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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED O2

3247 California Ave. SW (SW Hanford St.) Send to Phone
206-937-3202
O2, Ovio Bistro's "little sister" restaurant, is no less accomplished with its weeknight fare.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED O2 Restaurant Review

: With mod décor and dim lighting, this West Seattle spot is Ovio Bistro's smaller but nonetheless equally accomplished sibling, dressed down with simpler fare. Shing and Ellie Chin converted Ovio's former space into a casual bistro serving perfect weeknight eats under the supervision of chef Tony Lavelle. For starters, the corn-chive fritter accompanied by chipotle honey straddles the delicate line between sweet and savory, while the oft-heavy Caesar salad becomes, in O2's hands, a lighthearted dish that leaves room for dinner. Entrées include classics (like pan-roasted chicken or a generous platter of steak frites) as well as more inventive dishes. Grilled mustard prawns, served with bacon, Brussels sprouts and leeks atop fettuccini, are memorable. Vegetarians have choices like pear and Gorgonzola ravioli served with sautéed pears, walnuts and caramelized onions; or pumpkin risotto prepared with goat cheese and arugula. If there's room for dessert, crème brûlée and buttermilk chocolate layer cake are worth the calories. The wine list is stocked with Northwest and west coast favorites, and those who sit at the bar can usually taste the by-the-glass selections before committing.

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