An island in Seattle's Lake Washington, Mercer Island has a unique vibe of relaxed island time and busy suburb. You'll find most of its restaurants in the two main business districts. The north side hosts a bevy of cozy little restaurants offering choices like sushi, German cuisine, and traditional bistro fare. The south side features popular chain restaurants. Other choices scattered around the island include pizza, Mexican, Northwest staples like seafood, and a variety of East Asian food. Despite its reputation for expensive homes and bedroom community chic, you won't find much pretentiousness behind the Mercer Island dining scene.