Palisade Restaurant

Do you have someone visiting from out-of-town?  A business dinner or special event coming up?  Or maybe a desire for an all-around pleasant experience?  If so… Palisade is a wonderful spot for lunch, dinner, brunch and more.  The quality is superb and the views of the marina, downtown Seattle, and Mount Rainier…breathtaking! You may also enjoy the player piano, the water feature in the lobby, and Dale Chihuly glass hanging above.  Deck seating is an option.  We decided on the First Seating which offers a three course meal for $29.99 Mon-Fri 5pm-6pm and Sat & Sun 4pm-5pm.  All choices made were enjoyed, including the Salmon Bisque (which was a real treat in that they place the bowl in front of you with the salmon in it and then surprise you by pouring the bisque into the bowl), the Hearts of Romaine salad and the Butter Lettuce with Roque River Blue Cheese salad.  The favorite entrée of the evening was the Washington Dungeness Crab Cakes which is rich crab cakes that are hand-formed with Dungeness crabmeat, fennel, fresh herbs, Old Bay seasoning, then pan-seared golden brown. Served with sweet-and-sour plum butter sauce and escarole-watercress salad with a charred lemon vinaigrette.  The dessert offered was sorbet or a small ice cream sundae.  For a look at their entire menu, check out their website and click Menu and click Print Menu on the left to view.   And the wine chosen? the ’07 Chateau Ste Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – perfect!  Mark, our server, was professional and provided some excellent recommendations.  Visit anytime…reservations recommended.  Palisade restaurant is located at the Elliott Bay Marina just across the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle.  Definitely worth it and definitely satisfying!

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