Ponti Seafood Grill
Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Weekly's Description
A picturesque waterside patio's meant to relax a restaurant's guests, but a feeling of sloth seems to have spread to the kitchen at Queen Anne's Ponti Seafood Grill, a 30-year old institution on Seattle's Ship Canal. On a recent visit, salad greens were brown and wilted; clams were overcooked and a tuna steak was limp and flavorless. Cooking problems were compounded by clumsy servers who committed elementary mistakes: Even at entry-level restaurants, it's gauche to use multiple bottles to fill a single glass of wine and meet a request for more bread by dumping the contents of one plate into the plate already on the table. At a restaurant where entrees average $30, it's unforgivable. Still, prom-goers and other celebrants flock here.
Tips from foursquare
From the moment Ponti opened her doors in 1990, her sun-drenched palette, the kitchen’s enthusiastic way with seafood and grandstand view of the Fremont Bridge attracted admirers.
Fresh seafood daily! Make sure to try their Ahi Tuna & avocado Won Ton at Seattle Weekly's Voracious Tasting on 4/27/11!
Order the calamari as an appetizer, the boullabaise as an entree, and a berry lemonade to drink.
Great selection for the Dine Around Seattle menu. Thumbs up for the fresh pear martini, Copper River salmon and lemon cheesecake :)
If they have it... Try the butternut squash red curry soup! Delish!!
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