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Where to eat in Bothell?

amees Jun 9, 2007 02:45 PM

My parents bought a place in Bothell - not far from the Canyon Park Park & Ride. Is there anywhere worth eating around there?


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    firecracker Jun 9, 2007 06:46 PM

    Bonefish is in the area. A seafood chain restaurant, it is among the best Bothell has to offer. Breakfast or lunch? Head for the Maltby Cafe.

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      firecracker Jun 9, 2007 07:05 PM

      Oops, I forgot about Pen Thai in downtown Bothell. Yum. Hana Sushi across the street from Pen is also very good!

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        gastros Jun 13, 2007 09:49 AM

        Try Main Street Alehouse (next to Pen Thai). Food is better than your average "pub fare" and great beers on tap.

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          amees Jul 16, 2007 05:11 AM

          Thanks for the tips. I'll try these places, and let you know if I find anything good!

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            repete Jul 16, 2007 10:31 AM

            Makes me miss Gerard's Relais de Lyon just south of the produce market ... which for a time was among the top five in the NW. Anybody know where those folks went?

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              Kristi Jul 16, 2007 03:15 PM

              I miss Gerard's, too! It was such a wonderful place with fantastic food and impeccable service. From what I remember, Gerard and his wife got out of the restaurant business and are instead focusing on their smoked salmon business.

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                Roo Jul 17, 2007 12:57 PM

                This is what Gerard is up to these days:


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                  Lauren Jul 18, 2007 09:16 AM

                  Interesting. I had no idea that was the same person. Thanks!

                2. re: repete
                  ghaughian Nov 17, 2008 11:51 PM

                  Gerard went in business with Dominic Place and created a smoked salmon biz.

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              Snapdragon Jul 16, 2007 07:42 PM

              Another vote for Pen Thai on main street. Better than most, but LOUD. A good choice if
              you're not planning on conversation.

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                MillCreek Jul 17, 2007 09:39 PM

                Stella Mia's, up the Bothell-Everett Highway, and very close to Canyon Park, has excellent Italian food.

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                  bighound Jul 18, 2007 10:55 PM

                  here's a second for stella mia and your best bet though is a little drive north to zinnia in the mill creek town center. actually that center is a fun stop for chowhounds with the central market there and the different restaurants and at least 2 or 3 good bakeries. you can thank me later.

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                    MillCreek Jul 25, 2007 12:46 PM

                    I live within easy cycling distance of the Mill Creek town center. My favorite restaurant there for dinner is Zinnia. My favorite breakfast place is the Sawdust Grill. Azul has some good Mexican-inspired food while La Palmera is a classic Mexican place a notch higher than Azteca. Boston's Pizza is a generic pizza/pasta/salad/burger place but they do have Diamond Knot IPA on tap. I have heard umimpressive things about the new Hot Iron mongolian grill that has just opened but good things about the new ClayPit indian restaurant. I myself have not tried either of these. N'Joy sushi is pretty good. The Blazing Onion burger place has excellent onion rings, frozen Sysco desserts and mediocre burgers. Capri is a mediocre Italian restaurant, not yet opened, that is moving from 164th. I have not yet tried the Thai restaurant in the Town Center, but the menu looks promising. My two new favorite Thai restaurants in the greater area there are Jitlada Thai, up by McMenamin's on 132nd, and Zab, on 112th and Evergreen Way.

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                  HungWeiLo Jul 25, 2007 01:11 PM

                  Priya - my 2nd favorite Indian restaurant after Mayuri's in Redmond
                  Sushi Zen - from the same family who owns Umi/Bada Lounge in Belltown, I think.
                  Pen Thai is pretty good - downtown Bothell
                  Patty's Eggnest on 164th for breakfast
                  Zen Garden on Mill Creek Blvd - http://www.zengardenmillcreek.com/ (I wonder if they've replaced their chef yet - the scenary is nice despite the questionable food quality recently
                  )Ezell's Chicken in neighboring Lynnwood - Oprah has chicken from there Fedexed directly into her mouth every month
                  AA China Buffet in Everett - on Everett Mall Blvd; mass quantity over quality, but where else can you get prime rib, crab, sushi, shrimp, salmon, etc. for under $10?

                  Stay away from Tandoori Fire

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                  1. re: HungWeiLo
                    kcq Sep 12, 2007 05:12 PM

                    I agree with Sushi Zen ~ one of my all time favorite places to eat!

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                    HungWeiLo Jul 25, 2007 01:13 PM

                    the Ranch Drive-in burger joint in downtown.

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