Cassis is back!
  • Cassis is back!

THE RHINO ROOM • Capitol Hill: Brought to you by Patric Gabre-Kidan (formerly front-of-house/business-side-guy at the Book Bindery and various Ethan Stowell spots) and friends (including former Big Mario's and Summer Dog people), the Rhino Room is a bar that, refreshingly, does not have a concept besides its namesake glittery rhinoceros. Also: a gold-leaf wall, kingly booths, DJs, and sandwiches from La Bodega's Manu Alfau coming soon. (1535 11th Ave,, $)

WATERCRESS VIETNAMESE BISTRO • Columbia City: This nice-looking cheap-eats spot near Full Tilt makes everything fresh—including Watercress Signatures like duck curry and clay-pot-braised fish—and it is also conveniently adjacent to a pool hall. It's reportedly really good, and there's lots of booths and a spinning gold lamp. (5041 Rainier Ave S, #108, 722-0238,, $)

CASSIS • West Seattle: In the former Alki Arts space, it's the second coming of Jef Fike's French bistro that was beloved long ago on North Capitol Hill...