Asteroid Cafe Closing

Photo of ghostly server at Asteroid Cafe courtesy of smooshmasterflex.

Photo of ghostly server at Asteroid Cafe courtesy of smooshmasterflex.

We’re apparently in the last throes of Asteroid Cafe’s existence. Supposedly, a rent increase will close Asteroid for good in less than two weeks. I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did in its strange location sandwiched between Dad Watson’s and Anytime Fitness on Fremont Ave. I much preferred its original location on 45th in Wallingford — complete with a large fake asteroid sitting atop its roof. That said, the food was excellent and the staff friendly and efficient. It’s a shame to lose such a consistently good restaurant. I have my doubts that any restaurant could make a go of it in that location. With Asteroid gone, I predict either lots of turnover in that space or a full conversion into offices (which is really what it was made for).

So, get there before they close (I heartily recommend the Riggatoni alla Salsiccia). And be sure to ask about their final blowout party on August 31st. Best of luck to the employees — I hope you guys land on your feet.

Asteroid Ristorante e Bar Italiani
3601 Fremont Ave #207
Seattle, WA 98103
206.547.9000
http://www.asteroidcafe.com/

4 Comments so far

  1. jameson on August 23rd, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    Maybe a Quizno’s is on its way!


  2. Ryan (ryanhealy) on August 23rd, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

    We can dare to dream.


  3. Beth (sea_beth2) on August 25th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Dang- I think this is fifth on my list of places I’ve been to once that have closed since. Let’s see: the old Bimbo’s, Cafe Vivace in Cal Anderson, Sunset Bowl, the Crocodile. I swear, I need to write a post about that…


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