Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9.30pm
If the two-bite wonders that kick off dinner aren't the city's best snacks, they're certainly its most interesting. From dainty duck heart and blueberry toasts to beef tendon puffed into chicharrón-style crackers, these opening dishes exemplify Co-op Dining's source-local, cook-global credo. It's not all finger food and animal offcuts, though. Rosy duck breast with roasted oyster mushrooms and glassy shards of fried cabbage is a picture of earthy savour, while an oxheart tomato filled with house-made ricotta shows a lightness of touch. Genteel staff, while knowledgeable about the food and thoughtful beer and wine options, don't always crackle with the same energy as the kitchen. We'd love to see Co-op Dining take that next step, but, for now, parting shots such as honey and lavender ice-cream with miso caramel close the night on a high. And the offer of a freewheeling five-course vegetarian menu served on Tuesdays? Very cool.
5 courses $99, 10 courses $125