West Seattle restaurant note: Cafe Revo starts happy hour

March 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm | In Luna Park, West Seattle restaurants, WS beverages | 15 Comments

E-mail note tonight from Cafe Revo, which opened three and a half weeks ago in the Luna Park business district – it’s starting “happy hour” as of tomorrow, 4-6 pm Mondays-Fridays, with offerings including $4 appetizers.

15 Comments

  1. Any word on what the appys will be?

    Comment by west seattle golfer — 9:11 pm March 17, 2009 #

  2. Whatever they are, I’m sure they’ll be great! Have you tried their calamari? Serious yums!!

    Comment by RogerTango — 10:14 pm March 17, 2009 #

  3. The Happy Hour menu is at the bottom of this page: http://www.caferevo.com/index_files/Page613.htm

    Comment by Sue — 10:22 pm March 17, 2009 #

  4. Thanks, Sue – I posted this while at the precinct (which I’m finally about to leave) and didn’t even look for a link – will add to the post too – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:23 pm March 17, 2009 #

  5. If Revo is able to serve a good (stronger) drink with a decent price they will get some good bread and butter..so to speak. A lot of competition for a good happy hour around W Sea.

    Comment by bdb — 11:23 pm March 17, 2009 #

  6. I agree about the beverage. I went there and had a really yummy meal, but the glass of wine was less than 1/3 full for $8.00. I did comment on the stingy pour and I must say the server was right on it and had the bartender splash some more in. I found the service to be wonderful the chef even came out to inquire about the meal. I found them to be extremly willing to please. So if you have a request just ask. I think the bar looks wonderfully warm and cozy, looking forward to meeting up with old and new friends there!

    Comment by JAB — 7:39 am March 18, 2009 #

  7. A little off topic :

    @bdb, could you elaborate on “A lot of competition for a good happy hour around W Sea.” Having recently joined the ranks of the unemployed, I’d love to start taking advantage of some good happy hours.

    Thanks!

    Comment by west seattle golfer — 8:28 am March 18, 2009 #

  8. I will try Revo for happy hour, but sadly will probably not be back for dinner anytime soon. I thought everything was overpriced for what it was. Those were downtown, water-view ambiance prices. The food was decent, not great, and you had to pay extra for bread. Coupled with the small amount of wine you get for $8, I thought the whole thing was a rip-off.

    Comment by WSFoodie — 9:32 am March 18, 2009 #

  9. To keep food costs down they have to overcharge for booze. It’s just simple restaurant economics, hence that “bread scam” too.

    Comment by Bill — 11:58 am March 18, 2009 #

  10. Had dinner party of five, there last night. Found the experience,warm and pleasant. I loved the big glass of wine not a short pour we had many. And yes they did bring us bread as we did spend a great deal there. I do understand the bottom line on what is free and what they have to charge for. The staff went out of there way to greet and tend to all our needs. The only problem is the sound{noise} and yes the view of the street and kids everywhere. They need to address this problem sooner then later if they want to charge downtown prices! As a foodie this is a true turn off to good food bad atmosphere. P.S. have been to Italy many times so I do know the deal.

    Comment by chase — 12:26 pm March 18, 2009 #

  11. I have to agree with couple of previous comments. As days get longer, summer time dinner with the clear view of smoke stacks from the steel mill across the street and junk yard to the side, does not sound very romantic, nor does it make you enjoy your food more. IMHO – very strange location for a restaurant with downtown prices, may be a Diner?

    Comment by Bill — 2:42 pm March 18, 2009 #

  12. There are no windows on the north side of the restaurant – but a very nice mural (not visible from inside). This is an up-and-coming business district, with not only Revo but also an art business (Glass Works), a popular coffee shop (Java Bean), Luna Park Cafe (which has outside dining, even more focused therefore on what you see than Revo), Ola salon – just not sure where the location concern is suddenly coming from. We haven’t been there yet but the photos I’ve seen certainly suggest the focus is more on interior decor than maximizing a view of whatever. Aside from Alki, West Seattle is laden with restaurants that don’t face anything in particular – The Junction, for example, has some viewless priciness – TR

    Comment by WSB — 2:52 pm March 18, 2009 #

  13. WSB, since you got kinda defensive. Luna Park CAFE is a burger place ( And i like them a lot). So i have no problem with eating my burger there outside and watching 18 wheelers go up Avalon and enjoy splendid view of the steel mill. However, at the Northern Italian Restaurant, strangely called CAFE??? Revo, i just don’t see myself enjoying my $8 (1/3 FULL ) glass of ok wine and $28 (good) steak with my girlfriend, when the tow truck from the junk yard next door delivers them another wrecked car to fix or whatever.Hence was my suggestion about Diner, it just fits perfectly in that up-and-coming business district.Once again – ONLY IMHO!!!
    thank you.

    Comment by Bill — 3:57 pm March 18, 2009 #

  14. man..ya’ll are a freakin’ fussy bunch :)

    My dinner monday was great…full glass of wine (didn’t order the bread)…Lasagna as good as any I’d had in Italy. Tirimisu to die for. Great service. I stayed away from the more spendy entree’s, even though they looked ok.

    Yeah…a little loud..nothing a little $ can’t fix. I actually like the ambiance…I’ll have to try out happy hour as well.

    And, with the big garage door they have…I think eating outside during the summer will be kinda fun. No..it’s not a great view of anything..but you should be looking at your dining companion anyway, not the traffic.

    Comment by grr — 11:32 pm March 31, 2009 #

  15. and..just to be snarky…because it’s late, and I’m well…cranky..I’m fed up with this crap weather…..
    -
    …I mean really…ya’ll are gonna bitch about the ‘view’ or lack thereof?? really? Like the view at Spring Hill or ShadowLands or Jaks is anything special??? “Wow..look Honey…more people buying Pet Food walking down the sidewalk!!”

    Ya want view…go to the beach and eat at Spud. (ok..seriously…eat at Phonecia..it’s amazing).

    (and remember..Cafe Revo has ONLY been open 6 weeks..) I was thrilled to see so many people dining along with me on Monday.

    Comment by grr — 11:37 pm March 31, 2009 #

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