One Week in Seattle... Eating Out Every Night... Where do I go?
I am up in Seattle visiting family and I want to have an outrageous culinary experience while I am here. Money is not a super problem - not that I am looking to burn a hole in my wallet, but I am not adverse to spending some coin on some grub.
I have one problem... where are all the good places to go? I am looking for hip, cool, trendy locales that have a unique flavor and approach to food. My tastes run the all over from "down-home comfort food" to WD-50/El Bulli "Molecular Gastronomy" (or whatever they call it).
Can I get any inputs on where the places are?
Provided you're talking about a full 7-day week, here are my top picks:
Tavolata -- new Italian place in belltown, hip, pretty people, all home-made pasta, gelato and a fantastic t-bone
JaK's Grill -- off the beaten path, but a great deal for prime beef, excellent service too
Sitka and Spruce -- in a strip mall but quintessential Seattle - the man can cook
Rover's -- gotta to there for the pilgrimage aspect, best food in town
La Spiga -- another hip italian joint, only this one's on Capital Hill
Dinette -- another Seattle joint where the chef can really cook
Le Pichet -- French, adorable, delicious, right downtown
Lark, without question. I wanted a regional foodie experience last time I was there in November, so I looked around and settled on Lark. What an experience - can't say enough about it - 10-12 courses, each had me (the foodie) and my non-foodie friends swooning. Highly recommended.
I second Barolo- it was very good- try to make reservations. Also if you like hip and trendy try Purple- its on 4th ave, right around Pike. They have some great Washington (and other) wines and a healthy selection of cheese and small plates (we did it as a pre dinner stop). I looked at the menu as well and plan to go back.
Coastal Kitchen is good,might not be what you want but ill fill you in.They have a new menu featuring a different part of the world and change it every few months or something like that.It's pretty popular in Seattle and good prices.http://www.chowfoods.com/coastal/menu... heres the link there doing Jamaica now