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Hunt Club - Seattle

Wilson | Dec 28, 200301:06 AM

Went there tonight for the third or fourth time since returning to Seattle a couple months ago. It's one of our favorite restaurants in town, especially on a chilly, wet winter night.

The food is excellent, and so is the service and the ambiance. I had house-smoken salmon bruschetta (sp.?) for an appetizer and my dining partner had mushroom soup that I got a taste of. They were both outstanding. The mushroom soup, in particular, was very flavorful. Might have been a shade on the thick side, but not objectionable.

For entrees, my guest had lamb chops (outstanding) and I had some very tasty scallops. Wine was a Chat. Montelena (Calif.) chardonnay, excellent. Dessert was coffee, and for my partner cheesecake with strawberries and for me an apple crumble. We had been to Lombardi's, an Italian place in Ballard, the other night and were a bit wary of apple crisp after the disaster there, but this was in a totally different league.

The bill for two, including Seattle's 9.3% sales tax and a 20% tip (great service), was $220. A word about the decor. The restaurant is cozy and warm, with mahogany wood paneling throughout. This extends out to the spectaculaer mahogany paneled lobby ("Fireside Room"), where you can get drinks and desserts served. This is the best "rainy night" destination in Seattle, a real treat.

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