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Dec 14, 2010 05:41 PM

Birthday dinner for a 17 year old

Looking for recommendations for a birthday dinner with my 17 year old niece downtown or within walking distance (a long walk is fine) for the 23rd of December. There will be just three of us. Two of us do not eat any meat except fish. Niece is not picky other than the no meat policy. Looking for a place that is fun and not too fancy. Money is not really the issue - we just prefer places that are not too fussy. I am thinking something other than asian because we probably will be eating asian on Christmas eve and/or Christmas.

Also, would appreciate any recommendations for dessert places. Thanks.

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  1. I would consider Flying Fish or Mistral Kitchen. I am not sure if they would qualify as "fun" to a teenager though, being well past that happy time myself. But I would recommend them as "lively" to adults, so. or maybe Tavolata?

    Flying Fish
    2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

    2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Mistral Kitchen
    2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

    1. How about Palace Kitchen? It's a lively atmosphere, and they have a lot of pescetarian options.

      Palace Kitchen
      2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

      1. I don't know if it woudl really qualify as fun but I think Schuckers would be a great place for a small birthday dinner. Casual but very good with nice seafood options [oysters Rockefeller for one] and good desserts.

        Etta's Seafood in the market would also be a nice place for a birthday dinner.

        Etta's Seafood
        2020 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

        1. I'm quite fond of the Pink Door ( Both the lasagna and the cioppino get rave reviews (I'll attest to the cioppino, it's great). Dining room varies from hushed conversation to quite lively depending on the customers. I'd make reservations.

          Dessert? B & O Espresso on Capitol Hill ( They also do dinners if you don't want to travel.

          Pink Door
          1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

          B & O Espresso
          204 Belmont Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102