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Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(1852)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(294)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. Easy to get to. It is a small space and a little noise but that is part of the charm. More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(866)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

I had a great time celebrating my brother’s birthday. More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6795)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing steaks and service! We were surprised with a delicious creme brûlée for our anniversary! They also offer table side cooked bananas foster and cherries jubilee (not on the menu but they can do it). More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2506)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

The food was extremely delicious and service was awesome. It seems to have gotten even better than the last time I was there which was over 7 years ago. Will definitely come back again. More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2414)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

We loved the experience. The waitress, Hilda, was understanding of our need to not hurry. She allowed us our space to socialize and discuss the menu. The crab beignets were hot, crispy and good. I had a taste of my friend’s French onion soup which was very good, a touch of sweetness added to the wonderfulness of a great soup. Our meals ranged from cod to chicken and we all enjoyed our entrees. But really amazing were the desserts. Huckleberry sorbet and again beignets with creme anglaise, and we were licking the plates. Only complaint, wish there was a broader offering of full bodied Chardonnays had to resort to a rather expensive Montrachet. Most places in Seattle, much to my delight, had really great prices in wine, so much more reasonable than I am used to in So Cal, but the wine prices were a tad higher here. We had dined a few nights ago at Maximilian’s. Great view, but a rather tired menu. Loulay was more edgy and better developed menu. More

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Cinque Terre Ristorante
Cinque Terre Ristorante
(746)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

They seated us on time, the waiter was very good suggesting appetizers and service overall, and food was brought out quickly. For 14 people, we could’ve finished in an hour if we had to. Would come back for another business / team meal. More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(937)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The food is OUTSTANDING!! I love this place! More

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Andaluca
Andaluca
(1544)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Andaluca is one of my top three Seattle restaurants (Dahlia Lounge and Il Terrazzo Carmine are the other two), and I also very much like Cuoco and a few others that are usually fairly quiet. I always ask for a booth, as I have a hearing deficit, so even when the restaurant is crowded, I can almost always hear. I used to order paella, but recently I've been ordering the pork chop, which is the best I've ever tasted. It's moist and the accompaniments are delicious. I don't like a sweet taste with meat, however, and I ask that the cherry sauce be served on the side. This time, the waiter didn't pass this information on to the chef, but when I pointed this out, the waiter immediately said it was his mistake. The kitchen removed the sauce with no sweet taste remaining, so everything was fine. The person I came with is adding Andaluca to her restaurant list because of the delicious food, the ambiance, and the valet parking. She dines out only where guaranteed parking is available. Thank you. Richard More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3352)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Always a great experience. Our favourite place for breakfast or dinner or cocktails at the bar. More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(730)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

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Lovely place with excellent service. Food here is delicious but the quantity could have been a bit more! Would recommend curried fries, radiatori pasta and coconut pie as the desert. More

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Assaggio
Assaggio
(2555)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

We are second generation Seattleites and this is our favorite Italian restaurant! More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(333)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Love the shrimp salad! More

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Umi Sake House
Umi Sake House
(1062)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Umi is my favorite sushi restaurant. They have very unique rolls and flavor combinations that are truly awesome and the visual presentation is outstanding. Do yourself a favor and try a Lychee Saki-tini, you'll see why. More

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Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
(629)
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Seattle

DJ Saturday nights so cool!!! From 9-11pm. Da bomb!! More

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Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge
(4441)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Dahlia. Excellent food, attentive but not intrusive service. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you! More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2329)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We went here for an anniversary dinner and it totally exceeded our expectations. Fantastic cocktails, amazing food (with generous portions), and excellent service. Not something we can afford to do very often, but it was well worth it for a special night out. More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(866)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great meal, and kudos to the very professional somm who swooped in out of nowhere to keep our clueless waiter from mishandling a precious old bottle, and then proceeded with a perfect decant. This is a great restaurant for wine savvy diners who love to share cellar treasures. More

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
(796)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Birthday staycation! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
(1236)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. Great staff. Wonderful event. More

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The Georgian
The Georgian
(1417)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Mom, sis and I enjoyed a ladies afternoon tea. We opted for the champagne tea. Each tea sandwich and dessert was delicious and beautiful. Jorge , our server was gracious and attentive. The ability to smell all of the teas was a pleasant surprise and confirmed our choices. More

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Ben Paris
Ben Paris
(67)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

The service was great and the food was awesomely yummy! Definitely recommend! More

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2120
2120
(373)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great experience! Friendly staff and delicious food!! More

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Tulio
Tulio
(3564)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

In the 20+ years of going to Tulio's I have never had a bad meal. The food and service are always excllent. One of my favorite restaurants. More

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Henry's Tavern - Seattle
Henry's Tavern - Seattle
(62)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food; servers helpful and pleasant; recommend this location! More

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Shuckers
Shuckers
(1804)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Anniversary More

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Barolo
Barolo
(2073)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

