Chateaux Ste Michelle
Staying on waterfront in Seattle in August. Have most meals planned.
We are flying in kind of late on Saturday night and have decided to stop in Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie or Spur Gastropub before passing out in the hotel.
Sunday morning brunch at Six Seven
Dinner Sunday night at Dahlia
Monday Pike Place Market breakfast and maybe lunch
We are thinking about going to Chateaux Ste Michelle for some wine tasting later on Monday and would like to know if there are any good restaurants along the way or near the winery in Woodinville. Maybe Ray's after the winery??? Not sure about the drive times.
Purple Wine Bar is just a short distance in one of the strip malls near the Schoolhouse traffic circle where there are quite a few other tasting rooms.
You didn't mention what weekend in August you're here but you could run into some nasty traffic, thus making getting all the way out to Rays a bit of a hike. Rays from downtown easily can be 20+ minutes.
If you're looking for a view, comparable food to Rays downtown is Elliot's, Anthony's or even Cutters.
We will be there the last weekend in August before heading to BC. A view is not a "must" as we will have other opportunities for that.
I will look into all of the recommendations you guys have given. I just want a 2nd option for dining and activities if the winery doesn't take very long. I'd love to do some local boutique shopping and hope to find a place to "park" the men while we do it. I have heard Ballard is a quaint shady town for that.