Stanley & Seafort’s
Where: 115 E. 34th St., Tacoma
Contact the restaurant: 253-473-7300, stanleyandseaforts.com
Hours: Lunch served weekdays, dinner served daily, brunch on weekends.
Spirits: One of the best cocktail menus I’ve encountered in recent months. Try anything with the housemade ginger beer. The Moscow Mule ($7.95) was a tip to nostalgia, served in a copper cup and full of ginger. The Dark and Stormy ($8.95), a rum-and-ginger concoction, was the best I’ve encountered outside of Tacoma Cabana. A complex cucumber-and-whiskey cocktail called the Light and Sunny ($10.95) sparkled with the addition of ginger beer and lime.
Wine list: Heavy on California and European varietals, with a decent show of Washington and Oregon reds. The by-the-glass selections were offered in 3- and 6-ounce pours — a nice attraction for oenophiles who like to sample.
Noise: Manageable, but noticeable when at capacity.