A couple of frequent and adventurous diners/winos staying at the W soon and already have reservations for RN74 (love the SF original and figure we can get great Burgundy here) and Spinasse. Specifically looking for (1) place where we could drop in on a Wednesday for light lunch (Salumi or something else?), (2) Saturday for dinner (esp. great place to dine at the bar) and (3) Sunday for breakfast/brunch (Cafe Besalu sounds intriguing, but perhaps there is something closer to the hotel). Better half is requesting great "NW cuisine"-type place at some point (probably fits on Sat. night). After doing some reading on this board it sounds like Walrus and the Carpenter might be our best bet for oysters (and seafood in general?). What does everyone think about eater.com's list of essential Seattle restaurants? What about newbies like Bako and Momiji? Also looking for best places for cocktails and good wine bars (maybe with Andrew Will on the list?). Best place near the W to get our espresso on would be appreciated (anything like Blue Bottle?).
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