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MBAR
Nice Views and Fantastic Food

MBAR is a very cool spot with views of Lake Union and Space Needle (and cranes!).

This is one of my favorite rooftop restaurants but it was too cold last night to enjoy the patio.

They served us great craft cocktails, delicious food, and our server was super nice.

MBAR and Mamnoon have the same owners. You can taste some Mediterranean influences but they mainly serve Pacific Northwest fusion food. If I may name it that way… Here is a link of a previous post about Mamnoon: I love everything at Mamnoon.

Everything looked delicious, we had a hard time to chose. Our party shared 4 main dishes and a special pasta plate, all were tasty!

  • Grilled trout with avocado, sumac, labneh & fenugreek
  • Rabbit braised with caramelized savoy cabbage, pancetta & caraway
  • Duck confit with khoresh of black eyed peas, chestnut & pomegranate
  • Root vegetable cassoulet with turnip, rutabaga, snowcap beans, chantenay carrot & pomegranate

MBAR400 Fairview Ave N – Seattle   –  http://mbarseattle.com/

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Canon – Valentine’s massacre

My husband and I never celebrate Valentine’s Day. No judgment on couples who celebrate it, but we do not.

I remember in Paris when we were out on that specific day without realizing it was Valentine’s Day: we had a hard time to find a table in a restaurant and did not understand why! In the US you cannot miss it! With all the social media noise, the pink and red merchandises that flourish everywhere as early as January 1st!

Last February was a Tuesday and this is usually the day of the week we try to go out. So we were out on Valentine’s day! We did not know where to go without a reservation… when my husband spotted this fun poster!

 

It was exactly what we were looking for! With water pistols in front of us, we were ready to order some cocktails and bites and have a great time!

No need to wait next Valentine’s Day to go back to Canon. This a great spot with a nice and intimate atmosphere. The bar is decorated in an old fashioned style. Cocktails are unique and delicious, but some of them are really expensive. Waiters and bartenders were super nice. There can be a long wait, especially on weekends. If you can go right at opening, don’t hesitate.

Canon Seattle, 928 12th ave Seattle

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Brunch at Brimmer and Heeltap

Brimmer and Heeltap is a bar and restaurant in Ballard, open for brunch on weekends.

The space is super cute and light. I like the numerous soliflores along the wall and the blue of the seats. They also have a patio for when the sun decides to shine again…

Reservation is key for the brunch unless you arrive early.

The brunch menu list is pretty short but unique. We had a delicious and fresh housemade Ricotta served with fresh figs. The bread was delicious, thickly sliced and toasted! We shared also a traditional breakfast with eggs, toasts, and sausage and a scrumptious salad.

We will definitely be back one evening to try the dinner menu.

—  Brimmer and Heeltap,
425 NW Market St,
SEATTLE, WA, 98107