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May 11, 2014 09:24 AM

Seattle near Safeco Field

We are spending three days in Seattle across from Safeco Field to see the Detroit Tigers when they are in town. We would like to have some good meals while we are there and have searched the board. It seems that the Pioneer Square area would be a good place to look as it is walking distance from Safeco. I thought the suggestions for Little Uncle for Thai, Rainshadow for sandwiches and Bar Sajor looked like good options. Any thoughts on that list or other suggestions? One of the requests for Pioneer Square recs mentioned Il Corvo for it walkable distance? We are open to any price range...any cuisine. Would prefer places that are not too formal...won't be bringing a shirt and tie! Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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  1. Those are great choices. Il Corvo is not far either. Try Salumi too.

    You're not far from the International District, so if you like Asian food look for an ID thread. Get a $27 foot rub/massage while you're there.

    Casual is fine at nearly any Seattle restaurant.

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    1. re: sweetpotater

      Looks like the series with the Tigers is over a weekend. Salumi is only open Tuesday - Friday lunches, so it sounds like you're going to miss them--but if you're here for one of those days, I second the recommendation. Their cured meats are fabulous--well worth the wait in line.

    2. Also, don't overlook some of the options inside the park for a nosh during the games. The Mariners hired some high-end chefs (Ethan Stowell was one) to revamp the old Bullpen Market area, and they've created The Pen, with a menu that's a few notches above the usual hotdogs and Cracker Jacks. It's not fine dining, but it's worth checking out if you'll be there for three games.

      1. Pioneer Square is very handy to the stadiums.
        I give a strong second to Il Corvo for lunch one (or every) day. You could also add to your list:

        Il Terrazzo Carmine, for a nice Italian dinner. They're a bit more upscale than other places on the list.

        London Plane, with both lovely sit down and take away food options.

        Cafe Umbria for your morning coffee and pastry.

        And of course, it's just a short 1 mile walk to the Pike Place Market. If the weather is nice, you should absolutely walk there for lunch one day. The walk along 1st Ave. will take you past a bunch of neat art galleries, shops and restaurants.

        1. Rain Shadow is great. I'd definitely recommend them for their sandwiches as well as both their raw and cured meats. Not every sandwich I've had at Rain Shadow is epic, but every one I've had has been above average, and some have honestly been on the level of Paseos. Though a different style completely.

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          1. re: EatFoodGetMoney

            EatFood - love that your standard is Paseo, which flashes your excellent colors. Your life-list needs a few local others: Salumi - prosciutto and goat cheese with fig confit
            Dot's - the Reuben is a masterpiece
            Fish Basket - fish taco done right for once
            Salumi - meatball sandwich

            1. re: mrnelso

              Salumi meatball sandwich is money, I need to try the oxtail but I make it at home so much I usually want something else.
              Love Dots too, haven't had the reuben. I don't like sauerkraut, which is odd because I love kimchi.
              I gotta try those tacos hah.
              I wish there was a Honey Hole near in Pioneer Square, it would do great down there.

              1. re: mrnelso

                I was at Salumi today and I didn't see the prosciutto/goat cheese/fig on the menu. Is it a secret item? Seasonal?

                1. re: sasha1

                  seasonal - it should be back by summer.

                  1. re: mrnelso

                    Thanks. I thought it was summer by the weather this week! Is it pork prosciutto or lamb?

                    1. re: sasha1

                      Pork, of which I am glad, as I find the lamb's novel complexity overwhelming still (give me time).

                      1. re: mrnelso

                        Thank you - I love that particular combination of flavors, so will be looking for it circa June 21.

                2. re: mrnelso

                  i believe dot's is closed/closing.

              2. I'd suggest either Tats Delicatessen for amazing cheesesteaks or Alstadt for outstanding, housemade brats and beer.

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                1. re: jodimaca

                  Tat's New Yorker was more meat than makes any dietary sense. They had to roll me away from the table.