Pour at Four provides affordable decadence
Just around the corner from campus, nestled in between Fleetstreet Runners and one of the few remaining video rental shops, is a small wine bar and restaurant.
Pour at Four offers an extensive wine list and multiple small plates and entrée items. Even mid-week, the small restaurant was busy with large dining groups at four or five tables.
A few appetizers featured on their menu include pommes frites (french fries)($7); Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza ($8) topped with pesto, red onions, mushrooms, peppadews, artichokes and feta cheese; baked Brie en Croute ($8) topped with raspberry-tarragon compote and walnuts, served with a toasted baguette; and a Sundried Tomato Hummus Plate ($7) with traditional hummus, sundried tomato drizzle, served with pita and fresh vegetables.
Entrée items range from $11 to $14 with both meat and vegetarian options.
A few select entrée items include Dungeness Crab Cakes ($13) with tarragon-caper aioli; Harris Ranch Beef Filet ($14), a beef filet served over mashed potatoes and with sautéed vegetables; and Chili Rellenos ($11), roasted anaheim pepper in rice flour batter stuffed with pepper jack cheese, served with Mexican rice and mole sauce.
Salads can be ordered as a meal or as a half portion with a $3 price reduction. The Spring Strawberry Salad ($9) has fresh strawberries, red onions, goat cheese and almonds on a bed of spinach tossed in truffle balsamic vinaigrette. The signature salad ($7) is a combination of spinach, black olives, red onion, avocado, dried cranberries and feta cheese, with croutons and soy vinaigrette.They offer a soup of the day or Lobster Bisque. A cup of soup is $5 and a bowl is $7.
The wine list offers numerous Washington wines ranging from $14 to 17, but also many international wines. White wines are from such locations as Germany, Chile, France, Italy and Spain at $5-$9 for a glass. The red wines range $5-$10 per glass and are imported from similar European countries.
My parents and I were able to enjoy a satisfying dinner while in a hurry. The service is quick, but by no means are they attempting to rush their diners. We split the Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza and a Caprese salad as an appetizer. These two appetizers provided more than enough food to satiate our appetites as we waited for our entrees. As a table we ordered the Dungeness Crab Cakes, Harris Ranch Beef Filet and Center Cut Pork Loin.
All the entrées were cooked to satisfaction. The crab cakes are house-made, moist and filling enough as a meal with the addition of a salad. The beef filet was not overcooked and immensely flavorful. The mashed potatoes were just as good or better than the meat, incredibly rich, but not saturated in oil or over spiced with garlic or pepper. The pork loin’s sweet mustard sauce highlighted the meat and outshone the fingerling potatoes.
Both the appetizers and entrées are highly recommended and we would all order the items again.
Pour at Four is open Monday-Saturday. Mondays 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. To reach the restaurant, call 253.761.8015. Located 3814 N. 26th St.