Brian’s Blog: Where Do You Take Vistors To Eat?
Summertime is here, and that means out of town visitors. Where would you take them to dinner? Today, we have some suggestions for a sophisticated, adult dining experience.
Tony's came on the Yakima dining scene a few years ago. owned by a local physician, Tony's offers elegant, yet relaxed dining,sophisticated cocktails, and upper end prices. Their signature dishes are their Cowboy Cut Rib Eye and Yakima Applewood Wrapped Salmon.
Gasperetti's has been the gold standard for Yakima dining for over 50 years. John Gasperetti, opened Gasperetti's Gourment Restaurant in its present location at 1013 North First Street in 1966, after the family restaurant had been in business in Union Gap since 1943. With father Mario in the kitchen and his mother Minnie and sister Jean helping him host, John created a gourmet restaurant that featured fine dining that rivaled anything you could find in major cities around the United States.
5 North Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, 5 North Front Street
Formerly known as the Greystone; Located on 5 North Front Street; their menu includes appetizers/cocktails, salads, main course, desserts, and specialty drinks. They are open Tuesday thru Saturday; their full bar/lounge opens at 4 p.m. and dining room opens at 5 p.m., reservations are required for parties of eight or more.
Zesta Cucina is a restaurant, but it feels like home. Relax in a casual environment with friends and family or with business associates. The ambience is welcoming and the energy greets you as you walk through the doors. Recently remodeled, Zesta Cucina has attracted a young crowd to it's expanded bar for it's vibrant cocktails.
Creekside West was born as Sage, an exciting restaurant concept that unfortunately didn't catch on. The owners brought in veteran restauranteur Steve Hart to run the business ,and Creekside came in to being. Creekside offers a diverse menu, and the lounge and patio are among Yakima's most popular spots.