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Wine bars around Seattle

karen2006 | Sep 29, 2006 05:15 AM

Hi,

I just came back from Impromptu wine bar in Madison Park. The wine was good but the food left something to be desired. I guess it was a Spain-influenced menu. I ordered the shrimp and octopus salad followed by short ribs with polenta and fried avocado. The shrimp and octopus salad was way over-salted. The shrimp was touch and chewy...so sad. The short ribs came with a really lovely sauce..but the short ribs were so fatty, every bite I took had large pockets of fat...the fried avocado (which sounded intriguing to be on the menu) was basically cut pieces of avocado..."Was it fried?", I asked myself as it wasn't even warm...I couldn't tell. The polenta was very good with the sauce. So this lead me to ask, are there any other wine bars around town that has good wine and food? I've heard about Portalis (sp?). Is it worth a try? Are there any others in the Seattle area?

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