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He's Metropolitan Grill, I'm Six Seven...

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kireland Jun 6, 2010 06:45 PM

...what is in between?

My husband and I are traveling to Seattle for a friend's wedding and we'll have only one night on our own for a great dinner. I was thinking Six Seven, but while my H loves good wine and good food, he's not really a foodie and the menu looks a bit eclectic for him. He'd love the Metropolitan Grill, but for the money I am thinking we can find something between the two that both of us will love. Something a bit more down to earth than Six Seven and less "old boys network" than the Met. Local food, great wine and downtown are prerequisites. Any ideas? Thanks!!

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Metropolitan Grill
820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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    Leper RE: kireland Jun 6, 2010 06:59 PM

    It may be "old boys" but the Metropolitan Grill holds its own with the great steakhouses of America. (And their onion rings are amazing.) My suggestion would the Palace Kitchen based upon your description of your husband; however, for a great romantic, Italian dinner, Il Terrazo Carmine would be an equal contender.

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    Palace Kitchen
    2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Metropolitan Grill
    820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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      GreenYoshi RE: kireland Jun 7, 2010 01:13 AM

      I think Waterfront Seafood Grill would be a good choice. Great seafood selections and excellently prepared meats (a great bone-in ribeye).
      I tend to think it's a little more expensive than it should be, but it's an "event" type place on the water, so I guess that's to be expected... You can check out the Olympic Sculpture Park while you're visiting.

      People have told me Steelhead Diner up in the market does meat well, but I've always stuck to seafood options there.

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      Steelhead Diner
      95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

      Waterfront Seafood Grill
      2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

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        akq RE: GreenYoshi Jun 8, 2010 11:33 AM

        WSG is excellent and their rib steak, crab legs, oysters, etc. are awesome.

        You might also look at Rays cafe. A short drive (or cab ride) from downtown, right on the water. It's been around forever, but the food is quite good and reasonable.

        Skip steelhead.

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        kireland RE: kireland Jun 7, 2010 08:42 AM

        Thanks Leper & GY - checking out your rec's now!

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          cocktailhour RE: kireland Jun 7, 2010 09:42 AM

          Restaurant Zoe. I think it's in between. I personally find Steelhead soulless and unimpressive.

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          Restaurant Zoe
          2137 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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            PaqpIn RE: kireland Jun 7, 2010 02:31 PM

            Etta's might be a good choice for you. It is a nice mix of innovative and somewhat traditional and it is usually a little quieter than the Palace Kitchen. The cornbread pudding is very nice.

            http://tomdouglas.com/index.php/resta...

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            Palace Kitchen
            2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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              firecracker RE: kireland Jun 9, 2010 12:08 AM

              Queen City Grill. Blueacre. Restaurant Zoe. The Brooklyn (oysters - yum). Dahlia Lounge. Just a couple of suggestions for starters.

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              Restaurant Zoe
              2137 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

              Queen City Grill
              2201 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

              Dahlia Lounge
              2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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                kireland RE: kireland Jun 9, 2010 11:24 AM

                Thanks for all of the recommendations - I am checking out each menu and so far I think Steelhead Diner is in the lead! It doesn't look too "challenging", has a nice mix of seafood/landfood and I have a hard time passing up a menu with braesole and poutine on the menu!

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                Steelhead Diner
                95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101

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