Specials change every Wednesday
Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadilla
A flour tortilla is filled with our drunken black beans simmered in chipotle peppers, onions, cilantro and creamy goat cheese then pan fried and finished in the oven. Topped with house made pico de gallo salsa and sour cream. Served with side salad tossed with honey chipotle vinaigrette.
Prosciutto Wrapped Prawns over Wild Greens
Prawns are skewered with prosciutto and fresh sage leaves, marinated in garlic, lemon juice and herbs then grilled and served on a bed of wild greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with croutons, roasted red onions, tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese.
Tender flank steak is seasoned and grilled and placed on toasted Essential Bakery baguette with our cabernet aioli, sauteed crimini mushrooms, garlic and a gorgonzola sauce. Served with a side of house pesto pasta salad.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER TACO MONDAYS
Each Monday from 6-10pm we will be offering South of the Border Tacos made with corn tortillas filled with the freshest ingredients.
$9 for 3 tacos or $13 for 3 tacos and salad.
LUNCH BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Daily (Mon-Fri, till 3). Stretch your dollar for lunch and get food with local ingredients, freshly made.
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ARTICHOKE HUMMUS PITA PLATE
Chopped artichoke hearts are blended with a traditional hummus mixture of garbonzo beans, lemon, cumin and tahini. The artichoke hummus is served with grilled pita bread, roasted red peppers, lemon tahini sauce, fresh nicoise olives. This is a great vegetarian plate.
BONELESS JERK CHICKEN STRIPS
Boneless, skinless chicken breast is cut in strips and marinated in our housemade Caribbean Jerk spices, then breaded in Panko and pan seared. Served with a citrus mayo dip.
Cilantro Pesto Chicken Quesadilla
A large flour tortilla stuffed with roasted chicken, roasted red peppers, Monterey Jack cheese and our house made cilantro pesto, then grilled and served with wild greens tossed in our honey chipotle vinaigrette. (Vegetarian option available upon request)
OVEN ROASTED CURRIED CASHEWS
An individual serving of whole cashews oven roasted in curry spices and butter giving them a distinctive spicy flavor.
ROASTED GARLIC and HERB BREAD
Fresh Essential Bakery Organic baguette is spread with our blend of roasted garlic, butter, fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, then baked hot in the oven.
Soup & Salads
BAKED GOAT CHEESE SALAD
Creamy French goat cheese rolled in olive oil and bread crumbs, then baked in the oven and placed on a blend of 14 fresh mixed greens all tossed with roasted pecans, sliced red onions, house made herbed croutons and our sun
Fresh romaine and house made herbed croutons tossed in our own caesar dressing consisting of lemon, garlic, olive oil, raw egg yolk then topped ith parmesan cheese and garnished with anchovies. It is often said this is Seattles best caesar salad.
MIXED GREEN SALAD
14 kinds of fresh wild mixed greens are tossed with red onions, tomatoes and house made herbed croutons and raspberry dijon vinaigrette then topped with crumbled blue cheese.
SOUP / GUMBO SALAD COMBO
Enjoy a cup of our fresh daily soup (all made with in house roasted soup stocks) or a cup of our housemade New Orleans styled Gumbo and your choice of salad. Makes for a quick and delicious light meal.
SOUP OF THE DAY
We have become well known for our exceptional soups. All of our soups are made fresh using our own, house made soup stocks. Served with fresh sliced Essential Bakery como bread.
Vegetarian Black Bean Burger
Blended black beans, corn, roasted cumin and amcho chiles, hand formed into patties, pan seared and placed on warm pita bread with mayonnaise, monterey jack cheese, red onion and lettuce. Topped with our fresh sweet three pepper salsa.
RED REUBEN SANDWICH
Boarshead brand lean corned beef, braised in Blackthorn hard cider, sliced and piled high on rye bread with our freshly made red pickled cabbage, melted swiss cheese and housemade thousand island dressing. The reuben is then grilled golden brown, baked in the oven and served hot.
LEAN BROILED BURGER
Fresh Casioppo Brothers lean ground beef (Oregon Country grain fed, 100) free of animal byproducts), hand formed and flame broiled then served on a toasted Essential Bakery organic baguette with mayonnaise, mustard and topped with sauteed onions and peppers. Served with choice of side.
Based on an old New Orleans recipe, we feel this is the best Gumbo anywhere. “Hot and Spicy”, it consists of baby shrimp, roasted chicken, fresh Cascioppo Brothers andouille sausage, onions, tomatoes and green peppers. Served on a bed of “Dirty Rice” and garnished with pickled okra. Accompanied by freshed sliced Essential Bakery rustic white bread.
HILLTOP FISH TACO
Our fresh “seasonal” fish is marinated in chipotle chiles, garlic, lime juice and cilantro then pan seared and folded into a warmed flour tortilla with lime
Grilled Green Chile Tuna Melt
Albacore tuna is blended with roasted green chilis, red onions, mayo and herbs, on sourdough bread with Pepperjack cheese then grilled and baked in the oven till golden brown. Served with wild greens in our lemon pepper vinaigrette. This is one killer sandwich!
CHICKEN BREAST SANDWICH
Lightly breaded, boneless breast of chicken, seared in garlic oil, then topped with mozzaralla cheese and baked in the oven. Served on toasted dill rye bread with cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onions, mayonnaise and lettuce. The Seattle Weekly rated this “The best chicken sandwich in Seattle!”
BLACKENED SALMON FILET SANDWICH
Fresh salmon filet is coated in our spicy Cajun pepper and herb mix then “blackened” in a hot skillet and baked in the oven. Served on organic French baguette with dijon mayo, tomatoes and lettuce.