Embassy Suites – McCarthy’s Bar & Grille
20610 44th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
The Embassy Suites and McCarthy’s Bar & Grille is located in Lynnwood, to the east side of I-5. The hotel rooms here are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are built around the outside of the building, and the center features an atrium planted with trees. The fitness center is filled with state-of-the-art equipment, and the spa is highlighted with a waterfall. McCarthy’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting. The food is Northwest cuisine, featuring many seafood dishes involving salmon, halibut and prawns. For the meat eaters, enjoy braised pork shank or gorgonzola-stuffed chicken. The wine list covers all of the bases with Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Champagne offerings, among others. Aside from wine, enjoy one of the local microbrews on tap.
Hotel Monaco – Sazerac
1101 4th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel Monaco and Sazerac Restaurant are located in downtown Seattle. This award-winning hotel offers many different room options and the decor is vibrant with a touch of classic. The Sazerac is a well-known and popular Seattle restaurant. The Southern warmth mixes with Northwest style, making it unique in the Seattle area. Locals gravitate to this venue for its food and cocktail hour as it lends itself to conversation and relaxation. The food is a mix of American with a touch of Southern. Enjoy one of the tapas plates to share like brick-roasted Gulf prawns or cast-iron corn bread. For larger appetites, bite into cider-chile glazed St. Louis style pork ribs or crispy Idaho catfish. To wash it all down, order one of the many signature cocktails like the ginger flip or the namesake Sazerac.
Hyatt Regency – Eques
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
The Hyatt Regency and Eques is located on the east side in Bellevue. The rooms reflect luxurious details in every aspect, from the flowers in the bathroom to the modern decor. Some rooms have views of Lake Washington, and all have internet access. Eques is on location at the Hyatt and features casual Northwest decor. The breakfast and brunch menu consists of classical dishes and local Northwest cuisine. Many ingredients come from local, seasonal sources.
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The Edgewater Hotel – Six Seven Restaurant
2411 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
The Edgewater Hotel and Six Seven Restaurant sit on a pier on the Seattle waterfront. The views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains or Seattle are visible from every room. The soaking tub, large windows and fireplaces give the rooms a homey feel. The award-winning Six Seven seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining with exquisite views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The indoor dining room includes a “wall” of windows looking out towards the Sound. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Cedarbrook Lodge – Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
18525 36th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98188
The Cedarbrook Lodge and Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar are located in south Seattle near Sea-Tac Airport. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a great place to relax in the city. The rooms are beautifully designed for comfort with ample views of the gardens. This is an oasis in the middle of the city. Copperleaf Restaurant’s cuisine is visually breathtaking and exquisitely crafted from ingredients from local farmers. The Chef’s herb garden is on site as well. These ingredients come together to make dishes like the cider-braised Honeycrisp apples starter and the Broken Arrow Ranch free-range antelope. End this culinary experience with a selection from the dessert menu like the white chocolate pumpkin genoise or Theo’s hot chocolate pot for two, which comes complete with homemade cinnamon doughnuts.
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Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.