3700 East Valley Road
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: (425) 251-9591
Fax: (425) 251-0340
Bars & Cafes
The charmingly old (but not ancient) building that houses Red House reeks of coziness almost as soon as you enter. A warmly-lit dining room, deep wooden hues on the floor and shelves stacked with wine and beer occupying pretty much every inch of the wall space make for interesting interiors and gives off strangely relaxing vibe. The green tables with blue-cushioned chairs add a contrasting dash of coolness to the warm hues in the room. The serene outdoor patio sees a perennial bustle, and is an excellent choice in summer months. The restaurant is renowned for it's tapas selection, which though not extensive, is varied when it comes to the flavors and combinations. Apart from this, there is also a selection of salads and entrees. The wine selection is astoundingly large, with close to 700 varieties and 20 available by the glass. Equally spectacular is the choice of beer with 500 on offer and seven on tap. Selections from the entire list are available for purchase. Check website for more.
Welcome to the rainforest in the middle of Seattle! Kids love the place while you cannot deny your affection either. The fish tacos, burgers and the sandwiches will leave you craving more. Service manages to run smoothly despite the being pretty full on occasion. The friendly 'safari guides' will take you to a trip to a jungle. A glass aquarium in the center adds to the whole atmosphere of being in the wild.
Located in the Cedarbrook Lodge on 36th Avenue, Copperleaf is a spacious restaurant overlooking the stunning landscape views. The restaurant patio has a few tables with an umbrella covering each of them, so you can choose to sit on the patio and feel close to nature while dining. Try some of their potato soup, which will be soothing on a cool evening, and more entrees and starters on offer. The ingredients used in preparing the dishes are sourced locally. Call ahead to make a reservation and check website for details.
Spencer's is a sophisticated restaurant located in the luxurious Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The decor is simple with very comfortable seating and elegant hanging lamps. They offer one of the finest steak selections in its neighborhood. Being a neighborhood favorite, Spencer's provides only high quality meats for preparing the dishes. The chef has excellently put together a sumptuous breakfast menu which has delicious entrees and breakfast items. Opt for some delicious brunch entrees on the weekends that will give your day a great start. Call ahead to make reservations and for further inquiries.
This coffee chain developed in Seattle with the idea that baristas wearing less clothing attracts more customers. The story goes that one hot summer day an employee asked to wear a bikini top to work. This proved that sex does sell, and developed into a regular bikini-themed day. Eventually, the baristas were wearing sexy costumes everyday including military and school girl outfits. The kiosks are covered in black and white spots, but they definitely aren't the attention-grabber. The coffee is, well, hot. There are now many Cowgirls locations in the US, Australia, Europe, and Canada.
Exuding a friendly and an informal ambiance, Barrel Tavern, situated on the 11051 1st Avenue South, is a great place to unwind with colleagues and make new friends. Offering a choicest variety of liquors and wines, this tavern also serves excellent pub food (especially Broasted Chicken and Jo Jo's) and is frequented by patrons after work hours or on weekends. To enhance your presence, the tavern hosts karaoke and DJ nights, wherein you can enjoy live entertainment while sipping on some cold beer.
This dining room and pub at the Golf Club at Newcastle has a covered terrace with spectacular views of Bellevue, Seattle and the Olympic Mountains. Dark wooden beams, floors and furniture create a casual ambiance. The fare includes seafood and dry-aged, corn-fed Angus beef. Other dishes include Turkey Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Seafood Fettuccine. Try the three-berry cobbler for dessert. The smoke-free restaurant features a full bar, banquet facilities and private rooms.
A bar with plenty of loud background music and a hip crowd, the burgers served here are the true highlight. Delicious might be an understatement for the menu which features mouth-watering options like the deluxe cheese burger, tavern burger, pork tenderloin, steak sandwich and more. The drinks are chilled and together the combination of liquor and food make for a great time. The venue leans towards the dive bar label with dim lighting and a loud crowd, though this very fact adds to the appeal of the place.
For a taste of some of Seattle's finest brews, head to Big Al's Brewing. With a selection of six year-round beers, as well as various seasonal offerings to choose from, this Old Ballard brewery is sure to satisfy any connoisseur of microbrews. Big Al Brewing offers a tasting room downstairs and a living room-style setting upstairs, so whether you want to get down to business tasting the seasonal ales or lounge with friends while watching the game on tv, this local favorite has you covered.
The folks at Full Tilt Ice Cream craft up some flavors not normally seen in your run-of-the-mill ice cream parlor. In addition to the classics, you'll also see flavors like Mango Chili, Lemon Lavender, Ube, Thai Tea, Salted Licorice and Toasted Coconut. Try Mexican Chocolate with a Tequila Caramel Swirl, or be really adventurous and have the chocolate-covered bacon ice cream. There are also usually a few vegan options as well. Located in the gritty White Center neighborhood, Full Tilt is somewhat of a diamond in the rough, but the delicious ice cream is worth the trek. In addition to ice cream, Full Tilt serves beer and beer floats, and has a wall pinball machines and arcade games. There are other shop branches throughout the Seattle area, but the one in White Center was the original.
Featuring live entertainment seven-nights a week, The Royal Room has garnered a major following of music lovers in Seattle, within a short span of time. The design of this intimate venue is simple, comprising a stage at one end that has a grand piano and enough space for a small ensemble to fit in. With the performances of a number of renowned local as well as national and international artists scheduled here, you will never leave this place disappointed. The venue also doubles up as a bar with happy hour specials and drinks offered until late in the night. Do not fret if the performances of your favorite artists coincide with your dinner plans, as you can always grab a bite to eat at the restaurant of The Royal Room. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
For a lip smacking dining experience, head straight to Lottie's Lounge. The decor is not enticing enough to take a bunch of cronies along, but if you do not mind the looks, do not miss this one. Lottie's Lounge serves all meals right from breakfast to lunch and dinner and evening snacks as well. You might want to try one of their Cheesy Shortbread Bites while you await for main course. The assortment of the drinks at Lottie's Lounge is varied and interesting to try. All in all your trip to Lottie's Lounge will become a memory that you will cherish for a long time. To know more about the place please visit the website.