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crcowden Oct 3, 2010 01:00 PM

We live a bit of a distance from Seattle, but for our anniversary will be coming up and staying downtown, so we don't have to worry about drinking a bottle of wine. What would you recommend for a special occasion restaurant? Considering the circumstances, price is no object but it needs to be downtown as I don't want to try and learn the bus system. I have eaten in some good places before (Steelhead Diner, SAM Taste), but want to try something new. Two options are Campagne and Barolo. Any feedback or suggestions? We have good Thai and Indian at home, so I'd rather skip that. Is there anything on the waterfront or Belltown that's worth it? Thanks in advance.

1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

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    dagrassroots RE: crcowden Oct 3, 2010 02:15 PM

    You could take a short cab to canlis or do mistral kitchen.

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      firecracker RE: crcowden Oct 3, 2010 03:00 PM

      Chez Shea is a lovely choice for a romantic evening. The food is wonderful and the ambiance cozy.

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        akq RE: crcowden Oct 3, 2010 03:30 PM

        I enjoy both Campagne and Barolo, but they are very different. Campagne (my fav) is really comfortable with excellent French food, nice wine and service. I also really enjoy Barolo, but don't find it as comfortable - it's more of a trendy Euro feel. Service is not quite Campagne level, but the food is quite nice. Of those, I'd pick Campagne.
        On the waterfront, I like the Waterfront Seafood Grill. Excellent food & service. Can be quite expensive. I love the King Crab legs and the rib steak. They also do a fun tableside dessert presentation called the Emerald City Volcano that is a tasty baked Alaska type ice cream dessert. It's really fun if you are into that sort of thing (normall I'm not, but they do a really nice job).
        I've also enjoyed meals at Six Seven at the Edgewater, but I don't think it's in the same league as the others I've mentioned.
        You might also consider Rovers - very nice French in Madison Valley which would be a very short cab ride from downtown. Exellent food and service - perfect special occaision place.

        Waterfront Seafood Grill
        2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

        1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

        86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

        1. klsalas RE: crcowden Oct 4, 2010 05:08 PM

          Depending on where you stay downtown you could try La Bete. http://labeteseattle.com/ The chefs and menu look great. This is just over Rt. 5. It is about a mile from Pike Place Market but again depending on your hotel location could be quite close.

          In Belltown, between 1st and second on Blanchard, I really enjoy Spur Gastropub, the chefs and bartenders who are also behind Tavern Law on Capitol Hill. http://www.spurseattle.com/

          Matt, of beloved Matt's in the Market, recently opened Lecosho on the Harbor Steps, Post Alley, between 1st Ave and Western at University. http://www.lecosho.com/

          I do love Campagne. Have not been to Barolo. You could also consider Mistral Kitchen (South Lake Union) http://mistral-kitchen.com/

          Pike Place Market
          1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

          Spur Gastropub
          113 Blanchard Street, Seattle, WA 98121

          1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

          86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

          Lake Union Cafe
          3119 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

          Mistral Kitchen
          2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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