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Blueacre Opening March 19

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firecracker Mar 18, 2010 11:36 PM

Anyone planning to go opening night? This former Oceanaire outpost is now owned by Steelhead Diner's Keviin Davis. Time will tell if it's worth the hype.

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Steelhead Diner
95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

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    Jeffo405 RE: firecracker Mar 19, 2010 11:15 AM

    I would never go to a new restaurant until it's been open for AT LEAST a month. Maybe more in this case.

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      firecracker RE: firecracker Mar 19, 2010 10:56 PM

      Anyone head there tonite? Food? Service? Ambiance? Know this was opening night so it doesn't count, but would still be interested in early reports!

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        firecracker RE: firecracker Mar 25, 2010 10:24 PM

        So no posts good or bad. That's bad!

      2. violetseverine RE: firecracker Mar 26, 2010 12:12 AM

        Had lunch there yesterday. It was packed and there were a few kinks still in the kitchen so there a little bit of a wait between some dishes but overall it was a delicious meal. I know Kevin and he's a very sweet and talented chef. I happy to see him and his wife with another potential gem on their hands. Get the whole fried Idaho catfish. It was a monster of a fish, crispy skin, delicate tasty flesh, so impressive to look at. Also the salon collars are awesome. I would definitely go there just make sure you have some dough because it can add up.

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          PaqpIn RE: firecracker Mar 26, 2010 07:09 AM

          Went on Tuesday night. It was not too busy. Setting is very nice. Love the artwork and the noise level was not too bad. Service was acceptable for a place in its first week. The server knew what was in the dishes and although it was slow and a few errors were made, overall it was fine and she was very nice.

          The food was very good. My husband enjoyed his crab blt and I thought the clam chowder was good - although an interesting note - I had ordered a bowl and they brought a cup. They corrected this and my husband ate my cup of chowder and commented he was surprised I could eat the soup because it was spicy even for him (nothing is spicy for him)...I said mine was fine - had a bite of his and it was much spicer. When we commented casually to the waitress about this she said they make each serving fresh -- so that explains the difference, but also is a good warning that if you do not like your soup spicy you might want to say something when you order.

          The chocolate whoopie pie was cute. Not the greatest dessert ever, but good. I would say the prices are in line for downtown Seattle. Since the menu is the same at both lunch and dinner I would say you probably can get out of there for less than you might normally at dinner, but more than normal at lunch.

          We will be back and I think it is worth checking out if you are downtown.

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