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Jan 31, 2007 09:46 AM

Feel like a virgin

What Seattle-area restaurant (doesn't have to be Seattle) are you most eager to try for the first time? What's got it at the top of your short list?

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  1. Cremant. While it looks old school in terms of menu, old school often tastes really, really good. Hopefully I'll get a chance to get there next month.

    1. Elemental - everything I have heard sounds great. I'm not sure why I haven't managed to get there yet.

      1. Coupage-all the reviews have sounded great, and they have a dish with sweetbreads that sounds fantastic!

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        1. re: HAF

          Coupage and I just had our first date (blush). I didn't see the sweetbreads on the menu, but the braised short rib on chestnut polenta was outstanding, and the $28 short rib and foie gras "burger" has redefined the burger for me. We'll definitely see each other again.

          1. re: ssusu

            When we were there, the sweetbreads were part of the "chef's salad". Isn't that burger fantastic?

            1. re: Lauren

              I had the burger as well and thought it was fantastic. In fact everything we ate was great. Coupage is a must try IMO.

              1. re: Lauren

                The "burger" was revelatory. Sort of a platonic ideal of a burger.

          2. Steelhead Diner. I think it will be a great addition to the Market.

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            1. re: Lauren

              Any updates on opening date? They didn't answer the phone last night.

              1. re: not the bad Steve

                On another board, I read that they were open to friend and family last week. Maybe it will be open for the rest of us this week!

                1. re: Lauren

                  They're open now. We almost went for brunch this morning but were stopped cold by the prices; we love brunch, but $17 for an omelette is really pushing it in my book. That's dinner money.

            2. Elemental - Quirky suits me and that is its attraction.
              Le Goumand is near my house, and I've never been there.
              There is a whole list of what sound like winners, but I either just haven't gotten around to it or am waiting for somebody to offer to pay the bill:
              Zoe, Etta's, Lola, Dahlia, Boat Street, Marjorie, 727 Pine, Brasa, Oceanaire, Nell's

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              1. re: mrnelso

                727 Pine is long gone and replaced by Ruth's Chris, so you can cross that off your list, and replace it with Veil, Shannon Galusha's place on Queen Anne.

                1. re: babette feasts

                  Thank you. I see I also missed au buchon...