My husband and I are making our first trip to Seattle for a wedding. We will have lots of free time to explore on Thursday and Friday. Looking for hot, fun new place with a hoppin atmosphere. Also, something that provides a great view and great food! We are open on price and taste and realize we have a short amount of time to experience a small piece of Seattle over Labor Day weekend.
Lots of decent places in the Belltown area: Restaurant Zoe, Black Bottle, Shiro's (sushi), Flying Fish (touristy but fun).
For a view, Waterfront is great, if a bit old school (formal-dressed waiters and food wheeled out on carts, they even have Baked Alaska). Ray's Boathouse has a good view and so-so food. Canlis is an old-school classic Seattle restaurant with a view of Lake Union.
Enjoy! Seattle is a foodie paradise (IMO).