0/8 Seafood Grill & Twisted Cork Wine Bar



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900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Washington
425.637.0808 · 08seafoodgrill.com

The name says it all. Superb local fish and seafood share equal billing with wine, something co-owner Matthew Bomberger champions. This is evident by the intentionally visible wine storage in every part of the restaurant, the tasting bar in the private dining room and especially by the slightly elevated Champagne Lounge, which is the jewel of the restaurant. (The "Dream Flight"—Dom Perignon, LA Grande Dame, Vintage Krug—is a must.) Wine director Michael Andersen has his Court of Master Sommeliers first-level certification, and he puts it to good use—whether tinkering with the 50-plus wine listings in the Twisted Cork spirits lounge,hosting a weekly public tasting called Sacye or pairing CIA-trained Chef/co-owner Dan Thiessen's Sashimi Scallops with Long Shadows Poet's
Leap Riesling.

The Stats
Number of selections: 350
Bottles in inventory: 2,100
Number of wines by the glass: 87
BYO: Yes. Corkage Fee: $20
Wine list highlights: Strong focus on regional Washington and Northwest wines, including a vertical of DeLille's Harrison Hill (1995-2005). Major presence from Betz Cellars, Chinook Winery and Long Shadows Vintners. List is Pinot-heavy with such stellar producers as Oregon's Panther Creek and Torii Mor.

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