I would like to start Part 2 of my adventures by telling you about delicious and satiating breakfast I had at the Sound View Cafe at the Pike Place Market. I ordered Eggs Benedict Florentine – pouched eggs over English muffins with spinach and sliced tomato, topped with hollandaise sauce with the side of home fries.
On that rainy morning, I cosily sipped on my coffee while watching ships go by in Puget Sound.
Another great place for breakfast is a French bakery, Le Panier, also located at the Pike Place Market, but be prepared to stand in line. I had a light breakfast that morning – an almond croissant with cappuccino – which was well worth the wait.
The next place I am going to tell you about is Metropolitan Grill or The Met. The Met is no ordinary steakhouse by far. With its rich history, excellent service, and an exquisite menu, this place is a must if you want to have an unforgettable steakhouse experience.
A glass display showcases the restaurant’s cuts of beef at the front entrance.
For dinner I had a 4 ounce prime filet and 4 ounce American Wagyu with the side of roasted vegetables. What is American Wagyu? You might ask. Here is what I learned. Over a decade ago, a small herd of cattle from the Kobe region of Japan were brought to a family owned Snake River Farms. The Wagyu bulls were crossed with the American Black Angus which resulted in development of one of the finest groups of Wagyu and Angus beef cross cattle in the States, aka American Kobe, and to ensure superior quality of the beef, the production process is carefully monitored.
With their hand selected and custom dry-aged cuts of meat, the steaks are tender and full of flavor. To compliment this outstanding selection of steaks, The Met offers an award winning steakhouse selection of premium West Coast red wines.
The Met’s 60 foot black marble bar is famous for its Martinis, and the Smoky Met Martini, a champion of Seattle’s Annual Martini Classic, is the most popular drink at the bar.
I would like to wrap up this post by saying that exploring Seattle’s food and drink scene is always full of pleasant surprises. Happy travels, my friends!