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Good restaurant near the ACT Theatre?

Thiebaud May 27, 2011 03:04 PM

Going to an evening event at the ACT Theatre (7th & Union), and we'd like to go out for something to eat after. I'm having a hard time finding a place that's within walking distance. Purple? (That's about the max distance that we'd want to walk.) Palomino? I've never been to either. Any suggestion is welcome!

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  1. Mike CP RE: Thiebaud May 27, 2011 03:17 PM

    We went to happy hour at Red Fin before going to see a show at the ACT Theater a few months ago. They had some good deals on mid-range sushi, as well as some other dishes on their happy hour menu that looked interesting. Our party of 8 was easily fed with plenty of time to make it to the show.

    Red Fin Restaurant
    612 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101

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      tsquare RE: Thiebaud May 27, 2011 04:56 PM

      Depending on how late you get out - good luck. The Night Kitchen is at 216 Stewart St. I've not tried it, but the hours and concept are great. Palace Kitchen is open till 1 am - not sure how late they stop serving. Wild Ginger is open till 11 except on Sundays. Blueacre is only open till 10 pm, but includes Sunday.

      Palace Kitchen
      2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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        Brunhilde RE: Thiebaud May 27, 2011 04:59 PM

        There's Vons (only been there for drinks) and Taphouse Grill (only been there for beer) within your 4 block range. I've eaten at both Purple and Palomino, but can't say I remember the food at either of them.

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          PaqpIn RE: Thiebaud May 27, 2011 06:57 PM

          If you are going on a weekend Tango would work nicely. It is just up the hill and is open until midnight on the weekends.

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            Thiebaud RE: Thiebaud May 28, 2011 10:40 PM

            Some of these look pretty good, but we're going on a weeknight and getting out around 9 or 9:30, so I may get outvoted. Nobody wants to stay out too late, so proximity might win out over deliciousness of food. Will report back, thanks for the suggestions!

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              bluedog67 RE: Thiebaud Jun 1, 2011 10:56 AM

              We went to Blue Acre, and it was an easy walk and delicious food. Urbane is also an easy walk.

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                Thiebaud RE: bluedog67 Jun 1, 2011 12:47 PM

                Unfortunately, blueacre closes at 10 PM. I have to say that I had one of the worst meals at Urbane, yet some other people in our party liked theirs. I had pasta with lamb ragu and couldn't even finish half of it because it was so bad. Now maybe I shouldn't have ordered pasta in a "non-pasta" restaurant, but my beet appetizer was only ok and my strawberry crepe dessert was meh. No one asked why I left most of my dinner.

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                  akq RE: Thiebaud Jun 1, 2011 02:41 PM

                  A group of coworkers took me to Urbane for my birthday last year. I liked my burger quite a bit, but the rest of the group was pretty unhappy with their salads and fish dishes. Same experience - no one asked them why they didn't eat the food... None of my coworkers will go back, so I haven't tried anything else there.

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              PAO RE: Thiebaud Jun 3, 2011 02:58 PM

              We like Tango. I stopped going to Palomino many years ago because I thought their quality had declined. I find Purple inconsistent. Sometimes I can get a marvelous meal there and other times it's very pedestrian. Have been to Blueacre once and enjoyed it, but that's probably not enough times to make an informed comment.

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                Thiebaud RE: Thiebaud Jul 12, 2011 02:47 PM

                Well, we ended up at Palomino because it's so close. The food was ok, not great but not awful, and at least it was cheap because they have an all-night happy hour in the lounge. Service was weird. Honestly, I think the only reason I'd ever go back is proximity to ACT. We did at least have a place to hang out and talk about the performance.

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                  FoodDee RE: Thiebaud Jul 12, 2011 05:50 PM

                  Try RN74 next time - 4th & Pine

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                    Thiebaud RE: FoodDee Jul 12, 2011 06:35 PM

                    Nope, they close at 10:00 (and are a bit further away).

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