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Oct 24, 2006 06:12 PM

Looking for total food experience in Seattle

Coming to Seattle for Friday through Sunday and want to sample the best food in the city, from high to low. Looks like there might be some great chinese? would love to have the best food, whether at a nice place or at a hole in the wall. Breakfast/Lunch/Snack/Dinner/the works... Help!

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  1. Where are you coming from? For example: Seattle has great chinese compared to say, Dallas but not compared to SF or NY. That will change my recommendations to you.

    1. Salumi! (Be warned, hours aren't convenient, and the line often goes out the door, but it's worth it)

      1. If you can make Salumni Friday for lunch, do it. (They are not open weekends or on Mondays.) Also suggest Seven Stars or Tamarind Tree for lunch or dinner in the International District. Dinner at the upstairs bar at Maximillien's At The Market offers affordable mussels prepared the way they should be. They also do an excellent Sunday brunch that is not a buffet (you order from the menu). Saturday afternoon snack: The deep fried avacado/crab appetizer at 94 Stewart Street. Breakfast at Lola offers some interesting options besides traditional bacon and eggs. (Order Tom's big breakfast; after all, you are a Chowhound, right?) Enjoy!

        1. Current darling of the online "foodie" world for high-end dinner is without a doubt Mistral, and I'm sure several would make a convincing argument that it's the best in the city. I haven't been there myself yet, but I have been salivating at the thought for months and months since it has been so raved about for some reason. I gather it's a great example of the "put yourself in the chef's hands" multi-course modern meal.