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Seattle - Saturday luncheon/party for 12

rebecca Mar 23, 2002 11:54 AM

I have some newlyweds coming to town the first weekend in July to have a celebratory lunch with family in the area. It needs to be someplace where it would be pleasant to sit around and chat for a few hours, so maybe with a view or private room? I'm considering Salty's or Cutter's for the view despite hearing mixed reviews of the food. Any better ideas?

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    Chris RE: rebecca Mar 24, 2002 03:59 AM

    Avenue One meets all of your needs. Their Fireside Room accomodates around 15 to 20 guests and features a splendid Elliot Bay view from its Pike Market location. As the name suggests, it has a fireplace, though I would suspect that there will be no need for it in July. Lunch hours vary. I assume that by July they will be open for lunch. And yes, the food is far superior to Salty's or Cutters.

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      Rocky RE: rebecca Mar 25, 2002 04:20 PM

      There's always Ray's Boathouse, especially the deck upstairs off the bar, or Sam's Steakhouse on Eastlake, where Bridges used to be,arguably possessing one of the finest decks in Seattle.

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        Joe RE: rebecca Mar 25, 2002 05:57 PM

        Palisades is a big open room with a view of downtown. Since you are planning on July you might want to visit Palisades in person to make a reservation. They will probably reserve a table by the window. If your lunch goes really long there is a pub-like place under Palisades called Maggie Bluffs. If Palisades looks like they want to kick you out you could migrate down to Maggies and hang out there 'til closing.

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          bighound RE: rebecca Mar 25, 2002 06:53 PM

          i think a great choice for you would be Icon Grill downtown. they have a nice room that you can reserve, fun atmosphere and good food /service. no problem spending time there as we have work functions regularly that last a while.

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