We will be in your city for the first time with no car from OC, CA from sept 4-7th and since monday the 5th is the labor day that has some limitations on restaurants that are open that day. Originally I was hoping to do the following:
Sun anniversary dinner at the Mistral kitchen, too bad we can't do the Jewel Box
Mon dinner at the Book Bindery
Tue dinner at the Bisato
Unfortunately due to labor day, Book Bindery is not open on mon and I had to book it on tue night and that means no Bisato. I really wanted to try this place, but they are not open on mon either.
Sun-I am hoping to get to our hotel(Pan Pacific) on sun around one and I need a brunch/lunch place for something not too heavy since we have a dinner reservaion at Mistral Kitchen @6. Looking at the map and reading many posts I have come up with Tilikum Place Café, Portage Bay Cafe or Serious pie, since they are near each other. If PB is too busy we can check out serious pie. As far as the food goes, which one has a better quality of food? I couldn't find a menu for TPC.
Mon- I really wanted to try Cafe Besalu for breakfast, but they are not open on mon and tue!! You see the pattern here!! I guess we can walk to Pike Place and try Le Panier for breakfast. Is there a better place for croissant in the area? For lunch after many phone calls, I was happy to learn that Stika and Spruce is serving lunch on the labor day so that is where we are going. I haven't found any place for dinner yet due to labor day or the fact that many restaurants are not open on mon(Joule, Corson Building,Spinasse). I know Golden Beetle is open for dinner and we can check out the Locks in that area, but is the food good enough for us to go all that way? Any other ideas? Too bad Bisato is not open on mon. We basically like creative French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, ...
Tue- looking for another bakery maybe Macrina for breakfast. I don't have any plan for lunch yet, but we are going to the Book Bindery for dinner. Is there a creative place that we can go for lunch?We might take the ferry to Bainbridge Island so a breakfast or lunch around that area would be nice.
Wed- All I konw is I want to go to Salumi on our last day.
Now I need your help for coffee shops, bakeries specially french ones and gelato and ice cream shops. After reading for a while I have come across this names:
Coffee- Fonte espreeso, Caffé Vita
Gelato and ice cream- Bluebird ice cream, Gelatiamo
Bakery- Cafe Besalu, the only day they are open during our stay is wed and going there for breakfast and salumi for lunch, I think is too much of a runing around on our last day. I hope you can direct me to a good French bakery.
I can't wait to come to Seattle and appreciate any help I can get from you.
5909 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
1400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Portage Bay Cafe
4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
2020 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
198 Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA 98109