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Traveling to Seattle on business - would appreciate some recs

lisavf | Feb 29, 201204:44 PM

I'm traveling to Seattle next week for business. I am a 50-ish woman and will be traveling and dining alone. My schedule is such that once I start working, there's really no break, so I will have only one free night - Sunday. I've done some research already on the board, so I just need a little help here.

I'm flying from the east coast and arrive on Sunday around 1:30 Seattle time. This is my only free time. I'd like to get at least a little touristy, so I do plan to go to the Space Needle to see the view, so at least while I'm working all week I can feel like I did see a little of Seattle. I'll be jetlagged and I have to be on my toes for work Monday morning, so I don't want to do a lot of walking around. I need to settle in and prepare myself. I also need to eat!

I'm looking for a relaxing, slightly indulgent meal - no sandwiches, pub food, etc. I expect to have to take a cab to/from the hotel/needle/restaurant. I'm from a town that has rather unadventurous choices culinarily speaking but is overflowing with Italian, so I do not want Italian. Quite a few places which the Seattle hounds have recommended to others are closed on Sundays, such as Sitka and Spruce, and Book Bindery. After reading up on a bunch of places, I'm honing in on Crush or Tango. How do you think I would fare at such a place, as a solo female diner on a Sunday night? Will I be able to get a cab back to my hotel?

My second issue is, I'm staying at the Courtyard at 2nd & Cherry. Truly, I will not have time to go out to a sit-down meal and eat - work starts at 9:00 a.m. and is done when it's done, usually around 10 p.m. But I will need dinner every night. Any suggestions of where I can pick up dinner between the office I will be working at (5th and Columbia) and my hotel? Room service is always most efficient for me, but it does get boring (and expensive for what it is, or should I say isn't).

Any and all thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

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