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One Week in Seattle... Eating Out Every Night... Where do I go?

kieftastrophe May 13, 2007 04:44 PM

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?


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    stolenchange May 13, 2007 10:03 PM

    For Sunday thru Thurday in the month of May, there are many non-wallet busting options:


    I can recommend Barolo. Tried it last Sunday and found the whole experience delightful.

    1. widehomehi May 13, 2007 10:11 PM

      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

      1. TheDexter May 13, 2007 10:24 PM

        CROW - Lower Queen Anne

        CRUSH ON MADISON - Madison Valley

        OVIO - West Seattle

        WATERFRONT - Downtown Pier 67

        PALACE KITCHEN - Downtown

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          bergeo May 14, 2007 08:46 AM

          -Sitka & Spruce
          -The Harvest Vine

          1. jme1beachbum May 14, 2007 05:18 PM

            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.

            1. azhotdish May 16, 2007 11:18 AM

              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.

              1. don giovanni May 16, 2007 02:43 PM

                These aren't very creative, but the two places I love in Seattle are Top Pot Doughnuts and Via Tribunali.

                1. barleywino May 16, 2007 10:00 PM

                  so, kiefta, if you've been eating out every night for the past few nights...where have you gone so far?

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                    mr_nathan May 16, 2007 11:23 PM

                    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

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