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Well, I'm sure you'd want to wash up and change clothes from hiking all day. But, jackets for men are not the norm if that's what you want to know. But, neither are shorts. Do yourself a favor, and make an effort and go.

Aug 13, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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Seattle Diners and fellow Chowhounds: Many thanks for all of your comments to my earlier posts. I am now back home in Atlanta and wanted to give you some feedback on my dining experience. First, let me say how difficult it was for me to chose "a" restaurant to go to...there are so many I wanted or would have gone to. Really!!!! So, for our one night dining experience, where I promised my wife we'd have fresh, local seafood, we went to..........

Seastar Resturant and Raw Bar

A solid restaurant I would enjoy going back to. I called several weeks in advance to make special note of my wife's important birthday which we would be celebrating here, and the management went above and beyond to make us both feel special.

We were in Seatlle for only two nights, and wanted quality, local seafood, regardless of price. We were very satisfied. We started with their northwest oyster sampler @ $23, providing us with 3 pairs of assorted oysters. Nice presentation! Following were two 1/2 salads, spinach and maytag, both delicious, at $5-6.The Halibut w/ morels @ $37, and the plank salmon @ $34 were both exquisite. We also ordered one crab cake @ $4, as an accompaniment which was very much appreciated and devoured.

The sommelier assisted us vith many wines by the glass, and the prices ranged from $6-17 for a premium glass.

All in all, a most memorable evening, and a worthy addition to Seattle's restaurant scene. We would definitely return!!

Aug 13, 2012
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sirsnacksalot, thanks for the heads ups. I called Poppy, and they confirmed that they stopped that indian pop-up a few months ago. Thanks!!

Jul 11, 2012
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Gingershelley, thank you for confirming my decision to go to Flying fish for lunch. Sounds like we'll have some great food in Seattle. Will keep you all posted on my return to Atlanta.

Jul 09, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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BellaBoston, Thanks for your recommendation!! Looks like a solid contender for lunch, as it's just outside the downtown area, and we have our two nights for dinner already locked in.

Jul 09, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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quddous, Thanks for your input!! I really appreciate your perspective. I have scratched Guu Kobachi from consideration. I will put Guu w/ garlic and Kingyo at the top of my list for our Monday in Vancouver.

Jul 08, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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reiney, I wish I had more time...can't do everything. As my wife says, "you have to save something for next time". I agree with you that some very good dining rooms are actually in hotels, here in atlanta too, but, I have the sense that there's another element of dining in a standalone restaurant. The chines and izakaya option mentioned earlier is a sure winner, and my wife is thrilled. Thanks to you for your validations! atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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ronaldpedwards, My tennis partner here in atlanta recommended Blue Water, and based on everything I read, and confirmed by you, I'm going!!! Thanks! atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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Sam Salmon, Thanks for the directions!! And, no substitutes!!! atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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YVRChow, you've been terrific. Thank you!! atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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I LOVE your recommendations!!!!! Looking it up, I see that the Garden location is on Nelson. According to yelp, they may have two other nearby locations: on Thurlow St. and on Robson St. Incidentally, I see that Kingyo is also near the Robson St. location.So, is there a particular location that stands out for one reason or another? Also, your idea about dim sum is an excellent compromise.

I really like these ideas, as another couple will be joining us for our last night in Vancouver (before we board the cruise), and they aren't as adventuresome as we are, which is why we'll go to Blue Water Cafe our last night. But these will be for us beforehand!!

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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YVRChow, Great ideas. Downtown proximity via taxi is a must. We love asian cuisine, and are unfamiliar with izakaya, though it seems to be a big deal in Vancouver. My wife has low-mid tolerance for sushi, but we do eat it, along with other cooked foods in Japanese restaurants. This may be a unique experience for us. We know Chinese seafood quite well, and have always enjoyed it.

