What do you get when two food vendors at Pike Place Market with different cooking influences open a restaurant? Vittles Neighborhood Bistro & Bar, the just opened eatery in the former Madhu space on Second and Battery in Belltown.
Vittles owner Darlene Boline started the Pike Place sandwich stand Zaccagni's (she's since sold the space); her business partner is Cajetan Mendonca, proprietor of Indian spot Saffron Spice. Sitting in neighboring stalls at the market, the two chefs cooked up a plan to launch Vittles, creating a menu with Boline's French and Italian influences and Mendonca's knowledge of Goan and Portuguese cooking.
Boline says the menu is filled with "old school comfort food with our own international twist," although the inaugural food list leans heavily on classics like pork chops, diver scallops, and steak frites. Brian Troxell (Cafe Flora, Oaxaca Mezcaleria) is heading up the bar program.
The 1,700-square-foot interior seats 45 with a small patio in front. Vittles is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and stays open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Happy hour runs daily from 4 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to midnight.
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