If you’re atop Queen Anne, head to Betty, where the pan-cured halibut with grilled asparagus dressed in salsa verde and orange sauce goes for $25. Those at the bottom of the hill can try Betty’s big sister restaurant, Crow. There Moroccan lamb skewers paired with mint cucumber raita (yogurt with Indian spices) and a currant and carrot slaw cost $11. A red wine, like the French Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône 2007, makes a great meal that much better; $7 per glass.
At Table 219, order Chinese-inspired handmade noodles with slow-cooked Peking duck, red and green cabbage, Shiitake mushrooms, and hoison sauce, $15. The seasonal side dish of roasted brussel sprouts for $6 is also a winner.
All month The Capital Grille is featuring a three-course menu for $39. Start with a bowl of spring onion soup or a salad of roasted beets, field greens, goat cheese, and pistachios. Move on to the garlic- and herb–marinated lamb chops or the lane snapper with sweet and sour tomato relish. As a side, there’s a plate of crispy asparagus sprinkled with lemon and parmesan. And for dessert, how about vanilla ice cream with strawberries, aged balsamic dressing, and black pepper, or chocolate brioche bread pudding with Gianduja (chocolate hazelnut) ice cream.