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Flying in from New York, first time, need first night lunch and dinner recs

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daisylover Jul 12, 2013 05:21 PM

Hi, am flying in to Seattle in 2 weeks, plane lands around 1:00, get the bags, get the car, and am starving and exhausted. Hotel in Belltown near Outdoor Sculpture Park ( some Hilton offshoot). Need a good lunch recommendation between airport and hotel, preferably seafood-ish, something easy to find, easy to park, and good. Also looking for seafood for dinner, someplace that will take a reservation not too far from hotel. Have been reading boards and "best" lists like crazy, and making plans for the rest of the week, but could really use some specific advice for this first day. Thanks very much.

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    mrnelso RE: daisylover Jul 12, 2013 05:32 PM

    A brisk and pleasant walk up Western brings you to Etta's, Steelhead Diner and near enough to all of Belltown and downtown.

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      chartreauxx RE: mrnelso Jul 14, 2013 07:50 PM

      you can walk on 1st which is slightly less sketchy after dark than western.

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      Gizmo56 RE: daisylover Jul 12, 2013 06:45 PM

      I love Blueacre for seafood.

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        firecracker RE: daisylover Jul 12, 2013 10:50 PM

        Try Boat Street Café/Kitchen. Close and good.

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          daisylover RE: daisylover Jul 14, 2013 07:17 PM

          great, any ideas for lunch in between hotel and airport?

          1. chartreauxx RE: daisylover Jul 14, 2013 07:50 PM

            check out list, on 1st in belltown. food is 50% off for happy hour (4:00-6:30, and 9:00pm-12:00am; all day sunday/monday), and it is AMAZING. the only thing i would say don't order is the tuna. otherwise, hard to go wrong.

            also in belltown are green leaf (yummy, cheap vietnamese) and red papaya (yummy, cheap vietnamese/fusion).

            if you're not budget conscious, and if you like sushi, check out shiro's on 2nd. best sushi i've had outside of japan.

            1. beantowntitletown RE: daisylover Jul 14, 2013 09:09 PM

              Former resident, frequent visitor. For am upscale lunch, try Copperleaf, which is almost right across the street from the airport with easy parking. Copperleaf closes at 2 for lunch, though. Also upscale is Salty's on Alki in West Seattle, easy parking, a little off the route to your hotel. where lunch closes at 3. For casual lunch, Spud Fish n Chips in West Seattle, farily easy parking, a little off the route to your hotel, open continuously 11am-9pm.

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