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Bar Avignon Restaurant Review: "I will not drink bad wine" is the mantra inscribed on the wall at Bar Avignon. And it shouldn’t be the case, as the wine list ranges widely, with a focus on selections from the Pacific Northwest and California as well as abroad. To guide decisions, well-informed staff will answer any questions at the wine bar. Not in the mood for wine? Enjoy a craft cocktail or a local beer. But you will also want to stay and eat. Bar Avignon sources much of its produce at an urban garden a short bike ride away from the restaurant. Imaginative small plates include salmon and chickpea crostini, house-cured anchovies with beets, and design-your-own meat and cheese plates. Entrées are seasonal, and may include roast chicken served over an autumn mélange of chicory, Asian pears, chanterelles, beets and hazelnuts. It’s worth the wait for one of the made-to-order desserts, especially the flourless chocolate cake christened with salted caramel sauce. Various sized tables accommodate couples to a party of 12.