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Oct 19, 2010 04:41 PM

Affordable lobster/seafood restaurant

I want to take a friend out for a nice lobster dinner (lobster tails, champagne, etc..) for her birthday but all the restaurants i've looked at are pretty pricey (Waterfront seafood grill, el gaucho etc..). I was wondering if anyone could suggest a nice yet (more) affordable place to get good lobster along with some ambiance. Thanks!

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  1. Definitely check out Le Homard Rouge.

    1. Since any lobster you might see here (and you don't see it very often) somes either from Maine or from Australia, it's going to be pricey, and also potentially not that great. Your tails are probably going to be previously frozen, from Austrailia. Even buying it live from a seafood store isn't that cheap, compared to what it is back east. Can you go out for any other kind of nice dinner? What about just going to a special occasion place like Canlis?

      Canlis Restaurant
      2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

      1. Yes, on second thought I am open to suggestions to other types of delicious restaurants that aren't ridiculously expensive. Thanks again!

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        1. re: rglosser6

          rlosser, I suggest Long's Provincial. A wonderful blend of Vietnamese and French with excellent seafood. Their menu is fun and you'll experience some great dishes.

          1. re: rglosser6

            For other kinds of seafood and champagne, Frank's Oyster House and Champagne Parlor is a relatively decent value. I wouldn't call it a special occasion place, exactly, but I like the ambiance. You can get tiny lobster rolls (for $$).

            Oyster House
            320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501

          2. if you decide you would rather have nice local Dungeness, Sea Garden in the ID makes a great Dungeness Crab with black bean sauce. It's where I go when I want to have an affordable yet indulgent seafood dinner. The salt & pepper prawns are great too

            Sea Garden
            509 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104