36 hours in Seattle - need the best of the best
I will be in Seattle next week, whats the best dinner spot I cannot miss?
All recommendations appreciated.
The NY Times answers this exact question earlier this week in an article likewise titled "36 hours in Seattle": http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/tra...
Overall, pretty solid reccomendations with the exception of Barolo - I think you could do better at Spinasse or Volterra for Italian.
Looks like the times likes to hit this topic every two years or so:
2008 version: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/...
2006 version: http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/08/04/...
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1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
5411 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
These are smart recommendations. One quibble is that I consider Corson Building--or its sister place Sitka and Spruce--more "Seattle" than Lark, which IMO has trended away from a creative seasonal local menu. Note that it's a communal dining experience at Corson, which may or may not be more "quintessential" (or agreeable to you).
Don't think a Tom Douglas dinner makes the cut for 36 hours, but you could hit up Snackbar for lunch. Spinasse > Barolo, but a New Yorker has Italian galore; curious that the NYT recommended that.
There is lot of recent hype and love over Walrus & Carpenter too, and slurping puget sound oysters is essential for your visit, but those may be on offer at one or more places on Sam's list, and certainly makes for a good pre-dinner session whever one can find the bivalves. Inquire locally.
Actually, I neglected to put Sitka and Spruce on my list, which I heartily recommend -- and it is, indeed, quintessential Seattle. The only reason I wouldn't put Corson on that list is that's it's a little high end to be considered "quintessential." But we're splitting hairs here.