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Quintessential Seattle

Seth Chadwick | | Feb 23, 2009 10:09 PM

Hello, fellow Hounds. And greetings from Phoenix!

I am taking my spouse to Seattle for a birthday surprise in late May and need some help. I am looking for some suggestions on places that are quintessential Seattle that we should consider for meals. There are no price or location or cuisine parameters and we will have transportation if you know some fantastic little bistro outside the city.

To that end, however, I have just a couple of requests:

1. Someplace romantic but fit for a birthday meal.
2. Dim sum.
3. A true Chowhound find that the locals go to but the tourists would probably never consider.
4. Something very unique.

Those are requests, of course, and any ideas are appreciated. We will have dressy clothes if needed and look forward to visiting.

Thank you, Hounds of Seattle.

(And if you ever need recommendations for Phoenix, just pop over to the Southwest board where my home away from home is.)