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Aug 15, 2008 10:38 AM

Seattle seafood dinner on Saturday

We will be in Seattle a week from Saturday and are looking for a seafood restaurant for Saturday night dinner. I have been reviewing options and soliciting suggestions. There are so many good choices that I am now confused. Places that have been suggested: Place Pigalle, Maximilllien's, Etta's, Flying Fish and Elliot's Oyster House. Opinions? Any other suggestions?

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  1. Ray's Boathouse (downstairs) if you want a view. Flying FIsh is more innovative, Etta's more traditionally classic Northwest, Maximilien is French and Place Pigalle is Italian inspired, I think. The latter two are in the market and have views. Elliott's also has a view, but is not my favorite. The list in this email is probably my order of preference, but you are going to get opposite opinions, and I certainly can't say they're wrong. I think you will get good food at all of them.

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    1. re: cocktailhour

      Thanks for the rankings. Flying Fish looks very interesting. We do like cutting edge as well as classic.

    2. We had a lovely dinner at Etta's..Tom Douglas menu was simple and delicious..
      I agree with so many fab restaurants to choose from.

      1. We really like Flying Fish. Great food and atmosphere. Innovative menu.

        Etta's disappointed me, especially compared to Flying Fish. The food just wasn't particularly memorable. Pricey too.

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        1. re: Earl of Sandwich

          What about prices at Flying Fish? Memorable dishes there?

          1. re: jnf

            I ate at FF twice last week....Manila Clams in Green Curry Sauce, Mussels with chili lime dipping sauce - both memorable....prices are very quality seafood

            1. re: mdietrich

              Thanks for all of your great suggestions. I have made reservations at Flying Fish. Can't wait.