Two distinct rooms create plenty of space at this French bistro just off the Pike–Pine Corridor, where you can get such Parisian fare as pressed chicken with greens; a croque madame; mussels with french fries; pan-roasted quail with sautéed potatoes and apples; and simple cheese platters with slices of baguette. This is the spot to order some red table wine and people-watch. A quirky, low-key vibe pervades this beloved Capitol Hill haunt, thanks in part to Seattle
University, which is just steps away. It's equally good for early birds and night owls, open from the 7 am petit dejeuner until 2 am. Reservations are only accepted for dinner.