This lovely contemporary-American eatery anchors the brand-new Ballard Public lofts. Chef Shaun McCrain shows off his time spent in the kitchen at New York City's Per Se with reimagined classics like foie gras layered into a terrine with apple, black sesame, and a gelée of dashi (a Japanese broth). Even the cocktails are innovative—ask for the restaurant's fresh take on a Pimm's No. 1 cup. Reserve ahead for a leisurely dinner, or just belly up to the bar. And if you don't have time for that nonsense, no worries! You can order a takeaway case with goodies like truffled deviled eggs, white bean spread, and lemon-thyme flatbread.