#sEATtle: Bar Harbor

October 21, 2016
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I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

RESTAURANT
Bar Harbor

ADDRESS
400 Fairview Ave N #105

WEBSITE
www.barharborbar.com/

South Lake Union is going through quite the renovation thanks to the ever expanding Amazon campus. You can come up with your own opinion on whether or not it is a good or bad thing, but when it comes to food, it certainly is good!  Take Bar Harbor for example, the recently opened "bar" that specializes in food from the Atlantic Northeast.  That means lobster rolls, you guys. And cheeseburger tartar.....wait, what?

 

EATS

Cheeseburger Tartar: That's right, cheeseburger tartar.  My friend recommended this to me and it sounded so ridiculous and quite frankly awful. I MUST HAVE IT.  Never in my life have I ever bitten into a cheeseburger and thought to myself "its good, but I just wish it was more raw."  That said, this is actually an incredibly fun dish!  Does it taste like a cheeseburger? YES!  Does it taste like tartar? YES!  Does that make any sense at all? NO! But trust me, it's really really good.  Worth the trip alone. 

 

Lobster Roll:  Bar Harbor offers lobster rolls in 3 ways; Maine style (with mayo), Connecticut (with butter), or New England (mayo, celery, and chive).  According to the chef, the style of roll is very important and specific to the region you eat them at in the NE, but since this was Seattle, they wanted to offer multiple varieties.  I went for the New England. Creamy and rich, while allowing the lobster to shine through.  The bun was great as well, crisp and spongy. The perfect delivery vessel for the fair to large portion of lobster. 

FINAL VERDICT

The best part of living in a big city is that instead of having to go all over the globe for good food, the food comes to you.  While exotic cuisines like Thai and Ethiopian get the headlines, don't sleep on the fantastic regional American offerings here in the city. And YES, try the hamburger tartar. I promise it's good! 

Go here if... You need a lobster roll fix or if you've ever said, "I wish this cheeseburger was raw-er."

Don't go here if... you're on a budget, as the food, while delicious, is a bit pricey considering its just fancy peasant food. 

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