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The Westy Wins As 'A Sports Bar for Grown Ups'

The menu is "on par with a good neighborhood restaurant."

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Seattle is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems some Seattleites just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential.

Vancouver, B.C. native Sennen David landed in Seattle to pursue a degree in graphic design from UW. He eventually shifted to a career in wine, serving first as the wine director at Tango before moving on to direct the wine program at Ethan Stowell's Union and Tavolata in 2007.

Here's what David has to say about his favorite under-the-radar dining spot:

There’s been a huge migration of restaurant friends over to West Seattle lately—I haven’t followed suit yet, but if I did, a big part of the draw would be my new favorite sports bar, The Westy. I was over there for the first Seahawks playoff game and loved everything. It’s big enough that there’s enough room for everyone, but the layout is such that it doesn’t feel like a garage. The have an amazing draft beer selection, and the menu is great—appropriate for a bar but easily on par with a good neighborhood restaurant. The chef is Chris Hartfield, previously of Bandoleone on Eastlake—any fans will be glad to know that he’s brought back his spicy broccoli dish. The Westy is great—a sports bar for grown ups.