Hello Seattle 'hounds,
Learned a ton from last week's response to a previous poster (Shika?) visiting your city, thank you! We're fortunate to have great eating in food mad San Francisco, and look forward to meeting our admittedly high expectations--with your help!-- on our too-brief, two-day stay in Seattle.
We're happiest in smaller places where the ingredients are largely local and expertly prepared. We love seafood, but eat no other meat. A good wine list is a good friend. I've been a server for 10+ years at some of SF's best spots.
Here are a few follow-up questions inspired by some previous recommendations:
What's the vibe/ambience of Tilth? Menu looks good to me, but haven't been able to find much of a description of the intangibles (not even a photo).
How 'bout the vibe at Crush? Also, any experience with requesting that certain ingredients not be used (e.g. pancetta with fish,etc.)? Some chefs balk at this, or the preparations don't permit it.
Lark looks lovely, and expensive. Worth the price? With no rez possible for two, will we wait forever on a weekend night? (Same goes for Sitka and Spruce.)
So many have suggested Matt's for lunch: how is it after the remodel? What about Jakes Fish Shack instead?
Is there a Belltown place that is more about great food than flash?
Any suggestions for lunch near the Seattle Art Museum or Pioneer Square galleries?
Thank you for your comments/suggestions!