NY Foodie Looking For 1 Awesome Meal in Seattle
Thanks in advance; I see a lot of postings but none very recent. I live in NY, so fortunately, I have access to a lot of great ethnic food, fine dining, and everything in between. I only have 1 night to eat dinner in Seattle and I want it to be memorable - and it's a special occasion. I have seen a lot of places coming up over and over but then I see some negative reviews of them, so I'm really thrown (Sitka and Spruce, The Corson Building, Spinasse, How to Cook a Wolf, etc) I'm open to expensive if it's special, I just want to make the most of my 1 opportunity. I would deeply appreciate your input - more than 1 is great, in case the first choice is booked up.
Canlis will treat you well, but if I had one dinner and a night to stay outside the city, I'd surely drive up to Willows Inn on Lummi Island. It's about 2 hours' drive (and a short ferry ride) north of Seattle and is exactly the sort of food and experience you can't get in New York.
If I had to stay in Seattle proper (don't want to drive, can't spare the time, etc.) I'd have oysters at Taylor Shellfish followed by dinner at Sitka & Spruce. They're essentially next door from each other in the same building, and also feature some of the best of what's produced locally. But really, I'd try to make dinner and a night at Willows Inn work first.