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sweetpotater Feb 25, 2014 10:44 AM

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?

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    firecracker Feb 25, 2014 04:47 PM

    Try Matt's Rotissiere, Spazzo or BJ's Brewhouse - all at Redmond Town Center. Frankie's Pizza and Pasta does a pretty good pizza and good lasagna. It's on the main drag and shares a parking lot with Spicy Talk. Tropea is small, but the food is good.

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      sweetpotater Feb 25, 2014 04:49 PM

      There is a restaurant called Spazzo?

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        Gizmo56 Feb 25, 2014 06:06 PM

        Indeed. It is a Schwartz Brothers restaurant (like Chandler's Crabhouse and the various Daniel's Broilers).

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          firecracker Feb 25, 2014 07:10 PM

          Exactly, Giz. Thanks for providing the info!

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          firecracker Feb 25, 2014 09:00 PM

          The spa in Spazzo should sound like Spaaaahhhh,

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        acgold7 Feb 25, 2014 07:44 PM

        Ming's is actually very, very good.

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          apardoe Feb 26, 2014 08:24 AM

          Three Lions has sketchy service. Neville's, next door, same owner, is a British tea house with much better service. That said, I prefer the pub.

          Absolutely echo Pomegranate. Impeccable food, good service.

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            sweetpotater Feb 26, 2014 09:21 AM

            I just checked out Neville's online—I love English breakfast so that's going on the list. Thanks, all, for these great recommendations. Having my mom in town is going to be a big adjustment and it will help to have some decent food to smooth the transition.

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            foodsense Feb 28, 2014 01:43 PM

            You can try Stone House in Redmond. Three Lions is OK if she is cool with a sports bar theme. You might rather take her to its sister restaurant (next ddoor) to the British Pantry. Way better service, same food. Also try Sages. Lastly, Tropea. It is a Remond institution.

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              apardoe Mar 1, 2014 04:36 PM

              Nit, but The British Pantry is the market. Neville's is the restaurant.

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                foodsense Mar 2, 2014 10:19 AM

                You are right. Please excuse me.

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              bighound Mar 3, 2014 01:27 PM

              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

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                sweetpotater Mar 3, 2014 02:28 PM

                Thanks!

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