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romantic dinner walking distance from 1st & Madison

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nwhophead Mar 24, 2011 03:18 PM

I'm looking for a romantic place to take my wife walking distance from Hotel 1000. We love Assagios and have been to Purple (woodinville, not the Seattle one) but other than that, don't get to downtown Seattle w/out kids much. Don't want drawn out and too fancy, looking for more sharing, fun, romantic place with good service and wine/drink menu. We love to do lots of apps or share meals (though I like spicy and her not so much). Any ideas? Don't mind a bit of a walk.

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  1. terrier RE: nwhophead Mar 24, 2011 04:00 PM

    Matt's in the Market is still great for this.

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      jgoran RE: nwhophead Mar 24, 2011 04:13 PM

      My wife and I stayed at the Hotel 1000 a couple years ago and started our evening with some happy hour appetizers in BOKA at Hotel 1000 and then walked to Palace Kitchen. That made for a pretty nice evening. I had some great pumpkin cheddar speatzles at BOKA.

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      Palace Kitchen
      2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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        christy319 RE: nwhophead Mar 24, 2011 07:59 PM

        Chez Shea--romantic, great atmosphere and service (great happy hour too), Tavolata (best Italian downtown, also a great happy hour and great service), maybe Il Bistro (I haven't been in years but I am hearing good things lately).

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        Il Bistro
        93A Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

        Tavolata
        2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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          bourbongal RE: nwhophead Mar 26, 2011 04:37 PM

          Matt's and Chez Shea are great suggestions. Also take a look at Place Pigalle in Pike Place Market - it is very cozy and romantic and they have a really creative menu. And the small batch bourbon selection may be unrivaled in Seattle.

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            Jeffo405 RE: nwhophead Mar 26, 2011 05:43 PM

            I totally second Chez Shea. One of the most romantic restaurants in town. Also perhaps Art at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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

            Four Seasons
            820 Griffin Ave, Enumclaw, WA 98022

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              nwhophead RE: Jeffo405 Mar 27, 2011 06:27 PM

              Thanks to all that have posted. So far Chez Shea seems like a logical choice and not too far a walk. The Palace Kitchen menu looks amazing but seems like a pretty far walk, maybe another time. Definitely have had Tavolata on the radar but Beltown might be a bit of a haul too and sketchy walk at night. The hotel package comes with drinks and breakfast at BOKA.

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              Palace Kitchen
              2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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

              Tavolata
              2323 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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                cocktailhour RE: nwhophead Mar 31, 2011 11:31 AM

                I would not call Art romantic. Belltown I don't think is a sketchy walk at all, but certainly a bit of a haul.

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              lmcsherr RE: nwhophead Mar 28, 2011 01:47 PM

              I'll confirm the Chez Shea recommendation; Il Bistro has been wonderful for our last couple of meals.

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

              Il Bistro
              93A Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

              1. klsalas RE: nwhophead Mar 28, 2011 05:13 PM

                Try Lecosho on Harbor Steps. Owned by original owner of Matt's in the Market. Great creative Pacific NW food. Nice quiet location. 5 minutes from Hotel 1000

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                  maybelle RE: klsalas Mar 29, 2011 11:37 AM

                  While I liked Lecosho, I wouldn't say it was romantic. I thought it was very loud and the tables were jammed a little closer than I like.

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                    Jeffo405 RE: maybelle Mar 29, 2011 02:22 PM

                    I completely agree. Plus in my experience, the food wasn't nearly as good as Chez Shea.

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

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