Thanks to Basil’s Kitchen, Bahama Breeze Island Grille, and Salty’s Redondo Beach for hosting us. As always, all opinions are our own.
Seattle Southside has some great activities for families, as well as some unique and delightful dining experiences. I recently had a girls’ weekend with two of my daughters in Seattle Southside and we were able to try our some of the dining Seattle Southside had to offer.
Bahama Breeze Island Grille
Bahama Breeze Island Grille is known for fresh, delicious seafood, distinctive chicken dishes and flame-grilled steaks, accompanied by refreshing, hand-crafted tropical drinks, all made with the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the islands making you feel like you're on a mini-vacation to the Caribbean.
The restaurant's decor gives diners the feeling they are in the islands with spacious dining rooms decorated in rich woods and wicker, vibrant fabrics, high ceilings, lush greenery and tropical art. The outdoor seating is vibrantly decorated as well with the soothing sounds of live island music Wednesday–Sunday nights.
Salty’s Redondo Beach
One of the best Sunday brunch experiences in the region, Salty’s has received national acclaim for its over-the-top brunch options with pure Northwest inspiration. Redondo Beach is a hidden gem on Puget Sound nestled between Des Moines to the north, Federal Way to the south and Kent to the east.
We were not disappointed. The Salty's Redondo Beach brunch offers something for everyone. You won’t leave hungry and you’ll want to try everything. Can’t decide between breakfast or lunch? Don’t! You can have both, and there are myriad choices for each. If you’re not interested in the buffet, you can order from a menu, but why? The brunch offers everything. There was nothing I wanted that I didn’t find offered except maybe a bit more space in my stomach.
Basil's Kitchen, where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is served with Pacific Northwest flair, is conveniently located inside the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They are open for lunch and dinner with seasonal menu changes and the food is fantastic! The infused flavor fusions blew my mind, like the Mediterranean Crème Brûlée, a house-made cardamom infused creme brûlée topped with honey roasted pistachios (above).
The décor at Basil's Kitchen is colorful and eccentric, the service knowledgeable and friendly; think of a sidewalk café in Monaco with unique menu options in a fun and casual setting. Our waiter was entertaining and even though it was late, the service was phenomenal. He was more than tolerant of children than many servers are and entertained and joked with them.
Seattle Chocolates recently opened the doors to its factory in Seattle Southside for interactive and fun tours that showcase the way they make their signature chocolates that are created in the Pacific Northwest. While Seattle Chocolates isn't necessarily dining, it's educational fun with a delightful chocolate tasting and chocolate shop where you can stock up on all the Seattle Chocolate you can possibly need.
Whether your poison is truffles or truffle bars, you can take a tour and schedule a tasting where you can sample a variety of styles and flavors of chocolate. Just make sure your next stop isn't lunch or you won't have much room for lunch.