We were over in West Seattle to meet a friend's new puppy and decided to grab lunch before the fuzzy frivolity began.
We ducked into Fresh Bistro at 2:52PM, just squeaking in before their 3PM close. One thing that made this visit so great: our server welcomed us happily, which is not always the case when patrons arrive just under the wire before closing time. LOVED the great, ""so nice to have you visit us"" attitude here!
They were serving their brunch menu but nothing was really hitting me, so I went for the Wagyu-Lamb Burger (Spanish feta yogurt, cukes, red onions, butter lettuce, truffled smashed fries, charred tomato aioli) as I've been on a bit of a burger kick lately. I ordered it medium-rare.
The burger arrived and it was just wonderful! I forgot to ask for no onions so I did have to pick them off but that's my issue, not the restaurant's. The flavors of the beef and lamb melded nicely and the beef rounded out the sharpness of the lamb to create a nice, smooth, non-gamey but really flavorful experience. The only thing I wasn't totally loving was the bun; it was dense and that made it a little hard to bite through without squishing all the burger contents out each side with each bite. The only improvement I could suggest would be a Macrina brioche bun - that would take it completely over the top. If not Macrina specifically, definitely a softer bun so that you don't lose the contents of the sandwich when trying to take a bite.
The smashed fries were good, but nothing memorable. I didn't pick up any discernible truffle essence when I tasted one plain, but they were good dunked in the charred tomato aioli (hello, what doesn't benefit from a good dunking in mayo???).
We shall return here!