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I'm taking two clients out who are in town from NYC out to dinner. I'm from Portland and will be meeting them in Seattle. I know they like steak and seafood. Do you have any suggestions?

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  1. Chandler's Crabhouse features USDA prime steaks along with well executed seafood; however, my out-of-the-box suggestion would be the Metropolitan Grill. (They execute seafood very well but are off the local radar on seafood suggestions.) If you go, order the onion rings as well. They are incredible.

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    Metropolitan Grill
    820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

    1. McCormick & Schmick's on 1st Avenue might be a good option for you. I'd find out if they like any ethnic foods - the international district is full of great asian restaurants, and the Pink Door offers some tasty Italian style fare.

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      Pink Door
      1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

      McCormick & Schmick's
      1103 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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      1. re: bjones9942

        I know it's in Bellevue, but has anyone tried John Howie Steak & Piano Bar at The Shops at Bravern?

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        John Howie Steak
        11111 Northeast 8th Street, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004

        1. re: Eastwind

          Yes, and I like it better than most of the high end steak places in the area. The service is better, the steaks have always been done as specified (not always the case - even in the better places) and they have some really good sides. Also I think it is slightly quieter than some of the other establishments. Certainly the Met Grill. We were just at the Met again this week and were disapointed in the service and overall quality. They may have been having an off night, because it has been better in the past, but overall I still prefer John Howie. Even if it is in Bellevue.

      2. I've love El Gaucho in Belltown. Fantastic steak house.

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        1. re: xoxo_ticho

          That was going to be my recommendation, as well.

          1. re: xoxo_ticho

            And there's one in Portland, so if you've been there you know what to expect.

          2. Metropolitan Grill is the standard businee lunch/dinner place for upscale steak and seafood. I haven't been in a long time. El Gaucho I feel has gone down hill. There are the usual chains--Ruth's Chris, Capitol Grille, McCormick's.

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            Metropolitan Grill
            820 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104