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I am going to Seattle with my husband and have some reservations all ready made, any other recommendations?
Wild Ginger
Crush
Serafino

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  1. Serafina is fine for casual red-sauce Italian but for Northern Italian you might consider Cafe Juanita (in Kirkland), Tulio, or Barolo

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    1. re: barleywino

      We are staying At the Marriott on the water, how far of a drive or walk? We are doing Crush for our anniversary dinner, is that a good idea? Had reservations for Mistral really didn't feel like dropping $500 before wine. I would actually prefer not to do a red-sauced Italian. I make my own great, would like to try something different. Even thought of Matts in the Market, Shiro's, Tilth or Lark

      1. re: mcastle

        "We are staying At the Marriott on the water, how far of a drive or walk?

        10-15 minute drive, depending on traffic

        "We are doing Crush for our anniversary dinner, is that a good idea? YES

        "Had reservations for Mistral really didn't feel like dropping $500 before wine. I would actually prefer not to do a red-sauced Italian. I make my own great, would like to try something different. Even thought of Matts in the Market, Shiro's, Tilth or Lark

        Would recommend Cafe Juanita over these if you're looking for a more special-occasion venue (20-25 minute drive) or if you want to drop $$$ (with wine) the tasting at Herbfarm in Woodinville, if chef Traunfeld is still there when you visit

        1. re: barleywino

          Thnak you, I will look up cafe juanita.

          1. re: mcastle

            please report back on your trip, thanks!

            1. re: barleywino

              Just had our friends cancel for dinner at Wild Ginger Saturday night, should we keep the reservation or go somewhere else, now staying at The Edgewater and have reservations at cafe Juanita. Thanks for all of your help!

              1. re: mcastle

                you can do Wild Ginger for lunch (different menu) and do another place for dinner

                1. re: barleywino

                  Thanks for the tip, I'll report back

    2. There are about 10 other threads with this exact theme currently on the front page.

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      1. re: hamza

        Yes, and I've learned something different from every one of them - thanks to everyone!!

      2. Wild Ginger is great.

        Tom Douglas restaurants are always a treat - no matter what some may say.

        The Barking Frog in Kirkland.

        1. FYI... on the Food Network, Sunday 9/23, 2:00 p.m. EDT, Giada's Weekend Getaways is about "enjoying a food filled weekend in Seattle." It is a repeat from 1/12/2007 (thank you, TiVo for all of that information).

          I have not seen it, but will watch it as I am also heading to Seattle in late October for a couple of weeks, so trying to find interesting places to eat with my picky-eating partner (who doesn't like seafood). Good thing that eating is not the main reason for our trip!

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          1. re: BenT32301

            Thanks for the tip, I will definitely watch it, happen to love Giadas recipes so trust her recommendations

          2. Not sure if you guys are into finding local spots, but I grew up in Seattle and have since lived in Manhattan and as of late, Phoenix. I'm going home with my boyfriend next month for the Washington-Oregon football game, and I'm taking him to Dick's Drive-In, a good old-fashioned burger place with the best burgers, handcut fries and homemade shakes. It's been around since the 50's and was my mom's hangout in high school. The closest one to downtown is up on Capitol Hill on Broadway. For a quick bite while you're there, I recommend the Dick's Deluxe, fries and a chocolate shake. It's heaven!