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Oct 11, 2012 03:04 PM

Seattle - 5 great dinners and a few good lunches?

We'll be spending 5 days in Seattle in January and looking for great food. It's been ages since we've been and wondering what's new and great. Two things...we have great Asian food at home, so we're probably not going to want Asian. Also, although a bit of energy is fine, we hate deafeningly loud restaurants...indeed, prefer spots that are reasonably quiet. Favorites in the past have included Rover's, Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood, Campagne, Flying Fish, Canlis and Szmania's. Are all of these still around? Are they still good? Are there any great new spots we should try? Would appreciate your help.

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  1. 5 dinners:
    Canlis: Tasting menu
    Cafe Juanita
    Walrus and the Carpenter
    Harvest Vine

    Il Corvo

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    1. re: dagrassroots

      There should be a way to get "Walrus & Carpenter" as some sort of auto-reply when people ask questions like this, because it's always the first answer that comes to mind for me (and, it seems, many others).

      I second Il Corvo as well.

      Both places are pretty bustling and crowded, but not crazy loud I don't think (also, Il Corvo is supposedly moving to a bigger location).

      1. re: dagrassroots

        Revel was at the top of our list and we were planning dinner there a particular night. But we had a rich app and a glass of wine at Matt's and then a VERY heavy but very good lunch at Skillet Diner so we bagged dinner out. Next time, for sure. It has the most appealing menu.

      2. Altura. Each time we eat here, I like it more and more.

        1. We had a dinner at Flying Fish early in this year. It was the most ho-hum meal we've probably ever eaten. Total yawn.

          1. Second Altura, Spinasse, Cafe Juanita (which is east of Lake Washington in Kirkland). By January the restaurant to be opened by the famous Vij's wife may be open. Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge and go to Hitchcook or Marche.

            1. Staple and Fancy, Corson Building, Spinasse, Altura, Palace Kitchen, Restaurant Zoe (although I have not personally tried new location), Madison Park COnsvervatory. lunch: paseo, Baguette Box. Walrus for drinks and heavy apps.

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