Food Porn: Everyday Destination Dining at Palisade

Palisade's Ahi Tuna. Photo by Jennifer Liu.

You don’t have to leave Seattle for accessible special occasion dining.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature Palisade, celebrating over two decades of fine dining in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. Once you step into this dining room, This premier dining experience with outstanding service, fresh seafood, and a breathtaking ocean-front view.

Palisade’s Flash Seared Albacore Tuna. Photo by Jennifer Liu.

Executive Chef, Ryan O’Brien moved from Portland City Grill earlier this year and hasn’t wasted any time revamping the menu. He energetically describes dishes he’s creating for the menu and I’m already planning my next visit. In the meantime, Manager Doug Zellers is refreshing the decor with new furniture and a lighter, brighter color palette. Transforming this slightly dated, but classic restaurant and giving it a modern feel, Palisade is sure to be one of Seattle’s most popular celebration restaurant for years to come. 

Appetizers include Kung Pao Calamari with wok seared vegetables in a sweet and spicy sauce. These crunchy pop-able bites are addicting. Oven Roasted Dungeness Crab Cakes is served with a spiced lemon butter sauce. Legendary samplers include the Palisades Ocean Tower with lobsters, oysters, jumbo prawns, ahi poke, and an ocean salad as well as the Signature Pupu Tower with flash-seared teriyaki tenderloins, sauteed sweet and spicy prawns, and over roasted dungeness crab cakes.

Flash Seared Albacore Tuna is influenced by Asian flavors with a coconut curry sauce, jumbo prawns, jasmine rice and baby bok choy. The Salt & Pepper Alaskan Halibut has a nice sear, giving a nice crunch, while keeping in the inside tender and juicy with a pistachio-basil pesto. The steaks are char-grilled to perfection — whether you go for the tender Filet Oscar with a bearnaise sauce, a Smoked Rib Eye, or the New York Strip. The unique touches, including a drizzle of 30 year balsamic or a gratin of bacon potatoes sets it apart from traditional steakhouses.

Save room for dessert. The Espresso Flourless Chocolate Cake with Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon ice cream and butter cookie crumbles is decadent and perfect paired with a hot espresso. Or try the Spiced Banana Ice Cream Sundae. Topped with Tuaca-Vanilla Bean Caramel, almond brittle, and caramlized banana.

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Photos by Jennifer Liu.

Palisade is currently participating in Dine Around Seattle until November 29. Special prix-fixe lunch of 3 courses for $15 and prix-fixe dinner of 3-courses for $30. However, if you don’t make it in before the end of November, make sure to take advantage of their special menus offered throughout the year. A $15.95 “Magnolia Lunch” runs Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and a 3-course “First Seating” dinner for $30.95 runs Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Weekends from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Whether you are going for a fancy dinner or lunch with a view, dining at Palisade is always a special experience.

Palisade  |    2601 West Marina Place, Seattle | (206) 285 – 1000