Pearl Bar & Dining: A User’s Guide
Pacific Northwest Seafood | Regional Wine Selection | Twice Daily Happy Hour | Seasonal Ingredients
Small plate: baked goat cheese with salsa rosa, arugula pesto, and crispy crostini
Entree: king salmon filet with pumpkin risotto
Dessert: vanilla custard bread pudding with poached pears, port-wine syrup, and honey-almond ice cream
Where to Sit: For dinner and a show, make reservations at the exhibition chef’s table and watch your meal come to life in full view.
When to Go: During happy hour, which takes place twice daily (3 p.m.–6 p.m.; 9 p.m.–midnight). Snag $6 small plates and craft cocktails like the Botanist, made with dry gin, spiced pear, rosemary, and lemon sour.
While You’re Waiting
Look around: the decor boasts a collection of contemporary art and glass sculptures.
Order a glass of wine; Pearl’s selection—which won the 2010 Washington Wine Award of Distinction—emphasizes Northwest varietals.
Praise: Seattle Met declairs that the restaurant has “just the right ratio of dangerous good looks and food cred.”
A selection of dishes—including Dungeness crab chowder and an American Wagyu burgers—are also served at the bar.
Complimentary valet parking is available at the Westin Hotel.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Learn about African American history while perusing the galleries and exhibits at Northwest African American Museum (2300 South Massachusetts Street).
After: Buy some clothes for your kids at Hopscotch Consignment Boutique (136 105th Avenue NE).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Dine on specialties such as alderwood plank salmon and Dungeness crab at Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar (205 108th Avenue NE).