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Best Restaurants near Seattle Westin

Lambster Dec 7, 2010 10:18 AM

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!

  1. frygirl Dec 7, 2010 11:38 AM

    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!)

    Palace Kitchen
    2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Serious Pie
    316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

    86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

    5 Replies
    1. re: frygirl
      Lambster Dec 7, 2010 04:03 PM

      Thanks, Frygirl.

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

      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

      2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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

      1. re: Lambster
        DonJ Dec 8, 2010 12:24 PM

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

        Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

        1. re: DonJ
          Mike CP Dec 8, 2010 01:50 PM

          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.

          Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

        2. re: Lambster
          frygirl Dec 8, 2010 02:17 PM

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

          Cascina Spinasse
          1531 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

        3. re: frygirl
          FoodDee Jan 16, 2011 05:34 PM

          Campagne is closed for remodeling though the Cafe is open,

          86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

        4. kaleokahu Dec 7, 2010 10:17 PM

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

          Staple & Fancy
          Le Gourmand
          Sitka & Spruce
          The Book Bindery

          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. terrier Dec 8, 2010 08:44 AM

            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.

            Palace Kitchen
            2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

            Mistral Kitchen
            2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

            Book Bindery
            198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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              howard 1st Dec 8, 2010 09:05 AM

              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. GourmetLight Dec 8, 2010 10:48 AM

                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.

                1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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                  Emerald_City Jan 16, 2011 12:18 PM

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

                  Icon Grill
                  1933 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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