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frankaufman Apr 16, 2008 03:39 PM

Planning a few days in Seattle in June. Love good, local food, original presentation (i.e. Higgins in Porland). Can you recommend restaurants for lunch, dinner?

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    firecracker Apr 16, 2008 07:27 PM

    Matt's in the Market for upscale dining. Bizzarro for local food. Everything at Bizzarro comes to the restaurant from 300 miles away or less.

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    1. re: firecracker
      bluedog67 Apr 17, 2008 05:03 PM

      Try Tilth in wallingford. The chef is up for a james beard. Union downtown and Lark for interesting menu.

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        cocktailhour Apr 18, 2008 01:31 PM

        I agree with Tilth, Matts,Lark, plus Sitka & Spruce and Crush. I think Tilth is my favorite of these right now, but it changes regularly.

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      mrnelso Apr 18, 2008 05:55 PM

      Elemental is definitely original and great if you are the sort to "go with the flow." Just don't ask Phred what he's pouring.

      1. landguy Apr 18, 2008 07:33 PM

        You definitely want to go to Lark, don't miss it if you are into Higgins. I would also add Cafe Juanita as a second choice. Matt's in the Market and Sitka and Spruce to round the list off.

        1. amyh18 Apr 19, 2008 04:42 PM

          Laughing at "don't ask Phred what he is pouring" comment. I was there last night and while waiting for a table (at 4:30), struck up a conversation with a few others waiting. I asked if they had been there before. All said no. I gave them the same advice...don't ask and just let Phred handle everything. We had about 8 courses plus cheese and sweets. Loved the goat cheese soufle, roasted lamb with parsnip latkes and cheesecake with thai basil. My other bit of advice, take a cab. There is a lot of good wine in the 2-3 hours you'll be there and you may not be able to drive home.

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