Brunch at Salty's in W Seattle
Has anyone been here for Sunday brunch? I have heard that Salty's is popular with tourists - but how is the food at brunch?
Went a year+ ago. The food wasn't awful, wasn't great. It was good enough that I'd go again and bring the parents if they were in town.
I've had one outstanding brunch in my life (at a hotel in Hahvahd Square - http://www.henriettastable.com/). I've had a couple horrid ones (mostly at chain restaurants). Otherwise, most of them are in the 'It was ok' category. But, really, when you're serving up an all you can eat brunch, the food isn't likely to be top notch.
The food at Salty's is pretty good, but i do prefer the food (and atmosphere/service) at Palisade( http://www.palisaderestaurant.com) . Although if you are looking for a brunch buffet, Palisade's brunch ($27) is the type where you select an entree, and there is a salad, cold bar (shell yourself shrimp, raw oyster's), and a pancake buffet. Another option, cheaper (and you get what you pay for at $20) is Salmon House.(http://www.ivars.net/Salmon_House_Hom...) on Lake Union, which is a traditional Sunday buffet brunch. Both have great views from the dining area.
Went on the Sat before Mother's Day. We got sat downstairs, which is in due need of renovations. It dates back well into the 70s. The food is mediocre at best and it is like $35/head. The waiter told us we "had to try to lobster ravioli", so i waited for like 15 minutes to get an incredibly dry, tasteless ravioli. I would totally avoid Salty's.
Newcastle Golf Course has a really good brunch in my opinion. I guess everyone's right... at an all-you-can-eat type venue, you're not likely to get stellar food, but I could make a meal out of the shredded potatoes they have and the desserts!
Went there over the Memorial Day weekend. The food was divine - loved the Eggs Benedict. But I think Salty's claim to fame is really its view over Elliot Bay towards the city skyline, rather than its food.