Fodor's Expert Review The Whale Wins
Renee Erickson (of The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard) focuses on vegetables, which, along with other menu items, are roasted in the wood-fired oven at the front of the bright, whimsical space (look up at the ceiling: the lights spell out h-e-l-l-o). The vegetable plates are unfailingly excellent, but everything that comes out of the kitchen seems blessed, whether it's a juicy roast chicken with capers and preserved lemons, a roasted whole trout, or a delicious slab of rabbit terrine. A plate of sardines on toast for the table is a must, even if you don't think you like sardines. Order family-style so that you can sample as many dishes as possible.
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, Washington 98103, USA