We went here on a whim. I never go to Bellevue. Not for any reason. I just have no reason to go there. So we went here upon good recommendations. First, you have to go between 2 buildings in the alley to enter. Whatever. Second our server was funny. Sometimes that's great. Sometimes not. Today it was not. Ayways.
Here's our bread. Simple rosemary ciabatta bread. Very tasty. Look at them down there, like little starchy pillows... yes I love bread.
Here was my Caesar Salad w/ anchovy. I found it to be pretty tasty, anchovy can save almost any salad lacking seasoning. Their caesar dressing was not super impressive but the whole salad worked.
Don't like Caesar? Here's Ann's fennel salad. She enjoyed it very much. Look at it, it looks pretty!
Here we have Shrimp Creole. Ann thought it was very good and flavorful. I almost got this but am happy I got what I ordered.
I got the last trout of the day. It was pan fried with a sweet potato, onion and crimini mushroom hash with dill cream. I found it to be very tasty. I love trout so I would eat it in almost any preparation.
We had ordered the jalapeno cheddar hush puppies as a side, they were forgotten and came out (burned) at the end of our order. BURNED.Obviously, look at them. We were assured this is how they are served. I couldn't identify cheddar OR jalapeno anywhere. Whatever, they were $4.
Here we have this strawberry cake, or torte or something. I was told immediately how amazing it was. Whatever. It tasted like white cake with a BUTTERcream icing. BUTTERY. Read: Too Much Buttercream icing. And the strawberry filling was not identifiable at first bite.
Sad. . I was looking forward to a strawberry cake revelation. That's basically what I was told.
The food at this place (aside from the cake and hush puppies) was really delicious. The part that is disappointing is the service. There was an extremely loud waiter in a bolo tie. Seriously. Our server was nice enough but every other person we encountered was so boastful about the establishment it really turned me off. I enjoy a restaurant with quiet pride about their service and menu. If everyone would have just shut up, this would have been superb!