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LloydMartin

1525 Queen Anne Ave. N. Send to Phone
206-420-7602
Inspired “small plates” from chef-owner Sam Crannell.
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LloydMartin Restaurant Review

: At first glance, LloydMartin resembles a classy neighborhood bar (no minors allowed), but this small restaurant is actually a fine-dining bistro. Low key and unpretentious, the simple but inviting space features dark wood and romantic lighting. Chef-owner Sam Crannell, who named the restaurant after his grandfathers, offers a small but tantalizing selection of inspired “small plates” that change every day. Begin with a dish combining albacore crudo lightly dusted with vanilla salt, or foie gras mousse served with elegant accompaniments of bourbon gelée and huckleberries. Poured from a small pitcher, a bowl of velvety red kuri squash soup surrounds a plump cayenne-spiced marshmallow, making this dish as appealing as dessert. Frisée salad is crowned with a soft-boiled egg that melts into bits of bacon, and is tossed with a Champagne-shallot vinaigrette. Of the entrées, we suggest the earthy venison Bolognese and the house-made gnocchi with rabbit ragù. Definitely save room for dessert, especially the giant malted waffle topped with maple ice cream and strange-but-it-works bacon. The small wine list features an interesting albeit pricey (average $50) selection of local and global wines. Service is smooth and friendly.

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