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Good Mid-Priced Restaurants with Trained, Professional Waitstaff

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Scott O Sep 15, 2010 10:38 AM

Just like the title says. I've realized that I enjoy good food best when the front of the house is as committed to excellence as the back.

Any nominations for Seattle metro?

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    pairswellwithwine Sep 15, 2010 10:46 AM

    I nominate Tilth. The wait staff there far exceed any other experience I have had in Seattle.

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      Scott O Sep 21, 2010 10:06 AM

      We went for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and our server was not at all up to par for this level of restaurant. Inattentive, not very knowledgeable about the food, and opinionated / self-righteous. Very annoying.

      On the other hand, another server who assisted was very warm yet professional, extremely knowledgeable about the food, etc. Same goes for the maitre'd.

      I guess we got the weakest link that night.

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        Freida Oct 3, 2010 02:49 PM

        Sounds like my last experience at Tilth as well. Our server was snotty and brusque and did not do a good job answering questions about the food. There's a reason I haven't been back.

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      Lauren Sep 15, 2010 11:01 AM

      I think Le Gourmand has some of the best FOH staff in the city.

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        forkit Oct 3, 2010 04:08 PM

        I am a fairly regular customer at Bick's and and it is certainly more of a midpriced place than Tilth or certainly than the excellent Le Gourmand. The waitstaff is certainly professional with at least one waitress who has been there more than ten years. I always find it a reliable and comfortable place to enjoy an evening relaxing with good food and service.

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