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Barolo Ristorante, Lark, Lola, Dahlia or Poppy?

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dmsalgado May 19, 2011 07:24 PM

Hey fellow Chowhounders,

My husband and I are heading to Seattle for the weekend and want some good eats for dinner and we're trying to decide between Barolo, Lark, Lola, Dahlia or Poppy... What are your thoughts?

Thanks,
Vancouver Chowhounder

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Barolo
1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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    christy319 May 19, 2011 07:57 PM

    For me, that decision would be easy--Poppy. You just aren't going to find anyplace else like it. I would scratch Barolo off the list. I'm not saying it's not good, but check out the menu online--you can find this stuff, done well, in almost any city.

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    Barolo
    1940 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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      PaqpIn May 20, 2011 12:06 AM

      If you like Vij then I would highly suggest Poppy. If Salt is more your speed then Lark. Between Lola and Dahlia I would recommend Lola. Or try Lola for breakfast/brunch.

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        dmsalgado May 20, 2011 01:30 PM

        Thanks for the advice! I will try Poppy out (and possibly Lark... then off to Lola for brunch, lol) and report back. We'll also be checking out Serious Pie and Salumi for lunch :D Hopefully the lines won't drive us away!

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        Serious Pie
        316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101

        Salumi
        309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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          cocktailhour May 20, 2011 01:54 PM

          My vote is also Poppy. Have fun

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            dmsalgado May 20, 2011 05:27 PM

            Okay, upon browsing the other posts there seems to be a few more contenders for dinner. We have a car and are willing to travel... Would Corson Building, Book Bindery or Sitka and Spruce trump Poppy?

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            Book Bindery
            198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

            The Corson Building
            5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

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              firecracker May 20, 2011 07:48 PM

              You can't go wrong with any of your add-ons dms. I would skip Lola altogether unless I was just looking for breakfast.

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                cocktailhour May 23, 2011 03:26 PM

                Poppy first, then Corson, then S&S would be my order.

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                  christy319 May 24, 2011 08:48 AM

                  Agreed although I haven't been to Book Bindery.

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                  Book Bindery
                  198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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                    equinoise May 24, 2011 01:35 PM

                    For me Corson or S&S > Poppy, unless you are really into the thali concept, although I love Poppy's desserts. These two and Book Bindery are all better than the others originally mentioned.

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                    Book Bindery
                    198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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                dmsalgado May 25, 2011 11:25 AM

                So... After (finally) deciding to eat at either Corson or S&S, I tried to make reservations and couldn't get in to either. Bummer... The guy at S&S highly recommended Harvest Vine so that's where we ended up. We had the beet salad, seared foie gras, short ribs, grilled octopus and finally the cuttlefish with squid ink pasta. Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere! Corson, S&S and Poppy will be on the short list for our next SEA visit :)

                Thanks so much for all your advice!

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                Harvest Vine
                2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

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