Vintage knickknacks rarely have any real relationship with the restaurants they decorate, whether it's those glass jars of fetal pig-like vegetables, or portraits of hardscrabble families who'd of never survived if not for fetal pigs. For a restaurant with an intimate relationship with its curios, check out Archery Bistro
A polished wood-heavy, local & sustainable 100-seater sporting an impressive raw cedar bar, Archery's from the suburban restaurateur behind Bellevue's 0/8, Stir, and Twisted Cork; the S. County retail center it occupies used to be an archery range & Native American museum, and to honor that the resto's outfitted with a traditional raven totem, a 100+ year old hand-carved canoe hanging from the vaulted ceiling, and, lining the walls, antique bows and arrows -- so if they don't get a tip, you will. Lunch kicks off with apps/small plates (pumpkin alfredo, tomato-miso vinaigrette/wasabi gelée, Raw Sashimi Scallops), then moves on to fatter fare (Pan Seared Herb Gnocchi with wilted pea vines/forest mushroom/goat cheese cream) and sandos like the portobello mushroom/garlic butter/herb jus/crispy onion Char-Broiled Petit Tenderloin, and pico/chipotle aioli/roasted tomato tortilla Fish Tacos, stuffed with bronzed cod, so tasty, you'll say "Melan-oh-my". Dinner (nothing over $25) brings the noise with a 4oz Cedar Planked Sockeye Salmon w/ red wine risotto & frisee salad, Red Wine Braised Beef Medallions, and Apple Wood Smoked Pork Tenderloin w/ balsamic syrup and forest mushroom hash -- which sounds like something you'd OD on at a Phish show, leaving you bouncing 'round the tomb
AB's full bar also trots out NW brews on tap (Haywire, Manny's) and a huge wine list, plus snacks like charcuterie, a Cheese Duo w/ crostini, fig jam and quince paste, and Garbanzo "Peanuts" -- also the name of the great-great uncle gracing the walls of restaurants nationwide, his eyes clearly yearning for a pickled turnip.