Darkly lighted, smartly furnished, and urbane, this hip bistro in the heart of downtown serves seasonally driven Mediterranean food with plenty of Northwestern influences. It's very easy to make a meal here of several tantalizing small plates, like sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon, chili, and garlic; and Penn Cove mussels with saffron, orange, and leeks. But there are plenty of tasty main dishes to consider, too, including braised-beef short rib with garlic-mashed
potatoes. Wood-fired pizzas are another stellar option.