Top Pick | Gasperetti’s Restaurant and G Spot

Merritt Mahre sets up the dining room at Gasperetti's in Yakima, Wash. Friday, April 29, 2011.

Merritt Mahre sets up the dining room at Gasperetti's in Yakima, Wash. Friday, April 29, 2011.

1013 N. First St., Yakima
The cuisine of this Yakima Valley fine dining institution —  it’s in its 62nd year of business with 45 of those years in the same location — is inspired by a blend of owner John Gasperetti’s family roots in Tuscany and the family’s long-established Northwest presence.

Popular entrees include its dungeness crab cannoli, fresh fish and its filet mignon. The restaurant’s dining room area provides a quiet and elegant atmosphere for special occasions with dinner entrees in the $10.50 to $31 range while its G Spot bar and bistro provides a more lively atmosphere for social occasions and some good food bargains for its happy hour (The full dining room menu is also available). At the bar, try the onion rings —  the recipe dates back to the restaurant’s start more than sixty years ago.

Opens at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday. The dining room closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday while the G Spot’s kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The bar stays open until the last customer leaves. 509-248-0628, www.gasperettisrestaurant.com.