Tis the Season
Christmas Dinner in Seattle, Part I
Feast on seven fishes, go fancy, or go French.
Christmas is but a few weeks away, and between all the shopping, obnoxious traffic, and standing in line for Santa, you may or may not have had time to think about where to eat in general, let alone over the holiday weekend itself. No big thing. Every week from now until the big day, we will present you with a round of holiday dining options. And it won’t all be Chinese food.
Here are a few options for the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes, as well as some fancypants, French, and downtown options.
What: Chef Zach Chambers's six-course bonanza includes crudo, shellfish, and a whole grilled branzino.
When: December 23, 5 to 10.
How much: $75.
Reservations: Call 206-838-8080.
Bin on the Lake -Woodmark Hotel
What: Chef Dylan Giordan's seared scallops and bottagara atop a squid ink fettuccine is just one of seven courses.
When: December 24, from 4 to 9.
How much: $60.
Reservations: Call 425-803-5595.
Al Boccalino - Luigi’s Little Italy
What: Luigi himself boasts that after the eight-course feast (which includes dessert), everyone "can then die happy."
When: December 24, from 5 to 9.
How much: $50.
Reservations: Call 206-622-7688.
Boka Restaurant and Bar
What: Order from the “market fresh” menu on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, or stick to what you know, because the regular dinner menu is also available.
When: December 24 from 5 to 9, or December 26 from noon to 8.
How much: $50-$65.
Reservations: Call 206-357-9000.
Copperleaf Restaurant and Bar - Cedarbrook Lodge
What: With a five-course tasting menu, and a holiday a la carte option for kids, chef Mark Bodinet accommodate all palates in this hidden gem by Sea-Tac.
When: December 24 and 25, from 5:30 to 9:30.
How much: $75, plus $25 for wine pairings.
Reservations: Call 206-214-4282.