Located a few minutes from downtown, Kenyon Hall presents musical and live theater performances, including old-fashioned vaudeville shows. Seattle Artists, the non-profit organization that produces these programs purchased the historic Hokum Hall building. In addition to performances, Kenyon Hall now offers a new program called "Kindermusik," designed to teach children (newborn to age seven) music appreciation.
2701 East Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 320 9771
Just over the hill from downtown Seattle in Madison Valley, this small Spanish taverna has just three little tables and fewer than 10 bar stools, but nobody seems to mind waiting for a spot. Behind the bar, Joseph Jimenez de Jimenez demonstrates the art of tapas. Stuffed peppers, garlic-sauteed chorizo sausage and blue cheese with grilled bread and pears are just a few of his delicacies. Also try the Paella for two, soups and sandwiches.
2901 East Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 325 9100
Renowned in the Seattle area and beyond, this vegetarian restaurant has kept its neighborhood feel. The interior is contemporary and uncluttered. Dark floors, light wood tables and chairs, big windows and fresh flowers make Cafe Flora a calming spot. Patrons include upwardly mobile and well-established residents from the surrounding neighborhoods. Gourmet tacos, fajitas and Wild Mushroom Curry Pasta grace the always innovative menu. Start with an artful salad then try a heartier main dish. The weekend brunch is superb.
2307 24th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 726 5968
Pool, darts and a big-screen television make this a quintessential sports pub, but it has grown into a popular restaurant as well. Close to the University of Washington, this casual place allows in children until. The restaurant's claim to fame is the Big-K Prime Rib Sandwich. Other pub grub includes Irish stew, classic Mesquite chicken and lamb burgers. Also try the one-pound basket of hand-cut fries. There is full cocktail service along with 14 beers on tap, mainly microbrews and imports.
4220 East Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 324 4140
Located in quaint Madison Park, Cactus is bright and busy cantina. The tapas bar offers delectable small dishes including grilled portobello mushrooms and green chile soup. The extensive menu includes dishes like chimichangas and blue corn tamales. For a real treat try the ripe bananas in Meyer's Rum, a delicious end to your meal. The restaurant is smoke free with a full bar.
2808 East Madison Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 325 7442
Having won too many awards to list, chef and owner Thierry Rautureau never ceases to amaze with his culinary expertise at his restaurant Rover's. The food is excellent, innovative and beautiful. The menus change daily, as does the extensive wine collection. The fixed menus or "degustations" consist of five or eight courses, from appetizer to entree to sorbet to entree to the "Symphony of Desserts." Entrees might include steamed Maine lobster with baby white asparagus, summer perigord truffle and a lobster sauce. There is also an equally elaborate five-course vegetarian menu.
4226 East Madison Street Seattle, WA 98112 +1 206 323 3131
With more than 12 draft beers and big sandwiches, this Madison Park alehouse attracts college students, along with neighborhood residents. Loud rock and roll fills the room and smiling waitresses serve up good old beer-drinking good times. Food options include all-American burgers, sandwiches and nightly dinner specials. Breakfast and lunch are also served at bargain prices. Outdoor seating is available for diners.
2121 North 45th Street Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 453 3901
The Iron Bull Sports Bar and Grill is a great option for an after-work hangout. The bar has excellent TV and seat angles, making it convenient to watch the game from anywhere. Try a game of pool, or darts. The food here is typical bar food with a decent selection of burgers and sandwiches.
1102 North 34th and Stone Way Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 829 8372
Fremont Dock Sports Bar is primarily a sports bar, but is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The service is excellent, with professional and polite staff. The place has some good happy hour offers. The daily specials are worth a try and change every week. Some of the must-try burgers here are the Garlic Mushroom Swiss, and Captain Mike's Dock Monster. The Colossal Greek Platter is also a good order.
2224 North 56th Street Seattle, WA 98103 +1 206 547 4128
Forget the regular coffee, cakes and gelatos, and opt for a unique and exquisitely prepared dessert at the Hiroki. This Wallingford cafe is armed with a skillful staff that creatively uses European and Japanese ingredients and recipes to present a dessert fusion. Gateau Basque and Green Tea Tiramisu are few of the many innovations prepared to lure you into indulgence. And if there's a private celebration to be planned, the cafe ensures your event to turn into a sweet memory with their bespoke desserts.
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