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Jun 2, 2011 02:41 PM

Healthy vegetarian date spot in Seattle

Planning a trip to Seattle to visit a cute Vegetarian girl. Hope to impress by finding a fancy Vegetarian restaurant to take her too that is pretty awesome. Any recommendations? Price range ~100-150 a person with wine?

Any other good ideas for a tourist to impress a local on a date out there?

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  1. Seattle has a lot of vegetarian options, so it comes down to a few things, if this girl is vegan as well, it would impact the decision, but there are certainly plenty of palces that cater to that. I haven't seen much aside from the delicious faux-meat sandwiches at Cafe Happy in Kirkland, but I've heard good things about Chaco Canyon Cafe and Highline. The former is a very healthy, hyper-organic restaurant that I believe specializes in raw foods. The latter is vegan versions of classic stoner food, so it may not be the place to flash some cash and impress a date, especially if you're not on the familiar enough terms to discount its location over a sex shop.

    Most of the vegetarian restaurants I can think of in the area do run pretty informal and inexpensive which could be good, but given your ulterior motives I'd recommend Sutra as the only fine dining vegetarian restaurant that I'm aware of.

    But that's only from recommendation and not personal experience. Depending on what you're trying to do, another option would be to go to one of many fine dining restaurants in Seattle that would be happy to provide vegetarian options despite their omnivorous menus.

    Cafe Happy
    102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Chaco Canyon Cafe
    4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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    1. re: Reloy

      Look into Elemental, Elemental Next door, Art of the Table, Tilth

      Art of the Table
      1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103

      1. re: mrnelso

        Also Sutra in Wallingford would be appropriate; although, Tilth and Elemental are the places where you'll spend something nearer to the figure you mentioned.

        1411 N. 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

        1605 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

        Elemental At Gasworks
        3309 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

    2. Rovers does vegetarian tasting menus in addition to the non-veg ones.

      1. It's been a long time since I have been but I thought Cafe Flora was good and would make a nice date place. Maybe someone with recent experience can chime in.

        Cafe Flora
        2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

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        1. re: knowspicker

          I took my vegetarian SO to Flora earlier this year and it was as wonderful as ever. Try to get the room with the "water feature". Incidentally, one of the keys to Flora's success is that they make no attempt whatsoever to be healthy. (Another is that they are really into presentation as well as flavor.)

          1. re: fookystyle

            I would also add a vote for Carmelita - the food there is wonderful, esp the selection of cheeses. Rover's is also a great option for upscale.

            1. re: bourbongal

              I like Carmelita a lot but it's a neighborhood place, not fancy. Like Flora it's good because it doesn't go out of its way to be "healthy." I don't think you could spend that much if you tried. If you want something really nice/special I think Rover's veg tasting menu is the best bet. Elemental could be really fun if you don't need control over the menu.

            2. re: fookystyle

              Carmelita is absolutely the best date-night option for romance. Sutra is nice too, but you may share a table which does not lend to intimate date-night conversation.
              Honestly, Tilth's vegetarian options leave much to be desired. :( I went on a birthday and left wishing I'd gone somewhere else for the price. However, every time I go to Carmelita I wonder why I don't go there more often.

            3. Hi, nedfats:

              +1 on Carmelita.