I have been here several times and really love this place. I typically sit in the bar. Nice environs, friendly wait staff - very knowledgeable about their offerings. Everyone is smiling and relaxed.
Short wine list, but a few good selections of bottles under 35 bucks. I ordered a Pinot from Oregon and it went fabulous with all the apps. Mix drinks are a bit pricey, but not the usual overly sweetened mix drinks on the menu either.
Tonight I went for happy hour and had the cougar cheese jalapeno poppers. Wow. They were so good, I put in a second order (not kidding). Fresh BIG jalapenos, stuffed with coug cheese and deep fried in a tempura type batter (light and not greasy) served with a creamy chive sauce. Delish! FYI, several cougar cheese items on the bar menu -including coug mac and cheese. I have not seen that anywhere this side of Eastern Washington......very nice indeed.
I ordered the crab cakes. I had them on a previous visit and really liked them. They changed it this time and they were not as good. No big hunks of Dungeness as before. More "herby" (Thai inspired?) but still very tasty. I would choose something different next time unless they start putting the hunky crab back in.
I also ordered the goat cheese and beet salad. I thought "how boring" when I ordered it but I "thought" I remembered that it was unusually good last time I had it for lunch. I was right. This is an exceptionally tasty salad. It was filled with large sliced beets, crumbled goat cheese and candied pecans...but the dressing is what makes it. This dressing is red, looks maybe like a pomegranate red wine vinegar (maybe?) with oil and some ....cream. Yes, it was creamy and that is what is different. Just perfect.
For dessert, we shared a huge slice of coconut cream pie. Lord, it was just the right amount of sweetness, with a homemade custard layer with a hint of lemon and cloud-like whipped cream that only had a hint of sweetness. Very nice with decaf coffee.The crust was not soggy, I appreciate that.
So, grand total: 1 bottle of NW Pinot, 2 orders of poppers, one order of crab cakes, one salad, 2 decaf coffees and one coconut cream pie for 80 bucks. I feel good about it.
I will keep going back. Lots of organic food, carefully prepared, creative use of the Northwest bounty, easy, clean , friendly atmosphere.