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Late night romantic dining in Seattle?

poetgirl67 Oct 24, 2007 02:53 PM

Hello, don't live in Seattle but visit my BF there a lot...like this weekend. Looking for good late night dining options. He lives near Bitter Lake (don't know the name of the neighborhood) but we could go anywhere. Thoughts?

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  1. dagoose RE: poetgirl67 Oct 24, 2007 04:06 PM

    Last night we went to Oliver's Twist in Phinney Ridge. They have a pretty complete menu until 11, though a decent one after that too. It was nice, though it would have been more romantic if my bf didn't have to stand up and try to leave in order to get any service at first.

    1. seattledebs RE: poetgirl67 Oct 24, 2007 04:29 PM

      Asteroid. www.asteroidcafe.com

      Open late, delicious food, romantic setting.

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        nseattlefoodie RE: seattledebs Oct 25, 2007 05:22 PM

        I have to disagree with this one, the old asteroid was amazing, but the new one was so disappointing that we haven't went back to try it again. Lacked atmosphere when we went and the food left much to be desired.

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        jdestes RE: poetgirl67 Oct 24, 2007 04:48 PM

        I really like Cafe Presse on 12th near Seattle U

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          koggit RE: poetgirl67 Oct 25, 2007 04:02 PM

          I'm 21 and my favorite restaurant that I consider romantic is Bleu Bistro in Capitol Hill, but I would completely understand how an older, more sophisticated diner would not find it romantic.


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            jdestes RE: koggit Oct 25, 2007 06:04 PM

            Yeah, I was not impressed with this place on my only visit. It feels like you are being crammed into a space that is too small and the food was just not good.

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              koggit RE: jdestes Oct 25, 2007 07:41 PM

              I think the (lack of) space is a huge part of the charm. It's an extremely unique place to dine. That aspect of Bleu Bistro seems to be love-it or hate-it, judging by the reactions of most of the people I've brought there.

          2. knowspicker RE: poetgirl67 Oct 25, 2007 05:59 PM

            Il Bistro in the Pike Place Market. Very romantic and the late night menu offers enough to put together a satisfying meal. Dinner is served until 10:00. Then it's the late night menu. http://www.ilbistro.net

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              oliveoyl RE: poetgirl67 Oct 30, 2007 09:04 AM

              late night & romantic? I think the bar at Campagne serves food late as does Le Pichet. Both are near the Market. Palace Kitchen serves food until 1:00 and Cafe Presse on Cap Hill serves until 1:30 (though it's not always romantic there)

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                barleywino RE: oliveoyl Oct 30, 2007 10:32 AM

                Crush serves until midnight Tues-Sat (small plates after 10:30). Barolo serves dinner until 10:30 and happy hour until close.

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                  Hanads RE: oliveoyl Oct 31, 2007 07:01 AM

                  I agree that Cafe Presse isn't always the most romantic, though it's usually a little quieter in the back room. Definitely suggest Crush for a late evening, Tango in Capitol Hill and Volterra in Ballard which is open until 11pm Fri/Sat.

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