It’s a good thing there are three weeks left in April to take advantage of the smokin’ hot deal that is Seattle Restaurant Week. The event is so popular it’s become a month-long opportunity to enjoy a three-course meal at some of Edmonds’ finest restaurants.
At Anthony’s Homeport ($35/person), you can count on their award-winning clam chowder, and a menu starring seafood.
Start with your choice of Hawaiian Ahi Nachos with wasabi aioli, Anthony’s award-winning clam chowder or a Caesar salad. The entree options include Fresh Columbia River Steelhead with roasted apple-ginger butter, a Top Sirloin or Alaska Black Cod with ginger-miso glaze. Yummm… Of course, there’s dessert and you won’t be disappointed with the Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Mousse.
Arnie’s ($20/person/2-courses) is showing up for lunch or dinner with an affordable option and a seafood-focused menu.
Choose from two of the courses. Appetizers to pick from include salads, Sambal Shrimp fried and served with a sweet-spicy red chili sauce, clam chowder, or shrimp cocktail. Among the entrees are Pit-Roasted Salmon with Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc, Alaskan Cod & Chips, Crab and Bay Shrimp Melt, Smoked Chicken served with a salad with candied walnuts, strawberries, and Gruyère, or a Grilled Chicken Club. You have choices for dessert, too! Pick from a Mixed Berry Cobbler, Key Lime Pie, and an Almond Joy Sundae.
Five of the outstanding destination restaurants owned by Andrew Leckie and Shubert Ho are in on the action: Bar Dojo, Fire & The Feast, Salt & Iron, SanKai Sushi, and The Potlatch Bistro, with everything from Asian-fusion to wood-fired Italian fare, Pacific Northwest oysters and sushi, to a crowd-pleasing Smash burger or fried chicken.
Bar Dojo ($35/person) doesn’t disappoint (do they ever?) with Green Papaya Salad, Chicken Satay Skewers, and Pork & Leek Dumplings among the appetizer choices. For entrees, pick from Spicy Pork Belly Ramen that will put you in heaven, a Kal Bi Short Rib Bowl, or Tofu Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry. The dessert choices are Lemongrass Creme Brûlée (a lemongrass-infused custard with caramelized sugar, raspberries, and a candied lime wheel), Mochi Trio (vegan coconut ice cream, rice dough, and mixed berry compote), and Rice Gelato Affogato.
Fire & The Feast ($35/person) is sticking with its crowd favorites for the main course: Spicy Salsiccia Pizza, Lamb Pappardelle, and Creamy Herb Risotto. All are available gluten-free. Their top-notch Caesar salad with roasted lemon, crispy capers, and Spanish anchovies, or a Spring Pea Salad with crispy shallots and prosciutto are for course one. Tiramisu with Marsala wine cream and Panna Cotta with candied blood orange are your final course options.
Salt & Iron ($50/person) is also showing up with a Spring Pea Salad, but adding Marcona almonds, mint, and avocado. Chef’s Choice Oysters with Ikura and cucumber mignonette are also a first course option. For the second course, choose from Tandoori-spiced halibut or Steak Frites. Nutty Squirrel Gelato or Sorbet or Affogato make your final course a difficult choice.
SanKai ($35/person) is an amazing deal. First course includes Cauliflower in Chili Sauce, Pork And Daikon, Pickled Herring, or oysters on the half shell. Second course choices are vegetable tempura, seven pieces of Nigiri and California roll, a Chirashi Bowl, or a Karaage Chicken Bowl. Matcha Azuki cake, Coffee Jelly, Flan, and Mochi Ice Cream are dessert options.
The Potlatch Bistro ($20/person/2-courses) is serving lunch with salads or tomato soup for the first course, double-battered, hot fried chicken with house-made pickles, a Smash burger with caramelized onions, or a Black Bean burger served with cilantro cream. Add on a lemon bar or walnut brownie for dessert for another $5.
Epulo Bistro ($35/person) — always a class act — is knocking it out of the park with lamb meatballs, pasta, and chicken.
First course options include salads or Oven Blasted Cauliflower topped with Grana Padano. Second course entree choices are Bucatini e Polpette (lamb meatballs), Rigatoni Formaggio with pancetta and truffle oil, Skagit Valley Chicken Breast with creamy herb polenta and a tomato balsamic glaze, or Fig and Bleu with caramelized onion and Gorgonzola. Their third course options are handmade doughnuts (Zeppole) with salted caramel, house-made ice cream, or a dark chocolate torte.
Portofino ($20/person/2-courses) is serving up a bargain for lunch or dinner with comfort food fries, pastas, and desserts.
The first course includes cheese bread or fried ravioli, both served with marinara dipping sauce, or Portofino Fries topped with feta and drizzled tzatziki. Spaghetti with homemade bolognese, Fettuccine Alfredo with a creamy garlic sauce, Greek salad, or a Mini Pizza are entree choices. For dessert, pick from homemade Crème Brûlée with seasonal berries, Tiramisu, or Cheesecake.
Scott’s Bar and Grill ($35/person) is going for hearty Northwest favorites, including grilled steelhead and prime rib.
Start your meal with either a Caesar salad or Clam Chowder. Your second course options are prime rib, Grilled Columbia River Steelhead, Chicken Roulade with cherry blue cheese and almond stuffing, or Asiago-Crusted Sole with grilled asparagus. Key Lime Pie Nellie or Blum’s Coffee Pie will leave you feeling very satisfied.
To book reservations, go to srweek.org. In addition to providing lunch and dinner options, the Good Food Kitchens Initiative offers diners an opportunity to help feed communities who are in need, while also supporting restaurants and local farmers and producers. Contribute just $10 per meal, and this funding will go directly to restaurants that are producing and distributing free community meals.
Cover photo by Madi Ingham.