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One fun night in Seattle

jmil Jan 26, 2012 05:50 PM

hi there,
Looking for rec's for our next weekend's one night stay in Seattle. There will be 4 of us (2 couples)all in our early 30's - staying 2 blocks from pike market. We will have a car, but walking distance would be prefered.
Being from Vancouver we have our share of Asian/ethnic restaurants. Looking for a few decent restaurants/pub/gastro-pub's. Something somewhat casual and fun. Good food and drinks within a fairly reasonable price range !!
A few places I've tried: the black bottle, Spur.
So something along those lines, but really any advice on places that showcase Seattle's food scene and help in making it a fun night is greatly appreciated.
Also .. I was thinking Lowell's for breakfast..,?
Thanks !!

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    Leper RE: jmil Jan 27, 2012 09:32 AM

    Jmil, Based upon your criteria, the Palace Kitchen would be my go to place. I also recommend Lowell's for breakfast as a true Seattle experience.

    1. gingershelley RE: jmil Jan 27, 2012 10:41 AM

      +1 on Lowell's for breakfast; great oyster or crab omelette's with a view;)!
      You might head to Capitol Hill and do Quinn's; one of our other best gastropub's. Great food, and always have foie and marrow bones on offer.

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        melpy RE: gingershelley Jan 28, 2012 04:13 AM

        Quinn's all the way!
        We thought Lowell's food was disappointing although the view was nice.
        We preferred the Portage Bay Cafe for brunch.

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        pusherman RE: jmil Jan 27, 2012 11:36 PM

        As GingerShelley points out Quinn's is kind of the local standard-bearer for gastropubs; in your closer vicinity, Black Bottle would be a similar option. Many people love Spur, but I was unimpressed -- good food but overpriced and for my taste kind of finicky for a bar.

        Might also recommend Lecosho (porktastic) very close to you in the Harbor Steps, second Leper's rec for Palace Kitchen (Northwestern comfort food) a slightly longer walk, or maybe Steel Head Diner, which is right in the market, kind of an upscale diner. And I have heard good things about Coterie nearby in Belltown but haven't been yet.

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          jpc8015 RE: jmil Jan 28, 2012 12:43 AM

          If you like oyster you must go to Elliot's for happy hour.

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            sirsnacksalot RE: jmil Jan 29, 2012 11:23 PM

            Maybe Skillet.

            Smith for breakfast.

            Both require a short cab/bus ride to capitol hill though.

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