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Seattle seafood dinner on Saturday

jnf Aug 15, 2008 10:38 AM

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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    cocktailhour Aug 15, 2008 10:46 AM

    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
      jnf Aug 15, 2008 11:18 AM

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

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      Beach Chick Aug 15, 2008 10:46 AM

      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.

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        Earl of Sandwich Aug 15, 2008 11:27 AM

        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
          jnf Aug 15, 2008 11:40 AM

          What about prices at Flying Fish? Memorable dishes there?

          1. re: jnf
            mdietrich Aug 15, 2008 06:53 PM

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

            1. re: mdietrich
              jnf Aug 16, 2008 08:41 AM

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

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