Anchovies and Olives: A User's Guide
Seasonal Italian Seafood and Pasta | Oyster Bar | Happy Hour Specials | Robust Spirits and Wine List
Crudo: sea-cow oyster
Appetizer: fried chickpeas
Entree: sockeye salmon with cauliflower, pistachios, currants, and smoked chili
Where to Sit: Ask for a seat near the open kitchen if you want to pick up tips from Chef Zach Chambers, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. From his humble beginnings as a dishwasher, Chef Chambers eventually went on to cook at the American Academy in Rome and Belltown’s Tavoláta before taking the Executive Chef position at Anchovies and Olives.
When to Go: The restaurant occasionally plans special events, such as the Earth Day dinner made with sustainable and locally sourced food. Or diners can sip wine and slurp oysters with their sweethearts on Valentine's Day—Anchovies and Olives was named one of the city's top Valentine's restaurants by Gayot. But you don't have to wait for a special occasion to visit A&O—Oyster Power Hour is Sunday–Thursday. On those days, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until closing time, the oyster of the day is just $1, and there are drink specials as well.
If you see geoduck on the seasonal menu, order it. According to Gayot, "Its delicate taste and slightly crunchy texture is a revelation."
But if that's not on the menu, look for the escolar crudo, which GQ called one of the five best dishes of the year.
Don't stress looking for a street spot; the first hour of parking at the nearby garage off Pine Street is free.
Want to buy someone a gift card, or maybe just a couple beers? A&O is featured on Gratafy, an app that lets you send gift cards or even specific menu items—from drinks to oysters—directly to the recipient’s smartphone.
Crudo: Italian for "raw." It’s often used when referring to uncooked meat or seafood.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Pamper yourself before dinner with a mani-pedi or massage at Polished Boutique Spa (1422 E Pine Street).
After: Get dessert at Old School Frozen Custard, which offers specialty frozen-custard flavors like Almond Joy or apple strudel. (1316 E Pike Street).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Chef Zach Chambers also heads the kitchen at sister restaurant and pizzeria Bar Cotta (1546 15th Avenue), located next door.
Little Water Cantina: A User’s Guide
Modern, Seasonal Mexican | Killer Views of Lake Union | Artful Cocktails | “Freakishly Delicious Guacamole”
Appetizer: empanadas stuffed with smoked Canadian duck or mixed veggies with almond cheese
Entree: wild-boar torta ahogada with grilled pineapple, three-chili sauce, and fried onions
Side: hock, chile, and beer-braised black and pinto beans
While the kitchen strives to use local and organic products and compost all food waste, the staff’s eco-conscious efforts don’t stop there. The restaurant boasts LEED Platinum certification, in part due to the materials used to construct the space. The bar is made from rough, recycled wood and cinder blocks, light fixtures are upcycled gramophone horns, and one entire wall is constructed from 800 tequila bottles foraged from restaurant dumpsters.
If weather permits, the 2,200-square-foot patio offers unmatched views of Lake Union.
On the last Sunday of each month, the eatery hosts the kid-friendly event Snouts and Stouts, during which the kitchen staff whole-roasts a naturally raised pig on the patio and serves it in pork tacos while local bands play.
Street parking is usually ample, but if it’s tight, find a free spot in the restaurant’s underground garage.
“Little Water Cantina's spectacular tuna ceviche is a party on a plate.”
— Seattle Times
“Freakishly delicious guacamole.” — The Stranger
“Bar manager Ryan Minch uses sotol to perfection in The Dog Fighter cocktail: a crisp, citrusy affair that blends sotol with El Jimador tequila blanco, maraschino, lemon juice, Cointreau and peach bitters.” — Seattle Magazine
Manchamanteles: Spanish for tablecloth stainer, this is made from a mix of chiles, veggies, and meats, and is considered a classic Oaxacan mole.
Achiote: Spanish for annatto, this is extracted from the seeds of a shrub by the same name. It’s used as a spice or for its rich reddish color.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Gaze into the eyes of the Fremont Troll, who lives beneath the Aurora Bridge (3600 Troll Avenue N).
After: Watch boats depart from the hand-launch area at Fairview Park (2900 Fairview Avenue E).
When you stay at Best Western Airport Executel in SeaTac, you'll be near the airport and convenient to Tyee Valley Golf Course and Silver Dollar Casino. This hotel is within close proximity of Des Moines Marina and Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 140 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Best Western Airport Executel. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in SeaTac? This hotel has 2000 square feet (186 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
With a stay at Renaissance Seattle - a Marriott family hotel, you'll be centrally located in Seattle, steps from Seattle Public Library and Safeco Headquarters. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Columbia Center and 5th Avenue Theater.
Make yourself at home in one of the 553 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a concierge desk. This hotel also features babysitting/childcare, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats.
It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans.
After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company.
We make quality food fresh just for you!
Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection.
Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
As an iconic American brand, A&W stands for good times had over classic American food & treats. It all started in 1919 at Roy Allen’s Root Beer stand, celebrating the return of World War I veterans. After partnering with Frank Wright, the good times never stopped, as A&W became the first major food franchise, growing along with the country over the course of the next several decades.
Today, A&W remains a place for friends, families & communities to gather over the simple pleasures of great food & great company. We make quality food fresh just for you! Our Burgers are cooked-to-order with your choice of toppings, & our Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are 100% all-white meat, lightly breaded, & cooked to juicy, mouth-watering perfection. Our Root Beer is still made fresh in our restaurants with real cane sugar - top it off with our creamy vanilla soft serve for one of our signature Root Beer Floats!
Seattle restaurants do not get nearly enough credit for their quality, originality, and ability to appropriately represent regional cuisine. Being the closest big U.S. city to the rich fishing waters of Alaska, the seafood in Seattle is exceptional. Salmon, halibut, and king crab are just a few of the delicious species that make their way from the bountiful north Pacific into the kitchens of the city’s fine dining establishments. The shores of Washington yield some of the country’s finest oysters and Washington state’s productive farms provide high quality red and white meats, along with fresh organic produce.
Dining in Seattle is an incredibly rewarding culinary experience. From original and locally-sourced seafood spots like Matt’s on the Market in Downtown and the Walrus and Carpenter in Ballard to the Pacific Northwest-inspired Art of the Table in Wallingford, there are a plethora of praiseworthy fine dining establishments throughout town. The city also excels at cuisine from further afield, with the soul food from Kingfish on Capitol Hill and Ethiopian at Chef Cafe in the Central District. It’s also hard to beat some of the city’s comfort food, like sandwiches from Paseo in Fremont or pho from the multitude of Vietnamese food purveyors in the city.
Whether it’s choice Copper River salmon in an elegant waterfront restaurant or a hot dog with cream cheese and spicy peppers from a street vendor, eating in Seattle is an epicurean delight. The Seattle food scene is incredibly diverse and a lot of fun to explore. It is possible to locate almost any type of ethnic cuisine somewhere in town. It is also possible to find delicious eats from street-level all the way up to the best tablecloth and candlelight establishments. Seattle might not have the food reputation of New York or New Orleans, but that suits Seattleites just fine.