NYC chower needs your help! Large group breakfast and drink options downtown Seattle
A large group of girlfriends will be descending on downtown Seattle for a brief visit this weekend. I'm hoping to find some good options for breakfast on Saturday and then for drinks / light fare on Saturday night.
I need places that won't be fully overwhelmed with 10 or 12 people coming in, that can handle us without a reservation (even if it means some waiting), but are still delicious if not fully Chowish, and more Seattle than tourist. Walkable from downtown/market/hotels area. The drinks option could be anything from a cafe with a nice bar to a hotel bar to a jukebox joint with a good bartender.
Any ideas that fit the bill?
How about Steelhead Diner for breakfast/brunch (opens at 11). It's a pretty big room so your group size should be manageable, but I'd give a quick call before you head in.
I agree with Zig Zag, but per your last q, there aren't very many dive-y spots right in the heart of downtown, alas. Maybe the Green Room at the Showbox Market. A couple other options for drinks Sat night; Purple Wine Bar (lots of food options here too), Alibi Room, Marcus' Martini Heaven in Pioneer Square (not for food.) Good hotel bars: Oliver's (Mayflower Park Hotel), the Four Seasons or the W. None of those are bargains though. Could consider the "musicquarium" lounge at the Triple Door (under Wild Ginger)--fits the bill for food, drinks and space for a group, but the service was abysmal last time I went.
Enjoy your visit to Seattle!