Econo Lodge Near Bellevue Square
4710 Lake Washington Blvd,NE
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: (425) 228-2858
Fax: (425) 228-3055
This dining room and pub at the Golf Club at Newcastle has a covered terrace with spectacular views of Bellevue, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. Dark wooden beams, floors and furniture create a casual ambiance. The fare includes seafood and dry-aged, corn-fed Angus beef. Other dishes include Turkey Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Seafood Fettuccine. Try the three-berry cobbler for dessert. The smoke-free restaurant features a full bar, banquet facilities and private rooms.
Justly or not, South Seattle does not enjoy the best of reputations. As a result, many of its treasures go unnoticed. Perhaps that's the reason this lovely Mexican restaurant is visited most often by its neighbors. Whatever the reason, it certainly deserves to be better known. There are no velvet Elvises on these walls, but they wouldn't make much difference. The matadors and rose-in-the-hair maidens come close enough. Portions are large. The servers are friendly, and while the menu is mostly limited to the standard tacos, burritos and enchiladas, the entrees are well prepared.
Housed in a century old building that's a prominent historical landmark in Renton, Melrose Grill has gone through a number of incarnations ranging from a hotel cafe and saloon to a soda parlor in the course of its rich history. A fire in 1928 and numerous change of ownerships later, the Melrose can finally be said to be back to its former glory, winning rave accolades and a slew of awards with statewide acclaim. The interiors, though updated to modern standards makes no effort to let go of its past with blown up historic photographs adorning pretty much every wall. Subdued lighting sets a great mood for intimate dinners. The inspired steak menu, with choices in beef, pork, chicken and seafood will please even the most discerning of steak lovers. The wine list is particularly extensive and should have no difficulty catering to most tastes. Check website for more.
Mercer Island, home to lakeside mansions and rolling bike paths, also hosts this wonderful little Thai gem. The decor here is a little worse for wear. The paint is faded and the furniture just this side of uncomfortable, but once your food is set before you, any concerns vanish from mind. All the usual Thai dishes are here, but favorites include the restaurant's namesake, Gai Pon Proem (pieces of spicy meat to be dipped in flavorful sauces), hot and Sour Soup, Spring Rolls and Fried halibut. Food is spiced on the star system—one star is mild, five stars require a fire extinguisher next to the table!
The charmingly old (but not ancient) building that houses Red House reeks of coziness almost as soon as you enter. A warmly-lit dining room, deep wooden hues on the floor and shelves stacked with wine and beer occupying pretty much every inch of the wall space make for interesting interiors and gives off strangely relaxing vibe. The green tables with blue-cushioned chairs add a contrasting dash of coolness to the warm hues in the room. The serene outdoor patio sees a perennial bustle, and is an excellent choice in summer months. The restaurant is renowned for it's tapas selection, which though not extensive, is varied when it comes to the flavors and combinations. Apart from this, there is also a selection of salads and entrees. The wine selection is astoundingly large, with close to 700 varieties and 20 available by the glass. Equally spectacular is the choice of beer with 500 on offer and seven on tap. Selections from the entire list are available for purchase. Check website for more.
Outstanding food, casual atmosphere and friendly service make Mawadda Café a neighborhood favorite in Rainier Beach. Whether you are stopping by for a bite or a family lunch, you will find a lot of options on the menu. falafels, gyros and the lamb shawarma are hearty and filling sandwiches; while the spanakopita and Greek fries, kufta-tahini and meso kabob are good choices for a full-meal. Pair the food with chai- a traditional hot beverage from Africa and don't forget to order the baklava. Take-out is also offered.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service at Outback Steakhouse. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Pizzas, straight out of a wood-fired oven, which gives it a delectable smoky flavor, are what you are welcomed to at Tuscan Stone Wood Fired Pizza. Made from scratch, even the dough which is made daily, attempts are made to recreate authentic Italian pizzas. The Smoked Pepperoni and Carne Amante are popular favorites. If you are in a hurry, call ahead and place your order, and within minutes it will be ready for you to take away.
Relish on the delicious tacos as you visit Tacos El Asadero. Serving some of the best Mexican food in town, this food truck is known for its tasty steak burritos and pork carnitas. Experience Mexican street food as you dine in the bus at Tacos El Asadero or sit at their small outdoor seating. Though this restaurant doesn’t serve alcoholic drinks, it provides a great choice of non-alcoholic Sangrias and soft drinks along with their delectable menu. Their friendly and efficient service will make you want to come back here for more.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning a night-out with friends or just happen to be a devout pizza lover, stop by Flying Squirrel Pizza Co in the Seward Park tenement. This neighborhood pizza place serves some of the most tantalizing thin-crust pizzas made with the freshest ingredients and artisan meats. Favorites on the menu include the braised pulled pork and cilantro, the Sofia and the Booker T. Besides the pizzas the homemade meatballs, hot dungeness crab dip and Molly Moon ice cream are a must try. Atmosphere is super-friendly and service doesn't fail to please; prices are modest and take-out is also offered.
The name pretty much sums up what this gem of a restaurant on Mercer Island is all about. Fresh ingredients and the talented kitchen staff combine to create memorable dishes with a delightful lack of anything artificial or processed. The menu's focus is on the Cascadia region that spans a number of states including Alaska, California, Oregon and Idaho. The food philosophy is deceptively simple, get the freshest natural ingredients you can, and don't mess with their basic flavors. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but the staff excel at what they do. The stellar accolades and awards Bennett's has received, is testimony to this. The restaurant's interiors have a stylish, contemporary vibe with lavish use of wood and warm hues. The restaurant is an excellent avenue for private functions as well. A star in Mercer Island's culinary landscape.
Featuring live entertainment seven-nights a week, The Royal Room has garnered a major following of music lovers in Seattle, within a short span of time. The design of this intimate venue is simple, comprising a stage at one end that has a grand piano and enough space for a small ensemble to fit in. With the performances of a number of renowned local as well as national and international artists scheduled here, you will never leave this place disappointed. The venue also doubles up as a bar with happy hour specials and drinks offered until late in the night. Do not fret if the performances of your favorite artists coincide with your dinner plans, as you can always grab a bite to eat at the restaurant of The Royal Room. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.