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Restaurant Review: How To Cook A Wolf 
 
Jun. 8, 2010 10:35 am 
Updated: Jun. 10, 2010 2:33 pm
{venue} How To Cook A Wolf
{address} 2208 Queen Anne Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109
{hours} Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-11pm | Friday-Saturday, 5pm-12am
{when to go here} great idea for date night or out to dinner with a few girl friends
{parking} street parking available
{notes} they don’t take reservations, try to get there closer to when they open so you can get a table

{she said} I’ve wanted to go to How To Cook A Wolf for months now! I’ve heard the food was amazing, the atmosphere romantic, and it was a must do. Nate remembered I had mentioned I wanted to eat there and a few days later, plans were made. There were high expectations for the food and they were definitely met. Plates were meant to be shared so we split 5 plates and of course, a bottle of wine. Be prepared to have a longer dinner, the atmosphere is very relaxed there-there is no rush to finish dinner, it’s all about enjoying the food, the drinks, and the company.
{her rating} 5: emergency! This is a must do. I suggest going during an amazing Seattle summer night. They have garage doors that seem to be able to open up. Be ready to enjoy the food, order a bottle of wine, and ask that Mario be your server!
{he said} I hate to brag, but we have been so lucky with our pick of restaurants – How To Cook A Wolf was another! Jen and I love to get out and try new places, so this was one I really wanted to knockout. Since we couldn't make reservations, we really made an effort to get there not long after 5pm so we could get a seat (only about 25 in the whole place!). Mario, our waiter did a phenomenal job of explaining different items on the menu and also did not hover (huge for me!). The food was very flavorful and clean (not over done with spices). We ordered a bottle of Ross Andrew Syrah, which complimented the dinner very well!
{his rating} 5....no question! 
How To Cook A Wolf
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castelvetrano olives and Ross Andrew wine
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chilled asparagus soup with fried egg and parmesan
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bruschetta
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potato gnocci
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clam linguine
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loving the chef, cooking it up!
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coconut cream pie for dessert
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Comments
Jun. 8, 2010 10:51 am
I miss Seattle! I spent many years in the NW and yes, you have fabulous restaurants there. What I wouldn't give to spend a summer evening on the deck at Rays Boathouse with a bowl of steamers and an ice cold beer. Yum! Luckily I have Ray's Cookbook and whenever I miss them.. I just whip it out. Great pics, will have to tell my Brother about this place.. he lives in Seattle still.
 
Skuba 
Jun. 8, 2010 1:15 pm
I hate waiters who hover also. If my glass needs refilled then come and check on us but not 2 seconds after I got my plate and have my mouth full. The food looks great and I'll take a slice of the coconut cream pie, it looks great. Would also love to try that chilled asparagus soup looks delectable.
 
Jen 
Jun. 8, 2010 1:19 pm
@BellasAZ I LOVE Ray's! It needs to warm up a bit and then I'll be out on their deck enjoying a beer :) @Skuba I'm going to try to find a recipe and see if I can duplicate it. If I do, I'll do a post on it.
 
Jun. 8, 2010 1:22 pm
Looks and sounds wonderful. My daughter is moving back to Seattle in the next couple of weeks and I'm passing this info on to her. I know she likes quaint out of the way kinds of places and I'll bet she would love this place.
 
Jun. 9, 2010 6:41 am
I love Seattle. In fact that's where I thought we'd retire...but NO, we've in the desert and loving it, too. Last time we were there we ate at a little Asia restaurant near the Troll - and I can't remember the name of the restaurant or the type of food - maybe Thai or Vietamese - but it was good.
 
Jun. 9, 2010 6:43 am
We don't like hovering wait staff, either. We appreciate good service, but don't want them to move in with us while we're dining. And the food at the "Wolf" looks wonderful.
 
Jun. 10, 2010 2:33 pm
Jen I love your blog! I actually went to middle school with the chef/owner of Wolf but I haven't been there yet. Glad it met your expectations! Elle
 
 
 
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