If we do every new restaurant review in Kirkland,I won't be able to stuff myself into my bikini this summer. It's already questionable. So when our friends and fellow Kirklanders, Prerna and Sunny of Juanita, said they recently tried out Clancy's Bistro, I jumped at the chance to have them share their review. Many thanks, guys. Here's the low-down from Prerna:
My friends & I went to Clancy's Bistro, a little Italian place on Lake Washington Blvd in Kirkland on the water (previously Foghorn Restaurant). Everything was good..the food, the service, and the views of Lake Washington are magnificent.
The staff was very polite and always on top of things - in fact, we had 2 children with us and they did an amazing job of entertaining our kids. It was attentive and prompt, a welcomed touch. We were promptly shown to our table (we had reservations) and within minutes, the owner read us his specials. Fresh, soft, Italian bread was placed on our table, while we looked over our menus which carried an interesting mix of appetizers, pasta, and seafood dishes. The wine selection was good.
We ordered the "Calamari al Salto", and "Mozzarella Caprese" for an appetizer (each was $9) and both were very good. For our main course, we ordered one of the pasta specials "Spaghetti De Maro" with seafood and basil and another "Rigatoni Bolognese" with meat sauce (each $13) both prepared aldente and to perfection. Other folks ordered the halibut - that was good too. Prices are very reasonable for a high end restaurant . Very fitting in price for Kirkland and value of food.
The owner Tim Clancy was very personable.
In terms of decor and ambiance, it is very similar to previously; lots of low candlelight, booths and tables tiered for optimizing the view, all set in a kind of old house. Although the seating accommodations may appear to be a bit close and furniture on the older style, once settled, there was more than ample space around each table to enjoy a good conversation.
We plan on visiting Clancy's again soon and would highly recommend Clancy's to anyone in need of delicious, authentic Italian cooking and good service.
6023 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland WA 98033
425-827-0654, Reservations recommended, but not required. They open at 5 everyday for dinner.
PS- looks like they do brunch too- that mushroom, spinach and goat cheese frittata sounds delicious! Brunch hours are Sat/Sun 10-2