We just returned from 3 days in Anchorage and wanted to report back on our experiences. We had a bit of hit or miss luck with breakfasts, coffee and pastries. We did get pretty good coffee at Dark Horse but the pastries were average. Downtown Deli's breakfast was very average and service was downright pathetic. Had a very large, satisfactory breakfast at Gwennies. Nothing to write home about, but the bacon was pretty decent, service was good and prices were very reasonable.
One day we lunched at Glacier Brewhouse. The food wasn't outstanding but certainly 'good'. My husband throughly enjoyed his seafood chowder and fries. My blue cheese salad was just OK. Peanut butter pie for dessert rocked my world.
Dinners were spent at Moose Tooth and Orso. We liked them both quite a bit. Moose Tooth had great pizza- we did a half and half. One side had The Classic, the other was one of the pesto varieties. We also really liked our salad- the oriental one. Dessert, however, was truly abyssmal. "Death by Decadence" was the title- it was only slightly better than airplane desserts. Kind of a bad ending to an otherwise tasty meal.
Orso was also very good. We split the anitpasto plate- everything on it was very good. They served it w/o bread which was odd but we didn't really need it. I had the cashew halibut which was very nice. Quite rich. Husband was disappointed that they ran out of Osso Bucco. He had the cioppino instead. Excellent quality of seafood. We shared the Chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Pretty tasty but would have been better with a true crust.
All in all, we ate quite well, thanks to all of your recommendations! If anyone's ever venturing to Seattle, I'm happy to return the favor.