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$12 for $25 Worth of New American Food and Drinks
The dinner menu’s small plates include black tiger prawns wrapped in pancetta ($9) and stuffed, roasted red peppers concealing truffle goat cheese and basil pesto ($7). The large plates include bacon-wrapped grilled tenderloin with basil crème fraîche ($27), the Loft burger ($13), pan-seared Alaskan halibut ($23), and hand-rolled gnocchi with truffle basil cream. Paninis ($9–$12) and burgers ($7–$13) dominate the lunch menu.
The Loft Cafe and Social Lounge
The Loft Cafe and Social Lounge marries the rustic beauty of lodge-like architecture with a modern menu of Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean flavors that change periodically. Their executive chef has crafted a catalog of small and large plates that pair regional seafood, such as pan-seared Alaskan halibut and bay scallops, with basil-pesto sauce and roasted red peppers in garlic cream. Large parties can even request a custom menu for their festivities, instead of piling their entrees into the shape of a birthday cake.
The chef dispatches all meals to two floors, where shadows cast by hanging lights and chandeliers play across wooden ceiling grids. He also sends meals out to the courtyard, where towering heat lamps warm hands grasping coconut mojitos—one of the eatery’s many handcrafted cocktails. During happy hour, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day, guests take advantage of the lower cocktail prices and snack on spicy pancetta prawns and dungeness-crab croquettes.