Smith is a pub-with-upscale-grub on Capitol Hill's 15th Avenue, brought to you by Linda of Linda's/King's Hardware/Oddfellows Cafe. The hunting-lodge interior is dim and nice—burlap-lined walls, cozy wooden booths, myriad taxidermy (check out the spoonbill). A revolving-door chef situation meant food of varying quality for some time, then under Eliot Guthrie and then Chris Howell, it was really good; at this writing, the chef situation is again up in the air. Try the specials (the salad is usually hyper-seasonal and super-fresh), the lemony whole trout, the brick chicken, and the always-good Painted Hills burger.
332 15th Ave E,
Hours: Daily 4 pm-2 am, brunch Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Free Wi-Fi
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American, Pub Grub
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Snacks Available, Free Wi-Fi
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Pub, Neighborhood Joint