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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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    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 Jul 12, 2011 05:50 PM

      Try RN74 next time - 4th & Pine

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        Thiebaud Jul 12, 2011 06:35 PM

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

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      PAO 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 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 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 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 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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          PaqpIn 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.
          http://www.tangorestaurant.com/

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            Brunhilde 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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              tsquare 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.

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              Palace Kitchen
              2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

              1. Mike CP 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.

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                Red Fin Restaurant
                612 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101

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