NEED ADVICE FROM SEATTLE DINERS
Hello all—I live in Atlanta and will be visiting Seattle for 2 dinners later this month (late Sunday arrival and Monday night). My wife doesn’t eat meat, and we’re OD’d on Italian and French. We love seafood. We’ll be staying downtown, and will use taxis as required. We prefer to dine at unique restaurants, providing excellent service, and very good + quality on food, presentation, etc. (We only have two nights so I figure we should make it special). So far, I have narrowed it down to Crush for Sunday, and Canlis for Monday. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated. I will provide feedback on my final selections and experiences. Thank you all!! ATLfoodie
I'm in the minority on this board, but I don't find Crush memorable. Overpriced it is though. You can get much better food and service at Walrus and Carpenter, Staple & Fancy, Book Bindery and other places. For views and okay seafood try Palisades or Ray's Boathouse.
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canlis has been living on its reputation for years; i had a miserable timewith both food and service at my last visit (emphasize LAST!) and will not return. the best seafood downtown is unquestionably blueacre (7th/olive) although i have found ray's much better than 'OK". perhaps you might consider a trip to the international district (our 'chinatown") and something from the live tanks at either sea garden (7th/king) or ho ho (6th/walter), both of which i've enjoyed on past visits. i also like taking friends to sitka & spruce (melrose market) especially with taylor shellfish right next door.
Firecracker & howard 1st: Thanks for sharing. I've researched various places all afternoon, and this is my final list (still need to select only TWO restaurants...tough to do among so many great ones). So far, I like: Book Bindery, Sitka & Spruce, Seastar, Poppy. Also considering AQUA el Gaucho, along with my initial Crush and Canliss.
Any further comments from the community is appreciated. Thanks!!
Thanks to all who contributed. I value your perspectives. After researching I've decided on Seastar for Sunday, and either Book Bindery or Poppy for Monday. I'll let you all know my thoughts after my visit. Thanks!!!atlfoodie
Hi- Note: I am not from Seattle but my office is there and I visit a lot. I also don't eat meat and am a seafood fanatic. Last time I was there I had the salt and pepper dungeness crab at the Flying Fish and I can promise you that I will not come back to Seattle without getting this each and every time!
Oysters were amazing here as well. As a seafood lover I really loved this stop.