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Itinerary Review and suggestions...for my Bf's 35th bday!


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Itinerary Review and suggestions...for my Bf's 35th bday!

Ally123 | | Aug 2, 2011 05:08 AM

Hi Chowhounds,

I'm new to this board, and have not been to Seattle for at least 6 that time, I imagine the food scene has changed dramatically. I have mulled over the boards, read restaurant review after review, and this is what I have planned for this coming weekend. I will be in Seattle from Thursday late night to early Sunday afternoon. It is my boyfriend's 35th birthday so I wanted to throw in a few "nice" restaurants as well as some good cheap eats, to keep costs down.

My questions are:

1. Thursday night, I'm thinking a late night happy hour, I get into Seattle about 10:00pm and we are staying downtown. I'm thinking 1) Purple Cafe & Wine Bar or 2) Toulouse Petit....leaning toward the latter. What do you think, any better happy hours in downtown.

2. Friday morning, I'm planning on strolling around Pike Place market lonesome, while my boyfriend takes care of a work thing; what to eat for breakfast at the market? Looking for something cheap and preferably not too heavy?

Friday afternoon, going to Serious it as good as people make it out to be, or is there better pizza in the area that I should consider?

Friday night we will be staying in Bellevue. We have reservations at Wild Ginger; it appears like the reviews for the Bellevue location vs. downtown are not as good. Has anyone been?

Saturday morning, before going to Theo Chocolate for a tour, planning on stopping at Caffe Ladro for coffee and a pastry. Is there a better coffee joint in Fremont.

Saturday afternoon, I'm thinking about something quick and affordable. Options are Paseo OR Uneeda burger. Leaning toward Paseo, simply because I haven't been exposed to much Carribean fare.

Saturday night, we will be in downtown-again. I wanted to try one of Thomas Douglas restaurants. I was debating between Place Kitchen and Dahlia Lounge. I've heard Dahlia Lounge is overpriced???

Sunday am/lunch at Pike Place Market, again. I wanted to find a lunch spot for awesome fish and chips. I had considered one of Ivar's restaurants, Jack Fish Spot, and Elliot's Oyster House....but I really need help on this one!!! I would also like a fairly casual atmosphere, and a good view would be a perk:)

Thanks in advance:)


Purple Cafe & Wine Bar
1225 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Dahlia Lounge
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121