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Jane917 Jul 5, 2006 02:45 PM

I will be at Nordstrom in downtown Seattle at 5th and Pine in a couple of weeks with a friend and my 85 year old mother. I would appreciate suggestions of restaurants within a couple of blocks walking distance where we can get an early dinner. I would like to eat at one of Tom Douglas' restaurants, but they are a bit of a hike from 5th and Pine. Any cuisine would be fine. Thanks.

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    Leper Jul 5, 2006 05:06 PM

    Jane, It is a very short cab ride from Nordstroms to The Dahlia Lounge. I sincerely think your mother would love The Dahlia, it's a classic Seattle experience.

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      CriticalEater Jul 5, 2006 11:55 PM

      That area of downtown is a culinary wasteland. The Dahlia Lounge and Lola are only about 3 blocks away. Palace Kitchen is a bit farther and less than $5 by cab

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        tbilisi Jul 6, 2006 06:53 PM

        Palace kitchen will be good for an early dinner (they tend to get busy and don't take reservations).

        Nordstrom has concierge service, btw -- you might check with them about arranging your cab.

        1. Atomica Jul 7, 2006 02:30 AM

          Do not give in and go to Dragonfish.

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            CriticalEater Jul 7, 2006 05:54 AM

            Dragonfish has a great happy hour! I'd stay away during normal dinner hours though

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              SandraV Jul 7, 2006 06:15 AM

              You're not terribly far from the Mayflower Hotel's excellent restaurant, Andaluca, approximately 3 blocks total.

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                MsFishpaw Jul 8, 2006 11:10 PM

                I've only been once (I think it was on Christmas when nothing else was open). But I was really pleasantly surprised with the new restaurant at the Westin called Coldwater Bar & Grill: http://www.toprestaurants.com/seattle... It's very close to Nordstrom's.

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                  Jane917 Jul 21, 2006 11:17 PM

                  Thank you for all the suggestions. We decided on Dahlia Lounge, and everyone could not have been more pleased with the meal, service, decor.

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