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Laurelhurst Market Restaurant Review: Laurelhurst Market’s largely meat-oriented dishes are prepared with creativity and finesse, while the wide ranging menu will even satisfy vegetarians. Sit in the boisterous dining room overlooking the busy open kitchen, or find a table on the quieter, fenced-in patio. Marrow bones and steak tartare are choice starters, but other options include fresh mozzarella, hand-pulled to order with peaches, prosciutto, basil and pistachios. The wedge salad, with crisp butter lettuce, thick bacon and quality blue cheese, is one of the best in town. Pair your steak (hanger, rib-eye, bavette) with appealing sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese with potato chip crust, or a red kale salad. Alternatively, try chicken cooked under a brick with potatoes, fava beans and seasonal vegetables; or aromatic mussels with frites prepared three ways, including with Dijon mustard, crème fraîche, shallots and preserved lemon. A chocolate tart makes an indulgent finish. Drink a potent cocktail crafted with handmade bitters, tonics and infusions (the bourbon with smoky ice is the most interesting), or sip a glass of wine or quaff a microbrew. During the day, meat sandwiches are available plus a half-dozen types of sausage, several varieties of bacon, and other cured and prepared meats.