Lottie’s Lounge

Written by on July 13, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(lottieslounge.com) – Columbia City
How I heard of this place: My friend Sadiq used to frequent Lottie Mots when it was a coffee shop about eight years ago. I found out that it became Lottie’s Lounge about seveb months ago while house-sitting in the area. After trying it once just a few months ago, I had to find another opportunity to go back.
Type of cuisine: Soup, salads and sandwiches.
Ambiance: Pub-style settings with bar seating and tables and chairs crowded together in close proximity in a small, dark space. The windows surrounding the restaurant help to let in daylight, without having to avert your eyes due to the brightness of the light.
What I ordered: On my recent trip in May, my dining companion and I ordered the baked brie ($8.50) with the addition of sausage on the side ($2). For our late night dinners, I ordered the B.A.T. ($8.50) – crispy smoked bacon, arugula and tomato with garlic-shallot-sage butter on Columbia City Bakery bread and my dining companion went with the roast beef dip with provolone ($8.75) – thinly sliced roast beef with melted provolone and grilled onions, accompanied by a mushroom au jus for dipping. We were each offered a side selection of which I chose the five pepper veggie chili and my dining companion went for the pasta salad. On this occasion, we had seven diners. Our youngest diner went with the bowl ($5.50) of five pepper vegetarian chili. Two couldn’t take their eyes off of the ham, brie and apple sandwich ($9.50 each) – only one had to substitute turkey for the ham. Both ordered a side green salad, one with green goddess dressing and the other with balsamic dressing (normally $1 extra, but since they were out of pasta salad it was a free side!). Two others ordered the B.A.T. ($8.50 each) I so thoroughly enjoyed on my last visit. One opted for the side of mixed greens with blueberries, blue cheese crumbles and candied walnuts. The other selected the potato-sausage soup of the day with crostini. The last two of us ordered the turkey and bacon sandwich ($8.75 each) with herbed chevre cream cheese. I ordered the plentiful and beautiful mixed greens with green goddess dressing and my compatriot ordered the tomato-basil soup of the day with crostini.
What I loved: On this occasion, I loved the mixed green salad the most! The blueberries were a smashing hit! The candied walnuts and fresh blue cheese crumbles perfectly complemented the green goddess dressing. It was a perfect end meal to a gorgeous Seattle summer day.
Why I loved it: The space is great for dinner or a late-night snack (full menu served until 11:00 p.m. daily) that satisfies, while you are served by friendly staff and entertained by passerby and handfuls of people streaming into and out of the lounge.
Cost: Low to average ($6.25-$9.50 for a sandwich and side, plus $1 off during happy hour)

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