After a few friends have told me this is their new favorite place, I finally made my husband take me to the Park Lane Public House at 115 Park Lane. First, a thank you is in order for the work they did to improve this building because its former Mi Mexico days were a bit of an orange flavored eye sore. Fast forward and now you enter through a big heavy door that boasts a wood/gray/brick cozy Seattle pub vibe inside. Booths are splattered with plaid shirt-wearing locals enjoying specialty cocktails, beer, and comfort food. TV's are on and the comfortable loudness is embracing as you start to notice the number of families and match.com dates that are enjoying themselves all around you.
You'll discover lots of fun cocktails on the drink menu for $10. While Steve tried a Moss Bay Mule, I sipped a refreshing "Basic Becky" which has vodka, elderflower, aperal, grapefruit and bubbles. For dinner, there were burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, wings and fantastic looking fries surrounded us, but we stayed strong and went for the roasted half chicken and seared king salmon (no fingerlings, add veg), both of which were earthy and delicious. A steak salad nearby also looked pretty good but we had both had a salad for lunch already that day, so protein was speaking to us. And Steve sampled a random chicken wing cause he felt like it. Our waitress< Kiana, was a buzz full of energy. I didn't know anyone could be so happy to help us on our first visit in. She was on-point throughout the whole meal giving us cheer, suggestions and more smiles and more cheer. Also noteworthy, if you are accustomed to dining in Europe or happen to be a cheap-o, you should know Public House includes a 20% tip for their staff on every check. No matter how many people you have in your party. Which is fine with me because...why do math if you don't have to? So this little layout in the photos above was roughly $86 all in.
So, I say...Go! I'm not a natural-born pub kind of girl but this one has a really good feel and great food, drinks, service and a nice crowd. There was a steady flow of people while we were there. It seemed full the whole time but never a wait. No reservations. They are open for lunch and dinner. Hours are: Mon-Weds 11am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10-11, Sun 10-10. Happy hour is 3-6pm w/$2 off cocktails.