I have really been enjoying having Belle Epicurean around the corner from me at work (in Seattle, sorry about not having that in the title). I have gone probably five or six times now and have always found the food good and the staff friendly. I think it depends on my mood of what I have a hankerin for as to which is my favorite, but the triumpherate leading the pack so far for lunch spots near 5th and Columbia is Salumi, Bakemans and Belle Epicurean.
For a brief write up on my last trip to Belle Epicurean and a couple of photos check out. http://taoofchow.wordpress.com/