Date Night at Conversation in Seattle

My husband and I treated ourselves to a dinner out at Conversation in downtown. Located on the 1st floor of The Thompson Hotel, this restaurant serves New American cuisine. Our meal was outstanding and we enjoyed every part of it. Our server did an amazing job of explaining the menu items and helping us decide what to order. 

They're called Conservation because they want to encourage diners to talk and interact with each other instead of staring at their phones. And to help get conversations going, there are cards with questions tucked into each menu. These cards added a playful and interesting element to the start of our dinner. 

We each wanted one of their signature cocktails. I chose a Sazerac and it arrived in a tumbler glass with a big ice cube. The drink portion was small, but was a really strong drink. My husband ended up getting a unique drink. He chose the Brooklyn Two Ways, and it arrived in two glasses. One glass had a dry Vermouth and the other had a more sweet Vermouth. They were also very strong cocktails and they really packed a punch. 

For our starter, we shared the Tuna Crudo. The dish arrived to our table and we were wowed by how beautiful of a dish it was. There were blood orange slices, fennel, and radish along with the very fresh Tuna. Before we knew it, the plate was empty and our server didn't even need to ask if we liked it since we polished it off so quickly. 

We each chose a main dish. He went with the Duck Breast and I chose the special of the night, a streak with fingerling potatoes with an amazing Salsa Verde sauce. The Duck had honey glazed carrots, some farro (grains) and was finished off with a foie gras sauce that was poured by our server, tableside. My husband gave me a few bites and the duck was really delicious, especially with that wonderful foie gras jus. It was prepared medium and tasted juicy and flavorful. My steak was a nice sized serving, I forgot how many ounces. I usually don't finish my entrees at restaurants, but my steak was gone before I knew it. I loved how it was cooked, a nice medium rare. It was seared and just the right thickness. The sauce made the steak even better, and I was sad when it was all gone. 

But luckily for me, dessert was around the corner. I couldn't make up my mind which one, so our server suggested just getting two. What a great plan! We ended up getting the Peanut Crunch Bar and the Coconut Panna Cotta. The bar had caramelized peanuts, hazelnut praline, and vanilla ice cream. It was like a grown up candy bar and each bite was so good and decadent. The dark chocolate on top was rich and tasted good with the ice cream. The Panna Cotta was a little lighter and fruitier. It had Passion Fruit Sorbet, mango pearls, and a coconut crumble. The Passion Fruit gave the dessert a tartness that was a perfect ending to our meal. 

We also tried another one of their cocktails. The table next to us had ordered a fun tiki drink with a flame. So I just had to try one, too. The fire element was neat looking and drew the attention of the other diners. Soon, they all wanted to order one. The drink transported me to Hawaii. It was a Scotch based drink, but it tasted a little spicy to me in all the right ways. The flavors were complex, but it just tasted delicious and refreshing to me. 

After taking care of our bill, we walked around the lobby of the hotel. The restrooms were located on the second floor, so we were able to check out the hotel a little. The light installation above the stairs was eye catching. We had such a relaxing and quiet dinner out at Conversation. This was one of the best meals we ever had and one we won't soon forget. Cheers! 

Conversation Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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