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Monday, 14 July 2014

MKT Restaurant Review

Ethan Stowell's new restaurant, Mkt, is a great addition to the chef's portfolio of Seattle restaurants.  Situated in the weirdly named 'Tangeltown' neighbourhood in Wallingford (N 55th St), you would easily miss it if you didn't know it was there.  With just 28 covers, this is a sliver of a restaurant, with an open frontage that works well on a summer's evening and tables running back to the gloomy back area that houses the restroom.  You don't really want to be back there.  We visited on a Thursday and got a reservation for 8.30pm.  We sat in the middle of the single row of tables.  It was hot and noisy.  The kitchen is right next to all the tables so you can't escape that, but it makes for a buzzy atmosphere.  Oh, and you're close to your neighbors, so don't come here for privacy.

But do come here for the food.  All the plates we sampled were very good.  The food is served family style and there is a good selection of meat, fish and veggie options.  Starting at the top of each section, the plates get progressively more expensive and bigger.  Average plate cost is around $10-$12.  For the quality, the prices were reasonable.

You can check out the latest menu here.