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marinelife's avatar

I am heading to Seattle on business next week. Any great new restaurants I should not miss?

Asked by marinelife (62440points) April 19th, 2008
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wildflower's avatar

Don’t know the city or it’s restaurants, but if you’re there, you really should try to drop by Pike Place Fish

marinelife's avatar

I love the Pike Place Market and in a roundabout way that is a great answer since it reminds me there are a lot of good restaurants in and near there.

stevenb's avatar

Rock Bottom Brewery has an incredible chicken fried chicken, and if you can, make reservations now to go to brunch at the sky cafe in the space needle.

gailcalled's avatar

@steven:(what’s chicken fried chicken?)

stevenb's avatar

basically it is like chicken fried steak. You double dip the chicken in flour/spices, then fry it in peanut or vegetable oil. They serve it with white cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and a cream gravy with corn and green chiles. I have taken that recipe and changed it a bit, and now I have to make it for groups up to 20 for peoples birthdays. It is really good though.

stevenb's avatar

oh, it is only the breast, and they beat it to about 1/4 inch thick. The crust is really crunchy and not greasy at all

stevenb's avatar

I almost forgot! Try the Pink Door. It is in the little alley above pike place market. It is an awesome place, the food was great, and it had cool atmosphere. Good drinks too. _I found the directions to all of these places using, of course, maps on the iPhone _

gailcalled's avatar

(off-topic) @stevenb: and you have a high metabolism and probably weight 145 lbs? Just reading the recipe makes me want to unbutton my jeans. Does sound delish, IAC.

stevenb's avatar

@gail. I actually weigh 165, and have just under a 28 inch waist, still can wear clothes from highschool (class of 87), but I like to think that it is because I work hard all day during the week, and stay physically busy during the weekends. It is insanely good, and not all THAT fattening, but you should try my shepards pie, pizza with homemade dough, bananas foster, or creme brûlée,

stevenb's avatar

(My wife REALLY hate that btw, i just lucked out) It is one of those recipes that I keep eating until I almost can’t move though. I get more requests for that and pizza than you’d believe.

marinelife's avatar

Thanks for the ideas. I am glad to hear The Pink Door is still good. Love cream gravy, mashed potatoes, and fried chicken. They, however, do not love me!!! I am assuming they have other stuff too though, right? Will look up Rock Bottom Brewery. BTW, my husband had that same attitude until he turned 40, and his metabolism failed him!!!! (Grin)

stevenb's avatar

RBB has a lot of stuff. Everyone liked what they had there.

Jonsonite's avatar

Gordito’s is not new, but it is awesome. It’s near Greenwood and 85th. Huge burritos.

susanc's avatar

La Spiga on 12th on Capital Hill is grand. The wines in particular are amazing,
let them recommend something, the list is so full of good stuff you’ve never heard of,
just exercise trust. This is a northern-Italian restaurant that upsized about 18 months ago.
Food is exquisite, space is beautiful. Parking is hideous, but you can find some if you
can be both patient and aggressive.

Supergirl's avatar

Betty <amazing, small menu, fresh, great cocktails> (Queen Anne), Kingfish Grill <authentic southern food, wear expanding pants> (Capital Hill), Pesos <tex-mex, good drinks, lively atmosphere> (Queen Anne), Crow <Betty’s sister restaurant, fantastic food, small menu> (Queen Anne), Chinoise <Pan-Asian> (Queen Anne)

finkelitis's avatar

I don’t know if you’ll be able to get a reservation, but Tilth in Wallingford was just listed as one of the best new restaurants in the country. I’ve heard great things, but haven’t been there yet.

skfinkel's avatar

Crave on 12th and Crush on Madison. Both have delicious food. But you have a plethora to chose from here in Seattle. If you like Thai, you will be in heaven. Lots of charming little places with their own special coolness.

skfinkel's avatar

Yes, I love the Pink Door too. And @susanc—thanks for the new one on Capitol Hill.

marinelife's avatar

Thanks so much to all. I am here in town now for a week and hope to try lots of these suggestions. I had lunch at Thai Ginger in Redmond Town Center yesterday. The food was excellent, BUT the noise level was so high, it was hard to hear your tablemates speaking!!!!

stevenb's avatar

That is why I didnt recomend it. I went there two weeks ago and could hardly hear myself think.

susanc's avatar

uh oh, listen, my recommendation La Spiga is also very noisy – you have to sit right
next to whoever you’re talking to. They need some absorbent surfaces in there.

stevenb's avatar

I love restaurants for the food first, atmosphere second, and being able to converse easily third. It is a biggie some places just don’t notice or design for, and that’s a shame.

thebeadholder's avatar

I know this is WAY late but if you are in Seattle again, by far the best Thai I have had was at Typhoon. There is one in downtown Seattle and one in Redmond. Chantanee in Bellevue is also great Thai if you are on the eastside.

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