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Best Restaurants near Seattle Westin

I'll be in Seattle Wednesday thru Friday of this week staying at the Seattle Westin Hotel on Fifth Ave. What are the best restaurants (based foremost on the caiber of the food/cooking)near there?

Are there better restaurants outside this area that I should go to?

Please help!

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  1. In walking distance of the Westin, I can recommend:

    Campagne for French
    Serious Pie for casual yet interesting "pizza" (more like fun flatbread)
    Palace Kitchen for a nice dinner of applewood grill yummies
    Spur for happy hour/cocktails (try the salmon appetizer - so good!)

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    Palace Kitchen
    2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Serious Pie
    316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

    Campagne
    86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

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    1. re: frygirl

      Thanks, Frygirl.

      I've also come across Spinasse, Anchovies & Olives and Tavolata. Do you have an opinion on any of these?

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      Spinasse
      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

      Tavolata
      2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

      Anchovies & Olives
      1550 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

      1. re: Lambster

        I don't think you would go wrong at any of them. Spinasse, imo,is world class.

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        Spinasse
        Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

        1. re: DonJ

          I was just at Spinasse last weekend. SO and I were both very impressed. Exquisite food but not to formal atmosphere led to a great meal. We will def be back.

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          Spinasse
          Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

        2. re: Lambster

          All three are excellent, but I strongly lean toward Cascina Spinasse. Their handmade pasta is to-die-for.

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          Cascina Spinasse
          1531 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

        3. re: frygirl

          Campagne is closed for remodeling though the Cafe is open,

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          Campagne
          86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

        4. Best? Not within walking distance, but a short cab ride gets you to:

          Rover's
          Staple & Fancy
          Le Gourmand
          Sitka & Spruce
          The Book Bindery
          Canlis
          Joule

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          Canlis Restaurant
          2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

          Sitka & Spruce
          2238 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

          Book Bindery
          198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

          1. Palace Kitchen and Mistral Kitchen would be my picks for the immediate area. Both are in easy walking distance. (Palace is on the same block.)

            Book Bindery is a short cab ride away and is my favorite place at the moment.

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            Palace Kitchen
            2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

            Mistral Kitchen
            2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

            Book Bindery
            198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

            1. blueacre seafood (7th/olive)
              long provincial (2nd/stewart)
              dahlia lounge (4th/virginia - like any tom douglas place, terrific if the fates allow...)
              le pichet (1st/virginia - far better than campagne)

              agree with serious pie and palace kitchen (see tom douglas comment)

              terrific restaurants outside the area but why bother; walking to/from dinner is an urban joy

              1. If you have need for any Happy Hour grub, Barolo does a great job from 3:30 - 6:00. Dinner, not so much. And it's basically across the street from the Westin.

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                Barolo
                1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

                1. If you're looking for upscale comfort food, Icon Grill is right across the street. It's very good and has a great atmosphere.

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                  Icon Grill
                  1933 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101