I'm an East Coast native coming out to Seattle for my first time this weekend (for a wedding Sunday). I'm looking for a place thats representative of the Pacific Northwest.. definitely 4 of us on Saturday night, perhaps 2 on Friday night as well (Friday could be much more informal). Distance and price aren't a factor.. Im going to guess that getting reservations at great places is going to be what would be an issue.
Anyway, Im sorry the topic is so broad, um.. Im a culinary grad and the rest of us are mild foodies so places with interesting or innovative foods are especially appealing.. Id like to know more about pacific northwest food beyond cedar planked salmon and dungeness crabs, though those are nice too. I guess if someone asked you to name one restaurant when you think Seattle, what would it be?