Birthday dinner recs for a seattle newbie
Just moved to Seattle from Brooklyn and so far am a little homesick in terms of good, casual dining. My husband's birthday is this weekend and I'd like rec's on a good restaurant.
Looking for something New American and/or particularly Northwest (fresh seafood, etc.) Relaxed atmosphere, but still lively, maybe something with a bar. Moderately priced, not too expensive. Somewhere you can linger over your glass of wine and take your time on dessert.
Our favorite place in nyc was a casual, boisterous Italian restaurant that had great pastas, an inexpensive wine list, sidewalk dining and was open late.
(Please don't post just to tell me to search other threads, as I have already done some of that, and Chowhound has just about the worst search feature ever. If you don't want to recommend, keep your comments to yourself.)
Also, bonus to anyone who can recommend a good bar for after dinner.