Whenever Seattle Restaurant Week rolls around, I wonder which of the many restaurants I’d like to give a try. This week and next, Sunday through Thursday, there are over 150 restaurants participating. All offer a three-course menu (appetizer entree, and dessert) for $28 (drinks, tax, and tip are extra); even better, a good number will feed you a three-course lunch for just $15.
While the restaurants tend to be especially busy for this two-week period, and though the three-course menus are limited–typically to three choices in each category, with the option to order additional items from the regular menu–Seattle Restaurant Week is a great (and affordable) way to check out a place that’s been on your must-try list for too long. For me, that meant finally getting to Restaurant Zoë.
The fairly new space at 14th and Union in Capitol Hill boasts an open kitchen and a door that opens to a garden courtyard, while the dining rooms feel both classic and contemporary. Despite a fairly full house, service was spot-on; the food was quite good, and with some of the entrees running a la carte for close to $28 alone, absolute a good value. From the opening focaccia bread to the chocolate truffles accompanying the bill, dinner at Zoë was enjoyable–and sure to turn some newcomers into regular customers. That, in some ways, is what Seattle Restaurant Week is all about.
Seattle Restaurant Week starts up again next week and runs October 21st through October 25th. This year, there are 16 Capitol Hill restaurants to choose from.
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