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Sunday lunch/brunch downtown SEA?

juliemu Mar 22, 2007 08:56 PM

I am looking for somewhere to have a decent lunch or brunch around noon or one downtown for a semi-large group (6-8 people) the Sunday after next. I have been to Maximillian's before and was NOT impressive (bad service, okay food). Thank you!

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    mrnelso Mar 23, 2007 04:50 PM

    Cafe Campagne and Etta's are good suggestions.
    Nearby, just up teh hill to first ave and an absolute bargain is Pan Africa Cafe, 1521 1st Ave, with fantastic combo plates on the best injera I've had.
    For a lark (also a bargain), El Puerco Lloron, on the Hillclimb, has authentic border food - great Asada and carnitas tacos (get a dozen more - fresh, warm, good).

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      staffstuff Mar 23, 2007 11:47 AM

      I recommend ETTA'S in the Pike Place Market....varied & creative menu items and good....and the atmosphere there & neighborhood I find very enjoyable on Sunday mornings.

      1. landguy Mar 22, 2007 09:00 PM

        If you are still open to an excellent French influenced brunch I suggest Cafe Campagne: http://www.campagnerestaurant.com/ The Oeufs en meurette are outrageously good, I guess you shouldn't expect anything less from eggs in foie gras sauce tho' right. You will definitely need reservations so book ahead.

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        1. re: landguy
          barleywino Mar 23, 2007 10:15 AM

          another more casual option is Steelhead Diner across from Campagne http://www.steelheaddiner.com/menus/b...
          you might also consider dimsum at O'Asian (5th and Marion)

          1. re: barleywino
            terrier Mar 23, 2007 10:28 AM

            Though I complained about the price before going, Steelhead's brunch was exceptional and worth it. The chicken fried steak was the best I've had since leaving my hometown in the deep south. The wild mushroom omelette was utterly flawless. Highly recommended.

          2. re: landguy
            laurahutch Mar 23, 2007 05:38 PM

            I heartily second this. L'oeufs en meurette could almost become my reason for living. With a nice rose... Scary good.

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