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New Yorker having Bday in Seattle

moobutown May 14, 2007 08:00 AM

I'm looking for a great restaurant. Nothing too formal. I don't want anyone to scoff at me while I down of bottle of bubbly myself. I generally like seasonal, organic and LOVE seafood. Any suggestions?

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  1. barleywino RE: moobutown May 14, 2007 05:09 PM

    there's always Waterfront grill if you're looking for something not overly adventurous

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      bergeo RE: moobutown May 15, 2007 08:57 AM

      Sitka & Spruce provides a very seasonal menu, and is delicious, the same (menu & deliciousness) can be found at Tilth which I believe is almost completely organic.

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        barleywino RE: bergeo May 15, 2007 09:07 AM

        Probably worth mentioning that Sitka & Spruce does not accept reservations for 1 person and is small and difficult to get into, unless you are willing to wait an hour or more, or eat standing up at the counter. Unfortunately it's not in the middle of downtown either, so there aren't a lot of "great restaurant" backup options in the immediate vicinity.

      2. terrier RE: moobutown May 15, 2007 10:37 AM

        Union should fit the bill nicely and you should have no problem flying solo there.

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          BruceB RE: terrier May 21, 2007 11:52 PM

          Lark fits the bill perfectly. Great food, not formal, flexible, seasonal...

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          cburnsi RE: moobutown May 23, 2007 05:22 PM

          I think Union would be great, but Tavola might be fun as well - and at that big table you wouldn't be alone!

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            Lauren RE: cburnsi May 24, 2007 08:59 AM

            I think it's actually called Tavolata. And it is great!

          2. ssusu RE: moobutown May 23, 2007 06:06 PM

            My favorite birthday destination, and a good option if you're dining solo, is elemental@gasworks. You sure won't find anything like it in New York, and they *definitely* won't mind if you down a bottle of bubbly yourself. Just be sure to get there early enough to guarantee yourself a seat at the bar.

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