I've been to Venus a handful of times, and everytime I do, I feel like I should visit more often. They've got a cool peek-a-boo view of downtown, great dinner/happy hour fare, and the staff have always been really nice. The food takes a little longer than your average short-order-within-a-bar type fare; that's because it's real food. Real food takes longer to make. After dinner, be sure to stick around for a show, or if you're lucky, kareoke by local Seattle rockers in the Mars Bar.
Pros: Intimate, Vegetiarian Friendly, Good Value