Looking for really good dinner in Seattle area
Wife and I are trekking up I-5 from PDX in 2 weeks and are looking for a really good meal up there for Fri/Sat night dinner. It's been awhile since I've been up there, and loved Wild Ginger and Dahlia Lounge, but am looking for a new experience.
Herbfarm is intriguing, but seems really drawn out, and then, how do I drive back to the city all sloshed?
Also, I remember some great Chinese place that cut their own noodles down near the train station. Shanghai something?
If you want a taste of the Herbfarm, do Jerry Traunfeld's (the executive chef at the h-farm for 17 years) new restaurant on Capitol Hill, Poppy. I haven't been able to try it yet as it is supposed to open this week.
Lark and the Harvest Vine are fantastic choices too.
I highly recommend the Boat Street, now that it's moved downtown. A beautiful Room, and great wine list. Not truly fancy, but very well prepared and utterly delicious french-inspired. Be sure to get the walnuts roasted in Butter, the homemade pickle plate, and whatever fish they have is usually splendid. My #1 place in SEA.
Try Restaurant Zoe in Belltown. It's on Second, near Dahlia. Same price range and very good atmosphere and service. Try the gnudi (little savory dumpling/gnocchi things) there.