2201 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
I found myself at Queen City on a late afternoon during heavy rainfall. The kind of rain that even us Seattleites seek shelter from. The place feels as much as a landmark as the nearby Pike Market. It has history and you can sense that as soon as you enter. I happily parked myself inside at a cozy candlelit table and stayed a while soaking in the general splendor and enjoying the Moscow Frappé recommended by my server. (I also recommend this drink as it was incredibly delicious.)
Moscow Frappé: Absolut Elyx, Giner, Lime
The large, dimly lit space is picture-perfect: color washed walls, exposed brick, handsome leather-upholstered booths, and wooden chairs. The walls are decorated with art ranging from gorgeous paintings to show photographs of Seattle's beloved band, Nirvana. My eyes spent the short while that I waited for my food to arrive traveling across the room from one spectacular adornment to the next. Once my Fig & Ricotta Bruschetta arrived at the table, the first thing that caught my eye was how beautifully it was plated. It was a meal that looked like it belonged in its setting. It looked so perfect that I didn't want to eat it right away, just look at it. But I gave in and it was an absolute pleasure.
Fig & Ricotta Bruschetta
Overall, the staff was accommodating and the space was warm and inviting. Queen City is a welcomed new addition to the neighborhood and I can't wait to discover more of what the menu has to offer. One thing is guaranteed: This will be an energetic, personal experience that’s truly one of a kind.
THE DETAILS: Open Monday thru Saturday from 4 pm to 2 Am & Sunday from 4 pm to 12 am.