Formerly owned by Linda Derschang—you know, of Linda's, King's Hardware, Smith, Oddfellows, and Bait Shop—this airy, stylish-but-not-trying-too-hard-to-be-stylish restaurant is located near the Kingfish and Monsoon on Capitol Hill. It's got a big clock above the marble bar and a best-of-the-'70s design sensibility, plus, over by the kitchen, a painting of Tonya Harding screaming and a quote from Ram Dass to even things out ("Be here now"). Chef Walter Edward (Oddfellows, Crush) developed a simple, seasonal menu that's "vegetable-driven without being vegetarian," including things like grilled halloumi cheese with roasted pears, wild mushroom/sherry/chevre flatbread, roasted chicken with lentils, and grilled whole fish with citrus and fennel salad.
550 19th Ave E,
Hours: Daily 4 pm-close, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Family Friendly, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating, Takes Reservations
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American
Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating, Air Conditioning
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint
Daily 4-6 pm ($4-$8 food items, $8 cocktails and house wines, $1 off draft beers).