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Where to eat on Friday - SEA

vanillagorilla Apr 23, 2008 09:46 AM

My wife and I like to go out for a casual dinner on Fridays. We try to stick to places where we can get in and out for <$75 total. The past few weeks we've done: How To Cook a Wolf, Sitka and Spruce, Tamarind Tree, Quinns, Palace Kitchen, and Cafe Presse.

We tend to go right after work, around 5:00-5:30 so that we don't need reservations. I'm just at a loss to decide where to go this week. It seems when we can't think of anything, we end up at the Jones Bistro.

Any ideas?

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    firecracker Apr 23, 2008 11:06 AM

    Try Fare Start in downtown Seattle. It's usually easy to get in if you're early (with the exception of celebrity chef nights) and the food is good. Rarely a misstep. The price is right too.

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      hhlodesign Apr 23, 2008 11:15 AM

      Great idea! Our favorite casual dinner places (other than the ones you've already listed) are:

      Monsoon
      Tavolata
      Marjorie
      Malay Satay Hut
      May
      Cafe Campagne
      Serious Pie

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        laurahutch Apr 23, 2008 11:44 AM

        Perche No (near Green Lake behind Kid Valley)
        Place Pigalle at the Market
        Steelhead Diner (am slightly ambivalent about this one but am wanting to give it another chance - the caviar pie is amazing)
        I second Seroius Pie
        Dragonfish in the Paramont Hotel

        1. terrier Apr 23, 2008 12:00 PM

          Elysian Fields is our standby on Friday nights because it's sufficiently large that reservations are never needed even at peak dinner times, the food and beer are quite good, and the price is reasonable.

          http://www.elysianbrewing.com/MenuFie...

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            little ms foodie Apr 23, 2008 12:16 PM

            La Carta Oaxca in Ballard is perfect for early dining, no wait and not as loud!

            Ocho in Ballard is also a very sexy little tapas restaurant

            1. amyh18 Apr 23, 2008 12:24 PM

              Crow on lower Queen Anne or Persimmon in Fremont.

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                Lauren Apr 23, 2008 04:13 PM

                Portage and Boat Street should be on that list. Oh, and try Art of the Table too.

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                  burritobelle Apr 23, 2008 05:43 PM

                  Volterra for Italian in Ballard.

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