Redmond with my mother
My mom is moving to Trilogy at Redmond Ridge and I'm looking for restaurants to go to with her. She is happy with any cuisine but Mexican and doesn't care for very spicy food. For reference, in Seattle she liked Panos Kleftiko and Betty and 5 Spot and even dumpy conveyor belt sushi and in Redmond the Family Pancake House. She enjoyed Spinasse too though was treating us and probably cringed at the bill. She disliked Spicy Talk (darn) because of the service, and doesn't care for food where you have to do any work (like hot pot).
She is very black and white about whether a place is great or horrible and I can't always pinpoint why, but I think it comes down to service. Good service is very important to her—yet she can be so rude to waitstaff, ugh. She is also somewhat frugal, but I can pay if we go someplace nicer. I would like places within 15 minutes of where she'll be, in the far-out reaches of Redmond Ridge.
I've looked at the older threads and have noted Pomegranate and Tropea. Is there anything else I should try? How are the restaurants in the strip mall across from Trilogy, the Village at Redmond Ridge—Silver Spoon Thai, Ming's Garden, Three Lions Pub?
And the service at Stone House can be pretty hit-or-miss. The last time we were there it was as though a bunch of friends (one of which could cook) had said "Hey kids, lets open a restaurant!" Servers would casually wander by occasionally to tell us that one thing or another we ordered was out .. took us three tries to land on a wine that they actually had in stock.
my wife and i are dining in redmond regularly as we hit the movies in the bella bottega complex often. here are some other options
racha thai-newly opened in bella bottega complex
coho cafe-service a bit hit and miss seaffod good-bella
sushiland-if mom likes conveyor sushi-bella bottega
mod pizza-for quick tasty in bella bottega
belle pastry-good if inconsistent french bakery-bella bottega
thai ginger in redmond town center
haiku seafood buffet-redmond town center-non chowish buffet but if mom likes conveyor sushi
la isla on redmond way-puerto rican/carribean cuisine
the restaurant in the marriott at town center-sear-is pricey but we thoroughly enjoyed our steak/experience
new zeeks pizza location on cleveland street