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lisaf Jun 2, 2008 03:55 PM

I'm looking for a good brunch spot that takes reservations for large groups (8 people). Anywhere in the city of Seattle or Bellevue/Kirkland area would be fine. Traditional breakfast food with a menu rather than a buffet preferred.

Thanks in advance.

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    bluedog67 Jun 3, 2008 12:01 PM

    Try Boat St. or Veil. I have not had brunch at either, but love both for dinner, and heard good things about brunch. Veil has a large table that would be great for a group.

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      ccqueen Jun 3, 2008 01:37 PM

      i second boat street. perhaps monsoon? they have an awesome brunch with french staples and dimsum options! cafe campagne or le pichet, although i don't know about 8 people at pichet. four seasons for super traditional. senor moose if you want to try a funky little place with mexican breakfast. kingfish for soulfood brunch.
      i have heard bad things about veil's brunch. super tiny portions with extravagantly high prices. uncomfortable atmosphere.

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        abstract206 Jun 3, 2008 04:12 PM

        I would warn against Boat St. for brunch. With reservations it might be more acceptable but I went in January and was forced to wait outside for 20+ minutes (they said the wait would be 10) because there is no reception area inside. Once seated, the service continued to be abysmal. The food was OK, but overpriced and didn't make up for the wait/service issues. I just had the most delightful brunch at Tilth this weekend though. The space is small, but I think they could accomodate 8, and I know they take reservations for brunch. The menu isn't huge, but has fun takes on classic dishes. More reasonably priced than Boat St (you actually get sides with your entree for the same price) with better food and service, what's not to like?

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          staffstuff Jun 3, 2008 06:32 PM

          'what's not to like is': IMO, Tilth could be too cramped/noisy for a party of 8 for brunch especially at a time when it's likely that families w. kids would be dining there.

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          staffstuff Jun 3, 2008 06:01 PM

          Veil. The brunch is what I would call an 'elegant and refined' traditional breakfast ..a lovely dining room, quiet & comfortable, interesting brunch cocktails....and they can accomodate 8 people.

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            stolenchange Jun 3, 2008 08:22 PM

            Maybe the new Portage Bay cafe over in South Lake Union? It's a pretty spacious place.

            http://www.portagebaycafe.com/

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