New Kirkland Restaurant Offers Luxurious Boat Transportation from Lake Union
Add a boat ride to your dinner plans with Como’s new service
By Chelsea Lin
September 16, 2019
There are plenty of reasons to visit Como (Kirkland), the new Italian restaurant from Cantinetta owners Trevor Greenwood and Leigh Canlis Greenwood: expansive water views, northern Italian specialties like casoncelli alla Bergamasca (pasta stuffed, in Como’s version, with Dinah’s cheese and sage) and a lovely atmosphere in which to sip an Aperol spritz. But the biggest draw may be the transportation option for getting there: Como is offering seasonal boat service from Lake Union, or any water location where you’d like to be picked up (starting at $450 for up to six passengers, by reservation at email@example.com).
The one-way journey, which includes top-shelf drinks and shoreline sightseeing in a mahogany Riva motorboat, generally takes about an hour. (Participants are transported back to Seattle by car.) It’s a luxurious experience, but not a pretentious one, says Canlis Greenwood. “We’ve had [guests wear] everything from boat shoes to Manolo Blahniks!”