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Cutters Crabhouse Restaurant Review: Gaze out over Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, the Seattle Great Wheel and Pike Place Market as you settle into the elegant surroundings. With inventive executive chef Simon Zatyrka manning the kitchen, crab is the star of the show and may be ordered numerous ways, including steamed, in a classic boil or baked with lobster in tender gnocchi. You'll also find various fresh wild Northwest and Alaskan fish, slow-braised pork ribs and lamb chops, along with fish 'n’ chips and burgers as casual fare. Pasta fans may personalize their own fettuccine dish with either marinara or cream sauce and a choice of seven ingredients such as fresh mussels, Italian sausage or black tiger prawns. Start with the crab and artichoke dip (one of few items from the original menu), sushi, oysters, or a plump pan-seared crab cake paired with a colorful sweet corn and red pepper succotash. A generous portion of fried calamari was a bit wilted and overshadowed by light and crispy artichoke hearts, eggplant and zucchini slices. Dessert fans will go for the warm apple cobbler, creamy chocolate pudding served with hazelnut chocolate toffee, and a seasonal berry trifle, all prepared in-house. With a focus on California and the Pacific Northwest, the wine list offers a range of prices.