The interior of the restaurant is amazing; you feel like you've really hit the big time with such elegance!
Jimmy's offers a Classic Pancake Stack ($10): a large stack of fluffy pancakes, served with butter, syrup, and choice of bacon, ham, or apple sausage. On this trip, I opted to just sample the pancakes.
|Pancakes with some maple syrup poured on it|
On my last night in Seattle, I came back from a great night out and sought a good cocktail. The bartender/mixologist recommended the White Cosmo ($8), a special martini made with Stoli Cranberi Vodka, triple sec, white cranberry juice, and muddled limes, topped with three whole cranberries
|White Cosmo (Jimmy's on Broadway)|
I rarely drink alcohol, but I figured "why not?" for the experience. The White Cosmo was refreshing, and I feared that the combination of tangy/sour ingredients (cranberry juice, limes, cranberry vodka, etc.) would make the drink too sour for me. Instead, a surprising balance of sour and sweet hit the taste buds. I also enjoyed the light pulpy texture from the muddled limes. I'm not too high on the pricey nature of these cocktails ($8, really?), which is why I basically shun alcohol 99% of the time.
While I was scheduled to leave Seattle the next day, I had one more breakfast at Jimmy's. I went with the Egg White Frittata ($11): fresh-cut mushrooms, asparagus, onions, vine-ripe tomatoes, whisked egg whites, and cheese, served with fresh fruit. I also ordered a blueberry muffin to go ($5.50)
|Egg White Frittata w/Fresh Fruit (Jimmy's on Broadway)|
A lovely presentation here. The frittata was cooked beautifully; the vegetables appeared to peer out from the blanket of cheese, creating a circular colorful masterpiece. The chef sliced the fresh fruit with a special knife (or other cutting tool) to create zigzag cuts -- either that, or that's one extremely talented chef wielding a knife.
I also received a good blueberry muffin. It retained good moisture, with what I felt was the proper ratio of blueberries throughout.
Yes, Jimmy's is an elegant restaurant and it's likely not a place where one would be a regular, but virtually all their menu items are well on the pricey side, and that would preclude me from coming back as often as I would (as compared to other great places I've eaten at). But especially if you're on a business trip and wish to stay close to downtown Seattle, look no further than the Silver Cloud Inn hotel and its adjacent restaurant, Jimmy's! 7.25/10