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Thursday, January 01, 2015

#2311 #S1177 - Thurston's Bistro, Seattle - 9/30/2013

Thurston's Bistro and Lounge, Seattle
Thurston's is not an easy place to pin down. The decor is formal, dark and swanky, but the food and drinks are more casual cafe -- chicken and waffles, loco moco, poutine; or what the restaurant themselves describe as Asian fusion, tapas and wine bar. Sometimes it seems to want to be stately, dark and romantic; other times it hosts karaoke nights or Seahawks games. My food was pretty good, my drinks were average, and the service was friendly.

From the outside looking in, at least at this point where they were but a month old, it seems like they need to settle on an identity to pull people in from an area without a lot foot traffic. But who knows, maybe that's really just me trying to make it easier to pigeon hole the place in my own mind, or perhaps a bit too influenced by Mona, which preceded it in this space and was more neatly categorized. I will be interested to see what sorts of crowds it has in the future on both Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.


6421 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 - (206) 402-3553
Est. Aug/Sep 2013 - Building constructed: 1907
Previous bars in this location: Mona's
Web site: thurstonsbistro.com - facebook
Reviews: yelp - seattleweekly - tripadvisor

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