Graduation Dinner with Dad
Hello, I will graduate in May. So, it would be really cool to spend some time with my Dad someplace very nice Seattle. Any recommendations? He enjoys Italian and Mexican cuisine. Altura and Tulio Ristorante? But, with Seattle, I feel there'd be some darn good seafood, which would be delish. Any suggestions? Thanks.
One of the great things about Seattle is that there is excellent seafood everywhere--I had some lovely local clams, in fact, on my last trip to Altura. Specifically for Italian and Seafood, you could try Anchovies and Olives, but my guess is Altura, Spinasse, etc. would all have seafood option.
One of the best-prepared pieces of fish of my life was at Salvatore's, a little chef-owned Italian place at 6100 Roosevelt Way NE. If the special isn't halibut the day you go, get whatever Salvatore is offering on the special board that day. The specials are where Salvatore shows-of. The place is hilariously old-school. The Godfather wait-staff have been there forever (and know their menu), and the red-checker tablecloths are right out of the movies. It could surely use an update, but he does the standard well and the exceptional exceptionally.
If you like seafood, the Oceanaire Seafood Room is good for dinner. If at all possible try to time dinner to end before sunset. It'sone of the top places in town for seafood, it offers a menu that changes daily to highlight what is at its absolute peak. Whatever you guys order, tell your dad start with the oysters and end with their decadent baked Alaska. It's located at 1700 7th Ave # 100 and you can call them at 206-267-2277.