Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Pacific Northwest >
Jun 27, 2007 04:46 PM

Help me decide on dinner in Seattle

My husband and I are long overdue for a night out together. We have a 5-month old, so the dates are few and far between. This coming week, we have a chance to do dinner and I want to try someplace new (to us). I've narrowed it down to 4 places. Please help me decide between:

Sitka and Spruce
35th St Bistro
Boat Street Kitchen


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I love 35th street bistro, although I can't comment on how it is since their head chef left.

    1. I haven't been to any of those, but have heard good things about Sitka and Spruce and was meaning to get there myself. Let us know where you end up going and how it is. Enjoy your date.

      1. I haven't been to Sitka and Spruce but it's high on my list. Of the other three, I would rank them in this order:
        #1 Boat Street
        #2 35th Street
        #3 Betty

        1. I have been to all but 35th Street Bistro. Sitka and Spruce is my first choice. The only caveat is that they don't take reservations, so there can be a long wait. We stood at the bar and had a glass of wine and we were fine, but we didn't have to hurry home to meet a babysitter. I thought Boat Street was way overrated, but it is a nice atmosphere and might be just the right atmosphere for a first trip out. Betty is a good restaurant, but not so special or unique that it's worth traveling for. It would probably be my third choise, 35th street being second.

          1. I wouldn't go to Sitka and Spruce for a 'long-overdue romantic evening'.The atmosphere and vibe is not what I would choose. I had an excellent dinner at Cucina De Ra on the corner of Western & Broad....truly authentic Italian...with excellent views of the Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Garden..which is a lovely place to stroll together after a yummy dinner there & watch the sun go down over Puget Sound.