All Reviews by grubglutton

  • Royal Palm Thai Restaurant 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 523-2400

    1 stars Posted on 03/21/2005 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I have been dragged by friends to the Royal Palm on many occasions, and I will not go back. Although the atmosphere is is great for an Asian restaurant and the service friendly, it doesn't make up for the bland, overpriced food that caters to Western tastes. Regardless of the number of stars you request, the food is not spicy. I have tried the curries, salads, larb, mee krab, pad thai, and salads and remain unimpressed. The food is heavy, too sweet, and lacking in the complex mix of sour, spicy, salty, and sweet that characterizes Thai food. There are many, many other Thai restaurants in the area that serve far better food.
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant 701 9th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 244-2288

    1 stars Posted on 03/20/2005 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    We made a reservation for 9 people well in advance, but when we were finally seated after a half-hour wait. The table was just large enough to seat 6 and crammed in a corner. When we told the hostess that we had nine people but only 8 chairs and place settings, not understanding she snapped, ""It's family style; it's going to be a little crowded."" We actually had people seated on the corners of the table, and had to eat with elbows pinned to our sides. The waiter spilled an entire glass of icewater on my lap, then neglected to refill it. Besides the terrible service, the food is bland and be aware that they use the same marinara sauce on every dish. Everything tastes the same.
  • Snow Goose Restaurant & Brwry 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 277-7727

    3 stars Posted on 12/16/2004 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Go there with a few friends and enjoy the atmosphere and the live music, usually cover-free. Stick to the beer; the food is overpriced and leaves much to be desired. The burgers are average. The chips and salsa consist of a few tortilla chips and a small plastic tub of salsa. The hummus plate is decent, but the pizza is also just mediocre.
  • Simon & Seafort's 420 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 274-3502

    4 stars Posted on 11/07/2004 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Service was superb. Very prompt, efficient, and friendly. My date could not make up his mind between two entrees, and the server offered to create a combination of the two. Simon's is a solid, American steak and seafood kind of joint, but their weekly special menus offer more variety and slightly more inventive entrees than the regular, year-round menu that can be found on the web. The dining room is decorated like an early 20th century hotel, and in the summer offers views of the inlet. The restaurant frequently offers coupons and special deals which makes it a great value, so check their website.
  • Amsterdam Cafe 530 E Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 274-0074

    4 stars Posted on 11/07/2004 04:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I had the best eggs benedict of my life here, not too heavy, and with a really good hollandaise. The coffe was also very good. The breakfast menu features several different versions of eggs benedict, omlettes, and waffles. The lunch menu has both hot and cold sandwiches made with fresh homemade bread, soups, and salads. On another visit I had a fabulous salad with a tasty blueberry vinagrette. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but I'll definitely be going back for the food.
  • Sandwich Deck 400 K St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-1401

    3 stars Posted on 10/28/2004 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    The Sandwich Deck is a small diner-type restaurant with standard fare. Much of the food is of the manufactured, frozen, and reheated type. The service is very friendly.
  • Double Musky Inn Crow Creek Hwy, Girdwood, AK 99587 (907) 783-2822

    4 stars Posted on 10/25/2004 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I like Double Musky, but I do think that it's overrated. The food is good, but not exceptional or terribly creative--think Stuart Anderson. The menu carries the standard meat and seafood with sort of a Cajun twist. The meal is accompanied by a small green salad, a choice of starches, and sauteed mixed vegetables. The portions are enormous--I would like to see them reduce the portion sizes and charge less for their entrees. The other downside: the restaurant is usually crowded and noisy and they don't take reservations. There is no waiting area, so be prepared to wait in the cramped bar.
  • Side Street Expresso 412 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 258-9055

    5 stars Posted on 10/25/2004 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    If I need a coffee break while I'm at work, I'll always go to SideStreet. The owner, George, is very and nice and extremely friendly and learns the names of all of his customers. And, as the title indicates, it is the best coffee in the city.
  • Sacks Cafe & Restaurant 328 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-3546

    5 stars Posted on 10/25/2004 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    I have eaten here many times and the food has been consistently good. The food is well prepared and not overly heavy, the portions are not too large, and menu is interesting and diverse. The Thai Chicken sandwich and the ham sandwich are two of my favorites.
  • Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon 8917 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 528-5575

    2 stars Posted on 05/29/2004 05:00pm

    Provided by Citysearch

    Definitely overrated. I had the pot-sticker, string beans, and the tea-smoked duck. The pot stickers were extremely disappointing: the jiao zi were enormous, but there was 3X as much wrapper as filling. The wrapper was tough and doughy. The pork filling was dry and crumbly. The duck was a wierd red color, way too salty and dry. The beans were disappointing: gooey, salty, and greasy. Although the portions were large, the prices were to expensive for the quality. Having been to Sichuan province and lived in a nearby province for a year, this was nothing like the food I encountered in China. There are better northern China/Sichuan restaurants in Seattle.