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Mar 24, 2013 05:04 PM

Foodie Dining Solo in May!

I'll be visiting Seattle over Memorial Day weekend and staying near Westlake. As a New Yorker, good food is a must! I'm looking for some recommendations of great farm-to-table like restaurants or any suggestions really on brunch, lunch, and dinner places for solo dining. To make the most of my time, I'll probably pick up a hearty sandwich for lunches, but any suggestions would be great! I'll have two night and want to do one 'nice' dinner. Also, I'm hoping to steer clear of any restaurants that are too touristy, not my scene! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  1. This really recent thread has some great suggestions and great feedback from a lot of people.

    1. Sitka and Spruce is one of the best restaurants for farm to table in Seattle. It is a small restaurant and a single person dining alone would feel fine here either at the bar seating along the wall or in a two top (if they can spare it.) Reservations help. The Walrus and the Carpenter is also a great place for solo dining and one tied in my mind with Sitka for best restaurant in Seattle from a food lover's perspective. For another incredible experience in a restaurant that is definitely not touristy, try The Flying Pig in East Lake. This restaurant has a bunch of buzz in the food community in Seattle and I probably should not be sharing it because most want to keep it to themselves. Revel is a great place for modern Korean. You can dine solo here and watch the kitchen prepare everyone's meal in the great open kitchen. For breakfast, nothing can beat a donut at Top Pot at their location near the Palace Kitchen.

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      1. re: membrillo

        I think you mean Blind Pig Bistro in Eastlake? Although saying Flying Pig is a great way to throw people off the scent of this great place. ;)

      2. Have a lunch at Le Pichet at the bar counter, and you can enjoy charcuterie, a perfect salad, and perhaps another course - it is a great solo dining spot.

        Another good option too is a meal at the bar at Steelhead Diner in the market. Lots' of seasonal small plates driven by fresh market produce and seafood.

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