The recession's toast. Let's celebrate! Here are some sumptuous spots that are expensive, but deliver serious bang for the big bucks.
Sure, it's expensive. But, hey, have you seen the view? The revolving restaurant high on The Space Needle doesn't get the credit it deserves for putting out some very fine food. The farm-to-table mission is evident all over the menu, but especially on the all-Northwest wine list. Bravo! Reservations are essential.
The team from Spur and Tavern Law has done it again at this stylish place in Belltown. The fried chicken makes for memorable date night, crispy and seasoned vibrantly, it's terrific for sharing. You've never had cracklings like these before, made from ham stock, whipped into a crunchy cracker-like with some gastro-genius wizardy. You cannot stop eating them.
A lovely room, this Capitol Hill restaurant doesn't get nearly the attention it did when it first opened. But that's a good thing because these days, you might actually be able to get a table. James Beard award winning chef John Sundstrom's menu is challenging because there are so many must-try options. Let the excellent servers guide your choices, as items change often. If it's offered, do not miss the burrata. The kitchen also does an exceptional job with seafood. Oh, and pork. Come to think of it, I've never had anything less than a stellar meal at Lark.