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Quiet Restaurants in Seattle

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otisbuddy2004 May 2, 2012 12:20 PM

Call me old-fasioned, call me Seattle-provincial, whatever, there seems to be a dearth of quiet restaurants in Seattle any more. Any of you Hounds in Seattle know moderately priced QUIET restaurants in Seattle proper. I don't want to have to go to Canlis or The Georgian Room for quiet ambience. I really miss the old days of Osteria La Spiga when it was on the corner of Broadway and East Union, especially on Monday nights when they'd have a live jazz trio, playing very softly in the background. I was appalled recently to read that Ethan Stowell actually turns up the music when he thinks "his" restaurant is too quiet. What a pompous ass with total disrespect for his clientele. Is it too much to ask for a peaceful, serene, (gasp) romantic dining experience?

So, any suggestions?

Cheers,

Scott

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    PAO RE: otisbuddy2004 May 2, 2012 01:58 PM

    I'm with you on this one. I'll NEVER return to Barrio Seattle even though the food was pretty good, because it was so loud it made my head hurt. Actually, Ponti's has several smaller rooms and if you can get into one of those rather than the main dining room, the noise there is not bad at all.

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      mrnelso RE: PAO May 2, 2012 04:41 PM

      Chez Shea and Le Gourmand, but u better hurry.

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        gingershelley RE: mrnelso May 3, 2012 11:27 AM

        Sadly, Chez Shea's last night was this last Saturday. RIP, her lovely ambiance, fresh local well made food, and QUIET romantic dining room. Sigh...

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      Leper RE: otisbuddy2004 May 3, 2012 08:24 AM

      I second the suggestion for Ponti. Excellent food and service in a fine dining atmosphere.

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        Lauren RE: otisbuddy2004 May 3, 2012 09:56 AM

        Nell's is very quiet.

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          bourbongal RE: Lauren May 3, 2012 09:00 PM

          I second Nell's. Spectacular food and lovely quiet atmosphere. That is one of my favorite things about the place.

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          PAO RE: otisbuddy2004 May 3, 2012 11:38 AM

          Le Gourmand is closing effective, I think, 6/30. Rover's is quiet but pricey.

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