So i was all set to try Poppy for my birthday as was intrigued by the concept and the location (central Seattle means more time for eating and less for driving). But now i've read some really lackluster reviews and i'm reconsidering. We don't get to go out often (have a toddler) so you want to pick right.
Last celebratory meal was at Licorous and Lark (which was fabulous as always but i'd rather not do a repeat). We also have had many great meals at Zoe but are ready for something new. Monsoon is always a standby.
Some places we have considered are Harvest Vine (have been there many times in the old prekid days but not in a couple years), Crush (b/c so many good reviews though something holds me back), Sitka and Spruce (never been), the Corson Building (it's close to home, but not sure about the communal thing)...
Looking for more suggestions.
Where would you go for your birthday dinner? I am actually willing to drive a bit if we have a great destination.
Thanks in advance! Also I'm always a sucker for pre-dinner drinks so having another location for those nearby would be great, but a good bar or at least a great wine list would be OK.