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Business trip to Seattle need recs

Ashley12 Oct 27, 2012 09:41 AM

Im going to be in Seattle for two days on business. I need a recommendation on where to take myself out to dinner the first night. This is my first time visiting Seattle and I am from the Bay Area, where I typically
Ike to spend my weekends searching out great restaurants. Since I will be by myself, I would prefer somewhere that has a bar for me to eat at. Price isn't really a concern, I just want to go to a fun place that uses fresh ingredients. I love most cuisines, but am partial to French and Japanese. Thanks in advance for your help!

  1. val ann c Oct 27, 2012 04:27 PM

    Revel.
    Korean and French flavors. Very fresh. The kitchen counter bar is spacious. It can be a bit noisy during peak times.

    Steelhead Diner would be a bit more relaxing than Revel. It has small kitchen counter bar and a very nice cocktail bar. It gets mixed reviews on this board, but I've been many times over the past three years, and I always love my meal. And very good friendly service.

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      OrigamiDuck Oct 28, 2012 01:25 PM

      I second Revel, definitely some of the most 'different' (In a good way) food I've found in Seattle. Though my advice if you pick Revel is to avoid the dumplings and the pancakes. (They're still good, but the rest of the menu is far better in my opinion.)

      Don't miss the corned lamb salad!

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        Ashley12 Oct 28, 2012 06:38 PM

        Thank you! Sounds very interesting and delicious. Will have to try and make it there!

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      bourbongal Oct 27, 2012 03:45 PM

      For Japanesse, try Shiro's or Nishino. Shiro is more traditional sushi; Nishino is very creative.

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        Ashley12 Oct 28, 2012 06:34 PM

        Thank you for the suggestion. I am leaning towards Shiro :)

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        christy319 Oct 27, 2012 01:05 PM

        Matt's in the Market
        Le Pichet

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          Gizmo56 Oct 27, 2012 12:38 PM

          I think you'd enjoy a dinner at Boat Street Cafe:

          http://www.boatstreetcafe.com/home.aspx

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            Ashley12 Oct 27, 2012 12:57 PM

            Sounds delightful. Thanks!

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            venice4504 Oct 27, 2012 12:24 PM

            This link has a lot of good ideas:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/874785

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