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Tag: Foss waterfront dining

May
14th

First look: Menus at Johnny’s Seafood and Bistro on the Foss Waterway

A cup of crab bisque at Johnny's Seafood And Bistro, which opened Saturday on the Foss waterway.
A cup of crab bisque at Johnny’s Seafood And Bistro, which opened Monday on the Foss waterway.

The Foss Waterway got a new bistro Saturday. Except that it’s only sort of new. Johnny’s Seafood has been a Tacoma staple for 39 years as the go-to seafood counter in Tacoma. Now it’s all that, plus a bistro. The casually-themed waterfront restaurant opened Monday. Here’s a first look. Read more »

Aug.
19th

First bite: Social Bar & Grill on Tacoma’s Foss waterfront


On the deck of Social Bar and Grill, Anna Birch serves dinner to Courtney Robinson and Zach Hansen. The Museum of Glass is in the background. Photo by Peter Haley/Staff photographer

Complimentary savory cassava root doughnut appetizers, Ahi poke with a tangle of seaweed, swordfish skewers coated in chimichurri, sublime roasted duck, pitchers of sangria – all with a waterfront view of the Foss Waterway. I’m ready to move in for the rest of the (pseudo) summer at Social Bar and Grill, the newest restaurant that opened July 26 on Tacoma’s urban waterway.

With this-is-why-we-live-here views and a lively dining room made over with a floor to ceiling picture window fully framing the display kitchen, Social is a buzzing restaurant teeming with movement … and noise. Read more »