A few blocks from the touristy strip that is Pike’s Place Market, University street ends in a wide set of stairs going down. Lecosho is the small restaurant perched halfway on the stairs, on your left if you’re walking down. The menu, which ranges from different ways to serve pork to seafood to pasta, and then to vegetables, seems unfocussed if not for the words “food we like” at the top. If the small sampling that I ordered is indicative of their other menu offerings, I’d say that Lecosho also serves food I like.
Not feeling too hungry, I ordered two small plates from the left side of the menu: the grilled house-made sausage and the warm beet salad.
The warm beet salad, which came with multi-colored beets, chevre, arugula, and frisee was nice and light. It was exactly what I was craving after a few too any meals of carbs and deep fried richness.
The house-made sausage was delicately spiced and not overly salty. The overstuffed link came on a bed of puy lentils cooked perfectly and half a soft-boiled egg. I didn’t have to worry about not getting enough protein with that meal.
Looking back on the menu, I’m sad that this restaurant isn’t in LA. I would love to return soon to try the steelhead or the mussels.
89 University St
(between Post Aly & Western Ave)
Seattle, WA 98101