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What’s Up With This Phinney Ridge Restaurant’s ‘Technical Difficulties’?

Ada’s Restaurant and Bar has been on hiatus since April with little explanation

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A lobster risotto special from early 2017 at Ada’s Restaurant and Bar.

Mediterranean-American neighborhood spot Ada’s Restaurant and Bar in Phinney Ridge (5910 Phinney Ave. N) is closed temporarily for unspecified “technical difficulties,” according to a sign on the front door from April 28, but the business hasn’t posted anything on social media for months nor responded to requests for comment. It’s not clear what the issue is, or when the restaurant might return.

A typed sign from the owner and management reads, “Dear customers and neighbours sorry we had some technical difficulties with Adas Restaurant and Bar but hoping that we can solve these problems and open again as soon as possible. Thank you for being faithful customers.”

Ada’s opened in fall 2016 with a mix of American and Mediterranean influences, serving dishes like shrimp scampi, salmon cakes, Greek salads and flatbreads, and scallops multiple ways. The last sign of life on the company’s Instagram account was March 8, 2017; the last Yelp action was April 9, a five-star review of the new brunch menu (“Service was friendly and awesome,” “The roasted potatoes are awesome and crispy and I highly recommend getting the home made biscuit instead of toast”).

A Yelp review from last November suggested that Ada’s seemed to be finding its sweet spot with a new dinner menu more focused on Italian fare (chicken or eggplant parm, duck risotto), but also worried that the restaurant had been slow to find its patrons. For now, though, it’s still possible this is just a temporary setback, like the sign says.

Ada's Restaurant and Bar

5910 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 397-3253 Visit Website