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640 acres park, with a huge leash free dog area. There a river along the park and the start of a 26 mile trail which is perfect for running, biking, roller blading, walking.
Written Nov 30, 2007
The Spirit of Washington Dinner train starts in RENTON. This posed a problem for me because I didn't have transportation. Eventually I figured out that I could get to the terminal on the public transportation bus from Seattle, transferring and then walking for a good ways.
The train ride was wonderful. It went along LAKE WASHINGTON which is 3 miles wide and 27 miles long and covers roughly 22,138 acres and past MERCER ISLAND the only island in Lake Washington and across WILBURTON TRESTLE. The trestle in Bellevue is the longest wooden trestle in the Northwest. It measures 102 feet in height and is 975 feet long. It was constructed in 1891.
We ate dinner on the train - it was kind of a bummer to eat alone, but the dinner was delicious. Current dinner menus feature Prime Rib, Oven Roasted Breast of Chicken, Crab Crepes and Cherry Smoke Roasted Salmon. At the other end, we visited the COLUMBIA WINERY (tour and wine tasting)and we had dessert on the way back.
I shared a cab back to the city with some guys who very helpfully walked me from their hotel where we got off back to the monorail and fended off some unsavory characters in downtown Seattle.
January through May
TUESDAY-FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
6:30 PM 12:00 NOON
6:30 PM 11:00 AM
Train excursion time is 3 ¼ hours
Schedule is subject to change
PARLOR SEATING DINNER $59.99 not including gratuity
Updated Jun 11, 2004
Address: 625 South 4th Street, Renton, WA 98055
All Entrees Include
Assorted Breads and Spreads including Salmon Rillette, Herbed Cream Cheese, and Honey Butter, Crisp Romaine tossed with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Dressing, Fresh Grapefruit and Toasted Almonds. Seasonal Vegetables, White and Wild Rice Pilaf, and your choice of Spirit of Washington Dessert.
Slow Roasted, Corn-Fed, Aged Prime Rib, with Washington Apple Horseradish.
Generous Portions of Crab Mixed with Onions, Peppers and Spices all Wrapped in Corn Tortillas then Topped with Loads of Cheese, Olives and a Savory Enchilada Sauce.
Oven Roasted Breast of Chicken
A Zesty Sun Dried Tomato Stuffing Blended with Ripened Black Olives and Swiss Cheese, and then Topped with a Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce.
Cherry Smoke Roasted Salmon
Basted and Topped with an Apricot Ginger Glaze.
When accompanied by a paying adult, children 12 and under may ride in regular seating for only $20.00 each. Dome seating is not included in this offer. Children's menu offers Tony's pizza, hamburger or cheeseburger, oven roasted chicken strips and baked meat lasagna. Includes applesauce, carrot sticks, fresh cut fruit, and child's dessert portion.
The Spirit of Washington Dinner Train offers two options for vegetarians. The first is a vegetarian lasagna which contains dairy. If you prefer a vegan option, we also offer a grilled polenta that is prepared without dairy products.
Three layer lasagna with roasted vegetables, pinenuts, ricotta and feta topped with Red Pepper sauce.
Written Jun 11, 2004
Typical family-style restaurant serving many types of food.
Favorite Dish: Try the Chicken Wrap and a bowl of Ivar's Clam Chowder...simply the best!!!
Updated Jul 18, 2003
Address: 1 South Grady Way
Phone: (425) 255-8543
Small, but cozy. A wonderful ambience. Dinner prices typically run around $10-20
Favorite Dish: Broiler Potatoes--thin slices of potatoes covered with melted cheese, served in a stew broth with baked spices apples and pears
Updated Oct 4, 2002