial haunt, Brian McCracken and Dana Tough dabble in the shape-shifting world of molecular gastronomy, finding new ways to manipulate flavor and texture. But they do so judiciously, not just for effect. Try such dishes as the tagliatelle with parmesan foam or carpaccio with fried béarnaise. The art of alchemy also extends to the bar, where house-made tinctures and bitters flavor classic and contemporary cocktails.
113 Blanchard St. Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Dinner: Daily, 5p.m. - Close
Average price of a dinner entrée: Under $10 $10 - $15 $15 - $25 $25 and over
Note: Price reflects average breakfast or lunch entrée if that is restaurant's primary meal.
Meals available: Dinner
Alcohol: Wine, Beer, Liquor
Payment forms: All major credit cards
Parking: Paid parking
Disabled access: Yes
Features: 21 and over