Queen Anne Dinner for 7
I live on the hill and would love a suggestion for a good place to have dinner with a group of girls next Saturday. I would love to be able to walk from my place... but have thought that Crow at the bottom of the hill may be a good option. This group can be kind of loud when we are all together, so I don't want to go a restaurant where we would overwhelm it!
I think Moxie is a good choice, once it's full it is pretty loud and you'll be fine. Crow might be good, too. Make reservations though as the Seattle Rep has 2 plays that night, there's also an opera AND the T-birds are playing. If you're at the top of the hill, Bricco would be a good choice but you'd have to get there before 5:30 pm or 6 pm for a group of seven to get tables.
Black Bottle is technically a little further down than Queen Anne but it's such a great spot it would be worth the extra few blocks that you'd have to walk. The wine selection is great and the small plates, which are actually super generous, are all interesting and really tasty. If you go don't miss the Indian-style potato dish. Best of all it has a great ambiance and is loud enough that chatty friends fit right in.
I think Crow would be a great idea for this. Definitely make ressies, your experience will be better if the restaurant has time to plan for such a big party.
The room beyond the bar at Ponti Seafood would work well if you could get reservations. On the top of the hill Pasta Bella would have the space but is not very loud, or Chinoise could accommodate you. Crow would definitely work.
Thank you all for your reccomendations! I ended up going with Crow. They could get us in at 6:30, which is a little earlier then desired, but I have two pregnant friends that I think would appreciate the early reservations.
We will then go to my place for dessert and after dinner drinks... Has anybody tried those ice cream cocktails that were a featured receipe on CHOW the other day??
How'd Crow work out? Would you do it again? They're opening their 2nd restaurant, "Betty", on top of Queen Anne soon and they plan to send some of the chefs from Crow up to Betty. Why would I want to go down the hill to eat at Crow when I can stay up top and eat at their new place?
It turned out to be the perfect place for my group... It was a busy night at Crow and a few people from our group were running late. So we started out with cocktails and apps. Our server was very attentive and never made us feel rushed, even though we stayed longer then he probably expected.
It was also nice because our sometimes loud and interesting conversations did not seem to bother the surrounding tables.
Everybody really enjoyed the food. I had the special... Duck with lentils. Very good... Huge portion for $18. Definitely could of split it.
I am excited about "Betty", as it will be right down the street from me... I am assuming that it will be a slightly different concept, making it worth going down the hill still!