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40th birthday dinner in Seattle--without breaking the bank

grubseattle Oct 7, 2008 04:24 PM

Husband's turning 40 and I want to take him to a cozy, romantic spot, but not break the bank. Suggestions?

He likes pretty much everything, but I'm trying to get away from Italian as we're doing that later this weekend.

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    NWWanderer RE: grubseattle Oct 7, 2008 05:46 PM

    I've celebrated a number of birthdays at Dahlia Lounge--I find it romantic so that would be my recommendation.

    1. natalie.warner RE: grubseattle Oct 8, 2008 08:10 AM

      My suggestions would be Moxie, La Isla, Cremant, Portage, Crave, How to Cook a Wolf, & Matt's in the Market.

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        Lauren RE: natalie.warner Oct 8, 2008 09:21 AM

        Crave has recently closed.

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          natalie.warner RE: Lauren Oct 9, 2008 09:17 AM

          I am sad to hear that!

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            FoodDee RE: natalie.warner Oct 9, 2008 05:26 PM

            Just called them - they aren't closing until 10/30.

      2. Salty Mouth RE: grubseattle Oct 8, 2008 11:36 AM

        Lark or Harvest Vine, hands down.

        1. amyh18 RE: grubseattle Oct 8, 2008 05:15 PM

          I had my 38th birthday at Cremant and a would absolutely recommend it for a birthday dinner. Delicious, rich, decadent and didn't break the bank. Matt's is always a good bet too. Another suggestion is Place Pigalle. Their mussels are fantastic.

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            staffstuff RE: grubseattle Oct 8, 2008 05:51 PM

            "Divine"....very good, creative Greek food.....NE 80th and Roosevelt...cozy & romantic as well.

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