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#1 invinoveritas

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:12 AM

I'm going to Seattle in a few weeks to dogfight fighter planes against a friend, loser buys a BIG dinner (we're capping it at $500 for 2). We need a great place with a great wine list for a testosterone bleed-off dinner...thought about Herb Farm in Woodinville (too romantic); considering Metropolitan Grill. Any suggestions?

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:06 AM

I keep hearing the most about Lampreia and Union, but I haven't been to either.
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:47 AM

And Lark. (I just heard something on a commercial that reminded me.)
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the tips! I don't know these places, so your help is much appreciated. Lampreia looks like it will fit the bill (hoping we're not nauseated by the flying).

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:43 PM

The Met would be perfect for that. We have been there several times with friends and it has always been very nice.

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:10 PM

Agree -- the Met would be perfect for what you describe.

The bleu cheese / tomato / shrimp / iceberg salad I had there on my 30th b-day (a year, or two, or five ago . . .) was about the best side I've ever had at a steakhouse.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 03:38 PM

Probably not pricey enough, but Lark is (right now) my favorite in Seattle.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 11:21 AM

Ok, I know this is a broad question...
I'm looking for restaurant recommendations in Seattle. I'll be based out of W. Seattle but I can definately get to downtown, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne (just nothing far out like Renton, Federal Way etc.)
Cost should be about $15 an entree.
Nothing to fancy- none of the Douglas restaurants or new higher end hip places. (Taking a pregnant friend out to dinner.)
I used to live in Seattle but moved 4 yrs ago and don't know the scene anymore.
Open to all cuisine types except for MEAT heavy- ie BBQ. (She's vegetarian but does eat fish.) I eat anything so as long as there are some options for her we're good.

Thanks for pointing me in the right directon in my home town. LOL. 8)

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:16 PM

While I have not been there, I have heard great reviews for a place called Brouwer's Cafe in Freemont:

http://www.seattlewe...rouwerscafe.php

http://www.brouwerscafe.com/bier.html

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:15 PM

We are going in 2 weeks for my birthday and are esp. looking for a fantastic dinner place (we will be staying at the Ace) and any good breakfast/lunch joints you can think of.

And laydees, any fantastic clothing/cool stuff stores can also be thrown into your answers of course! I am going to be shopping around the eating!

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 01:10 PM

I don't know your tastes, but I'd highly recommend checking out this book:

Eat Shop Seattle

There's certainly an emphasis in them on the trendy and they're not trying to be comprehensive, but I like them.

Also check this out:

http://www.iheartbac...p?s=restaurants
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

My tastes vary. I am looking for a place we can be comfortable in yet enjoy an innovative, but DELICIOUS dinner menu. The Brasa's dinner menu looks good, but I really want to be at a place that doesn't feel stuffy at all. Etta's menu also looks great. I am hoping malachi checks out this link as I believe he spent a lot ot time there.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 05:16 PM

If we are up near Seattle on a weekend we always make a stop at Etta's for brunch. I am a fan of the huevos rancheros.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 05:36 PM

Lark - favorite dinner in Seattle without a doubt.
Salumni - if you like cured meats... you gotta go for lunch.
Harvest Vine - good "tapas".
Matt's in the Market - lunch


For clothes shopping, Marios is worth a visit.

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:01 PM

The Dahlia Lounge was really good, loved their pressed duck appetizer here. Also, the Flying Fish and for gorgeous views, Salty's on Alki beach. Also loved the coconut prawns at Salty's. :lol:

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:02 PM

I second that motion that Etta's has a terrific breakfast!

Best regards,

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#17 thakrza

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:49 PM

We are going to Flying Fish for the bday dinner and Etta's will be had for the breakfast. Thanks for the tips!

Any bar ideas in Belltown?

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:11 AM

For a bar... if you're staying at The Ace just walk downstairs.

FWIW (and I know it's too late)... Flying Fish... ehhhh...
Lark is the shit.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:44 PM

Man, at this point, I am almost sick of looking around. Unless it is just horrid, I am down with it. Some people really like it and some don't. So what can I do, you know? We gots to eat.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:27 PM

Totally understand. It's a short trip - you can hit up Lark some other day.
The bar downstairs from the Ace (The Cyclops) is awesome. You'll dig it.
Have fun.