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Visiting Seattle after 13 years away...where should we eat?


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Visiting Seattle after 13 years away...where should we eat?

rabaja | | Sep 1, 2012 08:45 PM

Hi all,

We will be in Seattle next weekend, the 8th through the 10th and I am so excited to reacquaint myself with your beautiful city.
I lived there for a year back in the late 90's, in Queen Anne, and I have always wanted to go back.
My husband turns 40 friday, so now we have the perfect excuse. This is the city he has decided to spend a weekend in, celebrating in style with good food and hopefully some nice cocktails, with a view when possible.
Where would you have us go? We are renting bikes on Sunday and touring the usual neighborhoods, starting in Capitol Hill/Pikes Market area, and working our way up to Queen Anne and above, eventually coming down along Fremont and into those other nabes I can never remember the names of.

So far, I know I want to look into Steelhead Diner at the market for lunch, and maybe Le Pichet for a late lunch or dinner. My husband is a fan of Macrina, so that's a given and I am excited to stop into Crumble and Flake and Victrole or Caffe Vita based on what I've read on this board so far.
We love to sit at the bar of most restaurants and enjoy intimate meals, with good people watching. A good local wine menu is a plus. We eat just about everything. I love spicy, my husband just tolerates my yearn for Asian, and we love to share courses, often making a three course meal from three shared dishes.

We are staying at The Edgewater, and will definitely be stopping for oysters at Elliot's for sentimental reasons. We basically get in Saturday morning, and leave late Monday afternoon, so there's the potential for some good meals, plus we'll work up a better appetite what with the biking.

Your thoughts? I am bummed to once again miss Salumi, but that's the breaks. Also, we'd hoped to spend a week on Orcas Island, but that's been postponed. Thanks to anyone who helped us on that thread.

Very excited for this trip, thanks for any help you may give!

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