What a great time for some Seattle restaurant reviews.
Late last year we took a West Coast trip that took us through Napa, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Portland, and Seattle. One of the best meals on the trip turned out to be a restaurant located inside an airport hotel outside of SeaTec.
Like most food obsessed tourists, we plan our trips around lunch and dinner reservations. In this case, however, I booked a hotel strictly for its proximity to the airport and Tripadvisor rating. I didn’t know the place had a restaurant that’s worth a second look. As it turns out, the hotel was such a pleasant experience that on the final day we decided to stay in. What an excellent idea.
We approached this meal with zero expectations. The restaurant sits at the base of the main hall, with a layout like the lounge you see at a typical hotel lobby. While being a floor down from the true lobby means some added privacy, you do get some folks looking down from you from above.
As the first dish arrived at the table, I curiously inquired about the background of the chef. The answer: The French Laundry. Oh my……
The hand crafted Salumi Lomo comes over a medley of vegetables, all incredibly fresh. I was especially thrilled by how juicy and meaty the trumpet mushrooms tasted, a wonderful complement to the thin slices of cured meats.
For the mains, withholding our desire to try butter poached lobster, we opted for the duck and sable fish. On both dishes, the protein was cooked perfectly, and somehow the accompanying vegetables helps convey a sense of Fall in the North West, quite appropriate on a chilly (and of course rainy) October day.
What does this rating mean?
Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
18525 36th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188