American/New American, French
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Josh Henderson, one of the busiest restaurateurs in town, originally designed this crisp and breezy fantasy of a French bistro—complete with wooden tables and negronis (and other rotating cocktails) on tap. But the restraint one might see in a French bistro is replaced here with a broad streak of wanton excess (see burger with Beecher’s palate-lacquering white cheddar, see over-buttered grilled Columbia City Bakery bread). The long narrow room—bar on one side, dining tables on the other—is awkwardly cramped, making summer, when the partially covered patio off the Burke-Gilman Trail is roaring morning to night, this restaurant’s prime time.

After Renee Erickson's Sea Creatures group took over, Saint Helens has transformed into Bistro Shirlee.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
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Saint Helens Cafe

3600 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA, 98105
Bryant  •  206-775-7050
Thu & Fri 11–11<br> Sat 9am–11pm<br> Sun 9am–10pm<br> Mon–Wed 11am–10pm