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Sep 18, 2009 04:55 PM

best hotel/restaurant combo

My plan is to treat a group of dear friends to dinner and a night out in either Portland or Seattle and I'm wondering if there are great hotels that also have a wonderful restaurant? Our group won't be huge, probably around ten people.

I'm thinking ultimate cars, no cabs, just an elevator up to the room. The resto could be right near the hotel, and I mean that, no more than a hop and a skip away.

I've been to Sazerac at The Hotel Monaco in Seattle...any other ideas? Price is not a concern at this point.


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  1. Tulio's is a very good Italian restaurant in a Seattle hotel. I don't know much about the hotel itself.

    1. The W with its Earth and Ocean or the Hyatt Olive 8 with its restaurant Urbane.

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      1. re: firecracker

        I've only had one meal there but Urbane was so horrible I would never go back.

      2. How about Campagne/Inn at the Market and Hunt Club/Sorrento?

        1. Thank you for the suggestions! After looking at the logistics we'll actually be going to Portland instead of Seattle.

          Has anyone eaten at the restaurants at the Heathman Hotels in either Portland or Vancouver( WA)?

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          1. re: browneyedwoman

            The Heathman restaurant in Portland is a nice, fairly traditional place--I haven't been there in years, though. The hotel is pretty nice, so this might be a good option for you. There's also the very new Hotel Modera/Nel Centro combo--I haven't eaten or stayed there but it sounds pretty solid (this is a sister property to Andra/Lola's in Seattle). There's the Governor Hotel/Jake's Grill combo as well, which has nice rooms and a decent restaurant. Looking these over, I'm not sure I'd describe any of them as "wonderful" restaurants, so the Heathman might be your best bet.

            1. re: Nettie

              Love Lola's (donuts and octopus hash, YUM!). Heathman might be the best bet, thanks.

            2. re: browneyedwoman

              Have not stayed at the hotel but ate in the restaurant a while ago. It was nice. As Nettie says, fairly traditional but in a nice way. Food was good although I don't remember what I ate. But it was pouring out and it was a lovely space to dry out and have a nice meal in.

            3. PDX: Ace Hotel with Clyde Common/Stumptown Coffee/Kenny & Zuke's Deli.
              Hotel Lucia with Typhoon.