The union between sailors and sirens was plagued by meddling seawitches, musical flounder, and a misunderstanding of the difference between gills and lungs. Appreciate a more successful maritime marriage with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of European fusion seafood and libations at Ponti Seafood Grill.
Ponti Seafood Grill's globetrotting mélange of elegant fodder and award-bedecked wine list delight discerning palates on the restaurant's sun-soaked canal-side patios. The extensive menu reads like Jacques Cousteau's Christmas list and lets diners wade into maritime ecstasy with appetizers such as the dungeness crab spring rolls ($13 for a full order), whose delicate exteriors are dappled with sweet chili sauce. Grilled monterey calamari ($10), accompanied by a faithful posse of picholine olives and watercress rounds out the savory array of appetite kick-starters, soups, and salads. The thai curry penne's Alaskan scallops and dungeness crab bask in a warm pool of tomato-ginger chutney beneath basil chiffonade ($24), and grilled wild king salmon splashes up raging salivary streams to delight taste buds with delicate soy, lime, and cilantro flavors ($27).
Patrons may luxuriate in the warm-hued interior, which brims with the fusion of Asian, Mediterranean, and Pacific Northwestern culinary traditions. Ponti's Herculean wine list, which has received annual praise from Wine Spectator magazine, is home to a menagerie of rambunctious red, white, and sparkling miracles of grape alchemy.
Ponti Seafood Restaurant & Bar
Crab spring rolls. Thai curry penne. Grilled beef tenderloin. At the heart of this cuisine is executive chef Alvin Binuya, a man who has been profiled in and whose recipes have been featured in Seattle Dining!.
Binuya has been immersed in the world of food since he was just a boy, when he would use his parents' kitchen as a culinary laboratory to forge new flavors and antidotes for stale gingerbread men. He went on to hone his skills in culinary school and numerous restaurants before settling at Ponti Seafood Restaurant & Bar. Drawing from this expertise and using locally sourced ingredients, the chef fuses pan-Asian, European, and Pacific Northwest influences to create signature dishes such as grilled wild king salmon.
Ponti's dining spaces echo the villas of Tuscany. Warm colors and window-lined walls surround the restaurant's visitors as they sip selections from an award-winning wine list. Elsewhere, four private dining rooms give scenic views of the giant tarter-sauce bottles that float through Seattle's Ship Canal.
3014 3rd Ave. N
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