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Best restaurant in Downtown Seattle for Anniversary Dinner?

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Columbus Anna Aug 1, 2007 09:10 AM

My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary in Seattle and staying in the downtown area. I have a reservation at Campagne, but after reading some of the posts here, I'm not sure if this is a good choice. We're looking for something in the downtown or surrounding area, romantic, not too formal, with a good wine list and, most of all, yummy food (especially seafood). Price is really not an issue. Any advice on if Campagne would fit the bill or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  1. terrier Aug 1, 2007 09:18 AM

    The Dahlia Lounge would be my choice over Campagne.

    Edit: alternatively, Chez Shea.

    I've never really thought Campagne was worth the money.

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      howard 1st Aug 1, 2007 09:55 AM

      campagne is everything you need - romantic, not too formal, excellent wines (sadly, with a healthy markup...) and a respect for what's on the plate. in the same neighborhood, the pink door ups the romance but lowers the food and the newly reopened matt's in the market does the opposite. though some disagree, i think il bistro (on the post alley ramp under the bronze pig) might hit all your requirements and save you a few bucks, too.

      1. barleywino Aug 3, 2007 12:41 PM

        haven't been in a while, but Mistral (tasting menus only, no a la carte) can be romantic.

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          billie zee Aug 3, 2007 05:42 PM

          A second for the Dahlia--all of your requirements and expectations will be met. And a HUGE second for Chez Shea. The know how to do special without making it stuffy, and the service is some of Seattle's best. Just had the tasting menu at Chez Shea...wow. And you can add on extra courses if you want. As for Campagne, there's just nothing special about that box of a dining room, way out of date. You're better off sitting in the sunlit and tree framed lounge or outside, trust me.

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