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Eating in the bar somewhere on 2/14 SEA

allisonw Feb 12, 2009 01:03 PM

I have a friend in from out of town and we are going to meet @ 9pm Saturday to have dinner. The late hour helps, but it is Valentine's Day and we might have trouble getting in places. Any suggestions for places where we could eat in the bar? Price really is not an issue, ambiance and good food are.

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    staffstuff Feb 13, 2009 07:41 AM

    I"d recommend Copper Gate in Ballard......interesting, tasty & creative Scandinavian cuisine in a very hip, artsy & high-design ambiance....excellent cocktails.....easy parking...nice waitstaff....fun bar....

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    1. re: staffstuff
      allisonw Feb 13, 2009 06:37 PM

      We're going to attempt the bar at Ponti.

      Yumm, Ponti.

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      blue2000 Feb 12, 2009 04:04 PM

      My husband & I have had great luck at the Crush bar in the past. Might be worthwhile to call in advance and see if there's anything special (are they serving set menu, etc) but it's amazing to watch a small AWESOME kitchen turn out plate after plate of amazing food. Also, I always think about Palace Kitchen if you want to stay downtown. Another fun place could be Serious Pie, I bet they wouldn't be super crowded on v-day

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        nseattlefoodie Feb 12, 2009 01:10 PM

        I know it's not a full dinner... but Oliver's Twist on Phinney is doing a "2 cocktails and 2 plates for $25" on V-day. Just a thought.

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        1. re: nseattlefoodie
          allisonw Feb 12, 2009 01:49 PM

          Here's another wacky idea--what about us trying to get into somewhere that does not take ressrs like Wolf? People generally want firm plans for V-day-right? so by that logic a place like Wolf might be LESS busy???

          1. re: allisonw
            dylinw Feb 12, 2009 03:22 PM

            Even if they are busy it seems like the wait could easily be dealt with by going down the street to Bricco or something. Though you probably wouldn't want to show up at 9pm and then have to wait 1+ hours.....

            What about Sambar? They also don't take reservations.

            You could also try Stumbling Goat, then if they're full run over to Oliver's Twist?

            1. re: allisonw
              vanillagorilla Feb 13, 2009 08:42 AM

              How to Cook a Wolf did take reservations for Valentines.

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