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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    June 6, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 29, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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Embeya is a collaboration between international hospitality veteran Attila Gyulai (Four Seasons Hotels, Elysian Hotel Chicago), his Wife, Komal Patel (Milborne Real Estate, Sotheby's International) and Chef Thai Dang (3 Michelin L2O, 2 Michelin RIA). The trio united in their shared vision to showcase refined Asian cuisine in a chic and elegant space that is designed by Chicago's renowned Designer Karen Herold (Girl and the Goat, GT Fish, Balena). In addition to being nominated as Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef, and Zagat's Top 30 under 30, Embeya was recently awarded Esquire Magazine prestigious Best New Restaurant Award which honours the top 20 restaurants in the United States. <br /><br /><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Upscale Vietnamese
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I was able to make a reservation the same day we dined at Embeya and on a Saturday evening, it was not full. Diners were well dressed, upscale. The place can accommodate large parties so we saw tables of eight, families, etc. The servers are all young males and ours steered us to the most expensive dishes. The appetizers, were creative and infused with Vietnamese flavors. Our entrees less so. In fact, I could not discern that the rabbit leg had any asian flavor and husband's fish was only asian because of the soy sauce. BTW, entrees were both $29 so it's pricey in my opinion. Service was a little too formal and cold for my taste. I dined here based on an article about the chef at Grace, one of those unaffordable fixed price places."
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Loulay Kitchen and Bar is a new restaurant from Thierry Rautureau. Loulay is an urban, contemporary French restaurant and will feature local, seasonal fare with the influence of his upbringing in "Saint-Hilaire de Loulay." The accessible & multi-leveled dining room will offer the guests a variety of dining experiences offered throughout the day.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The space is beautiful and conveniently located for dinner after a 5th Ave show. The menu is divided into small, medium and large plates with the smaller sizes meant as appetizers. Our preference is that an entree not exceed $30 so for me the selection was limited. But overall the three of us sharing three medium plates for appetizers and a large plate each for entree, four glasses of wine, one soda and two desserts, $180 total was average for a downtown restaurant. Service was excellent."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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Brimmer & Heeltap is a restaurant and bar located in the fast growing Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We welcome diners, beer and spirits enthusiasts, neighbors and out of towners alike to its new bistro-pub. Serving up innovate and delectable small plates to family-style platters, Brimmer & Heeltap will lure you in with its friendly style and relaxed nature.<br /><br />Chef Mike Whisenhunt fuses international flair to the abundant seasonal diversity and coastal flavors of the Pacific Northwest. Urban libations and a collection of beer and wine from around the world, pair especially well with the bold flavors.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Neighborhood Gem
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Everything is appealing on the brief-ish menu and we enjoyed the steak tartare with house made nori crackers, the healthy, tasty grilled salad and the pork shoulder with apples given the kimchee treatment. Jen is a gracious, expert hostess in the front of the house. Our friendly server gave us just the right amount of attentiveness and good advice on how much to order. We like that wines by the glass are also available in a carafe, about a half bottle's worth. We came on a warm evening. They don't have AC but with doors open and effective fans, it was comfortable."
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Owner operated by Chef Kevin Davis and wife Teresa, The Steelhead Diner is a smart casual restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit our modern take on the classic American diner - and enjoy contemporary comfort food created with a Northwest twist. Soak up stunning views while enjoying our exclusively North West wine and beer list. Also available: a full bar, and a large selection of non-alcoholic choices. Watch nightly as Davis and his crew create menu items in the restaurant's interactive open kitchen surrounded by views of neighboring Puget Sound. Kids welcome. Family friendly.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice Lunch
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I met a friend here for lunch and ordered my usual chicken and Andouille gumbo. It is consistent so I knew I would enjoy it. Although right next door to Rachel's Ginger Beer in the market, they don't offer her sodas on their menu. We didn't drink alcohol since it was early in the day but opted for lemonade which tasted fresh, not out of a bottle. Overall a satisfactory meal and I chose it for the prime location rather than the culinary aspect of the menu."
Dined on 7/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Bar Sajor is centered around an untraditional, stoveless open kitchen featuring a wood oven and fireplace. It serves a menu that focuses on our wood-fired kitchen and the unparalleled bounty of the Puget Sound region. Our menu changes daily, and we do our best to showcase the beauty of our region's food ingredients. We have a bar that features a thoughtfully curated beverage list featuring mostly small production wines, as well as cocktails and sodas made by our team.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointed
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I had read some underwhelming reviews but wanted to see for myself so dined here Sunday. Despite everything being cooked in the wood fire oven, nothing we ate had any char or smoky flavor. The roasted zucchini with marble potatoes had no carmelization, were frankly boring. The muscatel aioli was the best part of the dish which cost $16. The Chuleton de Buey got rave reviews and the ribeye tasted good but again there was no char which in my mind is the best part of a steak. Desserts were decent but not great. For all the money we spent, at least one dish should have been amazing. None were. A friend opined Matt Dillon's food is not that great. She was right. The space is beautiful and I really wanted Bar Sajor to be great. Too bad it's not."
Dined on 7/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic
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Altura applies the focus of ingredient-driven Italian cooking to the natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Our chefs work tirelessly each day to highlight the most exciting seasonal products.<br /><br />Chef Nathan Lockwood's tasting menu is at the heart of the Altura approach to dining. With a focus on wild foraged products, pristine Puget Sound seafood and locally raised heirloom meats and vegetables, our tasting menu exemplifies who we are. Expect to spend two to three hours enjoying ten to fifteen courses of our most inspired dishes.<br /><br />For a less structured approach, diners are welcome to design their own experience by choosing three or more courses from our traditional menu. Our Sommelier, Ryan Schroeder, is always on hand to design a unique flight of paired wines or help you find the perfect bottle to highlight your experience.<br /><br />We invite you to join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate seasonal cuisine, exceptional wine and gracious service.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Special Occasion Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband and I dined here on our anniversary as we know it's pricey but the food and service is excellent. With so many great dining choices in Seattle, it takes an exceptional level of attention to details to rise above the rest. Altura was amazing in both food and service. Chef Nathan's gnocchi with lamb, beef and iberico ragu was so delicious, I could have eaten just that and been happy. The spot prawn crudo pleased the eye as well as the tastebuds, being exquisitely presented as if in a food magazine. There was not a single misstep in our dining experience. The food and service feels like fine dining but this restaurant is casual enough that Seattleites who deem "dressing up" a distateful chore, will feel welcome."
Dined on 6/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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