Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED BalMar

5449 Ballard Ave. NW (Market St.) Send to Phone
206-297-0500
Northwest-tinged pub cuisine offers surprises in a club-style setting.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED BalMar Restaurant Review

: Located in a classic 1920s brick building, this two-story bistro has long been a neighborhood favorite. The menu is presented in an intimately lighted room arranged with low couches, while an upstairs "game room" has two pool tables, a second bar and additional seating. Enjoy creative cocktails with signature appetizers such as fried mashed potatoes with a blend of smoked salmon, herbs and cheese; bacon-wrapped jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese; or a flaky, layered spanakopita. For those who desire a serious meal, reasonably priced entrées include a grilled salmon filet sparked by sun-dried tomato butter. Be sure to save room for the lavender brownie frosted with creamy mascarpone and chocolate.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.