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Feb 13, 2007 04:20 PM

Expense Account in Seattle

Female LA Chowhounder staying at 1000 1st Ave, between Spring and Madison for a night. Need a suggestion for a high end restaurant within walking distance, showcasing local ingredients where I can sit at the bar and enjoy a quality meal. Thanks.

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  1. Union, at 1st and Union (3 blocks north of Spring). Without a doubt.

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    1. re: Lauren

      Union was great. Jerry the bartender was very helpful in steering me to some great local dishes. The bread from Columbia Bakery was steller. Jerry's suggestion of lunch at Le Pichet was good too.

      1. re: lcoyote

        Glad you enjoyed it. Jerry is a great guy.

    2. Does it have to be walking distance? If I was on company expense and cost was truly no option, I'd head over to the Herbfarm in Woodinville.

      Of course, it's not really an "eat at the bar" kind of place either though.

      Never mind, bad suggestion.

      1. While Union is great, have you considered just heading downstairs in your hotel and grabbing a great meal at BOKA? It has pretty much everything you are asking for.

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        1. re: Chrome_CW

          BOKA is fine and all but it's not in the same league as Union.

        2. Walk to Union, or take a cab to Veil.

          If you want to sit at the bar and watch the ktichen staff, take a cab to Crush. They have a 2-4 seat bar which faces the kitchen. Ask Jason to prepare a tasting menu for you. Sit back and enjoy the show. You won't be disappointed.

          1. thanks for all the tips! I really like to walk in cities I travel to. Not much of that going on in LA.