Need to find a restaurant for a Client Dinner
I'm looking for recommendations on either a nice steak house or seafood restaurant that I can take a business client. I'd like to find a nice place, with a good atmosphere and service, not a "local neighborhoody option." The ideal place I would like to eat at would be a restaurant that respects and utilizes local ingredients and flavors of the Pacific Northwest ( i.e. not a chain steakhouse like Morton's or Ruth Chris). Our hotel is at the Westin Seattle, downtown, so somewhere nearby would be preferable. Thanks for your thoughts!
Either Etta's or Dahlia Lounge. I have had a number of business lunches and dinners at both these places. Lots of local choices on the menu and great atmosphere and food. I've eaten out a lot for business in downtown Seattle and have eaten more than once at every place suggested so far. The only one I'd consider alongside Etta's or Dahlia is Chez Shea and I consider it a little on the romantic side for a business dinner.
Etta's is a solid northwest seafood restaurant that work's well for a business dinner. Good food options and service, I have been there for a couple business dinners. It is west of the Westin on Western Ave. Avoid Steelhead; cramped booths, too loud, and Icon Grill which is just not good and not local.
Agree with Cocktail''s suggestion of the Met. I would also add The Brooklyn for nice beef and seafood, or Blueacrea for seafood. All of these spots are independent and not chains.
Less formal would be Tulio's, Steelhead Diner, Matt's in the Market or Chez Shea. All have good food. Right across Fifth Street from the Westin is Icon Grill. I don't think it matches up to the others for dinner, but could provide a fun festive lunch venue.
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Metropolitan Grill is the go-to restaurant for business steak dinners. Waterfront is a very good choice for seafood. Both are walkable, depending on your definition, or a very short cab ride (Waterfront is farther). Farther away--definitely need a cab, is Palisades. Seafood, great view, business-y.
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