Other than their lemondrop martini this place didn't do too much for me. The menu leans toward seafood with salmon, halibut, cod often finding a place. The do have a nice open dining room with lots of windows onto Second, so if you're into people watching as you dine that would be a plus.
A classic neighborhood bar that has been there for decades. Or at least feels like it has. The interior decor is cheesy and getting very dated, but no one here really cares. If you're after reasonably priced drinks, and food that is actually pretty darn good, check them out.
This spot on First Hill changed hands a few months back, and their real focus is now on breakfast. I still think of them mostly as a lunch place (probably because I'm not a big go out and eat breakfast person). Their sandwiches run toward the deli side - turkey and cheese, that kind of thing. A little spendy for what you get, but not too bad.
It's a small shop tucked into the corner of Cedar and 4th, but it's surprising how many choices they have. They did a fitting for me that worked perfect when I returned to pick it up. A nice local business that I enjoy supporting when I have the chance.
A unique family owned bakery and coffee shop on the northern tip of Green Lake. They have several unusual cookies and breads, as well as coffee drink specials. It's a delightful place to stop and relax.
This is MY coffee house. You can always find a table or soft chair if you're in the sit-down mode. Although most people grab their morning drink and dash. They are open later than most any other coffee place in the neighborhood. The coffee is always fantastic, and while their pastries don't vary much from visit to visit, they are always fresh and great tasting.
The smells when you walk into this wonderful neighborhood gem tell you without question you've found an excellent Italian restaurant. It's classy and intimate, and they often bring in live music (like one guy playing guitar). The prices are always more reasonable than I expect, which helps but this place at the top of my list to take company.
They are open through a good deal of the day, but CJ's has become known for their breakfast, no question about that. Come early if you want to try them on the weekend because the place is packed. Don't miss their buttermilk pancakes!
Very friendly staff, and a wide range of frame options make this a worthwhile destination when your artwork needs new surroundings. They've framed several pieces for me now, and only once was I not totally satisfied with their work. To their credit when I took it back in and let them know, they came up with a wonderful solution to the problem and didn't charge me a penny more.
This is the house restaurant for the Holiday Inn. The quality of food and service is about what you would expect from that setting. Nothing wrong with it at all, just pretty pedestrian all the way around.