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Eating dinner alone on a Thursday evening Seattle recommendations

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halimundy Apr 19, 2008 08:49 AM

I will be in Seattle for one dinner on May 1. In the past I have eaten at Union and Matt's. I am looking for a recommendation in the downtown area for solo dining. I have had lunch at Cafe Campagne (love their fries) and wondered about dinner there. I would love to go to Harvest Vine, but it seems like a place better suited to more than one person. Not having a car, what abou Sitka & Spruce, How to Cook a wolf, LePichet, Salima?

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    Lauren Apr 19, 2008 11:47 AM

    How to Cook a Wolf has a bar that you can sit at and watch all the action in the kitchen. I love that place.

    1. barleywino Apr 19, 2008 12:43 PM

      Harvest Vine is perfect for a single person, if you can get a seat at either of the bars. Neither HV nor HTCAW (nor S&S) are downtown, however. Not a fan of Campagne/CC. COnsider Chez Shea (next to Matts, also on the 2nd floor), Barolo...if you do break down and take a taxi, do HV (just go early so you can sit at the bar facing the kitchen)

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        Erika L Apr 19, 2008 01:12 PM

        I love Cafe Campagne and eat alone there all the time (b'fast, lunch, and dinner). I also love le Pichet (you might want to check out Cafe Presse on Cap Hill, owned by the same folks). Sitka and Spruce is an easy cab ride. It has a big communal table and a few 2 and 4 tops, holds maybe 20 - 24 diners, tops. If you're gregarious and OK with striking up conversation with whoever is sitting next to you, you'll be fine (assuming they're OK talking to you, too).

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          blue2000 Apr 19, 2008 04:20 PM

          Or, if you really don't want to leave Downtown, try Txori. I love the food and the vibe is definitely okay for solo dinners. I want to third (or fourth) Harvest Vine. Sitting at the bar is so fun and so engaging -- I eat there by myself as do many others. The chefs are friendly and the food is sublime.

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            halimundy May 5, 2008 01:50 PM

            A short report on my dining in Seattle.
            For dinner I went to Cafe Campagne and had the Hanger steak with frites. I definitely enjoyed it. I had blackberry sorbet for dessert, but thought it lacked flavor.
            The next day I walked to Dahlia Bakery and bought two loaves of bread to take to the friend's I was going to stay with the next two nights, (they live in Bothel). We loved the bread.
            For breakfast I had a delicous pecan roll at Belle Epicuran, so sweet and buttery.
            For lunch I went to the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. I had a half BLTA and salad. The bacon on the sandwich was really good, flavorful but not too salty. I took dessert to go, since I was going to have an early dinner. I loved the Salted caramels, wow! Although I loved the sandwich, I hated the chairs! I am 5'3 and not only did the chair forced me backwards, my feet could not reach the ground. I was ready to leave as soon as I finished my lunch. I am not sure I would consider sitting there to eat again.

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