Seattle dinner suggestions
Based on Chow and other findings, we narrowed it down to these places. We have time for 3 dinners and two lunches. Out of our list, what are the top three we can't miss for dinner? Also, we're staying at the W. Is this walkable to a lot of things? What coffee shops should we check out? Thanks a lot - we are so excited for this trip!!
sitka & spruce
matt's in the market
Lunch is easy-Matt's and Salumi. I love Le Pichet but their lunch menu is quite small, and you probably don't need to come all the way to Seattle just to eat a Croque Monsieur.
Dinner I would do Green Leaf rather than Tamarind Tree (not that TT is bad, I, and almost everyone else I know, just prefer GL); definitely not Wild Ginger. I haven't been to S&S and Tavolata so I probably shouldn't try to help narrow down your dinner list more than that. Have fun!
From your list, walkable restaurants from the W are: Wild Ginger, Tavolata (a long walk), Matt's in the Market and Le Pichet.
It might help us suggest if we knew a bit more about what you are looking for - for the dinner part at least. For your two lunches I would say Salumi and Matt's in the Market. You could always move Le Pichet to dinner if you wanted.
your list is comparing apples and oranges in terms of cuisine, elaborate food vs rustic vs ethnic, upscale vs casual etc. Tamarind tree is ethnic/casual, Wild Ginger is ethnic/more upscale, Tavolata is rustic/more upscale, Crush/Cafe Juanita are elaborate/upscale (Tilth also but a bit more casual in both food and ambience & price). Sitka&Spruce and Salumi can involve long waits (no reservations for small groups).