Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rubattino's Rocks!

808 S 3rd St
Renton, WA 98057-2736
(425) 255-3143‎

Renton is becomingly increasingly full of gourmet restaurants, where management has spent on a lot of money on designing these places so that they look like warehouses. Cool, I guess. The trend is toward places that serve "small plates" of things like "free range wild harvested marinated pigeon entrails served in a pesto beurre blanc reduction" for 25 dollars.
You won't find that at Rubattino's. Dating back to the 1920's, with the most recent remodel maybe only 40 years old, Rubattino's may be one of the oldest continually operating restaurants in the Seattle area. It's so not a pretentious place, and seems to welcome borderline homeless folks who've been coming in for coffee for the last 40 years...But y'know what? The food is good! The omelettes are the best in Renton, and the atmosphere is a joy to behold. The world may be changing as we increasingly lose beloved icons in the name of progress.
May Rubattino's defy this trend and keep going forever. Go there.