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Fabulous downtown brunch?

In town for two days and a night, hubby and I have dinner lined up at Dahlia Lounge (yes, I've been scouring the boards and now I'm sort of wishing we could try out more places) - but DL it is. Good idea? I dunno, I've been sort of craving it since Giada went there on her Weekend Getaways ...

But Sunday morning I'm at a loss. Can you name off your favorite breakfast places downtown? We're totally down for home-style, locals favorite, or trendy eatery. As long as it's yum, we're there.

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  1. You could go to another Tom Douglas place across the street from Dahlia Lounge named Lola. The brunch there is very good.

    Another option is the Vietnamese inspired brunch at Monsoon.

    1. Dahlia is a good choice. For breakfast, my favorite downtown is actually across the street at Lola - love the "big breakfast" with octopus, pork belly, fried egg, etc.

      If you prefer something more familiar but still in a restaurant format, I'd hit Maximilien inside the Pike Place Market. They do a consistently fine brunch (do not pass up the basket of breakfast breads!) and the view and setting is great.

      Another fun option is just to have a walking breakfast through the market, getting pastries and coffees and whatnot. (Piroshky Piroshky and Le Panier are both worth stops.)

      1. Boat Street Kitchen, a bit north of the downtown core, is worth consideration: http://boatstreetkitchen.com/

        1. Oeufs en Muerette at Cafe Campagne- Two poached eggs on garlic croutons in a foie gras and red wine sauce, served with a basket of fries to soak up all of your sauce.

          One of the best brunch items in Seattle.

          Other favorites:
          Kobe Beef Pho at Monsoon
          Duck confit hash at Veil

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          1. re: hhlodesign

            I cannot agree more with Oeugs en Muerette

            1. re: jdestes

              I can agree much less. I have never found the oeufs en meurette palatable at all - and damned if there was even a hint of foie fras in the sauce either time I ordered it.

              1. re: terrier

                i would have to agree with terrier on this one; plus the croutons were basically halves of toast and the fries were underwhelming for a place that's supposed to have great frites

                1. re: barleywino

                  I'll out myself as a third person who isn't enamored with their oeufs en meurette. I usually love eggs but these just didn't do it for me.

          2. I DON'T KNOW IF BIG BUFFET IS YOUR THING BUT THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY IN THE BRUNCH AT 6/7 RESTAURANT IN THE EDGEWATER HOTEL IS FANTASTIC. AND THE LOCATION ON THE WATERFRONT CAN'T BE BEAT,EVEN ON A RAINY DAY.

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            1. re: bighound

              I tried 67 about a month ago, really nice service folks, and good fresh seafood etc. Of course the view is nice also

            2. I LOVE the Dungeness crab eggs benedict at the Steelhead Diner. More crab than in their crab cakes. I also love the perfect scrambled eggs and chicken sausage at Cafe Campagne.

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              1. re: zoogrrrl

                I'll second the rec for Steelhead Diner. You might also venture up to Madrona for a scone or cheese baked eggs at Hi-Spot. YuM!