is it blasphemy?
that i didn't LOVE copplerleaf?
great service from the valet on down
maybe because it was a long day of traveling
worked all day wednesday
had to rush home and then back to the airport to catch the redeye
fly into SEA
get car, breakfast at skillet diner (see is it blasphemy, part dos), check out big john's PFI
wait in line at salumi, eat salumi, take shower, drive to southcenter (stop at full tilt on the way)
i really didn't care for the room
i thought it was the lounge when i saw it from above
amuse bouche was good
they comped us a salad each (not sure if they were stalling, or didn't want to waste the greens)
nice gesture from the chef, nice prep and dressing, but no fresh cracked black pepper from the waiter?
ok, maybe the chef thinks it didn't need it, but i did
entrees were ok
my scallops were very well prepared
mom's halibut was clearly overcooked
brother's salmon was slightly overcooked
dessert was the saving grace
all three were great (banana ice cream, strawberry sorbet, and deconstructed peach cobbler)
they had some of those after dinner sweets (i always screw up the french word- misengardiniers or something like that)
but it was some sort of pineapple shooter and chocolate crunchy candy thing that didn't really go together
i would go back, but probably for the lounge menu and dessert
entrees were a bit on the small side, but price was not exorbitant
i am sorry that i can't gice the place the love it receives here
and maybe it was an off night, or i was just cranky
it wasn't BAD, it just wasn't as great as i expected
not blaming CH at all, i just wanted to register my opinion
I think copperleaf is great if you only have a layover and want to eat at a SEA place, or like me, live in West Seattle so can go for the lounge or dessert as you mention.
I have arranged a couple of events there, and they do a bang-up job on catering.... I agree the room is not so great. NICE staff, but it is still too hotel-ish.