It's Friday and time to hear from the crowd! The comments thread is open and waiting for your two-cents. If you'd like, email your suggestion(s) instead.
Perhaps no other question sparks more of an intense look of confusion than asking a Seattleite, "Where should I eat on the Eastside?" It's because the vast majority of those living on this side of the water are content in their dining routine, occasionally leaving the comforts of their own neighborhood to find something worth pursuing. After several requests ranging from, "Please fucking start including the Eastside," and "It sure would be nice to see the Eastside represented," this Friday Open Threads is for you, bridge crossers!
So now, where does one go to eat in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Woodinville, Bothell and...and...are there any more? Anything is fair game: cafes, breakfast spots, fine dining, upscale casual, bars, etc.
Leave your recommendation, including why you chose it, in the comments or tipline. The best answers will be including in a map of the Best Places to Eat on the Eastside sometime next week.