Alpenland Delicatessen 2707 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Since the mid 70's, Alpenland has been a lunch hot spot on the island. It can be hard to find a table in this cozy deli…More restaurant during the noon hour, as loyal customers return for a cup of homemade soup, a hearty sandwich or a fresh, healthy salad. On Thursdays and Fridays, customers will find a line winding through the restaurant to the back counter, where MIHS students and other Islanders wait to purchase Alpenland's specialty ... the freshly baked pretzel roll with mustard dipping sauce. For take-out, this deli is stocked with meats, cheese, European chocolates and cookies, beer and soft drinks. In the late fall, Alpenland sells Christmas ornaments and a variety of holiday treats. It proudly displays over 200 handmade German nutcrackers during the holiday season.
Anise Thai 7691 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Anise Thai serves fresh Thai cuisine from the family recipe files of Thailand native Busara Vijitkomol. You'll find a…More stunning variety of soups, salads, poultry, beef, seafood, fried rice, curry and noodle dishes on the menu, so there's something for everyone's palate. The prices are reasonable, with dishes falling in the $6.95-$18.95 range.
Bennett's Pure Food Bistro serves fresh, all-natural food. Owner and Mercer Island resident Kurt Dammeier is…More committed to using ingredients from the Cascade region, spanning Northern California to Southern Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana.
Customers enjoy grilled Penn Cove mussels, Northwest salad and Oregon hazelnut bread pudding, as well as Bennett's innovative weekly specials. Northwest cheeses are featured throughout the menu; Beecher's handmade cheese is in the "World's Best" Mac & Cheese, and Bennett's flagship cheese tops its Burger.
A select wine list offers regional draughts from the Columbia, Yakima and Willamette Valleys. Happy Hour is 4pm - 6pm with appetizers, wine and cocktails. Bennett's private dining room seats twenty-five, contains a screen and projector and is popular for family parties, cocktail parties and business meetings.
El Sombrero Mexican 8451 SE 68th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Carrying on a family tradition since 1972, the Rodriguez family creates authentic Mexican food at El Sombrero in the…More South Mercer Shopping Center. This restaurant opened in 2006 and continues to create many delicious Mexican recipes handed down by their parents. The usual combination plates of tacos, burritos and enchiladas, as well as their specialties of fish tacos and lamb shanks, fill the menu. El Sombrero is 100 percent peanut-free, and gluten-free plates are available upon request. Take-out Fiesta Platters are offered and serve up to 10 people. A comfortable festive private room is located in the back of the restaurant and works well for private parties and meetings.
Gourmet Teriyaki 7671 SE 27th St, Mercer Island, WA98040 Scores of "Ten-Meal Cards" cover the walls like confetti at Gourmet Teriyaki, evidence of numerous repeat customers.…More Cardholders get their 11th meal free after receiving stamps on their cards for 10 meals purchased. The smokey, sweet smell of grilled meats and teriyaki sauce greets guests in the Tabit Square parking lot. Owners Minwa and Kisuk Kim make all their own sauces. They sold a prior restaurant near Northgate to find a better location on Mercer Island, opening Gourmet Teriyaki here in 1999.
Han's Garden Chinese Restaurant 3020 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA98040 Located in the Islandia Shopping Center, Han's Garden Chinese Restaurant has been cooking and serving traditional…More Chinese recipes since 2004. Each entree, from the beef, poultry or pork main dishes, to the fried rice and noodles, is made fresh to your order. The dining room is decorated with a large landscape mural.