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Great food...Ok Service. Took a total of 10 minutes to get drinks...considering nobody else in the place! Food was excellent, service was lacking.
Sexiest food and room in town. If you haven't visited Mona's lately, it's time to return to a neighborhood favorite that has reclaimed its soul and injected fresh spirit into its food and cocktails. The above editorial is woefully out of date, as both the owners and chef of Mona's have changed in the last year, and they are elevating cocktails and cuisine to new levels of pleasure. On a recent visit, the night's special appetizer featured locally foraged porcini mushroom sauteed in brown butter and layered between slices of French Morbier cheese, the plate ringed with lavender honey gastrique...it might sound fancy, but the meltingly rich and earthy flavors tasted like the best grilled cheese you've never had in your life- ultimate soul food. The menu is predominately Italian, but inflected with flavors from throughout the Mediterranean, and relying heavily on local, seasonal, organic produce and meats as much as possible. I'm fortunate that I live close by, and am considering moving even closer so I can spend more time there. Oh, they also serve food to accompany the always first rate cocktails until 1 am Thursday through Saturday.
Sexy spot. Fun and varied menu, good wine prices, funky sexy decor. If I lived in the hood I'd be at mona's two or three times a week
Date spot for sure. As you can tell I love small mom and pop shops. I support them and avoid big restaurants. Mona's is great. I avoid bringing any children along, this spot is not for them. This is definately the place for mom and dad to have a "date night". The only negative is sometimes it is hard to have an intimate conversation when the band starts to pick it up. Other than that, ditch the kids and enjoy the atmosphere. We are lucky up here in North Seattle, so many great restaurants not enough date nights.
New owners - Same great place. Mona's has recently has new owners. The desserts are now made by one of the co-owners, a pastry chef . . . simply delightful and worth saving room after a wonderful dinner or just go in for dessert. The variety of live music is a lot of fun, and the downbeats from the evenings with the dj vibes a lively mood. I'm very glad they brought back the ravioli. I'm waiting for the filet mignon with gorgonzola, asapargus and garlic mashed potatoes to return. Start off with the arugula salad, you can't go wrong.
10!. Mona's has consistently provided creative food, delightful drinks, and an ambience which takes us to Miami or New York if only for the night. We live in West Seattle so our visits are not as frequent as we would like, but the drive is always worth it. The baccala cakes and Cuban/Chinoise fusion satay excites your mouth and the portions leave you very satisfied. The martinis are original and perfectly mixed. The high ceilings allow for a live band in the background that does not drown out your conversations. If you like bossa nova and jazz, this is the place. When will you open another Mona's in West Seattle?
great place!. a oasis in Greenlake, highly recommend. Good ambience, bar, food, service. Wines by the glass choice aren't so great, everything else is!
Great staff, a great place to be a regular.
New chef since the last posts so get yourself in there and order the chicken.
One of my favorites. Even though Mona's is a little out of the downtown circuit, it is worth the extra drive. They provide some of the best service and ambiance in Seattle. Monas offers casual class and is great for dates or a night out with friends.
best bar north of the city. Monas, in my humble opinion is the nicest bar out of the city center. The staff is always prompt and engaging, they have a nice wine list for a small place. A beautiful bar, which is actually being expanded to double its current size. The crowd tends to be a bit older and more mature...not the professional drinker feel of so many bars north of downtown and off Capitol Hill. Often times they have a smokin' jazz band that just simply rocks, though a bit load for the small space; they could use some good djs playing downtempo and such...perfect space for that...mood lighting and big picturesque windows. It is my favorite spot.
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