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Mar 12, 2007 09:07 AM

[SEA] Sunday Night - Casual post-dinner hangout?

I'm dropping off my sister at the airport on Sunday night. She has kind of a late flight, so we'll probably have dinner in the city first, and then my s.o. will take the kids home and sis and I will have 60-90 min to kill before we take off for the airport.

Where in Seattle, or between Seattle and SeaTac can we go sit and talk, maybe have dessert, around 7 on a Sunday, that's not too confusing to find nor too hard to park?


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  1. The Sitting Room ( and 10 Mercer (both located in lower Queen Anne) are two places ideal for this type of visit--I"m not sure of their desserts, but routinely win "best-places-to-have-a-conversation" in Seattle.

    1. To reduce stress, and increase pleasure in situations like yours I like to take out the uncertainty of fluctuating drive times and get as close to the destination (airport) as possible. The hotels across from the entrance to the airport are very quiet on Sunday evenings and you can choose between sitting in a restaurant/bar or the lobby/foyer areas. The best among them would be the Hilton, Marriott, or Doubletree.

      Another option would be one of the many restaurants (Stanford’s, Claim Jumper, Newport Bay, etc.) along Southcenter Parkway on the west side of Southcenter Mall. Then it’s just a short ride to the airport going west on 178th Street.

      Or, if you’re really feeling nostalgic there is always 13 Coins in the office building by the Red Lion Hotel on International Blvd.

      These are all easy to find and parking is a breeze.

      1. there has to be something better than going down towards the airport.. how about the Chocolati Cafe? There's one in Wallingford so that's not too far from I-5 and it's easy to park in Wallingford on the side streets. I haven't been here before but friends have told me it's fun.
        Looks like they are open til 8 on Sundays.. Perhaps that's cutting into your time too much?

        1. 13 Coins is my fav old-school pre-flight cocktail option. Take your sister by to check-in to her flight first, then shoot across the 13 Coins for a drink. The food is not great (not sure about dessert), but it is very handy to park. She only needs to arrive back at the airport in time to head through security.

          1. Where you will you be having dinner? It might be easiest if we could suggest something within walking distance, so you didn't have to spend time driving and parking.

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            1. re: christy319

              I haven't thought that far ahead yet :)
              Last time she came out, we all went to Serious Pie, which was great. Of course, I liked everyone else's pizzas better than my own.