RELISH a burger bistro located in the Westin in downtown Seattle offers burgers with the local flair you expect in a Seattle restaurant. While they aren't creating oddities in the burger world the burgers I tried with Taryn and a couple of our friends were all well crafted and delicious; in a word, classic. My only complaint, the shredded lettuce; swap that out for some nice leaf lettuce or a rip off a head of ice burg and we're talking!
|Harmon and Ellersick Brewing flight|
My beers were equally good and from breweries I had not tried or even heard of here in the Puget Sound, including Harmon and Ellersick Brewing. With a new selection of breweries added to the local Seattle favorites like Georgetown and Elysian there are certainly enough selections for even the beer newbie. Unique to RELISH or at least to me were the hand made sodas they offer in the non-alcoholic drink selection. A friend Tara tried the Raspberry Mint and truly enjoyed it. Our waitress also recommended adding your favorite clear liquor to make it more of a refreshing imbibement.
|Big Boy Blue with Sweet Potato fries |
and garlic aioli
The burgers were all cooked to our specifications, came out in a timely manner and our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and offered advice on her favorites and ways to mix things up. This ended up being especially helpful when the desserts came to the table. We lucked out that they were all served and we were able to sample the options. The RELISH specialty is the White Chocolate Bread Pudding and while not our groups favorite, it was still a nice light option. Our favorites were the Deep-dish Washington Apple pie and the Warm Triple Chocolate Brownie Sundae. If you want a new take on carrot cake try out the Carrot Pineapple cake, the mascarpone cheese layers and frosting take the sugar out of the traditional cream cheese frosting and the cake was light and moist making this a truly enjoyable option and close third.
Overall, RELISH was a group favorite and somewhere we all agreed we'd be coming back to!