From Our Editors
From its candlelit tables to its eclectic small plates, The Sitting Room seeks to transport diners to a European bistro. Behind a zinc bar, the staff pours Belgian, Czech, and Mexican beers and creates cocktails such as the Dark and Stormy—dark rum, Campari, muddled lime, and ginger beer—and the Queen Anne, which tops off Maker's Mark and port with a hint of vermouth. Complementing the drinks, a selection of small plates are well suited for sharing, including a salad made with chorizo, dates, and crumbled Spanish blue cheese, and crostini layered with crab, goat-cheese spread, and lemon-olive-oil vinaigrette. The bistro is located within walking distance of many of Seattle's fine-arts venues, making it a prime stop before viewing a play, attending the opera, or kicking a stranger's seat in rhythm with the symphony.