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Seeking Seattle Opinions and Answers


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Seeking Seattle Opinions and Answers

bonlee | | Jul 24, 2011 12:18 PM

We are two Vancouverites who will be visiting Seattle for four days in September, our first trip in several years. On our last vist we enjoyed Matt's in the Market in the old location (more for the atmosphere than the food, though the food was very good), Salumi, and Paseo, and another place I can't remember the name of; hence my first question.

1. The mystery place was Latinesque, was near water, possibly at the foot of Fremont, and had lovely flaky carnitas. It was recommended by someone on this board. Does anyone know the name of this restaurant, and whether it is still in business?

2. This visit we would like to try one of Tom Douglas' places for dinner and are wondering whether it should be Dahlia Lounge or Etta's. I'm allergic to mollusks, so would prefer a resto with a range of local fish on the menu. We also like a relaxed atmosphere that is quiet enough for a bit of conversation.

3. A co-worker and fellow food lover recommended the Pink Door. Is this a good choice for Italian? It seems to be well-reviewed and a popular place on this board, based on previous reviews, but I'm wondering if there are other choices we should consider. My husband loves tagliatelle.Is there a place that serves an outstanding version that is reasonably close to the downtown area?

4. We'll be staying at the Fairmont and plan to have breakfast there at least once, as my husband is a serious lover of corned beef hash. However, I'm concerned The Georgian will be on the stuffy side and not a place to relax, even though I've read that the food is outstanding. We're middle-aged and dress appropriately but are uncomfortable in pretentious places. What is your experience at the Georgian, and what other breakfast/brunch places would you recommend?


Pink Door
1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Dahlia Lounge
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121