Did I enjoy every menu item? No.
This is one of my top picks when it is a sunny day in Seattle. What can I say? I am a sucker for a view and rays. Madison Park Conservatory has a prime location; only million dollar homes and a speakeasy-esque nude beach separate you and Lake Washington. With two decks facing out into the Lake (ground level and a monstrous balcony upper level), this place may have the highest true deck-to-dining-room ratio of any restaurant in Seattle.
Although I generally go ga-ga for non-conventional brunch items on a menu, I will opt for the more standard items on my next visit: Start with the bloody Mary (it’s not a standout compared to Robbie’s legendary version at Matt’s in the Market or Revel’s kimchi interpretation, but it is easy drinking nontheless). Then, onto the dungeness crab deviled eggs (the crab is not dry, as some people have previously lamented, but these are not the best deviled eggs in the city). If I were still hungry, I would go for the salami sandwich.
I don’t know if I’ll eat here once a month or once a year, but when the sun comes out and I have a hankering for hanging out on one of the great decks in Seattle, the Conservatory will be top of mind.
Address: 1927 43rd Avenue East; Seattle, WA 98112
Price Range ($ – $$$$): $$$
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