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Foodie spending 4 nights in Seattle- What do you think?

I will be spending 4 night sin Seattle this week. What do you think about these restaurants?
Etta's
Spinasse
Monsoon
Staple and Fancy? (don't have a reservation here yet thought I might try to sit at the bar)
Any other suggestions?
Thanks!

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Spinasse
Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

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  1. I'm a Bostonian who gets out to Seattle a couple of times a year (in fact heading out next week), so my sample is still small. I went to Etta's last time out and had a delicious meal. Sampled Sturgeon for the first time and found it very flavorful with a great meaty but tender texture. Sorry I don't remember the other items. I shared with my DC a nice selection of Oysters to start. Overall a very good experience.

    1. These are all well-regarded places, especially Spinasse and the recent and very hot Staple & Fancy. For both, reservations are really highly recommended, though I'm not sure about the bar at S&F.

      I'm personally not a big seafood eater, so if I am choosing a Tom Douglas place, I'd go with the outstanding Serious Pie or Palace Kitchen, but that's really just personal taste.

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      Palace Kitchen
      2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

      Spinasse
      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

      Serious Pie
      316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

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      1. re: pusherman

        I like Serious Pie too, but would highly recommend the happy hour where you get the greatest bang for your buck.

        Another Tom Douglas restaurant to try is Lola's for breakfast (get theTom's Big B'fast if you like octopus).

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        Serious Pie
        316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

      2. I owe this board a review of Staple and Fancy and I swear it's coming. I highly recommend it. Call them rather than booking on Open Table. Much more flexible than it seems. The "fancy menu" is great.

        1. Spinasse and Monsoon are standouts on that list. Etta's isn't quite in the same league IMO, and I personally have not been wowed by Staple the two times I've tried it (although I am apparently in the minority).

          Personally, I might ditch Etta's and Staple and go with Serious Pie and maybe Quinn's Pub (or Anchovies & Olives) instead... or maybe Cafe Juanita if you don't mind a trip out to the Eastside?!?

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          Quinn's Pub
          1001 E Pike St, Seattle, WA

          Cafe Juanita
          Kirkland, WA, Kirkland, WA

          Spinasse
          Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

          Serious Pie
          316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

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

          1. We've been to Etta's twice and so far not impressed. Our fave Douglas spot is Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie comes in a close second. Spinasse is wonderful.

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            Spinasse
            Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

            Serious Pie
            316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

            Dahlia Lounge
            2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121