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Where to eat on Friday - SEA

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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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  1. 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.

    1. 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

      1. 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. 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...

          1. 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. Crow on lower Queen Anne or Persimmon in Fremont.

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

                1. Volterra for Italian in Ballard.