You may have already been in Kirkland Parkplace and seen a little retail spot called Six Tables (between the bagel place and book store). What isn't obvious is that Six Tables is a fine dining restaurant that serves a prix fixe, six (or seven) course menu each night--with one sitting that starts at 7:30pm. Oh, and you probably guessed right that they only have six tables.
But as we all know good things come in small packages. Once you enter Six Tables you feel like you have walked into a twilight zone episode. You go from being at a strip mall to feeling like you are in a great old mansion with grandma's best china on the table. For the next few hours you feel like you are in a private little world (they pull all the shades down), eating fantastic food prepared by Chef Phil Halbgewachs, while proprietor Cameron Kee diligently waits on your table through each course.
Janis and I went on a Wednesday night. We were the only patrons there, so I told Janis (to be romantic) that I had called ahead and reserved the whole place to ourselves so we could be alone. I just hope she doesn't read this. We were just the only ones that night.
We walked in and were greeted by Mr. Kee who started us off with a glass of champagne to accompany our seared scallop appetizer (all included in the price). We selected some wine, then had some delicious lobster bisque followed by Caesar salads with Chef Phil's own salad dressing--it was amazing. Then Cameron and Phil told us about their backgrounds and informed us of the 5 or so main course options for the evening. It was a very personal touch that made the dining experience even more interesting.
Then we were off. We next had a small helping of sorbet before digging into our main courses. Janis had the Leg of Lamb and I ordered the Striped Bass--both excellent! After the main course we had a cheese plate, followed by desert and port wine.
Since we were the only customers that night we asked for a tour of the kitchen and talked to Cameron and Kee for a while after the dinner was over. They are great guys and really care about the dinning experience and quality of the food.
So do we recommend Six Tables? Absolutely, but it's not cheap. The prix fixe menu was $85 a person and we ordered a $65 bottle of wine. Even with the $40 off coupon for the wine (check your mailbox) it was still a $200+ dinner for two. An excellent place for special events, customer meetings/entertaining, or to just have a nice/quiet dinner out.
Overall a nice addition to the Kirkland restaurant scene! Call for reservations! Have you been? Please comment...Steve