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Best dinner and post-dinner drinks in Capitol Hill?

Salty Mouth Oct 12, 2008 10:53 AM

Hello, I'm looking for a wonderful foodie spot for dinner with a relaxed ambiance in Capitol Hill, followed by a fun cocktail lounge for post-dinner drinks. Apart from Lark, Poppy, and Quinn's, what would you personally recommend? Thanks!

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    christy319 Oct 12, 2008 02:56 PM

    Olivar would be my dinner pick (it's gotten rave reviews lately so reserve early!), then probably Licorous for drinks. I also like Press like LMF suggested...

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      little ms foodie Oct 12, 2008 12:06 PM

      I'm really liking Liberty for cocktails, it is fun- great vibe and mix of people and andrew has some delicious cocktails on the menu. I also like the drinks and space at Licorous.

      I haven't been but what about Olivar for dinner? Is Cafe Presse too casual?

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      1. re: little ms foodie
        Salty Mouth Oct 13, 2008 12:11 AM

        Thank you both for recommending Olivar. I was going to make a reso online, yet it's closed on Monday---- the day of my out-of-town visitor and dinner outing. Damn! Do you think Cafe Presse could pass as an upscale diner, or is it more of a chill French bistro? I've been to Le PIchet.

        I like the idea of Licorous for cocktails!

        1. re: Salty Mouth
          little ms foodie Oct 13, 2008 09:20 AM

          Cafe Presse is absolutely not high end, it is actually a more casual version of Le Pichet.

          too bad Olivar is closed on Mondays! I would really do Lark then as it is your "finest" dining in that area. How about Monsoon, not upscale but definitely foodie.

          1. re: little ms foodie
            Salty Mouth Oct 13, 2008 11:05 AM

            Lark was my original first choice, though it is closed Mondays too. ;(

            I will look into Monsoon. Thank you Ms Foodie.

            1. re: little ms foodie
              terrier Oct 13, 2008 11:41 AM

              Presse might be casual but I had the best poulet roti I've ever had in Seattle there. They do good work; I kinda prefer it to Le Pichet unless the latter has raclette on the menu.

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