Thanks for your input about "where to go" on my recent trip. Our only big meal out was at 6-7, and the food and ambience were great. We started in the bar (we arrived early) where service was indifferent, if not downright lazy. Two of us had a cocktail each (one of which could not seem to be made correctly) and split the air dried beef appetizer, which was nice (except for a delay in getting cutlery for it) and served on a bed of pleasantly peppery greens.
We were shown to our table promptly at our reservation time, did not get a window table, but I didn't ask - all tables have a nice view of the water.
My entree was scallops saltimbocca, and it was truly a delight. My friend had crab encrusted sea bass, served on a bed of (trying to remember?) sweet potato fries?
My included starch was potato gnocchi, which were very nice.
We split the creme brulee sampler (3 kinds) for a dessert.
Appetizers, entrees, dessert, and a couple of pre dinner cocktails, a glass of wine each was $162, not including tip.
Server was Tony and he was attentive w/o being intrusive. As we were there on one of the few sunny days seattle has a year, we had a spectacular sunset.
A very nice night. Thanks, hounds, for your suggestions.
Be sure to stop by New Orleans Chowhound board when you are coming this way. We have a lot of great local participants and good recs.