The Blu Grouse has a menu that could pacify Gordon Ramsey and desserts that could make him shed a tear

Why Dr. Erika Can’t Stop Dining on The Blu Grouse Patio

02/22/2023 | Patient Resources

There should be more bars and restaurants like The Blu Grouse. It perfectly balances White Center heritage with a lovely rustic warmth, and you feel it from the moment you walk through the door.

The Blu Grouse is a bar and restaurant in the White Center area, south of central Seattle.

There’s nothing pretentious past the dark blue front door, only future friends and satisfied stomachs. They even make their sauces and dressings in-house; how many restaurants can say that?

Local businesses give our communities identity and personality. Instead of supporting franchises spread across America, we should choose small businesses whenever possible.

We’d like to shine the culinary spotlight on The Blu Grouse for keeping this spirit alive (and giving us somewhere to play cornhole on weekends).

Mason Jars on The Blu Grouse Patio

The Blu Grouse has a menu that could pacify Gordon Ramsey and desserts that could make him shed a tear.

If you like eating outdoors, take a seat beside the fire pit with your mason jar cocktail in hand. The atmosphere puts you at ease, while the menu makes you wish you’d ordered more.

Quality bar food is not a myth; The Blu Grouse has been serving it for a long time.

The owner grew up in the Burien/White Center area—maybe that’s why The Blu Grouse feels so home-like and warm.

The warmth by the fire pit is slightly more literal. It’s a magical place to be at night and, if you’re lucky, the stars will make an appearance.

Bring your best cornhole skills—you’ll find a set on the patio. If you’re a Jenga player, make sure to keep your hand steady for their giant Jenga set!

The Crispy Chicken Sammy and Other Faves

I’ve got to tell you about my favorite menu item first: the Crispy Chicken Sammy. Crispy panko-breaded chicken pairs perfectly with the slaw and garlic aioli. With Telera bread dressed with spicy honey sauce, it’s a perfect lunch or dinner.

There’s something for everyone at The Blu Grouse, but the Steak Salad deserves your attention.

It blurs the line between fantasy and food. Six ounces of prime sirloin sit atop romaine, arugula, and bib lettuce, dressed with cotija cheese and poblano dressing. If that wasn’t enough, a few bacon-wrapped jalapeno peppers garnish the dish.

The Blu Grouse has a kids menu too, but we’re sure adults sneak in some bites here and there.

Who can blame them? The Kids Grilled Cheese is made with toasted sourdough bread and cheddar cheese.

Here’s How You Find The Blu Grouse

Check out The Blu Grouse on Instagram or Facebook to see their featured food and drinks.

If you like the sound of homemade sauce and locally sourced red and black Angus beef, head down to The Blu Grouse.

They also cater weddings and parties with their rustic, homestyle food, so you can socialize freely.


9839 17th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106


Friday and Saturday 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Phone The Blu Grouse: (206)-397-4302

We’re always looking for amazing local businesses to feature. If you think you have our next feature business, or if you’re a local owner, give us a call at (206) 246-8677.

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Erika Best-Kay, Au.D., CH-TM

Dr. Best-Kay is a certified tinnitus management specialist that is trusted by hundreds of local patients, families, and physicians. Growing up in Miami, FL, Dr. Best-Kay spent much of her childhood traveling to South America to visit her family in Uruguay, becoming fluent in Spanish during the process. Following school, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Florida International University where she discovered her love for audiology through speech pathology. She knew instantly that she had found her passion and relocated to New Orleans where she received her Doctorate of Audiology from Louisiana State University. With experience of working with both hearing aid manufacturers, where she was recognized as the technology specialist for the Northwest region, and private practice hearing care practices working hands-on with patients, she has a unique set of skills that sees her recognized as a highly trusted hearing care expert nationally. In 2021, she was certified in tinnitus management and now spends her days helping local people to achieve better hearing and supporting fellow hearing care professionals with complex and challenging hearing healthcare cases. Tinnitus is a passion and purpose for Dr. Best-Kay and knowing that many people are suffering with tinnitus and not getting the correct treatment, or often thinking there are no treatments, is what inspires Dr. Best-Kay to make important changes and raise awareness. A personal success story was when she treated a patient who had suffered badly with tinnitus for over ten years and hadn’t found a treatment that had worked. He came to Dr. Best-Kay looking for a solution and she was able to give him relief after such a long time. It was life-changing for him and his family. When not helping people to hear, Dr. Best-Kay enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She particularly enjoys fishing, camping, being out in the sun, and keeping up with the most interesting TV shows and movies.

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