Neighborhood favorites (SEA)
I've found some of the best restaurants are often well kept secrets, little neighborhood holes in the wall. What are you favorite places to grab a quick bite?
Personally, we like Bings in Madison Park for a sandwich or burger on a week night. For a nice Italian meal, Sostanza Trattoria is always good with a romantic setting complete with a fireplace. And Cactus for a good mojito or margarita and southwest food.
I truly wish Dandelion was in my neighborhood. In the same vein, we're wanting to try Persimmon for dinner some night. And, Brad's Swingside is a place we wish we could eat at more often.
Alas, none of these is in my neighborhood and my best recommendation for that spot would be Barbacoa, where I often have Saturday lunch.
On Capitol Hill, I love Cafe Stellina (newly reopened on 12th between Pike and Madison). Lovely owners and the yam and peanut soup is to die for. They're currently open only for breakfast and lunch but soon will be expanding to dinner.
Persimmon is fantastic for brunch, haven't yet tried it for dinner. In the same neighborhood, there's a phenomenal little Cuban sandwich place ~ can't recall the name but it is about a block or so north of Persimmon.
We enjoy Yanni's on Phinney Ridge for neighborhood Greek. Also good for delivery when you're in a Mediterranean mood is Olive You near 85th.
Has anyone tried Portage on Queen Anne (where Barbacoa used to me) yet? Thoughts?