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Advice to make a great birthday weekend for my wife

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I would love some help from Chowhounds to help me put together a wonderful birthday trip for my wife. The grandparents are flying up to watch our daughter so that I can take my wife on a nice adult trip to Seattle, where she's never been. We'll be there March 7-9, Friday morning to Sunday morning.

I would love advice on best places to eat in Seattle. I used to visit frequently, but I'm sure I'm out of date now (Is Canlis still good?).

I'm thinking one really nice dinner and one other dinner that's more casual but with top notch food. I would also love advice on any "can't miss" spots, for breakfast, lunch, snack, dessert, or whatever.

We'll be staying in the city center, but I may rent a car, so open to places outside the city.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Canlis is still good.

    Your question is so open-ended, it is difficult to know where to begin. The best advice for using Chowhound is to read through some of the existing threads,and the plethora of online "best-of" lists (like this one: http://seattle.eater.com/archives/201... ) to get a feel for restaurants that are well-liked, and then let us help you narrow down a list of spots that sound appealing. Your stated criteria is so broad that dozens (& perhaps hundreds) of restaurants might be suggested.

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    1. re: Gizmo56

      Good point. I meant to mention that my wife does not eat seafood, which narrows places down significantly.

      So far from reading, Spinasse and Canlis are the two I'm considering so far. I'll keep reading and come up with some more options to get feedback on.

      1. re: rtarzy

        I think those are fine choices.