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Feb 23, 2007 10:41 AM

Fun group dinner in Seattle?

Looking for a fun place to go for dinner tonight in Seattle (Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, etc...). Group of 9 or 10 people...must haves are fun atmosphere and good drinks. Please help! Many thanks!

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  1. That big with no reservations? On a Friday night? Scary! I think the best would be Tutta Bella, either in Columbia City or Wallingford. That puts it outside (but near) of either of the neighborhoods that you named, but I think it's your best bet for a large party AND good food.

    Another idea might be the Garage on Capitol Hill... the food is not bad, some twists on classic diner and pub grub, but with bowling and acres of pool tables on site, it's pretty fun.

    1. Its been a long time since I've been there but the Garage (1134 Broadway Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-2296) used to be great fun. I've heard good things about Via Tribunali on Pike near Broadway. But I don't know if they take reservations...or if they take them this late for a larger party > 913 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 322-9234

      1. In the same vein and same area, the new Osteria La Spiga (12th between Union and PIke). Parking can be problematic though. Maybe get drinks at Licorous beforehand (a block away)

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        1. re: barleywino

          La Spiga is great, but you do need a reservation. A friend and I tried dropping in for dinner on a Friday night a month ago, and the hostess just smiled when we said "no reservations." We sat in their little couch area eating cheese and drinking wine, and were eventually seated after an hour or so.

        2. Another idea might be Galerias on Broadway. It's over-the-top Mexican food, not at all what you see at chain restaurants, maybe nouveau Mexican? Lots of fruit sauces and wild combinations. But really delicious and they've got good margaritas and other cocktails. And the owner is great, if you get to meet him.

          1. Galerias, is that the place above QFC? I had a margarita there once and it was very sweet...almost too sweet.

            Thanks for all of the replies, all ideas are welcome!

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            1. re: blackjsus

              No, it's on the north end of Broadway, by the Deluxe and across from where the Jade Pagoda used to be.