Ballard- Restaurant gift certificate for a wedding present
A couple of my newly wed friends are living in Ballard and for a present I wanted to get them a gift certificate to a nice restaurant for them to have a special date. Trying to keep it to $75, so nothing too fancy/expensive, just something really special that they would enjoy. One of them is a semi veg, but other than that, they eat most things.
Well, Staple & Fancy and Golden Beetle would be the obvious choices. Staples & Fancy probably doesn't fit the budget if you want to cover the whole meal, but you might be able to do $75 at Golden Beetle.
I personally still really like Volterra, but I know it's fallen off in popularity with the emergence of other Italian places. $75 might be tough there too.
$75 would be plenty for food and wine and Bastille. I'm not a huge French bistro guy, but that might be the best call for what you're looking for.
5411 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Especially if they go to Golden Beetle at Happy Hour. Check in after 5 and order before 6 and you are golden. Patrons here have not come for volume, but flavor, so do not expect "eat a 24 ounce steak for free," but the flavors are intense, and thoughtful, and this might just be the place for a lovely evening of flavors. The bar is no slouch, either, and I recommend you be ready to dig slightly deeper to get the whole real deal.