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Special occasion dinner for wedding gift

mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 11:41 AM

Hi all
I'm from Austin but used to live in Seattle 8 years ago. I am attending a wedding and would like suggestions for a gift certificate for the happy couple. They are 40yo busy seattle professionals, no kids, very cosmopolitan, love wine and great food. Thanks!

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    PAO RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    How much are you willing to spend?

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      mlin1 RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 05:48 PM

      $200-250 for two diners

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        Jeri L RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 06:05 PM

        Not trendy or new in any way, but the first place that came to mind was Place Pigalle Restaurant. Very cozy and romantic.


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          firecracker RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 06:23 PM

          Ray's Boathouse, Canlis, Morton's (on a cold rainy Seattle night), or John Howie Steak in Bellevue.

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            firecracker RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 06:24 PM

            Oh and Place Pigalle at The Market might be good. It's a hidden gem, has a great view and good food and wine.

            1. kaleokahu RE: mlin1 Aug 23, 2013 08:05 PM

              Where are they on the trendy-vs-traditionalist spectrum?

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                firecracker RE: kaleokahu Aug 23, 2013 11:16 PM

                Ray's, Canlis, Place Pigalle are traditionalists to me.

                Morton's and John Howie lean more toward trendy to me, Kaleo.

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                mlin1 RE: mlin1 Aug 24, 2013 03:02 AM

                They are pretty trendy, like trying newer places, not super formal. I wonder if there is something livelier than canlis. What do people think of spinasse? Sitka and spruce? Tom Douglas places might be a bit touristy. Walrus and carpenter would not be ideal because their schedules require a place that will take reservations.

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                  FoodDee RE: mlin1 Aug 24, 2013 09:49 AM

                  I think Spinasse or Sitka and Spruce would fit. Possibly also Staple and Fancy or Anchovies & Olives.

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                    mlin1 RE: FoodDee Aug 24, 2013 06:12 PM

                    Just looked at those menus and they all look amazing. Plus I can get an Ethan stowell gift card that will be good at anchovies and olives as well as how to cook a wolf, staples and fancy. Perfect! Thanks so much!

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