Tables at this French bistro–meets–Nantucket bistro often fill up with couples at night, but the lunchtime scene runs the gamut from Downtown office workers to tourists. Food is understated, fresh, and simply divine: start with raw oysters and a crisp glass of white wine. Next up, sautéed Medjool dates sprinkled with fleur de sel and olive oil, a radish salad with pine nuts, or a plate of the famous housemade pickles. Entrées, too, take advantage of whatever
is in season, so expect anything from Oregon hanger steak with olive tapenade to Alaskan halibut with cauliflower. Though it's on the ground floor of an odd office building (just north of the Olympic Sculpture Park), Boat Street positively blooms in the quirky space. Monday through Sunday, brunch and lunch are served 10:30–2:30.