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What are your go to spots? SEA

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I've noticed that over the years my family has accumulated certain restaurants that we frequent for special occasion, a date night, etc. In the interest in sharing and getting out of my rut, I thought it'd be fun to see other people's lists.

Nice occasion restaurants:
Nell's
The Met
Canlis (but have noticed the quality slipping in recent years)
Cafe Juanita
Il Terrazo Carmine

Friday or Saturday date:
Lola
Nishino
Jak's
Cactus

Neighborhood places when you just don't want to cook:
Bings
The Attic
Coastal Kitchen

Brunch spots:
Atlas
The Varsity Inn
5 Spot

I look forward to seeing your lists and maybe trying some new spots.

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  1. Nice occasion restaurants:
    Art of the Table
    Matt's in the Market
    BOKA (for atmosphere and solid drinks/desserts)
    Preservation Kitchen

    Friday or Saturday date:
    Txori
    SpringHill
    How to Cook a Wolf
    La Isla
    La Carta de Oaxaca

    Neighborhood places when you just don't want to cook:
    Ototo Sushi
    Thai Ku
    Malena's
    Quazi's
    Pho Viet Ahn

    Brunch spots:
    Portage Bay Cafe
    The Roxy
    Hi-Life
    Bad Albert's
    Glo's

    1. Great idea for a thread! Here is my list.

      Nice occasion restaurants:
      Elemental
      Restaurant Zoe
      The Herbfarm

      Friday or Saturday night:
      How to Cook a Wolf
      Olivar
      Poppy
      Boat Street Cafe
      Pair

      Neighborhood places when you just don't want to cook:
      Gorgeous George's
      74th St Alehouse
      Olive You
      Pagliacci Pizza
      Bad Albert's

      Brunch spots:
      Hi-Spot Cafe
      Chinook's
      Hi Life

      1. I guess neighborhood spots depends on your neighborhood, but we fall regularly into Betty's for a weeknight. I find it really perfect for what we are looking for--nice cocktails and wine, and the food is solid but with a twist. I have never had a bad meal there that I can think of, and I love to sit at the food bar. I think it would also suit well for a date night.

        1. Nice Occasion:
          - The Harvest Vine
          - Crush
          - Tulio's

          Friday/Saturday Night:
          - Crow
          - La Carta de Oaxaca
          - Tamarind Tree
          - Ocho

          Neighborgood Spots:
          - Toyota Sushi
          - Chiang's Gourmet
          - Grinders
          - Paseo's

          Brunch:
          - Senor Moose
          - The Dish
          - Jade Garden
          - Original Pancake House

          1. Nice Occasion restaurants:
            Restaurant Zoe
            Poppy
            Shiro's
            Monsoon

            Friday or Saturday date:
            Jak's
            Pink Door
            Pam's Kitchen

            Neighborhood places when you just don't want to cook:
            Pair
            Thaiger Room
            La Casa del Mojito

            Brunch Spots:
            The Shanty Cafe
            5 Spot
            Baranof