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dsheim Apr 10, 2013 07:55 AM

My husband and I are heading to Seattle for a foodie/booze filled weekend. Looking for any suggestions on places to try. On our short list is Tilth and Sitka and Spruce. The only caveat is no meat for either of us.

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    Brunhilde RE: dsheim Apr 10, 2013 10:22 AM

    Kedai Makan has some meatless options, it's traditional SE Asian though so you might want to doublecheck on Nom Pla/sambal udang usage. It's right next door to Montana, which has some kickass draft cocktails and horrible horrible picklebacks (that's a joke, I know a lot of people love them).

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      Brunhilde RE: dsheim Apr 10, 2013 11:13 AM

      Also, it might help to know where you're staying/ if you'll have a car, since public transportation in Seattle is... adequate but not the most convenient.

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        venice4504 RE: dsheim Apr 10, 2013 02:12 PM

        Does meat include seafood/shellfish and/or eggs?

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          dsheim RE: venice4504 Apr 11, 2013 09:12 AM

          We do not eat meat. But we do eat shellfish/fish/dairy/eggs

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            christy319 RE: dsheim Apr 11, 2013 09:20 AM

            Do you mean you DON'T eat "meat/shellfish and eggs"? On top you said no meat so with your latest post I'm wondering if you mistyped.

            If you meant to say no meat but yes shellfish, that would lead to another set of recommendations--I'd search old threads for recommendations on oyster houses and seafood.

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              Gizmo56 RE: christy319 Apr 14, 2013 12:04 AM

              I wish this question had been answered, as i am likewise confused.

              But I would certainly consider the Portage Bay Cafe:

              http://www.portagebaycafe.com/2012/ho...

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              Colin2 RE: dsheim Apr 24, 2013 02:20 AM

              If you eat fish, almost any menu in Seattle will offer you good choices. You haven't really narrowed the "best restaurant" question very much.

              I'll give a shout out to The Whale Wins in Fremont, which had great fish selections the last time I visited.

              For fully veg places, I think Carmelita is the best of the lot. I've never understood the fondness for Cafe Flora, much less Sutra's cult-like following. On the East side there's good South Indian veg at Mayuri and Udupi.

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            Bax RE: dsheim Apr 11, 2013 05:21 AM

            I have friends who have said that dinner at Sutra was one of the best meals of their lives. Never got around to trying it myself, tho'.

            Other typical recommendations for vegetarians/vegans include Cafe Flora (I've had some REALLY good things there and some just ok things) and Plum Bistro.

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              yoyo11 RE: Bax Apr 22, 2013 10:45 AM

              Sutra is fantastic and I'm not even a vegetarian. Very creative, fresh food in an intimate environment. It's not exactly cheap but I think it's well worth the money.

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              seattle_lee RE: dsheim Apr 12, 2013 09:54 AM

              Poppy has good veggie options. See http://poppyseattle.com/menu/todays-t...

              La Medusa and Altura have both had good fish and/or veggie options when I have been.

              There's not a lot of meat in Japanese cuisine, so even if sushi isn't your thing, good japanese places have a lot to offer. My favorite is Tsukushinbo, but unless you have reservation or come in at an off time, expect a wait. Kisaku and Mashiko both also very good sushi-focused places. Maneki good and has more non-sushi options.

              Tamarind Tree is great for vietnamese food that breaks out of the pho/bun mold.

              1. kaleokahu RE: dsheim Apr 12, 2013 08:01 PM

                Try Carmelita.

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                  gingershelley RE: kaleokahu Apr 13, 2013 12:31 PM

                  +1!!!!

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                  bourbongal RE: dsheim Apr 13, 2013 09:33 PM

                  I'd second Carmelita and Plum Bistro. Plum Bistro is organic, vegan and very creative. I'm not vegetarian let alone vegan but I crave their food.

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                    melissa1 RE: dsheim Apr 15, 2013 10:49 AM

                    No one has mentioned Cafe Flora, long a mainstay of the Seattle veggie scene. I am an unapologetic meat eater and adore Cafe Flora.They serve truly sophisticated, nuanced PNW cuisine. Here's their dinner menu:
                    http://www.cafeflora.com/menus/dinner...

                    I've never gone there and not had a "Wow! That was fantastic." meal.

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                      calmossimo RE: dsheim Apr 15, 2013 09:10 PM

                      I don't know how other 'hounds feel about it, but I was a fan of 'In the Bowl' bistro the few times I've been there. There's an appetizer called 'melting culture' that I thought was great. The roti that comes with is addicting. I could make a meal of it!

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