2 questions re: Seattle dining
Has anyone tried the Purple Cafe downtown? I'm trying to come up with some casual places to have lunch and/or dinner on a couple of nights when I am visiting your fine city next week.
Also, anyone have any suggestions for good breakfasts close to the Crowne Plaza?
Thanks so much in advance.
We just returned from several days in Seattle. I would definitely recommend Lola. Also Dahlia Lounge across the street from there is supposed to be excellent as well since it's also a Tom Douglas place. Our very favorite place however was Union. If you're by yourself you could eat in the bar area. I believe they have an expanded tasting menu there.
I wish we had made it to Matt's but we ran out of time. Seattle really is 'hound Heaven!
BMorris, I have not heard anything about the Purple Cafe. As for casual lunch spots, Salumi, (only Tues-Fri), Matt's At The Market and Maximillen's At the Market are three contenders. (For breakfast, try LOLA and Cafe Compagne.) Dinner: The Palace Kitchen and 94 Stewart Street. Worth a cab ride (it's not very far) to the International District is Tamarind Tree or Seven Stars. Tamarind Tree has a well deserved cult following. For a little more upscale, Harvest Vine offers some of Seattle's finest food. (Reservations a must.)