Shelter Lounge

Written by on May 14, 2017 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(shelterlounge.com/greenlake/) – Greenlake, Seattle, Washington

How I heard of this place: Anyone who has ever been to Greenlake knows that when something new pops up, everyone knows about it. This place popped up, we saw it. We saw it again. We saw it a tenth time. A friend suggested it as a spot to have a bite to eat for lunch on a beautiful day, so we went in.

Type of cuisine: American-fusion, ranging in a variety of options made to suit the American palette. A little something for everyone: fish tacos, steak sandwiches, PB&J Jalapeno Poppers, Mac & Cheese, Fish & Chips, and a variety of salads.

Ambiance: An open air style restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, much seating immediately inside the windowed space, open in the summertime as indoor patio seating, spacious and grand. Booth seating to the left upon entry, decked out in wood panels on the walls, ceiling and furnishings.

An organized library of a bar can be found for those wishing to turn their backs, literally, to the sun and outdoor views.

Low, lightly upholstered benches with coffee tables offer relaxed seating with the opposing view: that of the outskirts of Greenlake.

More intimate seating can also be found ahead of the windows opening onto the view of the lake through the trees.

Inside, the setting seems spacious with its tall windowed ceilings, though the seating available crams patrons in, offering less space for movement once seated.

Unless, of course, one arrives off-hours and people are heading out, leaving you all the space needed to stretch your legs!

What I ordered: My first visit led to an indulgence in the Mojito Chicken Chop salad ($12) with avocado ($2): Romaine, peppers, feta, mint, fried chickpeas, crispy wonton, red onion and goddess dressing.

Today, we started with Avo Fries ($9): jalapeno crema and sriracha powder.

Despite wishing to have another taste, as well as a photograph of the yummy, fresh salad, I had to sample something new: The Countryman ($13): egg, over easy on brioche toast with red potatoes, bacon.

A view of the inside, for your enjoyment…and temptation.

For my husband, the Flat Top Classic ($14): grass fed beef, American cheese, dill pickle mayo, tomato, onion, shaved lettuce served with red potato wedges.

The potatoes, tho.

For our little one,

a Grilled Cheese sandwich served with red potato wedges ($6).

What I loved: We all agreed that the Avo fries were certainly a unique treat! The breakfast sandwich a close second. The potato wedges, while they looked wonderful, seemed to have lingered under the heat lamps too long to retain any quality.

Why I loved it: A gorgeous view, a light-filled space, and my family together.

Cost: Average ($12 – $15 per brunch/lunch entree)

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