Six Seven and Loving It
What’s a tour without some gastronomic treats? Sure, Seattle isn’t globally known for distinct flavors unlike some other cities. But that doesn’t mean I’m not greatly impressed with the food I had while there.
We went to Edgewater Hotel to dine in the famous Six Seven Restaurant. The place floored me upon entry. It had spectacular panoramic views of the ocean — the hotel literally sits on the water’s edge. The water flowed by calmly in shimmering waves, and the sky was clear as far as the eye could see. In the distance was the dark outline of mountains. The restaurant itself had clean, fine lines that promoted a feeling of serene wonder. It was like stepping into a romantic movie scene, what with the priceless view of the sunset.
But of course, I didn’t go there just to look at the view. Six Seven is known as one of the best seafood places in all of Seattle, offering a seasonal menu prepared by master chefs. It is known for using top-grade ingredients, prepared in such a way that the flavors are truly brought out. It’s a truly Northwest experience.
The place itself is also one-of-a-kind. Aside from the breath-taking views, the restaurant is a classy space. It is located in the city’s only true waterfront hotel. There was a gathering of sorts in one of the restaurant’s teal booths, so my friend and I moved out to a more quiet spot. The place was decorated with wooden panels, chandeliers, and even a stone fireplace. I found the entire scene so refreshing!
My friend and I ordered lobster, mac and cheese, mussels, and wild mushrooms risotto — for starters. The risotto was mouthwatering — it was so delicious! We savored every bite. For the main dish, I had halibut — a weird fish that I had seen earlier in the Seattle Aquarium. My friend had salmon, which was just as delectable. The meal was finished off with some wine. We were both watching our blood sugar, so we let dessert go — for now.
As a first time diner in the Six Seven Restaurant, I naturally stuck to the food that I know (or at least am familiar with). But their menu is quite expansive — you can always ask about the house specialty if you want some truly local flavors. Six Seven is also widely known for its delectable farm-fresh omelets, crab cakes, roast mussels, and a must-try filet mignon dish.
And of course, what’s an elegant dining experience without five-star service? In Six Seven’s case, the service is just as good as the food and the views. Waiters served with wide, brimming smiles. They attended to each need and fancy, as if each diner was the only one in the place.
Six Seven Restaurant scores high marks in each criteria that can be used to judge a restaurant. There’s a picture-perfect view, unbelievably good food, and heartfelt service. That in itself is value for money. I also had some of my food taken out for me to eat the next day. While they were not as fresh when reheated, they still retained their original taste. It was a 5/5 experience — I’ll be sure to visit again!