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What's a great medium-upscale place to eat dinner in the Redmond-Bellevue-Kirkland area in Washington?

Asked by EmpressPixie (14721points) July 10th, 2010

I’m trying to find a place that will appeal to my brother-in-law. It needs to be vegetarian friendly. He gave Benjy’s in Houston as an example of what he’s looking for in the area. It’s most often described as “New American”. Any thoughts?

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jerv's avatar

I generally don’t go that far East, but I hear that Preet’s is pretty decent. (Also, I am a sucker for Indian food.). I have to say that most of the vegetarian/veg-friendly places I’ve seen here tend to be either more Bohemian than upscale or non-American (often Indian).

One thing you need to remember is that Seattle and the surrounding area is not Texas! In fact, if you’ve been here for any length of time, you will have already noticed that. As a result, you’ll be hard pressed to find someplace that is even close to Benjy’s around here. About the closest you’ll find is Southern Barbecue, and I doubt that you’ll find a place that does brisket and pulled pork to be vegetarian-friendly.

EmpressPixie's avatar

@jerv If Wild Ginger and the Keg had a lovechild, it would be Benjy’s. That’s why I included the link, it’s not exactly what you think of when you think Texan cuisine.

jerv's avatar

@EmpressPixie I guess I got the wrong idea about Benjy’s from the pics then.
You won’t have any problem finding someplace with comparable food, but the ambiance is a different matter entirely. Wild Ginger is Asian and the Keg, while not a BBQ pit, it still is a steakhouse thought it looks like they do have some decent veg-friendly itmes on teh menu.

drClaw's avatar

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Kirkland and Woodenville is good or Hector’s in downtown Kirkland.

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