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Mar 21, 2011 01:02 PM

Downtown Seattle

I will be in Seattle this weekend for an"urban weekend" and staying downtown at Hotel Monaco. I will be wondering in and out of museums and the Pike Place Market. I want to eat at one Tom Douglas restaurant. What other food places should I try? I'd like to walk to them if possible.

Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

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  1. Walk right on down to your hotel lobby and treat yourself to Sazarac!!

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    1. re: grangie angie

      I've didn't think much of Sazerac either of the times I visited.
      Once was during a Restaurant week thing, though so maybe that's part of it.

    2. I second Sazarac especially for their breakfasts and their excellent Bloody Mary's. I also suggest the Palace Kitchen for your Tom Douglas fix. For an unusual Asian experience, try Long's Provincial. (Just randomly order things you've never heard of; you can't go wrong.) All are within walking distance.

      Palace Kitchen
      2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

      1. A little more on the rough-and ready side, Two Bells serves a pretty good burger, cooked as rare as you like, and has plenty of local taps and character.

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        1. re: mrnelso

          Did I say "pretty good?"
          Last night, we had the Tavern Burger again, and it was the best burger of all time.
          What was I thinking?

          1. re: mrnelso

            Two Bells is indeed really good. But I had a burger at Local 360 recently that I think beats the one from Two Bells. I'm looking forward to having another, as well as to trying other offerings. Mmmmm....

        2. For local and urban, Spur Gastropub--short walk from the Market. ZigZag at the Market for cocktails. I agree with Palace. The donout holes at the Market,and fish n chips and Jack's Fish Spot. Emmett Watson's or Elliott's for oysters. Tavolata for small dishes and pasta.

          Jack's Fish Spot
          1514 Pike Pl Ste 2, Seattle, WA 98101

          2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

          1. Does anyone have any opinions about Wild Ginger?

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            1. re: sfcohen

              I used to go there after work for drinks and satays with co-workers. I wouldn't consider it bad just going off the satays. I thought a few of them were pretty tasty. I also wouldn't consider it anything special, and there are much better restaurants nearby that I would rather go to.

              1. re: Brunhilde

                This is probably a superior and more fair asessment of Wild Ginger than the across-the-board dismissals I have been likely to provide. I also like the calamari all right.

                1. re: equinoise

                  "pretty tasty" and "nothing special" perfectly describe wild ginger with the addition of "way overpriced"

              2. re: sfcohen

                Yes, it's kind of pricey for what you get and some of the dishes are kind of meh... like the green beans you see on just about every table.

                But there are a few things the WG does really well. The laksa soup and the squash stew are both really good. I also enjoyed the fragrant duck. The satays are pretty good but pretty pricey for what you get.

                If you want to a cheap taste of Wild Ginger you can go to Happy Hour at Triple Door and sample a few items.