Praise for Watercress Continues

The Stranger has once again lauded Watercress with a positive review. This time, Columbia City’s new Vietnamese bistro was included in their “Best New Places to Eat for Cheap in Seattle

68339_203350713198295_1521299435_n-250x333A Snazzy Vietnamese Bistro in Columbia City

WATERCRESS VIETNAMESE BISTRO: Tucked in the same little Columbia City strip mall that houses Full Tilt Ice Cream and the Hummingbird Saloon, Watercress Vietnamese Bistro distinguishes itself from its shopping-plaza exterior the second you step in the door. Not only is the space surprisingly airy and expansive, it’s straight-up snazzy, with careful modern decor and a menu that closes each item with a suggested wine pairing—pretty fancy for a place adjoining a pool hall. Nevertheless, with entrées running $8 to $12, it still counts as cheap eats, providing a party of two with a seriously good meal for $20 and some change. (Tip for thrifters: The lunchtime menu shaves a buck or two off everything.) I had the stir-fried green beans and tofu ($9, with a light garlic braise and the most tasteful slivers of tofu), and my date had the caramelized prawns and pork in a clay pot ($12, and essentially a bowl of meat, with a sweet-and-spicy vinegar sauce and a surprising lightness). Neither dish really stood on its own as a dinner entrée—Jake needed a serving of my green beans to make his delicious meat-pot make proper sense, and I needed some of his rice to round out my saucy vegetable dish. But we’ll definitely be going back. (5041 Rainier Ave S, DAVID SCHMADER

One thought on “Praise for Watercress Continues

  1. […] reader emailed me and let me know that with all the hype Watercress has been getting, I completely missed including the write-up Corazon Taqueria (between Hillman City and Columbia […]

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