The Annie Café & Bar
While the interior can be a little see-and-be-seen chic, we spent a relaxed, quiet evening on the tree-lined upstairs patio. The starters were excellent, including a rich, earthy mushroom soup and a tortilla soup with avocado relish and a tangle of crisp tortilla strips towering over the bowl. We savored a half-chicken, tender and juicy, served skin-on with mushrooms, cipollini onions, and grilled bacon. The Scottish salmon with shiitake and napa cabbage was flavorful, though a bit overcooked. Of the side dishes we ordered, one was perfect: roasted sweet corn kernels served in a crock with mild cheese and wedges of lime. Less successful were roasted potatoes topped with gooey cheese and fatty bacon.