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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
7.5
$40
Spanish, Italian
Casual restaurant

Hours
Mon 11:00am–4:00pm
Mon 5:00pm–9:00pm
Tue–Thu 11:00am–4:00pm
Tue–Thu 5:00pm–9:30pm
Fri 11:00am–4:00pm
Fri 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 5:00pm–9:00pm

Features Date-friendly, good wines, veg-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted

www.tidbitbistro.com

Capitol Hill
1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA
(206) 323-0840
Tidbit
Mediterranean nibbles and a great neighborhood vibe

True to its name, Tidbit is best for tapas or happy-hour sampling. The Italian and Spanish dishes, which are refreshingly simple and free of fusion flourishes, are skillfully made but ultimately more satisfying in small portions over a few glasses of something or other (there are grappa and sambuca flights, but we can’t imagine pairing them with food). The wine list here is short, but tight, and there are numerous by-the-glass and happy hour options.

Tapas survey the hits from both countries, from marinated white anchovies to gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce. We recommend saffron-infused fried risotto cakes and rosemary-dusted sweet potato fries. Mains are serviceable but pasta-heavy; there’s better pasta to be found on the Hill.

Tidbit deserves a pat on the back for is its vegan menu—it’s pretty short, relying on unsurprising choices like eggplant fries, but to put any thought into vegan dining and gluten-free pasta options demonstrates an understanding of the needs of Capitol Hill’s residents.

But boy, do they have their work cut out for them in their new space. The interior with dark woods and sherbet-orange curtains is pleasant enough and perfect for a boisterous happy hour crowd, but it’s a strange space that’s part of a QFC/Bartell’s complex—an overlooked corner of the Hill next to a Great Clips.

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