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kurt Dec 5, 2006 02:18 PM

I will be in Seattle wednesday night on business. I am looking for a very good dinner but not too expensive. Could anyone please help?
thanks in advance

  1. k
    kurt Dec 7, 2006 01:45 AM

    WOW... you guys are awsome! thanks so much for all the great Ideas.... I think it will be Palace Kitchen. I will let you know what I think!

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    1. re: kurt
      Willy3000 Dec 7, 2006 05:07 PM

      Good enough food there, but I hope you like your restaurants noisy as hell. Noisy restaurants are one of my pet peeves, but some people think it's a sign of "energy," whatever that is. Ya makes yer choices.

    2. l
      libravore Dec 6, 2006 06:41 AM

      Golden Singha at 425 Cedar is the best food and very reasonably priced. Be sure to leave room for the black rice sticky pudding.

      1. c
        christy319 Dec 5, 2006 07:41 PM

        Le Pichet (French bistro in the Market), Matt's in the Market or Palace Kitchen if you want to stay downtown. There's so many places around the city in your price range that are good that I'd need more specifics (what type of cuisine and what neighborhood) to give suggestions.

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          huggger Dec 5, 2006 06:15 PM

          You have to do yourself a favor and try Canlis. From the valey parking thru dessert there is no place better.
          Try and a make a reservation for a table on the 2nd floor seeing it overlooks the harbor.

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          1. re: huggger
            Willy3000 Dec 5, 2006 07:21 PM

            Canlis is out of Kurt's price range. Kurt, if you've got a car drive to the Magnolia neighborhood (5 miles from downtown) and have dinner at Szmania's. Nouvelle German, which works really well. And if you're here by yourself, Szmania's has a counter. It's not some sort of diner or anything, it's a nice place. But they have a counter, and I've been served some great food at that counter.

            1. re: huggger
              280 Ninth Dec 7, 2006 01:49 AM

              Ate at Canlis a number of years ago...view and service were impeccable, a memorable evening...food very good.

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              stefohnee Dec 5, 2006 05:54 PM

              I love all of his restaurants - Palace Kitchen is great, as is Dahlia Lounge. Lola for Greek-style food and Etta's for breakfast if you're down by Pike Place market. Best thing is that the first 3 are all within a couple blocks of each other, so if one dosn't have any seats you can have them call one of the others ones and get a table.

              1. k
                kurt Dec 5, 2006 05:50 PM

                I am coming from Chicago, staying wed. night then driving to portland on thurs. night. I will fly back to chicago from portland fri night.

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                1. re: kurt
                  Lauren Dec 6, 2006 04:07 PM

                  I would concur with others about Palace Kitchen. Marjorie is also a good choice.

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                  gastros Dec 5, 2006 04:09 PM

                  Try Tom Douglas' Palace Kitchen. The food is excellent and is more moderately priced than his other restaurants (Dahlia Lounge, Etta's). Plus, they serve food seven nights a week until 1:00am!

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                  1. re: gastros
                    kurt Dec 5, 2006 06:00 PM

                    I like to stay in the $20-$25 entree range

                    1. re: kurt
                      mr.nelso Dec 5, 2006 11:45 PM

                      A second for Palace Kitchen and Lola.

                    2. re: gastros
                      terrier Dec 6, 2006 05:42 AM

                      Lola seems to be Tom's darling (Serious Pie notwithstanding) and it shows. I wasn't particularly impressed after my first visit ~2 years ago (coming from NYC where Snack and Snack Taverna were already doing great Greek better) but I gave it another whirl a few months ago and fell in love.

                      I now recommend Lola over Dahlia or even the PK (which has always been in my top 3 in Seattle). Ambiance might be tough for a business dinner insofar as it's full of tight booths (a Greek diner reference, I guess) but there are a few tables - and unlike the Palace Kitchen, you can and should reserve one. (The PK only takes reservations for parties of 6 or more.)

                      Lola or Palace Kitchen for sure.

                      edit: if you're by yourself, though, there's no place better than the counter at Matt's in the Market.

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                      Lauren Dec 5, 2006 04:04 PM

                      Where are you coming from, where are you staying and what do you consider not too expensive?

                      1. w
                        Walters Dec 5, 2006 03:46 PM

                        1. Go to Seven Stars Pepper Szechuan Restaurant
                        2. Order the Szechuan Dungenous Crab

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