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Sunday, April 14, 2013

#1994 #S1094 - Agrodolce, Seattle - 12/26/2012

Arancini, Agrodolce, Seattle
Agrodolce is an organic Sicilian restaurant from James Beard winning Seattle chef Maria Hines, in the space that locals remember as the old Still Life in Fremont. This latest incarnation preserves the small bar area created by previous residents "35th St. Bistro." I enjoyed my cocktails through the evening, starting with "The Thief" (Apple jack, Benedictine, peach bitters, lemon cava). The food, however, left me a little disappointed.

The Arancini and spaghetti were both fine, but when I'm paying for microscopic tapas plates at an upscale restaurant, I'm hoping for something delicious and remarkable. This was my only dinner here, so I have fairly little to judge upon at this point (although I noticed that the Seattle Times and Stranger critics had a similar reaction). With Sicilian cuisine and Maria Hines combined, my guess is that future meals here will be a bit more enjoyable.


709 North 35th Street Seattle, Washington 98103 - (206) 547-9707
Est. Dec 21, 2012 - Building constructed: 1909
Previous bars in this location: 35th St. Bistro
Web site: agrodolcerestaurant.net - facebook
Reviews: seattletimes - thestranger - seattlemag - yelp

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