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Cascadia Restaurant

soypower Jan 13, 2007 05:17 PM

Just saw Giada's weekend getaway to seattle on the food network. She goes to Cascadia for the mini burgers so i checked out their website. Looks like a good restaurant. Any thoughts?

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  1. terrier RE: soypower Jan 13, 2007 07:20 PM

    The mini-burgers are the best thing there - they're really excellent.

    There are better upscale dining options within a few blocks if you're considering the dinner menu, though.

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      Atomica RE: terrier Jan 15, 2007 11:36 PM

      Ditto. Go for drinks in their nice bar and mini-burgers. Dinner elsewhere, maybe. Cascadia can be really good, but is often disappointing for the price point.

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      lgphil RE: soypower Jan 15, 2007 10:30 PM

      We were there over christmas Break.

      The scallops were excellent. Just crusted slightly, and very tender.

      My wife had the duck, and that was merely good. the suace was a little over done, and the portion was small.

      Better than average, but no top 10.

      1. SauceSupreme RE: soypower Mar 2, 2007 01:56 AM

        I thought Cascadia was just okay when I last visited. My favorite aspect is actually the decor. But in terms of bar apps, I'd rather have the calamari than the sliders.

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          TruDiner RE: soypower Mar 3, 2007 11:01 AM

          I've been to Cascadia on a couple of times and live/work in the area. While I hear a lot of mixed reviews of the restaurant I have only had good experiences. Last summer, the last time I visited, mini salmon burgers were also part of the happy hour selection. These were not a salmon cake on a dollar roll, but big pieces of good, fresh fish. The alpine martini with a snowball and pine sprig is also a great way to unwind (2 might put you over the top), and a steal at $5 during happy hour. The outside seating on a warm day is another bonus!

          1. barleywino RE: soypower Mar 6, 2007 09:04 PM

            i'm a fan of their dungeness crab ravioli, a Seattle classic imo (although pricey.)

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              Bethwick RE: soypower Mar 7, 2007 12:43 PM

              I like Cascadia. The food is not phenomenal, but always interesting and tasty. What I really appreciate is the professional service and the ambiance.

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