Mrs. Zippyh and I had a pleasant if rather underwhelming dinner at Seastar in Bellevue Sunday evening.
We had the pesto clams appetizer to start. They were good although the pesto was a little gloppy. They need to serve better bread to soak up the pesto broth.
We also split the blue cheese salad. The portion is quite large, even when split. The flavor is not too blue cheesey, rather mild in fact. It's topped with shrimp, hazelnuts and shredded pear.
I had the planked Copper River Salmon. Nice flavor but it was almost over cooked. My piece of salmon was cube shaped. It was served with a fairly neutral rice something or other. Also a very tasty brocolli.
Mrs Zippyh had the Copper River smoked salmon linguini. I though it was a little bland. It had a very creamy alfredo-ish sauce with dill.
We shared the "molten" chocolate cake with raspberry/vanila ice cream. It wasn't "molten" with an oozy middle as described but it was good enough. We managed to eat it all.
Service was rather odd. Nothing to complain about and it was attentive enough but it just didn't seem to fit the room and prices.
The thing that stuck in my mind however was the freakishly large number of children that were there that night. I counted 3 tables with infants and 5 or 6 tables with children under the age of 10. None of them were unruly or disturbing, however. I only heard one of the babies start to yowl and the parents quickly took the kid outside. This isn't a rant about children, but I just thought it was strange to see so many.