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Best Restaurants near Seattle Westin

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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!)

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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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      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?

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      Spinasse
      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

      Tavolata
      2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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

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        DonJ Dec 8, 2010 12:24 PM

        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

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          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.

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          Spinasse
          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.

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          Cascina Spinasse
          1531 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

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          FoodDee Jan 16, 2011 05:34 PM

          Campagne is closed for remodeling though the Cafe is open,

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          Campagne
          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:

          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. 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.

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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

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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.

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                Barolo
                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.

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                  Icon Grill
                  1933 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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