harry's beach house

Restaurant of the Week: Harry’s Beach House

Steps away from the shores of the Puget Sound in Seattle’s Alki Beach neighborhood is Harry’s Beach House, a warm and welcoming restaurant dishing up local and seasonal fare along with photo-worthy sunsets. Owner Julian Hagood has created an indoor/outdoor, inclusive dining atmosphere with a diverse food and beverage menu.

Since opening its doors in the fall of 2019, Harry’s Beach House has become a staple for excellent food, delicious libations and even better company. It is great for groups who want to enjoy a family-style meal at the communal dining table, which seats 12 and is in the center of all the action. Or cozy up by the fireplace while making some new friends and soaking in the views from the main dining room or from the patio that is open year-round (and dog-friendly, too).

Start off dinner with a dozen on the half shell oysters paired with lemon and mignonette. This light starter pairs well with the Pink Drink No 22, poured with vodka, maraschino liqueur, pamplemousse, rosemary, lemon and cava. A truly refreshing combination! The deviled eggs are another great sharable for the table; this classic soft egg dish is taken to new heights at Harry’s Beach House, topped with a smoked trout caviar, aioli and pimentón.

Seattle is known for its excellent seafood, and Chef John from Harry’s Beach House is no stranger to creating new specialties with locally caught ingredients. If you have asked anyone who’s visited this incredible restaurant, you’ll be convinced into ordering the Dungeness crab and scallop cakes. Bursting with flavor, this dish is an outstanding combination of two popular seafood favorites, mixed together with saffron aioli, frisee and watermelon radish.

Jumping over to the main section of the menu, the roast chicken is a Harry’s staple, available in half or whole orders and served with smashed potatoes, gribenes, schmaltzy croutons and a trio of tasty sauces. The dish is cooked to perfection and complemented well by a side of the grilled broccolini and an order of the grilled sourdough with butter and local honey. Finish off the evening with a hazelnut “afauxgato,” served frozen combining vodka, Frangelico, cold brew and coconut cream.

Check out Harry’s boozy weekend brunch serving up mimosas, cocktails and breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy along with a local favorite–apple cider doughnut holes. Looking for lighter fare? There are some great menu selections available for lunch, like the beet salad tossed with whipped goat cheese, persimmon, pistachio, chicories and sherry-shallot vinaigrette. And don’t forget a side of Harry’s fries, made with fresh potatoes, pecorino, fried sage, rosemary and 601 sauce.

Harry’s Beach House is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on Harry’s Beach House, visit www.harrysbeachhouse.com.

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