This is the season of celebration, and if you are looking for a special place for one, try Stanley and Seafortâ€™s, perched on a cliff overlooking the city of Tacoma and the tideflats, serving delicious food in an elegant setting. We went for lunch and had a great time, seated at the second level, looking out the sparkling windows and enjoying the good service.
We looked over the brunch menu and ordered Chicken Dijon Asiago with Yukon gold potatoes and wilted spinach and bacon leek relish, at $15.95.This was a very tasty, pounded chicken breast loaded with Asiago cheese, with very flavorful vegetables.
We also ordered the Battered Halibut lunch special, at $21.95, which was three playing card-sized portions of very fresh halibut, in a crispy batter with herbed fries and a scoop of coleslaw.
A Petite Chophouse burger was a large hand-formed beef burger with cheddar cheese, onions, thousand-island dressing, and shredded lettuce on a brioche bun. This was a really good burger with lots of flavor, and the texture of the bun held up well to the meat. The burger at $12.95 was served with a small order of fries and a small scoop of coleslaw.
We ordered a Broadway Pea starter salad with fresh peas, water chestnuts and bacon, with creamy pepper dressing at $6.95. Fresh, crunchy and full of flavor, served on butter lettuce leaves and garnished with sliced plum tomatoes, this salad was a very nice addition to lunch.
We enjoyed the food, the view and the feeling of warm welcome that is a trademark of Stanley and Seafortâ€™s.
During peak hours, be sure to make reservations, and enjoy your visit to this Tacoma landmark which has been serving locals for over 40 years, making everyone feel special.
Carolyn Augustine, who writes the Senior Eats column for Senior Scene, is a freelance restaurant writer.
IF YOU GO
Stanley and Seafortâ€™s
115 E. 34th St., Tacoma. Best reached by taking 38th Street South to Pacific Avenue and turning north toward downtown Tacoma, then East 34th east from Pacific. Watch for the restaurant on the left.
Lunch Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dinner Sunday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4-9:30 p.m.
Early dining menu Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Weekend brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing. Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. and 9 to closing.