Sunday, March 16, 2008

Etta's Seafood

Etta's Seafood
2020 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-6000

Nine out of Ten
Etta's Seafood in Seattle

Finally a breakfast spot that fires on all cylinders. The location, the ambiance, the service, the food, the menu were all worth waking up for. The only possible thing to find to comment negatively on would be the bill, but well worth it given all the other strengths. Etta's is well worth waking up for and heading to on a Sunday morning.

Located at the north end of Pike Place Market, going to Etta's is great for beginning a market run. The view is of Puget Sound, the park, and the totem at the northern tip of the market. Etta's looks to fill up fast so get there early or be ready to wait. But this place is really worth the wait.

The menu is simple and the food is great. There are plenty of northwest styled choices, and of course all the breakfast classics. She had the corned beef hash, which was presented very well. I had the classic EMPT (hold the T). The food had great flavor, great presentation, and good portions. The orange juice was obviously fresh squeezed as well, the bacon well cooked, the toast made from artisan bread, and the potatoes actually heavily spiced (unique for a more touristy place).

The ambiance at Etta's is very enjoyable. Comfortable booths, linen napkins, trendy and fun art and fixtures, and an incredible view make this a place to relax and sip a cup of coffee. The service was impeccable and always kept the coffee cup full. The lounge jazz music makes for a very upbeat mood.

Etta's breakfast is the first place I can recommend without hesitation. A bit pricey, but worth it. With great food and great service, Etta's fits the bill for visitors out of town or locals looking to pick up something at the market.

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