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Feb 12, 2009 01:03 PM

Eating in the bar somewhere on 2/14 SEA

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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  1. 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

      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

        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

          How to Cook a Wolf did take reservations for Valentines.

      2. 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

        1. 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 bar....

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          1. re: staffstuff

            We're going to attempt the bar at Ponti.

            Yumm, Ponti.