Written by Cara Strickland
When you visit Restaurant Marché for lunch or dinner, you may not know chef Greg Atkinson’s experience in the industry. He helped launch the Friday Harbor House, was executive chef at Canlis, has written several books about his culinary adventures in the Northwest and counts the legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher among his mentors. Whether you know any of this or not, you will likely be disarmed by the gracious service and the relaxed French menu. His restaurant is an ode to seasonal cooking, sourcing the freshest ingredients available. Some favorite dishes on the menu endure, while others highlight what the earth has to offer. These creations embrace the luxury and the slowness of the island, far less fast-paced than in Seattle, yet just a short ferry ride away. The food is inspired and expertly executed in a comfortable and elegant milieu. Perhaps those are all the credentials you need.
150 MADRONE LANE