From Our Editors
By day, the restaurant occupying 145 NE 4th Avenue goes by the name Crepes by the Sea, a French creperie with fresh-roasted coffee. But at night, it transforms into SWIG Wine Bar, a wine and craft beer lounge serving a melange of French and Italian dishes. Meals might begin with appetizers of sushi-grade tuna tartar with avocado and sun-dried tomato, or a salad decorated with gourmet ingredients such as pears, walnuts, and sweet gorgonzola. Entrees include classic pasta dishes, such as four-cheese gnocchi, as well as specialty creations. Cuts of mustard-crusted salmon plunge into a beurre blanc sauce, and truffle mashed potatoes pair nicely with grilled rib eye steak. On Wednesdays, guests can follow an in-depth exploration of both the food and wine menus with regional pairings, and on Thursdays, live music sets the scene more pleasantly than someone loudly narrating each diner's movements.