Phoenecia

$$$ Mediterranean

One of the best restaurants on the Alki strip has two souls in one: It’s both a candlelit big night out with seaward views and destination dinners, like the signature Balsamic-braised lamb shank with fingerlings and creamy garlic kale, and it’s a family pizza joint with exceptional wood-fired pies. The Khazaal family patriarch who long provided the warmth of the welcome and the Lebanese dialect of the food is gone, but his family furthers his legacy in dishes like melting chicken thighs in the complex Moroccan eggplant sauce, zaalouk; and a chewy and blistered pizza topped with pancetta, chevre, and sundried figs.

Last updated: 11/08/2013