As always superb More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
(1966)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Great oysters and selection! More

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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
(4440)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

The food itself is the main attraction here. The green papaya salad is spectacular and unique in this town. Main courses are superb and the variety is great. Service is always impeccable. Noise level can be a problem when the place is getting full. So convenient to the symphony. More

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Steelhead Diner
Steelhead Diner
(2693)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

First experience with king salmon. Delicious!! More

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All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
(68)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

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Had a delicious meal here. The appetizer was excellent, octopus with a small rucola salad, octopus was cooked to perfection followed by salmon dish that was too excellent. Only issue was the kitchen brought out the main dish before I was finished with my main course. Terrible, they need to work on that. More

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Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
(383)
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown, Seattle

Great place to take guests. Wings are a favorite. Everything is good here. More

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Palomino - Seattle
Palomino - Seattle
(3590)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Scallops are to die for! More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(4169)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Took my wife for her bday. She loved it. Outstanding food and service. Big open space. Highly recommended. More

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Muse at Benaroya Hall
Muse at Benaroya Hall
(363)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Very good service. Attentive. We had 6:15 reservations ahead of a 8:00 show at Benaroya Hall. We were not rushed at all and ate at a very leisurely pace. All the food was exceptional and we would definitely return here again. More

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TanakaSan
TanakaSan
(268)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Tanakasan always delivers! Amazing food, great beer and wine pairing options, wonderful wait staff. More

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Blueacre Seafood
Blueacre Seafood
(2563)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Great fish! great wine list! warm, friendly and engaged waiter (Kyle) - loved my dinner and time at BA. In fact, I won't eat seafood anywhere else - when i'm in town. Also: I thought I had left some belongings at my table and called about it. Several people were beyond helpful - and when I found the things and let them know, they were happy for me (when I called to let them know). What a personal touch and appreciated kindness. Keep up the great work! More

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Outlier
Outlier
(305)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful atmosphere, and food was on point tasting delicious. Order the roasted chicken, you won't be disappointed. More

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Rider
Rider
(297)
$$$$
Grill | Downtown, Seattle

Great knowledgeable service. Upscale modern setting. Amazing combinations of ingredients in dishes and how beautifully they came together. Husband who only eats at 2 restraunts in town LOVED it! It was my choice to try here, our 40th anniversary. More

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Tribeca
Tribeca
(173)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Super clean. Great menu options, price point is worth the value. We would definitely go back! More

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Dragonfish Asian Cafe
Dragonfish Asian Cafe
(423)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

We had a wonderful experience at the Dragonfish Asian Cafe. We made it for happy hour right before our show at The Paramount! The food was delicious and our waiter, Sean, took care of us even though it was busy and we were a party of 6! I highly recommend this place. It was a great girls’ night out experience! More

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The Pike Pub
The Pike Pub
(79)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Downtown, Seattle

I love Pike Brewery and try to go there everytime I'm in Seattle. I love the Kilt Lifter scotch ale and the spicy salmon house special. More

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Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
(149)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Absolutely amazing dinner at Daniel's! We had a show at the Paramount to get to and they were timely and courteous of our time. Our waiter, Joe, was hilarious and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back! More

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Urbane
Urbane
(785)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Good solid place and lunch time menu. I would recommend for friends or clients. More

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Craft Bar + Kitchen
Craft Bar + Kitchen
(1)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

This place was great! Awesome happy hour, tons of local stuff to try. Server and bartender were very friendly. Would definitely recommend! More

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JUNO
JUNO
(426)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The food was great (especially the Flathead [y'all would make that an entree]) but the best part was the service, our waitress was extremely nice and made the whole experience 100 times better! More

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Yard House - Seattle
Yard House - Seattle
(159)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Food is consistently great and service was top notch. More

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Derby
Derby
(26)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Love this place- the atmosphere and food is amazing! I am not a car person and still really enjoy the scene and have been in the past. Last time I had the burger- which I don’t normally order and it was sooo tasty. This time I tried the Cobb salad which was fresh yet hearty with solid bacon pieces on it. Besides great menu options there is a cool vibe with a showroom of cars and TVs to hang out and watch as well. Check it out More

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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
(165)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

The service was outstanding and the food was very good. My steak was perfectly cooked and the meals were well priced. Will dine here again when in Seattle. More

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Tap House Seattle
Tap House Seattle
(521)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

After the 360 on the Grill's website I wasn't sure if there was a less open space then around the bar. I was pleasantly surprised that my friend was already seated in a smaller diner space off the main floor. It was a Thursday night and only half of the tables were in use around us. The very long bar had a person at every stool and the surrounding tables were also full. I had a Cuban Lemonade with run and peach schnapps and the house corned beef sandwich. I loved both. My drink tastes like a good lemonade. I'm not sure if there much alcohol in it. My friend had the Turkey club. Both our sandwich meats were cooked inhouse. Very good, yummy and lean. More

