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Palisade Restaurant Review: Just above the Elliott Bay Marina sits Palisade. Known to locals as a special occasion restaurant, its commanding views of the Seattle skyline, ferry boats and the Olympic Mountains are rivaled by its modern yet elegant atmosphere. The menu features a mix of seafood and steaks, including whole live lobster with lemon butter sauce, Dungeness crab-stuffed black tiger prawns and New York strip with Gorgonzola. For a taste of both, opt for the surf ‘n’ turf, a combination of apple wood-smoked prime rib, grilled salmon and jumbo prawns. Seasonal specials might include cedar plank roasted Northwest king salmon with charred onion-potato purée, rainbow carrots, asparagus and herb jus. For a sweet finish, try the flourless chocolate cake. Sunday brunch buffet is the best way to enjoy Palisade, especially for the banana-macadamia nut-sourdough griddlecakes. Business diners will want to take advantage of free round-trip town car service from downtown Seattle.