AmyK
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    October 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 23, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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Fond memories of food in Syria, Lebanon and Persia are transplanted to today's Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. <br /><br />Enjoy Man’aeesh and other traditional street food from our takeout window, a snack and a cocktail in our luxurious lounge, or a relaxed, elegant, meal in our well-appointed dining room.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Has Gong Downhill
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I chose this place when friends asked to go to dinner somewhere with good food where we could actually have conversation. We used to tell people Mamnoon is one of our favorite restaurants. However, on this occasion, the music was too loud, diners were loud and it was early in the evening so drunken folks should not have been a problem. To be fair, we did dine here on a Saturday. We had to almost yell and pay close attention to hear our dining companions across the table! The starter delivered first was hummus which I did not order. The muhamarra was great as usual but the filled dumplings were bland. There were six main dishes, two with eggplant which we don't like so we had beef/lamb meatballs and shish taouk (chicken on skewers). The chicken had good flavor but was dry. Unfortunately I can no longer say this is one of our favorite restaurants and would only recommend it with caution."
Dined on 12/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Vespolina completes the trifecta for Italian food and drink from Chef Jason Stratton joining award-winning siblings, Spinasse and Artusi.<br /><br />Chef Jason Stratton and his team create simple, refined dishes grounded in authentic techniques from Piedmont, while incorporating the products of artisans and small farmers from the Pacific Northwest.<br /><br />We welcome you to enjoy our handmade pastas and seasonally inspired dishes and desserts, alongside a carefully curated wine list. Our dining room reflects an authentic, rustic, classicality found in Piedmontese trattorias and our small bar features a birds-eye view of our open kitchen. Wherever you sit, your enjoyment of our food and the restaurant is of primary importance to us.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great Ambience, Good Food and Service
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The space is beautiful but I can only give food and service a good rating. The cabbage salad with hazelnuts and cheese sounded better than it tasted. My tagliatelle with venison ragu was good but arrived warm, not hot. The chocolate pudding on a wafer with olive oil gelato was on the precious side and I really couldn't taste any olive oil flavor. One woman took our drink order and another came to get our food order but didn't say she was our server. My husband's prosciutto appetizer was delivered by a runner but our server never came by to offer bread to go with it. The wait for our entree was on the long side and I noticed the people at the next table sat a long time with no food. True it was a Saturday evening but we were seated early, at 5:40."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or drinks & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Neighborhood Gem Describes It
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wonderful dining experience due to the care of servers and the kitchen. I would have given another star but for the long-ish wait for starters & main course due to a table of 7 who arrived just before us. Many diners appeared to be regulars which speaks well of this intimate place. Highlights of our dinner include the baked oysters in miso aioli, wild boar ragu penne and peach-blackberry crumble."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Monsoon blends traditional Vietnamese cuisine with Pacific Northwest innovation. We use organic vegetables when available and support small farms when possible. Everything is fresh.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Enjoyable Birthday Dinner
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/04/2014
 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
"Dined at Monsoon for the first time for a birthday celebration. For the most part, food is creative and had good Vietnamese spices. I was disappointed with the Imperial Rolls which were crunchy but bland. The wine list was reasonable and chocolate-caramel-peanut dessert exceeded expectation with the balance of salty sweet flavor. Our server was professional if not overly friendly, which is okay."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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