The Cascade Room is THE place to go to be seen in the SOMA area. People think you can only lounge and bar hop in downtown but the East side can hold its own. The Cascade Room is undoubtedly the scene of local hipsters and scenesters. It’s a casual restaurant that seems to have gotten the right formula in making it the quintessential neighborhood joint: good beer list, eclectic selection of cocktails, decent food, and friendly good looking staff. Plus on occasion I may have inadvertently twirted (tweet+flirted) with whomever is behind their twitter account.
I’ve been to Cascade numerous times now: going on random unsuccessful first dates, catching the Olympics Opening, watching a Canucks’ game and more. And soon, I do want to try to pop by and check out their Monday Quiz Night.
The below are a couple of dishes I had the last time I was at the restaurant. One side dish I recommend getting as a starter is the polenta fries which are thick, hot, has touch of spice and crispy served with spicy curried mayo dip. As much as I do like their fries, it’s hit and miss because there have been times when I found the fries to be salty. But they are good starters to have with a drink or beer.
My friend and I first shared a large plate of fresh Wild Rocket Salad (sorry no pictures were taken). The salad was mixed with cucumber, sweet red peppers, roasted pecans, Grana Padano, and mustard vinaigrette.
We also ordered the Mushroom Pizza