Four of us will be in Seattle in early July, on either side of an Alaskan cruise.
The day we get back from the cruise, which happens to be July 4th, is my wife's bday. I'd like very much to arrange a memorable meal to celebrate.
Initially, I wanted to do Sitka & Spruce, but they are closed for the holiday. So, we have reservations there before we leave for the cruise, instead.
Now, I'm looking for other suggestions. A little guidance: we are four 30-32 year old Chicago foodies, wanting to experience something we can't experience at home. We definitely would prefer something a little higher end, as it is for a special occasion, but it doesn't have to be super high-end or super fancy schmancy in order to be memorable. In other words, special doesn't always mean fancy. However, for this meal, dives would be out.
Typically, we love inventive, local cuisine, and places with a focus on small plates are always a plus for groups.
We wouldn't want sushi or a seafood-focused restaurant, as my wife doesn't love seafood as much as the rest of us.
Any ideas? We're staying near Pike's Market, but we are willing to cab it anywhere.
Thanks for your help!