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5 Corner Market Bar & Kitchen – 1/7/2011- Closed

Location: 2200 NW Market Street



Brunch: 10:30-3 Sun

Lunch: 11:30-3 Mon – Sat

Dinner: 5-11 Mon-Thurs

5-12 Fri-Sat

5-10 Sun

Happy Hour:

4-6 Daily

10-Close Mon-Thurs

We decided that the first restaurant in this project would be the newest one in Ballard. The 5 Corner Market Bar & Kitchen opened recently in the space formerly taken by Lombari’s on the corner of Market and 22nd.  It’s one of those places that have “small plates” (appetizers and salads) and “plates” (entree).

Upon entering and being greeted by the staff, we were led to the second floor dining area. Very nice but not too formal. Our server was very helpful and friendly. We had a question or two about the drink and food menu and she answered as best she could and if she didn’t know the answer, she was willing to find out.

We both ordered house cocktails. Me: the Ballard Blue, which was basically a vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and the husband got the 22nd Ave, a rum, lemon and ginger drink. Both were pretty good. I’ve never had vodka soaked blue cheese olives before … Tasty.

We each ordered a small plate and an entrée, along with a quarter of a baguette with butter and sea salt. Really good bread.

Small Plates:

Beef fat chips & aerated onion dip – The chips were light and crispy and the dip was surprisingly fluffy. The only thing that seemed to be missing was a bit of spice to counter-act the slightly sweet nature of the chips.

Bbq veal with roasted marrow beans – Delicious. A sophisticated take on bbq baked beans. The veal was fork tender and mighty tasty. We both agree that this was the best dish of the night.


Me – Roasted Mad Hatcher garlic chicken, roasted potatoes, greens and vanilla bean jus – The chicken was good, done in kind of roulettes. One piece was a bit dry on the top but the chicken itself was flavorful if needing a little salt. The potatoes were delicious, not too creamy but with bits of skin, potato chunks and garlic. I’m not usually a fan of greens, they have a tendency to taste a little too bitter to me, but these were good for greens J

The Husband – Short Ribs with wide egg noodles in mushroom ragout- Husband says delicious but there could’ve been a few more short ribs. The noodles were excellent, obviously home-made, and the mushroom ragout reminded him of Swedish meatball sauce.


Drinks were $8 a piece

Small plates: between $7-9, bread was $3

Plates: Mine was $16 and the husband’s was $19.

The Verdict:

I’d have to say it was a good start to the project. The service was great, the ambience is nice and the food was pretty good overall. At some point we’re planning on returning to try out their happy hour menu (jalapeño deviled eggs) and their desserts.

  1. TRW
    January 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Nice review.
    Any plans to add price/value info?

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