Six Seven is a restaurant located in the Edgewater hotel. It has a bar and a lounge area. It’s supposedly known for its food and its gorgeous view. The view is absolutely breathtaking and it’s a great back drop for dinner. However, that’s all Six Seven has going for it.
Six Seven’s service was mediocre at best. I decided to fly my parents and sisters for an all expense paid vacation for the weekend to celebrate my father’s birthday. When we arrived, we had to wait 20 minutes for our table even though we had reservations and I informed the host that it was my father’s birthday. The host said he will let our waitress know. However, the restaurant’s inability to seat us when there was window tables available was a sign of things to come.
The bubbly waitress came by with massive smile as all wait staff do. She even wished my father a happy birthday, which was nice. After receiving our order, we were left with on answered water and drink refills throughout our dining experience. In addition, we had to request numerous times to have our water and drinks to be refilled. We didn’t see our waitress until the check was delivered. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive a complementary dessert for my father’s birthday. It wasn’t expected but restaurants in their class usually go a little out of their way if it’s a special occasion.
Unfortunately, Six Seven is far from quality service. Top restaurants (i.e., Michelin rated) will print out personalized menus and give a complementary dessert or dish. In addition, mid-tier restaurants would provide a complementary dessert. I would put Six Seven in Mastro’s league, which is mid-tier. However, Six Seven did neither. It was a bit disappointing experience for my father’s birthday.
Now, the food. We ordered a few items on the menu. My father and I each had the Filet Mignon, my mother had the Salmon, middle sister had the lobster Mac N Cheese, and my baby sister had the seafood platter. We started with the mussels to share and had another side of Lobster Mac N Cheese. Unfortunately, everything was mediocre at best and the food came out lukewarm.
- Filet Mignon – The dish came with asparagus, mash potatoes, and some uninspiring sauce. When I see sauce on a steak, it’s a big indicator of the quality of beef being served. I requested my steak medium rare, but it came out medium well. The steak’s flavors was drowned out by the sauce and the mashed potatoes was bland. The only inspiring thing about the steak was its tenderness, which simply could be done by sous vide. The steak was uneventful and tasted like road kill decided to make a guest appearnce on my plate. The presentation reminds me of prostitutes displayed in the windows of Amsterdam’s DeWallen district. Tasteless.
- Mussels – The mussels were laid in a coconut flavor broth, which seemed to be Thai inspired. The mussels were a bit overcooked and we had to dip it in the broth to get any flavoring out of it. The mussels were dryer than the Sahara desert during dry season.
- Lobster Mac N Cheese – The dish was mediocre at best. Some parts of the dish was watery and other parts creamy. The pasta was inconsistent with some parts al dente and some parts overcooked. The lobster was far and few even though Seattle is a port city, but I should have known better to expect quality dishes from their lack of quality service.
Lastly, the only thing Six Seven has going for it is the view of Elliot Bay like Ponyfish Island in Melbourne. I really wanted to like Six Seven but it was impossible to do with its service and food. However, Six Seven is the restaurant that defines why Seattle is not a culinary haven with its lack of creativity, cooking technique and mediocre flavors. Unfortunately, Six Seven was a big disappointment and I can’t say I would recommend them to anyone I know or anyone visiting out of town.
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The view is absolutely breathtaking and it’s a great back drop for dinner. The Six Seven’s service was mediocre at best. However, that’s all Six Seven has going for it. Six Seven is the restaurant that defines why Seattle is not a culinary haven with its lack of creativity, cooking technique and mediocre flavors.