Communal dining was late to come to the states but that doesn't mean that with the right attitude and the right table mates it can't be a wonderful evening out. Whether you are out alone, with your mate or a group of friends dining communally can mean making new friends or getting an interesting peak into the world of folks you might not otherwise meet. So bring your best table manners and let's visit the communal tables of Seattle.
Lucky for us the proprietor was wise enough to commission back-lit Spike Mafford photographs of Oaxaca, as well as hiring a Oaxacan family to run the front and back of house. That means we get first rate authentic mole, posole and moletas in a modern room chock full or gorgeous images that transport us to Mexico.
This luxe downtown room serves up Northern Italian fare including house made pastas, antipastas and grilled meats. Don't miss the grilled caesar, leg of lamb ragu, Barolo hangar steak or Trinidad cane mojito.
The daily happy hour 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and and 10:00 p.m. - close is a great value. Think 50% off the entire bar menu and $14 bottles of wine.
Outdoor seating is a plus.
There isn't a bad time to visit this lively and stylish Belltown room but don't miss the monthly family style Sunday Feast when multi-course meals featuring duck to lobster served at the communal table set you back just 60 bucks. The nightly happy hour 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. is also a wise time to pop into the sleek bar up front.
Every table feels like the chef's table in this casual and intimate room. Order one of everything from the open kitchen, you'll be glad you did since Dustin and his team hit it out of the park every time.
I loved the first Joule and I love this sleek new Tiffany blue & navy room even more. Outstanding food & cocktails, attentive service, lots of seating options including a communal table and an outdoor fire pit paired with the warm hospitality of chef/owners Seif and Rachel will keep you coming back for more.
Innovative Farm to Table' in a lovely historic building. Make a reservation and get prepared for a leisurely and lovely meal. Keep you eyes peeled for special dinners & fundraisers.
This moody room serves high end Middle Eastern fare from an open kitchen. Grab a bite at the takeaway window, a seat at the communal table for the best view of the action or sink into one of the comfortable booths in back and order the bateresh, the fried cauliflower or any of the grilled or roasted meats and you'll be glad you did..
Bocce and pretzels and housemade sausages oh my! Beer cocktails and schnitzel and farfel kugel what a buy. This club is huge and goregous and you must visit soon.