What You'll Get
In his famous classical-conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the words “fresh seafood.” Moisten your own fish basket with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of airborne seafaring cuisine and drinks at Flying Fish, an award-winning eatery in South Lake Union. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Flying Fish's menus abound with locally sourced and sustainably harvested ingredients, including the freshest of fishies. Kick off your pelagic gustation with an appetizer of steamed manila clams ($12) before sailing onward to a large plate of Columbia River spring chinook with vegetable tabbouleh and charmoula ($26). By-the-pound platters are sure-fire ways to load your cargo hold to the bursting point with seafood such as the salt-and-pepper Dungeness crab with sesame noodles and carrot-daikon salad ($28/pound). Landlubber stomachs, meanwhile, can stay out of the shark-infested surf with a hearty plate of red-wine-braised short ribs and grilled spring onions ($22) and a meal-expanding side of parmesan scalloped potatoes ($5). A dessert of honey-lemon cheesecake ($9) or warm grappa brownies ($9) ends your maritime meal on a sweet note no matter how often your blind date mentions the white whale that took his leg.
Flying Fish's story began with chef/owner Christine Keff's first experience of Thailand's beachside restaurants, where customers sit at tables mere inches from the water and either order the freshest catch of the day or open their mouths and wait patiently for a fish to leap in. In the 15 years since, Flying Fish has racked up a James Beard award (among many others), seen a location come and go, and moved into its current chic, bistro-style locale. Show friends, family, and lovers that the sea is good for more than just burying evidence with today's Groupon to Flying Fish. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Flying Fish has won numerous accolades. Citysearchers awarded Flying Fish the Best of Citysearch award in 2006 for Seafood. Numerous local press outlets, including the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, have featured the restaurant. Zagat rated the restaurant "very good to excellent." Seventy-nine percent of more than 400 Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant, and nearly 200 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars:
- Thanks to chef-owner Chris Keff’s “fabulous” fish “creations” served by an “informed” staff, this “posh” Eclectic seafood “institution” soars as “lively” crowds of beautiful people fill up its “bright” contemporary room – Zagat
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Limit 1 per table of 4, 2 per table 5 or more. Dinner only. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.