It's Not Happening

On the Set of Ballard's New Seafood Restaurant

Comments

1
I've been looking everywhere for a good lobster rollin seattle and it seems like almost no one serves them here. might have to suck it up and try this place simply to try the lobster roll.
2
The only times I've ever been asked to come in early for something scheduled has been for medical and dental appointments. So this restaurant wants to treat you like a patient?
3
Come in early for a dinner reservation? What for, to fill out paperwork???

Nonetheless, it's nice to know they actually take reservations; too many new places try to create a buzz by not taking them and bragging about how customers have to wait for a table.
4
The one time we went, we sent back a plate of shrimp. Ask why, we replied "they taste like old dish water." Which they did, yech,

The funny part of our dining experience was when they told us we were wrong, and that these were the best shrimp we'd ever tasted. It was slightly surreal conversation.

My review would be: "Spendy and crappy. Avoid."
5
KICKIN BOOT WHISKEY KITCHEN IS THE WORST NAME OF ALL TIMES. ANYONE COOL WITH THAT NAME GETS NO MONEY FROM ME.
6
But wait. It's an Oyster House. How were the friggin' oysters? Varieties? Price? Condiments? Tanked or fresh?
7
20 dollars for a lobster roll? I hate what Ballard has become.
8
THis 'review; sucks- You spent your time saying the food basically was good, never talking about the oysters once, saying its better than most seafood houses, but saying its NOT Walrus, which I am assuming that the owner is trying to avoid- You know, that weird strive to be your own restaurant. I have been there twice and although they had some mis-steps in their first month open, the food and service was the best i have had in quite awhile.
9
Not entirely on topic but I have always wondered, because I have the opportunity to spend time in Maine off and on, why is it that you can get lobster in Maine for very reasonable prices and we cannot get crab here for nothing less than a premium price? And twenty dollars for a lobster roll is outrageous! When in Maine, anything more than five dollars means you are a sucker tourist.
10
"You know how when you eat extremely fresh, perfectly prepared seafood, it makes your heart hurt in your chest a little?"

Worst positive statement in a restaurant review...EVER.
11
Toward #9

In Maine (and Boston), most "locals" feel it's acceptable to pile a half-pound of superb lobster onto the nearest half-ass hotdog roll available, and consider it tres authentique.

Seattle transplants here (me included) prefer a more proportional roll, freshly baked, or at least, recently baked, by an artisan baker who has tasted something beyond Wonder bread and understands the importance of NOT pairing goo-bread with lobster, even though lobster was once considered "peasant food" in the region, and was so abundant as to be found on the shores.
12
Just the comment alone about the Lobster Roll shows how little this writer knows about food....the lobster roll in general is a true work of art and BAOH does a pretty good job at it.
13
@11: I'd still be excited to try an "authentic" lobster roll, as peasanty as they might be.