While revenge is a dish best served hot, generosity is best served at body temperature, allowing you to pick up the plate and pass it around the table. Pass the tasty generosity or eat it all by yourself with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fresh, shareable small-plate dishes and drinks at Ventana Restaurant on First Avenue in Belltown.
At Ventana, executive chef Joseph Conrad transforms local, seasonal ingredients into a novel selection of North American small plates, designed to share with friends and domesticated relatives. The ahi-tuna slider is topped with a charred tomatillo remoulade, arugula, and avocado ($8), and the Alaskan king salmon backstrokes through a sea of cauliflower, pickled ramp bulbs, and fried chilis ($14). Crispy truffle fries ($6) cozy up to the tender Ventana burger, which brims with chile rellenos, bacon, and escarole and is served with decadent Humboldt Fog goat-cheese dressing ($13). Desserts such as the red-velvet cake massage taste buds with fresh berries, chantilly cream, and raspberry sauce ($7). An international wine selection is sure to slap a smile on faces' lips, and handcrafted cocktails include game-changing creations such as the herbal gimlet with acai liquer and fresh basil.
Inside Ventana, soaring ceilings offer a sleek, upscale environment and wrap-around windows flaunt glassy views of the city. Gather friends to dine under an early evening sunset or satisfy owl cravings with late-night dinner.
Ventana has received a lot of press, including features in the Seattle Times and DailyCandy. More than 110 Yelpers and 40 OpenTable diners give it a four-star average, and nine Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars:
2323 1st Ave.
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