Gorgeous George’s

Written by on February 13, 2014 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(gorgeousgeorges.com) – Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, Washington

Gorgeous George's

How I heard of this place: Living in the neighborhood, I happened by Gorgeous George’s a number of times. The first time I popped in was for a sole cup of coffee with friends. The intimacy and quaintness of the space is alluring and certainly draws patrons back for more.

Gorgeous George's Sandwich Board

Type of cuisine: Come enjoy the hospitality and fine Mediterranean cuisine prepared with a touch of perfection by Chef George.  Whether it’s a quick dinner or special night out, everyone is welcomed with open arms. On the menu you will find a blend of family recipies, and dishes made with George’s special flare, with spices direct from the Holy Land.

Gorgeous George's Colorful Interior

Ambiance: A small, cozy space, Gorgeous George’s is found on a newly bustling Greenwood Avenue. The corner establishment boasts floor-to-ceiling windows facing Greenwood Avenue,

Gorgeous George's Window Seating

with murals on the walls, creating a warm ambiance in the dim-lit space.

Gorgeous George's Entry

Chairs and tables are set close together, creating immediate intimacy with neighboring diners, with the espresso bar and register area right there amidst the crowds.

Gorgeous George's Bar

A long, narrow stretch of cafe dining lines the hallway towards the restrooms, offering more seating on busy nights.

Gorgeous George's Narrow Hallway

What I ordered: We indulged in a TravelZoo deal, offering a three-course menu for two for $49. With this deal, each party of two received a plate of Hummus (mashed garbanzo beans flavored with garlic, tahini and lemon),

Gorgeous George's Hummus Plate

the Falafel Appetizer (vegetarian balls made of chickpeas and veggies fried until golden brown and served with tahini sauce,

Gorgeous George's Falafel

and a generous helping of Greek Salad (field greens, feta cheese, olives, tomato, cucumber, basil, green bell pepper, red onion, zatar in a house basil vinaigrette dressing).

Gorgeous George's Greek Salad

For our main entrees we had the a choice between three, each of us choosing George’s Combo Platter ($24 each), a real treat, with a combination of kaftan kabob (ground beef), shish kabob (lamb), and shish tawook (chicken), served with grilled tomato and onion.

Gorgeous George's Combo Platter

Our dessert included house-made baklava for each of us along with our choice of espresso beverage or house-made herbal tea. We all chose tea and were so pleased we did!

Gorgeous George's Baklava & Tea

What I loved: The appetizers! Each beautifully seasoned and flavorful, vibrant with basil and a homemade tambre.

Gorgeous George's Appetizers

Why I loved it: The waitress seemed to recognize me from a visit at least five years ago! It is such a nice feeling to enter a quaint space, locally and family owned with friendly staff that smile at every turn and treat you as if you are the only party in the room. Beautiful.

Gorgeous George's Table Decor

Cost: Average ($19-$24 per dinner entree)

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