Dinner near the Arctic Club hotel
We are in Seattle for 1 night (a Saturday in June) without a car and will be staying at the Arctic Club Hotel. We land in the late afternoon and will be on eastern time so we don't want a late evening. We would like to have a good meal convenient to the hotel. We prefer something that we can't back home (we are Midwesterners) so Pacific Northwest, or Pan Asian food sounds like it would hit the spot. Our budget isn't limitless but we aren't necessarily looking for cheap eats. Any suggestions?
I'd head to Green Leaf, which is terrific Vietnamese on 8th just south of Jackson St in the International District. It's not too long a walk (10 minutes) but you can always catch a #7, #14 or #36 bus from 3rd Ave, heading south. Get off on Jackson at 7th or 8th (I forget where it stops exactly).
Looks like Juno is undergoing a menu redo, according to the web..and Piroshki's will be closed when we are there. The other options look great-any other suggestions?
The Vietnamese restaurants recommended are terrific.
For a nice selection of Pacific Northwest seafood, I'd recommend the Brooklyn:
Another option for seafood is McCormick's Fish House & Bar:
Both are a walkable distance from your hotel and both feature fresh seafood.
Brooklyn Seafood Steak & Oyster House
1212 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
McCormick's Fish House & Bar
722 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Union's bar menu is a really good deal relative to what you'd pay in the restaurant proper. It's still $15-$20/person but a bargain for the quality of the food. The focus is on seafood, out-of-the-ordinary meat (rabbit, oxtail, squab...), and pasta. Do note that the bar menu is only available before 7 and after 10. The restaurant is on 1st Avenue and Union Street.
Try Wild Ginger on 3rd at Union. Asian with nice atmosphere. It is more upscale than the cheap and cheerful Vietnamese places, or the International District. It is Pan Asian, definitely Pacific Northwest, and a lovely place for a single evening in Seattle. They have a $25 prix fixe dinner, or order from the extensive menu.