it was a last minute trip to seattle so i had nothing planned – no sights i had to see, no restaurants i had to try – i was going cold turkey. but i didn’t mind because it left me completely open to see and try anything.
m & i arrived seattle late so the first thing we wanted was a nice meal. i picked up the edible seattle dining guide at the airport to see if anything would catch my eye. that’s where i found urbane. the description: “farm-to-table” cuisine sounded appealing and we happened to see it on the way to the hotel. so this is where we had our first meal and it was yum!
for the appetizer, i had a dungeness crabcake with watercress salad and a tomato chutney. aside from being a little salty, it was pretty good! m got the asparagus soup. i never had asparagus soup and probably wouldn’t have tried it, especially since it included bacon, which i don’t like. but the two combined made an amazing combination. for my main dish, i had the grilled sirloin with mushroom sauce. it was so tender and delicious! we also ordered the saute mushrooms as a side and it paired perfectly with the steak. too bad we were so full because i would have liked to have tried the dessert.
aside from the amazing food, the decor was modern and funky. most appealing are the ceiling lights. the round one looked like a continuous cloth wrapped around the light, much like a free-flowing skirt. the other one looked like sheets of paper layered on top of each other, creating wonderful shades of pink. they were quite beautiful.
urbane is on the first floor of the new modern design Olive 8 condominium and Hyatt at Olive 8 hotel in downtown seattle. Hyatt at Olive 8 is the first LEED certified condo/hotel in seattle with low-flow plumbing fixtures, dual-flush toilets, low-chemical mechanical water system, minimal water usage landscaping and diverted 95% construction debris to reuse/recyce programs. it is fitting that the farm-fresh food restaurant is paired with the green hotel/residence building. it was a welcoming introduction to the city of seattle.
eat at Urbane in seattle, wa