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willows inn and other itenerary questions

anyone been to art of the table? Considering them as the splurge dinner now.

Nov 21, 2013
Schenoweth in Greater Seattle

willows inn and other itenerary questions

Thank you all for the wealth of information. I have now narrowed down the splurge dinner to the chefs tasting at staple and fancy, the corson building or sitka and spruce. Id prefer not a strictly italian place that is why i am not leaning towards cafe juanita or altura. Any comments on my top three choices? Having a hard time narrowing it down.

Also, thanks PAO for the suggestions on where to take in the natural beauty of seattle in january. I actually do not mind a bit of weather. Coming from santa barbara where the sun shines a great deal, the rain and/or snow will be a nice change. I actually love the rain (probably because we dont get enough of it here).

Nov 19, 2013
Schenoweth in Greater Seattle

willows inn and other itenerary questions

On another forum someone from seattle responded to a similar question, "the lacinato kale, the winter squashes, and the brussel sprouts are terrific at that time of year, and Seattle chefs make them taste glorious. Our farmers here on the Olympic Peninsula grow great vegetables year round".

Nov 19, 2013
Schenoweth in Greater Seattle

willows inn and other itenerary questions

Yep it is closed. Thanks for the heads up. i didnt see it on the website but called and they confirmed its closed. So any other replacement dinners in mind (canlis, herbfarm, somewhere else)? I'm fond of tasting menus highlighting seasonal veggies,and fish done in creative and delicious ways (at least for the splurge dinner).,

Nov 15, 2013
Schenoweth in Greater Seattle

willows inn and other itenerary questions

Hi everyone! I am planning on coming to seattle for 3 nights in late January for my 30th birthday with my husband. I am a big foodie (love seafood and creative, fun delicious food) and love good beer, wine and cocktails too. I also love nature and would love to take in some of the more beautiful sights (although i expect i will find all the greenery everywhere in seattle beautiful). I would love to spend one day/night just walking/driving around seattle sampling great food, beer, cocktails, taking in some sights, and maybe listening to some live music in the evening. I would also like one night to be a special splurge dinner (i was thinking willows inn). So my questions are: Is willows inn worth the trip? If so what is a good route to take to get there?Is the drive pretty, are there interesting stops along the way (any breweries)?If you dont think willows inn is worth the trip, where would you suggest (canlis, herbfarm)? Also any great bars, breweries, restaurants you would suggest in seattle (i was thinking walrus and the carpenter, bastille (for drinks), mat at the market, spur gastropub, how to cook a wolf)? ill being coming from sb (flying out of lax) staying in la the night before so wont be driving to la and flying the same day. Was thinking of renting a car and doing willows inn first night then last two nights back in seattle. any comments or suggestions greatly appreciated, especially with regards to willows inn. Thank you!

Nov 15, 2013
Schenoweth in Greater Seattle

portabella or bouchee

Also loved passionfish! Their crab avocado salad was amazing! I almost wanted to order another one after my entree for dessert! Our entrees were delicious too (my husband loved the duck)!

Jan 24, 2012
Schenoweth in California

portabella or bouchee

We went to 1833 and it was a great choice! The ambiance was awesome and so were the food and drinks. i loved the waltz drink! We got the bone marrow and the octopus appetizer and split the mahi mahi with a side of brussel sprouts (we made the mistake of eating too big of a lunch earlier) . Everything was absolutely delicious and I cant wait to go back when we are in the area next!

Jan 24, 2012
Schenoweth in California

portabella or bouchee

Thanks so much for the response! I have checked yelp and the reviews seem good for both. I'm sure either one would be good, I'm just being picky. I'll def check 1833 though! Thanks!

Jan 10, 2012
Schenoweth in California

portabella or bouchee

also if anyone knows if we need to make reservations or if we could just wing it when we get there. we r going to be there on a tues and wed night next week. Thanks!

Jan 10, 2012
Schenoweth in California

portabella or bouchee

Hi! My husband and i are coming to carmel in a couple of weeks for two nights. I am a huge foodie and have been doing some research on which restaurants to choose. I love seafood, and restaurants that do tasting menus or give you special extras (amuse bouche, etc). Last time we were in carmel we ate at l' auberge. It was good but for the price we paid (close to five hundred) it didn't really wow us. I was hoping to try marinus, but they are closed for the month of january. I think we might do passionfish one night, since i love seafood and they seem to have so many good options. I've narrowed down the second night to bouchee or portabella, but am having a tough time deciding. I'd greatly appreciate any feedback or personal experience about either of these restaurants. Thank you!!

Jan 09, 2012
Schenoweth in California

Help narrowing down restaurant options

Thank you all so much for your input! I think I am leaning towards chapeau! or la folie for one of the nights, and I am still trying to narrow down my options for the other night. I'm going to take a closer look at all the ones you suggested. Thanks again!

Mar 28, 2011
Schenoweth in San Francisco Bay Area

Help narrowing down restaurant options

Hi! My husband and I will be coming to San Francisco at the end of april, and I am having a hard time deciding where to eat. We will be there for three nights. We are eating at Gary Danko one night, but haven't decided about other 2 nights. I'm a big foodie and love a great dining experience. I prefer places where the portions arent huge so I can try more!(tasting menus, small plates, tapas) Also love restaurants that throw in extras (amuse bouche)! I think one of the nights we would like to go to another fine dining restaurant and then the other night a fun, great food, great drinks type of place. So far I have compiled a really long list, but would really appreciate anyones feedback on which they really recommend on my list and which they would forgo. So here it is: (really long sorry)

la folie zarzuela betelnut

masas dosa pesce

nopa quince ame

alegrias andalu chez papa

delarosa gitane fleur de lys

coco 500 aziza chapeau!

the dining room at ritz

Also would any of these be good for lunch? Thank you so much!!

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Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Mar 26, 2011
Schenoweth in San Francisco Bay Area