You come in, sit down and the first thing you notice are the napkin rings. The ones shaped like pigs...
Or maybe it's the elegantly eccentric chandeliers, crafted by Seattle's own Grey Design Studios. Perhaps the Maya Romanoff flexible glass bead wall coverings catch your eye...
This is Sazerac in downtown Seattle. Next to Hotel Monaco Seattle, it's a restaurant as personable and distinct as the Pacific Northwest is to the rest of the U.S.
People have been gathering here for years. Some come to revel in Executive Chef Jason McClure's uncanny ability to infuse flavors from the seasonal ingredients and bounty of local farms in the upper left part of America with a hint of the South's more savory contributions to cuisine. The result is a decidedly delicious union of ingredients, textures and tastes that is greater than any of its parts. Might we suggest the Braised Beef Short Rib, with sweet corn and smoked bacon? Or perhaps the Crispy Idaho Catfish, served with jalapeño-lime brown butter and lemon-whipped potato?
Others rightly come because the barkeeps know how to pour a drink. Mixology at Sazerac is high art in the truest sense. After all, the restaurant's name does come from that most beguiling of cocktails, thought to be the first created in America. Sazerac's cocktails are mixed with love and the freshest makings, garnished with produce that called the farm "home" just a day or two earlier.
The bar understands food as well. In fact, Sazerac was named Seattle Times' Happy Hour pick for delicacies like Grilled Dates en Brochette with smoked bacon and goat cheese. Can we get an 'alleluia? Amen!
Weddings, business groups and social affairs can also enjoy Sazerac's service and style. The private and semi-private areas of the restaurant and the hotel meeting rooms and suites perfectly suit personal and professional gatherings.
So you're looking for a place with character. Something open, airy, full of life, full of fun. A downtown restaurant / pub / joint / café with seriously good food. A central spot with easy access to Seattle's sights and sounds. A place that's near the Symphony and among the theaters, across from the glimmering honeycomb that is Seattle's Public Library. Welcome to Sazerac.
Contact: Ph: 206.624.7755 Address: 1101 Fourth Avenue Seattle , WA 98101 Website: http://www.sazeracrestaurant.com
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday, Lounge service, 2:30 p.m. - close Bar Service: All day until close Happy Hour: Monday - Satur