Travel // Brunch at Westward in Seattle

After spotting Westward in Bon Appetit’s The Hot 10 2014 list, I knew I HAD to go. Right on the water, the restaurant is the perfect place to gather with friends, enjoy a beer in the outdoor patio and take in the view.

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It’s a beautiful space, and the menu is a mix of hearty, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, fresh oysters, and of course, local. beer. I love how Seattle is surrounded by so much water. You have a beautiful cityscape wherever you go.

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I love the use of warm wood, white metal, and neutral napkins. A minimalist space with a rustic touch.

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We started off with an order of the rustic bread with house made butter accentuated with hints of citrus and house-made jam.

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Of course, we had to sample their famous wood oven baked gigante beans (as gigante as expected), smoked manila clam dip with house mad chips, gnoccheti sardi alla bolognese and lamb.

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With a spicy kick, the gnoccheti is hearty and I love the arugula sprinkled throughout.

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I have to say the chips and clam dip were my favorite. Simple and delicious.

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The gigante beans are unique, but not for everyone. Reviews were mixed.

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I hope to come back again to enjoy dinner. Fortunately there wasn’t a wait during brunch, which to me, coming from San Francisco, is a miracle in itself. Regardless, it’s a great place to enjoy any time of day — to sit, relax, have a local brew  while staying warm by the firepit next to the water.

2501 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

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