It's almost that time of year again, where my family has me pick a "new" restaurant in which to celebrate my birthday. I need a place that will take a reservation for a party of 6. Last year we went to Cafe Juanita, Volterra the year before, and I believe Union the year prior. All were hits, except Union which the group didn't love due to the combination of small plates and high prices. I don't think Harvest Vine or Lark would go over well.
Price is not really an issue, so long as the food reaches the expectation level. We have a picky eater in the group, so nothing too eclectic where he can't find a steak, chicken, or fish on the menu. It also needs to be willing to accomodate a food allergy (milk/dairy). A good wine list is a plus. Open to any neighborhood, but prefer Seattle or Eastside.
Who's up to the challenge?