Gig Harbor Restaurants
Looking for Great Restaurants in Gig Harbor?
If you happen to be one of my Spirian Saga fans, you know how passionate I am about food. Well, I thought it would be nice to share a few reviews of some restaurants Gregg and I frequent here on the peninsula. Enjoy!
Have you ever wanted to try something new in Gig Harbor but had no idea where to look? With all the fabulous information available online these days, finding great Gig Harbor restaurants has become less of a mystery. My husband and I make a hobby of scoping out amazing dining experiences in various towns. This month, we focused on fabulous restaurants in Gig Harbor. We tried many, but have only chosen to write about a few that stood out of the crowd of typical fare.
JW in old-town Gig Harbor
4107 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 ~ (253) 858-3529 ~ http://www.jwgigharbor.com (check out their menu)
This is our top pick of the month for Gig Harbor restaurants. We almost missed this hidden gem as we drove by it. The curb-side appeal leaves much room for speculation, however, we highly suggest taking the leap and walking inside for an amazing dining experience.
As we approached the entrance, we were greeted by a smiling young man who held the door open for us. This young man, named Garret, also happened to be our waiter for the evening. As he spoke about the specials, you could hear the pride in his voice. He also added his own experiences of the meals, as he had tried most of the dishes. Garret also seemed to be very familiar with the selection of wines, as he was especially helpful in pairing the right wine with the various courses we enjoyed.
The atmosphere was warm, inviting, and very clean. The people who worked there seemed happy and to genuinely enjoy their job. It provided a small, quiet place to talk and be present in each other’s company. We felt cozy and relaxed during the entire meal. Seating is limited so we highly suggest you make reservations.
We started our meal with the baked triple-cream brie appetizer and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. It was fabulous. The wine also paired well with the roasted beet salad that was cleverly presented on the plate and embellished with just the right amount of dressing.
Our entrée was the halibut. It was tender, perfectly cooked, and seasoned with a delightful butter pesto served over very tasty brown rice pine nut pilaf and served with asparagus spears that were still crunchy, and quite flavorful. This, of course, was enjoyed with a glass of Pinot Noir. We ended our meal with a dark chocolate delicacy that simply melted in our mouths.
Our courses were brought out one at a time and not shoved onto our table before we finished our last course. We felt un-rushed, and welcome to take our time. This seems to be a rarity these days. We like to take our time eating and JW’s gave us the time and space to do so.
Devoted Kiss in old-town Gig Harbor
8809 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 ~ (253) 851-0055 ~ http://www.devotedkisscafe.com
Many Gig Harbor restaurants do not serve breakfast, but if you’re looking for a great place to start your day, you need to try this place. While waiting for an available table, we were offered something to drink and comfy chairs to relax in as we endured the fabulous aromas making their way to the quaint dining area. Outdoor seating was also available, along with a gorgeous waterside view.
The meals we received were nothing short of impressive. The omelets were fluffy, flavorful, and stuffed with fresh veggies and ambrosial cheese that literally made your mouth water. I ordered a black tea with my meal and was charmed when honey and cream accompanied it. The honey was actually served in a small dish and not in packets; that, I really appreciated. The same held true with the cream. I wasn’t forced to endure opening one packaged room-temperature pseudo creamer container after another. Can you tell that’s a pet peeve of mine?
The service was great. You could tell the employees enjoyed their job. The place was clean and very cozy.
Morso in old-town Gig Harbor
9014 Peacock Hill Ave, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 ~ (253) 530-3463 ~ http://www.morsowinebar.com
This tasty find offered a lively, yet enjoyable place to dine. The large windows provided a fabulous view and plenty of light, giving the dining area an open feel. Our waiter was Robbie, a well-informed and polished server who actually knew how to open and decanter wine. Having our wine served in appropriate glasses was yet another treat.
We started out with an appetizer that could have served as a meal: Steve’s Cheese; a tasty blend of panko-crusted herbed-goat cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, tomatoes and arugula served over crispy baguette slices and Tim’s chips. It was fabulous with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
After we shared a spinach salad, I ordered the Marsala Duck, while Gregg ordered the Filet Mignon. Both entrées were impressive. With that, we enjoyed a Cabernet Franc. Needless to say, we hadn’t any room for desert.
I hope this has provided you some insight on which Gig Harbor restaurants to choose for your next date night. Look for additional articles as we explore more restaurants on the Olympic Peninsula. If you have found this piece informative, please leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you.