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Sep 26, 2011 10:26 PM

Need Dark Restaurant

I'm having dinner next week with a good friend who has just had some disfiguring surgery. This will be their first time out in public. They want a dark and casual restaurant. I want a good restaurant.

I'm thinking Vito's or Gainsbourg. Any suggestions?

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  1. What neighborhood are you looking for? Shez Chea is pretty dark (meant to be romantic) or Il Bistro, but maybe too busy?

    Il Bistro
    93A Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

    1. List in belltown is very dark. a bit trendy though - not sure if it is casual enough for what u seek...

      1. El Gaucho's pretty dark. There's also 13 Coins, not because it's dark, but because both the booths and the counter stools make dining there private.

        13 Coins
        505 5th Ave S Ste 160, Seattle, WA 98104

        1. I would recommend the Queen of Sheba in Capitol Hill. It's not only dark, I've not been in there when it's crowded. You'll be treated well and not have a lot of people to stare at you.
          You do have to eat with your hands, however, (I think they can provide utensils but I've never asked) so if your guest's hands are a problem it might be difficult. (You didn't say what was disfigured.)

          1. Thanks for the suggestions.
            We ended up at Via Tribunali on Capitol Hill. Great pizza and very dark. Had to hold the candle on the table up to the menu in order to read it.

            Via Tribunali
            317 W Galer St, Seattle, WA 98119