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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Thanks George Strait..I'll pass on Four Seasons, as I want a unique dining experience, and get a sense of Vancouver...hotel dining doesn't quite do it. As far as taking a ferry to N. Van, I'll pass on that as I'll be embarking on a cruise a few days later, so I'll get my view fix then. I'm really looking for something that Vancouver is proud to call their own, making it a special destination that Vancouver is proud of. Thanks for your comments. atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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Thanks to all who contributed. I value your perspectives. After researching I've decided on Seastar for Sunday, and either Book Bindery or Poppy for Monday. I'll let you all know my thoughts after my visit. Thanks!!!atlfoodie

Jul 02, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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Firecracker & howard 1st: Thanks for sharing. I've researched various places all afternoon, and this is my final list (still need to select only TWO restaurants...tough to do among so many great ones). So far, I like: Book Bindery, Sitka & Spruce, Seastar, Poppy. Also considering AQUA el Gaucho, along with my initial Crush and Canliss.

Any further comments from the community is appreciated. Thanks!!

Jul 01, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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howard 1st-thanks. Sunday day of arrival would call for a downtown area restaurant around 8-8:30. I like your idea about the chines fish tanks. We've enjoyed that in China and elsewhere, so why not in Seattle? I'll look up your recommendations too, in addition to firecracker's.

Jul 01, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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Thanks! That combination would eliminate Walrus.

Jul 01, 2012
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Hello all—I live in Atlanta and will be visiting Vancouver for 2 or 3 dinners later this month (Sunday arrival, Monday and Tuesday nights). My wife doesn’t eat meat, and we’re OD’d on Italian and French. We love seafood. We’ll be staying downtown, and will use taxis as required. We prefer to dine at unique restaurants, providing excellent service, and very good + quality on food, presentation, etc. (We only have a few nights so I figure we should make it special). So far, I have narrowed it down to Blue Water Café for Tuesday to help celebrate birthday, and night before beginning our cruise. While I'm not frugal, I am willing to spend money for the food/experience...I do not like spending money needlessly. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated. I will provide feedback on my final selections and experiences. Thank you all!! atlfoodie

Jul 01, 2012
atlfoodie in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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thanks firecracker....I will check out those restaurants too. View is not important, and I do not want just "okay" seafood.

Jul 01, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

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Hello all—I live in Atlanta and will be visiting Seattle for 2 dinners later this month (late Sunday arrival and Monday night). My wife doesn’t eat meat, and we’re OD’d on Italian and French. We love seafood. We’ll be staying downtown, and will use taxis as required. We prefer to dine at unique restaurants, providing excellent service, and very good + quality on food, presentation, etc. (We only have two nights so I figure we should make it special). So far, I have narrowed it down to Crush for Sunday, and Canlis for Monday. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated. I will provide feedback on my final selections and experiences. Thank you all!! ATLfoodie

Jul 01, 2012
atlfoodie in Greater Seattle

Food Market,in/near Atlanta

I agree with EpicC, and Star Provisions is also known as Provisions To Go. Also, if you're planning to be in the downtown area, check out Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

Jun 24, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

LA Chowhound staying Downtown (Sheraton) for week of meetings

Check out Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint, across from the Ritz, for southern style food and live music every night!! Great ribs, and other specialties. Pittypat's has been around for 30+ years...I used to go there on business trips, but haven't been there, or know anyone who has been there in years!!! There are so many newer versions of southern style cuisine, that you must ask your hosts to consider, such as Empire State South, which is located midtown.

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

Want Real 'Cue in ATL

I echo Fat Matt's for ribs, and Lone Star for brisket.

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

Your opinion on BEST Brunch in ATL? (price & location not a factor)

Rosebud in Virginia/Highlands & Corner Cafe in Buckhead.

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

Sunday Night Solo

I also recommend Empire State South. Big bar action, great food and good value. I'm not a big fan of Flying Biscuits, yet they do have a loyal following. An alternative is Corner Cafe in Buckhead, for breakfast/brunch.

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

LA solo chow looking for recommendations

I'd recommend Houston's for solo bar dining in the perimeter area. As far as Buckhead is concerned, another excellent solo/bar dining is Bricktop's in Buckhead. Other brunch/lunch places in Buckhead are: Corner Cafe @ 3070 Piedmont Road, (404) 240-1978, and Bricktop's, Bistro Nikko, and Nava (also outside dining). Enjoy!!

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta

LaGrotta on Peachtree

All the responses are 100% accurate. I dined at La Grotta a few weeks ago, and am going back with another couple next week. It is still quality.

Jun 21, 2012
atlfoodie in Atlanta