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Aug 18, 2008 06:36 PM

Northgate-area restaurant? (SEA)

Are there any good restaurants near the Northgate Transit Center? (Yeah, that sounds weird, but it's a good meeting place for the parties concerned.) Nothing in the mall -- this is for a romantic dinner. All I can think of around there are chain restaurants.

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  1. Oh, I might be answering my own question already -- I think we'll try The Jones. Any idea if we need reservations on a weeknight?

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    1. re: illegible

      The Jones is a very good answer...fits the bill. You will not need a ressie on a weeknight. It is usual pretty filled out, but I've rarely seen it full since they stopped doing trivia, so you should be fine.

    2. Eva is a great romantic place. Tangletown, near Green lake. Not far from Northgate.

      Eva Restaurant & Wine Bar
      2227 N 56th St, Seattle, WA 98103

      1. How about a report back on The Jones for us? I'd like to see a review of the place from somewhere other than yelp.

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        1. re: GreenLakeDave

          I go quite often and I really like it. There fries are great, and for the money, they have one of the better burgers in the city.

          I have not had very many of the entrees however. What I've had has been good, but I tend to stick to their sandwiches or make a meal out of a few appetizers.

          1. re: vanillagorilla

            Where's The Jones? Do I live under a rock?

            1. re: allisonw

              88th and Roosevelt. It's actually in Maple Leaf.

              1. re: vanillagorilla

                I stopped in for a pint this weekend. Seems to be very popular with couples that have babies. The menu looked interesting, but we went somewhere quieter for dinner.

                1. re: GreenLakeDave

                  I tend to go right after work for an early dinner. Their happy hour drink prices are great.

                  I used to go much more when Maple Leaf Wine Cellars was still open.

        2. Divine......80th near Roosevelt...excellent, creative Greek food.....friendly & competent staff......very good happy hour......

          1. There's a new place that recently opened on Northgate Way called Saffron Grill (in the old Berkshire Grill location). Apparently it's Mediterranean-themed. I haven't been yet, can anyone else comment on this place?

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            1. re: Roo

              A relative is visiting from the Seattle area. One of his favorite foods is Indian and one of the restaurants he likes is Saffron Grill. He mentioned the INDIAN (side) salad of
              onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green chilies mixed in a "tangy sauce".
              It is the "tangy sauce" he cannot figure out and would like to duplicate. The owner has decline to share the ingredients.
              Has anyone eaten this salad and have any thoughts of the "secret ingredient(s)" that make this dressing unusual? BTW, he likes this place and he is a Indian food hound.