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Relish Burger Bistro
Relish Burger Bistro
(130)
$$$$
Burgers | Downtown, Seattle

For a hotel restaurant, this place is pretty good. We had a very attentive wait person who went out of his way to make us comfortable. My only complaint about the menu is there could be a little more variety regarding the variations you can request for the build your own burger and there could be two or three more specific choices. I do recommend it for anyone, either staying at the hotel or just walking in off the street. Great table views of Seattle street life. More

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The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
(40)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Seattle

We had the nicest waiter ever! And the food was good. More

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Il Fornaio - Seattle
Il Fornaio - Seattle
(2277)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent selections on the menu & really appreciated the gluten free menu as well. Great service. Best desserts in town. More

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Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
(35)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

St Patrick's day fun. Food came out fast, was well prepared. Fun atmosphere. Server was a little put out by how things were hoping, but was speedy if not friendly. More

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Jimmy's on First
Jimmy's on First
(79)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We had a wonderful experience and delicious breakfast. Comfortable chairs, modern clean vibe, good food, assortment of quiet t.v.s for sports and news, plus nice service. No complaints. More

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The Fig & The Judge
The Fig & The Judge
(40)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

The prawns were the best I’ve ever had. The service was excellent—attentive but not hovering. It’s a great location —easy walk to Town hall. More

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Buca di Beppo - Seattle
Buca di Beppo - Seattle
(975)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food and service—it really is s fun place to eat! More

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Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
(156)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Service was great and food tasty. We ended up getting a combination of starters, sides and entrees that worked out well for our group. More

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Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
(96)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

The strawberry drink tasted like dust... so strange. Everything else was amazing and great service. More

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Trace
Trace
(379)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great place for a drink, wouldn’t recommend for dinner. the crab dip was disappointing, the cheese plate was decent, the food wasn’t on par with other $$$ restaurants, but the drinks were good. More

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Eden Seattle
Eden Seattle
(4)
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Seattle

There was no security wanding for possible guns. There was no metal detector at all. There was a fight that broke out. Two dudes got knocked out. I've seen death twice in front of me. So I was concerned that someone could have a gun in there. Because if I wanted to bring a gun in there, I sure could've. Huge Concern!! Fix It! More

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Andare Kitchen & Bar
Andare Kitchen & Bar
(3)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

We enjoyed wonderful kale, bean and sausage soup, an excellent Caesar salad with chicken, and good spaghetti and meatballs and lasagne. The bread was a little dry. Good Mark Ryan cab. Reasonably priced. Service was a little uneven. Our waiter was new. Seemed Ike she tried a little too hard. More

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South Lake Kitchen + Bar
South Lake Kitchen + Bar
(1)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Dined here for Seattle Restaurant Week. Good Food, Good Service. More

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
(9)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was great but the Thanksgiving winelist was very limited. If we didn’t want a very inexpensive glass of wine (we didn’t and the options were limited to 3), we had to order a full bottle in the $100 range. There was nothing in the middle which is a trick restaurants use to force diners to spend more for the wine. We ordered a $180 bottle since it was a special day, but just didn’t like having very few options. More

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Downtown Seattle Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(1852)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Lunch with friend More

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(294)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. Easy to get to. It is a small space and a little noise but that is part of the charm. More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(866)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

I had a great time celebrating my brother’s birthday. More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6795)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing steaks and service! We were surprised with a delicious creme brûlée for our anniversary! They also offer table side cooked bananas foster and cherries jubilee (not on the menu but they can do it). More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2506)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

The food was extremely delicious and service was awesome. It seems to have gotten even better than the last time I was there which was over 7 years ago. Will definitely come back again. More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2414)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

We loved the experience. The waitress, Hilda, was understanding of our need to not hurry. She allowed us our space to socialize and discuss the menu. The crab beignets were hot, crispy and good. I had a taste of my friend’s French onion soup which was very good, a touch of sweetness added to the wonderfulness of a great soup. Our meals ranged from cod to chicken and we all enjoyed our entrees. But really amazing were the desserts. Huckleberry sorbet and again beignets with creme anglaise, and we were licking the plates. Only complaint, wish there was a broader offering of full bodied Chardonnays had to resort to a rather expensive Montrachet. Most places in Seattle, much to my delight, had really great prices in wine, so much more reasonable than I am used to in So Cal, but the wine prices were a tad higher here. We had dined a few nights ago at Maximilian’s. Great view, but a rather tired menu. Loulay was more edgy and better developed menu. More

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Cinque Terre Ristorante
Cinque Terre Ristorante
(746)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

They seated us on time, the waiter was very good suggesting appetizers and service overall, and food was brought out quickly. For 14 people, we could’ve finished in an hour if we had to. Would come back for another business / team meal. More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(937)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The food is OUTSTANDING!! I love this place! More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3352)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Always a great experience. Our favourite place for breakfast or dinner or cocktails at the bar. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(333)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Love the shrimp salad! More

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