The Table, Bellingham WA

Patience is a virtue that pays off.  I was driving to the library and found The Table open for business!

A long table down the center of the restaurant draws your eye invitingly. Open space, high ceiling, earth tones with wood tables and chairs surround you for casual dining.  A look at the menu had me wanting it all.

Starters: Antipasti Platter or Ralf’s Pretzel & Sausage or Beet Caprese (sliced red beets, goat cheese w/reduced balsamic and basil chiffonade, pepper).

Salads: Spinach-Goat cheese or Caeser or Fusilli Pasta.

Sandwiches: come with a side of fusilli pasta salad – Meatball Grinder (pork/bison), Sausage Sub (grilled w/carmelized onions, portobellos) or Veggie Sandwich (toasted foccacia w/lime-red jalapeno hummus, portobellos, spinach, carmellized onions, goat cheese).

Are you drooling yet? Rumor has it the chef is from NY. Italian chef from NY; now there’s a surprise. Here’s more-

Pasta (of course): Mac ‘n Cheese (fusilli, Twin Brooks cream, mozzarella, Tillamook cheddar in a crock topped w/bread crumbs, browned in oven) opt for Italian sausage mixed in, Spaghetti & Meatballs (bison/pork, house marinara), Pink Vodka Penne or Chicken Cacciatore (over roasted red pepper linguine).

A major + is the beer list. Can you say LOCAL?  They will always have Chuckanut Brewery’s Kolsch (my favorite – see Tuesday’s Kolsch night), Leavenworth Whistling Pig, Yakima Craft Brewery Pale and others.  Reds and whites will vary. The wines are pricey and the Townshend Cellars “Table” Blend disappointing at $9 for a small glass. I would be a regular for Thurston Wolfe caliber wines!

I hope they keep their menu small and varied with the season. I like small plates and large plates,  local sources of good wine and cold beer (see Du Jour Bistro & The Vines – they set the bar). 7-29-10

The Table

360-594-6000     100 North Commercial St     M 11-5 T-Sat 11-9

3 comments ↓

#1 mandi on 08.10.10 at 1:49 pm

If you are looking to try the food at the Table they will be at the Bite of Bellingham offering a taste of their Squid Ink & Saffron pasta w/ Seafood and their Beet Salad for just a couple bucks. There’s also tons of other vendors that might spark your interest!

It takes place August 21 from 12 – 4 on Cornwall Ave.

#2 Cadmans on 08.18.10 at 8:55 pm

We certainly intend to give this a try. Sounds great.

#3 Alice on 02.22.11 at 3:14 pm

I tried The Table a while back, and was not very impressed with the Basil and Arugula Pesto. The Fettuccine it was on was delicious, but the pesto needed more…flavor. The Mac n Cheese was excellent, and they had a good Caesar dressing. I will be going back to try their red sauce, since creating a red sauce that knocks socks off can be very difficult.

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