Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kirkland's Third Floor Fish Cafe to Close

As reported this morning by Seattle Times food Writer Nancy Leson, Kirkland's Third Floor Fish Cafe will be shutting its doors on December 19th. This Kirkland institution has been in business for 15 years and cites the slow economy paired with the owners' desire to remodel as the main factors to close.

Although there are no concrete plans to announce yet, Executive Chef Greg Campbell told Leson that there are discussions taking place between himself and the building's owner, Herb Chaffey about turning the space into a 200-seat "private events facility" (whatever that means, exactly?).

Personally, I only had one lackluster meal here. I loved the view, but thought the space was in dire need for an updating (sounds like the owners agreed). The food was okay, but hardly memorable.

It is sad to see any privately-owned restaurant go out of business, but I can't say that I am surprised as the high-end dining scene on the Eastside has gotten exceedingly more competitive as of late.


  1. Good riddance! The place was an overpriced dive!

  2. A bit harsh there Shelbo, but I guess you are entitled to your opinion!