Small Plates
Price Scale

A textbook exemplar of that burgeoning new dining category, the cocktail and nosh lounge, is this Phinney Ridge winner (with a second location in Magnolia). A former Carmelita chef and server joined forces—first to create a son named Oliver, then his namesake lounge. It’s got a long bar and arty persimmon walls, pillowed banquettes and dusky illumination (and perpetually steamed windows), as well as a teensy kitchen. Still, that kitchen produces nibbles—not so much dinners as elements of dinners—which showcase an artful aesthetic, from garlic truffle-salted popcorn to a frisky bread salad to the best grilled cheese you’ve ever had. And to accompany, substantial cocktails like a grapefruity vermouth number called the Sowerberry.

Meal Times
Dinner, Happy Hour

Oliver's Twist: Phinney Ridge

6822 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103
Phinney Ridge  •  206-706-6673
Mon–Thu 5pm–midnight<br>Fri & Sat 4pm–1am <br> Sun closed

Oliver's Twist: Magnolia

3217 W McGraw st, Seattle, WA, 98199
Magnolia  •  206-946-1651
Tue–Thu 5pm–11pm<br> Fri & Sat 5pm–midnight <br> Sun & Mon closed