Planning a friend's 40th birthday and need some help. Here's the riddle:
Where do you go with a group of 10 people for drinks--then dinner -- then drinks all within walking distance on a Saturday night in early December??
We're thought about locating in the following areas:
The problem is finding places that take reservations for that size party or who have bars that are large enough where we'd have a chance of even standing together. And we'd like some fancy-ish, swanky-ish places so we can dress up a bit.
Here are the pros/cons and possible places i've thought of so far:
West Seattle: Pros are parking and less crowded than btown/cap hill. Cons are less choices. Options: Ama-ama, west 5, matador (no reservations), possibly jak's for dinner but we have a couple vegetarians in the group.
Belltown: I love Zoe but have been there for lots of special nights - i don't know anything about the bar scene anymore...help??
Cap Hill - saw the recent write ups on Quinns and sounded good - is it fancy? Once again, don't know any bars that fit the bill.
Obviously i need some help :)
All suggestions welcome!