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Seattle Weekend.. 4 days...suggestions please!

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I am a Washingtonian living in Kansas as of 23 yrs ago. I come to Seattle a couple times a year to get my fix. Have done much exploring but would love suggestions for great restaurants. I will be hosting my husbands assistant to celebrate her 15 yrs with our company. Just we two girls. We appreciate water views and uniquely NW decor. I miss it so much. We are also going to the PNW Garden Show, Argosy Lake Tour, Pikes Market, etc. Where would you eat if you were me?

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  1. Matt's, Steelhead, Chez Shea, Izumi, The Brooklyn for starters.

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    Chez Shea
    94 Pike St. Suite 34, Seattle, WA 98101

    Izumi
    12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

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    1. re: firecracker

      Okay, thanks. I will check into the restaurants you suggested. I haven't been to any of these.

    2. ray's boathouse has a fantastic view of the water and the food is good. you can also eat upstairs for a less fancy vibe, less expensive bill.

      my favorite seattle restaurant is anchovies & olives on capitol hill. the best PNW food i've eaten since moving here, plus a really great oyster power hour.

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      1. re: casspants

        Thank you casspants. I will move both of these restaurants to the top of my list.

      2. Tilth. Nationally recognized chef, outstanding food, consistent quality. Hard wooden chairs.

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        1. re: Scott O

          Hard wooden chairs? Is that a good thing?

        2. I second Ray's Boathouse for a great view with equally good food. However, I wouldn't dine upstairs. We ate upstairs recently and the food just didn't stack up to what we've had downstairs. They do have different menus.

          I also really like Waterfront Seafood Grill. Awesome views from just about every table.

          If you're into the celebrity chef thing, you might want to hit a Tom Douglas restaurant. Palace Kitchen is my favorite, mainly because of the casual atmosphere, but any of them are good. His pizza restaurant is probably my least favorite. If you happen to like duck confit, it's awesome at PK. And I think all of his restaurants have that Banana Cream Pie to die for.

          You probably already know this, but for an "authentic" Seattle experience, go to one of the fish and chips places along the waterfront that has outdoor seating. Ivar's is my favorite, I love their clam chowder. Spuds is also good. Great memories of feeding french fries to the seagulls.

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          Ray's Boathouse Restaurant
          6049 Seaview Ave., Seattle, WA 98107

          Palace Kitchen
          2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

          Waterfront Seafood Grill
          2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121