190 Sunset, Edmonds
I have been dying to go to 190 Sunset since it opened its doors just under two years ago. The timing was just never right though (I really need to get out to Edmonds more). Instead it teased me from afar, via social media, and up close, on visits to neighboring Scratch Distillery and the Edmonds waterfront. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had to wait too long to visit a Snohomish County location I’ve wanted to see.
So, was the wait worth it? Absolutely! Dining at 190 Sunset is an experience not to be missed. The atmosphere, service, food, and especially the drinks are on point and right up there with some of the best I have ever had all around. You are probably wanting details though, so here goes …
Thanks to a somewhat inaccurate weather forecast, I opted to make our reservation indoors. Despite missing out on their beautiful outdoor seating area, I’m glad I did. Indoors you get to witness the hustle and bustle of the restaurant and bar area, not to mention people watch. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people enjoying their meals and each other in one place before.
Despite being a bit early, we were quickly seated and, while it was a busy Friday night, we did not have to wait long for service or for food. Our server, like others seen moving from table to table, was relaxed and very personal, while being professional at the same time. It definitely added to the fun of the evening.
The menu is short and sweet, bringing together classics with a bit of a twist and, of course, multiple seafood dishes. Edmonds is known for them after all. Our choices … the 190 Cheeseburger (I’m like the official taste tester for SnoCo burgers, so I can rarely turn one down on a menu), the Grilled Three Cheese and Bacon Sandwich with Tomato Bisque, and Lobster, Shrimp & Swine Pasta. Before we get into how all of that was though, we have to talk about the cocktails.
The table favorite had to be the Violet Hour Cosmopolitan, featuring lavender infused vodka, triple sec, creme de violette, fresh lime juice, and cranberry. It was my initial choice, but by the end of the dinner, we were all having one. It goes without saying that it is a must try in my book. It is by far the best cocktail I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to go back to have another.
The SnoCo Kid downed her sandwich and bisque, so I will have to assume that they were equally delicious. As for the pasta, I sampled it somewhat tentatively. I’m not a seafood person in any sense of the word, or pork for that matter. Luckily for me the lobster, shrimp, and pork themselves were hardly noticeable beyond the amazing flavor they added to the restaurant’s mac + cheese style dish. Also, something I would happily have again.
Overall, the whole meal, was a hit with the table and exceeded my expectations. More importantly, with as many drinks as we ordered, we still managed not to break the bank. That is not easy to do at most restaurants of the same caliber as 190 Sunset, so they get bonus points for that.
You can find 190 Sunset at, you guessed it, 190 Sunset Ave in Edmonds. Be sure to follow along with them on Facebook and Instagram too, they post plenty of cocktails and food to drool over and give you some added incentive to give it a try.
Before You Eat
The building which 190 Sunset calls home offers not only an amazing restaurant, but other local opportunities that are perfect for date night, a girls night out, or just because!
Cascadia Art Museum
Museum featuring Northwest Art from the late 19th Century through the 1960s. Admission is $10, open 11AM-6PM Wednesday through Sunday.
Stop by this local distiller for a cocktail or tour featuring their gin and other spirits. Open 1PM-7PM Wednesday through Saturday and 1PM-6PM Sunday’s.
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