So sorry about this but I am very late in the posting - I can only plead sloth!
Anyway, we were in Seattle for a 90th birthday party a few months ago and ate some great meals.
Matts in the Market. Stopped in for lunch without a reservation and sat at the counter. (Is the expansion of Matts done?). I had seared ahi and my wife had seafood chowder and a greens salad. Both were excellent and we liked the non-plastic atmosphere of the place. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
Tullys coffee - rainier at genesee(? can't read my writing!) - an excellent dopio at this location
Dukes, Tacoma. Not bad for waterside, chain dining. We had lunch here and it was acceptable, good service too.
Nell's - small and very empty the night we went, we were slightly hassled by a street person outside. Kobe hanger steak for me, pan roasted duck breast for my wife. Food was excellent, service was so-so.
Scotts Bar & Grill - Edmonds. Another lunch with a chain. Great sevice and the food was better than expected. Kobe beef meatloaf for me and hot crab & artichoke open-faced sandwich for my wife. We generally avoid chains at all cost but this wasn't bad considering that Edmonds doesn't have too much to chose from.
Besalu - butter croissant, pain au chocolat and almomd something-or-other. Great neighborhood place! We'll go back here.
Larsen's Danish Bakery - We always stop here when we are in Seattle. Real Danish kringle!!!!
Flying Fish - ono, crab cakes, scallops on sweet potatoes, very nice wine list = great service. My dopio was terrible - they don't understand espresso there. Other than the coffee whine it is pretty much our favorite seafood spot in Seattle = Our third visit.
Etta - okay, part of a local chain I know. Clam chowder, albacore, uncut romaine caesar salad, steamed penn cove mussels & manila clams. Good food and sevice and an okay dopio too. Convenient to the market, we will try this place again.
T&T Seafood Restaurant - Edmonds. We arrived as a party of eight here on a Saturday night. They got us in and we had a wonderful meal, although some of the waitstaff did not speak too much English, so patience was in order. Sweet and sour pork, spicy thai sea bass, pea vines w garlic, green beans w pork, clams in black bean sauce. Our third visit here - a must for great Asian cuisine.
Cascadia. Carmelized spicy rub wild king salmon w lobster mashers, crab ravioli w Dungeness crab. Pucker power lemon cake. Dopio was fair to poor. Good food and service ,we will try this another time.
? coffee (I've erased their name from my memory) - This is the espresso shop across from the main REI store in Seattle. A terrible dopio- I'm not going back there - ever!
Blue Water Bistro, Lake Union. The food was ordinary but a great location. We tried the Dungeness crab mac & cheese = not that great.
Jumbo Chinese - went here for Sunday morning dim sum. Jumbo is a bit tricky to find and very dumpy looking on the outside - only slightly better looking inside. The dim sum is very good here. Our third time at Jumbo
Lousy espresso in Seattle? Maybe the coffee scene is overrated.