113 Blanchard Street
Helmed by two 20-something chefs, Spur is both playful and and ambitious. Homemade tagliatelle, served with a duck egg cooked sous vide, is topped with oyster mushroom and Parmesan foam; a smoked potato soup arrives in six different pieces. Between the highbrow menu and the location at the nexus of hip Belltown, you'd expect a bit more swagger. But the sleek space is a gastropub through and through. Whiskey is the liquor of choice, with some 90 varieties behind the bar.
Tip: There's a convivial happy hour with $5 cocktails and $3 snacksthink boar pot pie (entrées, $9$24).