Hi, all. My husband and I are coming into Seattle for a weekend getaway in two weeks and are staying at the Hotel 1000. We are from Chicago and are looking for Seattle's current tasty haunts. We were here in 2003 and had a great tasting menu at Union so will most likely not be returning there as we want cover new ground. Our desire is to find restaurants that feature the PNW's best seafood and produce. We are flexible on price point, but don't need to go super high-end (read: Rover's). We are in our mid-30's, appreciate all types of great food and love to imbibe (wine, beer, cocktails - we don't discriminate).
I've perused this board (then cross-referenced with Yelp) and culled down to the following potential itinerary. Will you please help with comments/alternate suggestions? Thank you!
Friday lunch: Matt's in the Market (we've been here before and love it, so have to go back)
Friday afternoon: perusing the Pike Market, grabbing a cocktail or two at Zig Zag and trying to pop into Elliott's on the waterfront to the raw bar for some oysters. (is there a different/better choice nearby for oysters on the half shell?)
Friday dinner: Thinking one of the following - please help! - Chez Shea, Crush, Anchovies & Olives, or Zoe
Saturday lunch/brunch: Cafe Campagne
Saturday dinner: Elemental - is it worth the trip from downtown to go here? Or should we go to one of the other spots above?
General question: Where are some good spots for post dinner drinks on Friday and Saturday night that are not far from Hotel 1000? We are open to anything as long as it is chill and does not pump techno music.
Final question: I'm thinking we don't need to rent a car and can just take cabs everywhere. Is that true or am I off-base? (We live in the city proper in Chicago so are used to being able to flag cabs with ease.)
Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions!
1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Zig Zag Cafe
1501 Western Ave Ste 202, Seattle, WA 98101
94 Pike St. Suite 34, Seattle, WA 98101
Anchovies & Olives
1550 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122