I rated this restaurant very good because the dim sum is so good, with a huge selection, and several items for vegetarians. Make a reservation if you have a large group, as the wait to be seated at peak times (lunch, weekends) can be long.
The restaurant is quite large, and the dim sum carts come by frequently. If you need a fork, or water, or your bill, you will wait a long time. The staff isn't particularly helpful or friendly (it might help to speak Chinese) and they often forget to bring you what you asked for. If you can put up with these service issues, the dim sum is definitely worth it. It's the best I've found on the Eastside.
Lots of parking. Very close to SR 520.
PROS: great dim sum, good for vegetarians
CONS: poor service
I used this service for several months in 2004. The meals are all organic, and some are quite elaborate. The website is easy to use, and the staff are very responsive to emails or phone calls, and quick to resolve customer service issues.
However, the portions are fairly small and the prices very high. Some vegetarian entrees were $14-15 and only had enough food to serve one person. At that price, you might as well eat out. Fish and meat entrees were $18-20 but the portions were still pretty small.
Items are packed in a cooler with ice packs, and the containers are sturdy. Delivery is reliable. However, there are other services that cost less.
PROS: good food, organic ingredients, convenience
This service is excellent! Weekly or biweekly delivery of organic produce to your door. Their website is easy to navigate, and the service allows you to exclude fruits and vegetables you don't like, modify the quantities in your order up to 48 hours before delivery, and they even have an online store where you can order other grocery items to be delivered with your produce.
Delivery is very reliable and the produce is packed well, so even after sitting outside in the box on a hot summer day, it holds up well for the rest of the week.
The option to have biweekly delivery is nice for those that don't consume the produce very quickly. The price is right for the service (though obviously more expensive than buying at the grocery store) and it's really gotten me to try new vegetables and fruits that I wouldn't buy myself.
It's a great way to get in your "5-a-day" without trying too hard. Plus you're supporting local and regional farms.
PROS: unique service, great variety, excellent website
CONS: somewhat expensive compared to grocery store
If I could give this business 0 stars, I would.
I signed a contract with this company to find renters and do the property management for the house I owned. Not only did they collect $200 from me for supposed advertising, but in 4 months they did not find a single renter. When I decided to sell my house and cancel the contract, this company decided they were entitled to the commission on my house sale and threatened to sue me, etc. They did not return my calls or emails until I threatened to report them to the BBB. They did not even return my $200 and I chose not pursue that because it wasn't worth the hassle.
I had to delay the sale of my house because the contract was very fuzzy in this matter.
Consult a lawyer with the contract this company asks you to sign - it has far too many loopholes. Better yet, DO NOT use this company for either property management or to buy/sell a house.
CONS: shady contract, poor customer response, horrible service
This store has an unbelievably huge selection of invitations and announcements to choose from, and you can design your own, or have one of their designers create one completely from scratch. The sky is truly the limit.
They have a great collection of Asian style invitations, which are hard to find. They also have a lot of paper and envelopes that you can buy individually or in bulk along with other stationery items like journals, cards, etc.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. My only complaint is that the custom invitations are very expensive. But they are definitely unique and you won't do better than to come here.
Parking is easy to find and store hours are pretty reasonable.
PROS: lovely work, any design possible
I needed a few extra holes punched in the straps of my wedding shoes and was preparing to drop them off, because the store has a sign that said they absolutely don't do jobs while you wait.
However, the owner said he'd do that right away, and it took him less than 5 minutes and he only charged me $2. What a deal! He was super friendly and quite chatty for the short time I was in the store.
I'll definitely go back there when I need other repairs. Parking is easy to find since this shop is in a strip mall.
PROS: Friendly service, cheap, good parking
We bought vertical blinds for two of our sliding glass doors here. The staff was very knowledgable in presenting our options. We did all the measurements ourselves to save a little money and time, and they were very helpful in telling us exactly what they needed us to measure. They were also not pushing on us to make a sale, nor did they try to sell us things we didn't need. We got great service even though we bought very simple blinds.
The blinds are holding up well, and the price was reasonable. They did a great job with the installation.
They have a huge selection and can provide some ideas for you if you don't have something specific in mind. We will go back there when we re-do our other window treatments.
Parking is plentiful and the store wasn't particularly busy, even on a Saturday.
PROS: great selection, helpful non-pushy staff
We got married in the Penthouse at Canlis in May 2005, and have had dinner several other times. The service was just amazing, and the food and wine was excellent. The sommeliers are experts, and the entire waitstaff very helpful and knowledgable. The menu changes seasonally and is not very extensive, but I've never been disappointed. They specialize in Northwest cuisine and seem to use a lot of local ingredients. There is often a chef's tasting menu which is quite unique. Desserts are excellent and the wine list is huge.
A great place for a romantic dinner or an event. They are very flexible in letting you bring in your own cake, flowers, etc. Their events coordinator came into work on our wedding day just to help us out, even though she doesn't usually work on Saturdays.
Everyone at Canlis goes the extra mile to make it a special occasion, even just for an "ordinary" dinner. For an extremely special occasion, book the "Cache", a private dining room for 2-4 people. It's unbelievably romantic and has a breathtaking view.
Parking is all valet and your car magically arrives when you leave the restaurant - no waiting!
PROS: amazing service, great for events, lovely view, yum food
CONS: very expensive, forced valet parking (that's not free)
Andre's is one of my favorite Asian restaurants in Seattle. It has a mix of Asian cusines, fusing Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese to create some unique and really tasty dishes. It's great for lunch, and has a nice enough atmosphere that we've taken customers there for lunch. It's also fairly quiet at dinner time.
The banana bread pudding with ginger sauce is amazing. The honey-lemon ice tea is also very good. Service varies based on the staff, but is usually pretty attentive.
Parking is plentiful. You don't need a reservation but if you have a large group, or want to be sure to get a seat, it's a good idea.
PROS: very unique cuisine, high quality
CONS: in a strip mall
This is a great place to just browse for books, or look for specific ones. The selection is huge, and you could spend hours in the store, which is a little crowded with books. Prices are great.
However, this is *not* a good place to sell used books. The buy back rate is very low and seems to be non-negotiable. In exchange for about 15 books, some of them recent releases, I got less than the cost of one book at their store.
PROS: awesome selection, great prices
CONS: bad for sellers, a little chaotic