Group dinner Sun Nite Downtown SEA
Can anyone suggest a place near the downtown hotels for dinner for 7-10 people Sunday that's not too expensive? We would be going at about 8 or 8:30pm. Many thanks.
I really like Dragonfish which is at 722 Pine in the Paramount Hotel. (Apparently there's one in Portland, too.) It's Asian fusion which I generally think is dull-dull-dull but this is REALLY tasty. They have some nice round tables that would be good for a group your size and the menu is set up for ordering lost of different things and trying some of everything.
Tamarind Tree has the capacity, the food, the ambiance, and the prices to help you.
The bar is good, too, if a little stingy. The Tamarintini is nothing, but Kumquat Crush rules, unless the orange ones are out of season.
If you can get a local guide, do so, as the menu is very uneven.
They have a great presentation of Bo Bai Mon, on those few occasions where the "everybody-is-tripping-over-everybody and-nobody-knows-what's-going-on" staff can hold their coordination together well enough to get the food to you while it is still hot... Other TT hits - coconut gelatin (get it early, with the apps), Tamarind Tree fresh rolls, Pickled Bon Bon Salad, Mango Salad, ice cream (Tham makes it there - get them all). Their bowl of green greens is delightfully green, but otherwise inscrutible. It needs a spash of vinegar. I recommend you explore the menu by trial, as the descriptions can sometimes mislead.
Get coconut juice drink, too.
Green Leaf is even better, IMHO, but a visit to be sure they can seat all of you is a good idea, as their seating is limited.
Call the Palace Kitchen and see if you can still get a table. They only take reservations for groups of 6 or more, so you should be OK for Sunday if you call today.