One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling across a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of eclectic fare and drinks at The Loft Cafe and Social Lounge, located in downtown Edmonds.
The Loft Cafe and Social Lounge puts a Mediterranean twist on the traditional flavors of the Pacific Northwest, serving them up amid two floors of casually chic elegance. Open during lunch, dinner, and impending meteor showers, the menu features a mouthwatering fusion of traditional American offerings, Italian-inspired delicacies, and Spanish-style tapas plates. Daytime diners can choose from dishes such as the prosciutto-, salami-, and mozzarella-topped panino Siciliano ($8), Kobe beef sliders with fries ($10), or an array of fresh, colorful salads. For dinner, the cafe features a slew of dusk-appropriate delectables, ranging from small plates of smoked-salmon crostini ($7) and Grand Marnier–reduced scallops ($9) to house-specialty entrees such as the seared Ahi tuna, served with organic greens, garlic comfit, and cherry tomatoes ($16). Desserts prepared by the house pastry chef range from espresso-topped ice-cream truffle ($8) to chocolate layer cake with salted caramel sauce and berries ($8).
With a full bar serving a selection of craft beers, wines, and handcrafted martinis, The Loft's skilled drink deliverers are aptly prepared to pair any dish with its appropriate beverage and spirit animal.
Boasting vibrant music, rich European décor, and a chic outdoor patio, The Loft's open space and generous views of downtown Edmonds provide a relaxed yet refined atmosphere for dining and wining. Candlelight and handsome wooden detailing emphasize an intimate ambiance, while The Loft's spacious size makes it more than able to handle large dinner parties or the occasional Osmond family reunion.
The Loft Cafe & Courtyard
The Loft Cafe & Courtyard 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 meats and seafood with house-made sauces. 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 black chandeliers play across wooden ceiling grids. He also sends meals out to the courtyard, where towering heat lamps warm hands grasping moscow mules—one of the eatery’s many handcrafted cocktails. During happy hour, from 4 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 while snacking on appetizers from the happy hour menu.
City Of Edmonds
515 Main St.
Edmonds, Washington 98020Get Directions