April 22, 2011
My friend S recently raved about The Book Bindery restaurant. I finally got a chance to go for dinner with some friends last night. Seldom do I have a meal with friends where everyone cleans their plate. The food was delicious and the flavors fresh and subtle. I don’t usually get caught up with the presentation (unless it looks like dog food), as long as the food is spot on. Each dish was beautiful.
Chef Shaun McCrain worked for Thomas Keller in a previous life at Per Se in NYC. The design and layout was the brainchild of Patric Gabre-Kidan, the former business parter of Ethan Stowell here in Seattle.
Oh yeah and we order all 4 desserts on the menu (to share of course!)
So, I’ve found a new restaurant to add to my top 5 in Seattle. The space was gorgeous. The service was impeccable (with the exception of not offering coffee with dessert… this is Seattle after all).
Oh, and to top it all off, the Book Bindery has a partnership with Almquist Family Vitners, and there is a tasting room next to the restaurant.
So my top 5 favorite Seattle restaurants are:
hori hori dig dig!