These folks know what the heck they are doing. Take a seat at the corner bar, grab a drink from Sarah, and watch Mark and the whole team go Pow! Shazam! during any dinner rush, and you can still hear your date if you aren't too busy eating. Huge style points. But it gets better. Duck egg yolk raviolo...WOW. Who woulda thunkit - the parsley oil, duck ham and ginger chips are perfect complements to the incredibly fresh piece of pasta, and boy do these folks know how to make and handle fresh pasta. Everything I've eaten is worth having again, and the value has been there every time. Beef hot and cold makes me drool, the textures are complementary like peanut butter and chocolate. The steak, I think it was a rib eye, was seared and seasoned with an expert touch, holey tamoley. (Bring back the side of spinach please!) The hamburger - order it medium rare and it will melt your mouth I mean melt in your mouth, even without the bacon, but why would you want to do that? To taste the oregon beef solo, that's why...we can tell they spend TIME on their burger, it rocks, even without the bacon (heresy, I know, I know). The fries are the crispest, freshest, most flavorful potatoes ever to grace this tongue. *drool* And still, it gets better. Ice cream flavors are from the moon, incredibly original like popcorn truffle. I'm the quintessential vanilla fan but now I changed my mind. Stay downtown at your peril. This is a truly professional new restaurant with simple, classic flavors and ingredients in West Seattle. We're never going back again, until we get hungry again.
Pros: Food. Bar. Kitchen Views.
Cons: A little hard to hear at times