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Pike Street or Pike Place Market - Large Group

I'll second Tulio's. We were there for a work dinner a few years back (group of 50+) and I was pleasantly surprised by the food. Plus, the I thought the upstairs was a cool place to hang out. The staff was also very attentive.

Dec 07, 2012
pescaholic in Greater Seattle


I live nearby too, and did see that. The only reports I've heard were similar to yours, bad. I wish them well but I would never set foot in a restaurant that needed an intervention by Ramsay and crew. Some of the K.N. episodes I've seen were so scary I thought they were staged. Mabye they were, who's TV after all. Curious to hear if they can turn it around, and make it last.

Dec 05, 2012
pescaholic in Greater Seattle

Bellevue for a group HH

Try the Taphouse Grill.

Beer selection is great. They also serve cocktails. From what I remember food is pretty good too.

Nov 12, 2012
pescaholic in Greater Seattle

Visiting Seattle after 13 years away...where should we eat?

If you want to revisit any of the Tom Douglas establishments, brunch at Lola's and the burger at Palace Kitchen are two of my favorites. We like to eat at the bar at the latter with a few beers. I think Ettas serves excellent seafood (recent confirmation from some visitor friends) but my last few fishing trips to Alaska have been somewhat successful so I rarely go out for it. 

We've had a bit of a pizza scene emerge since you left Seattle. Delancey on 70th and 15th is my favorite. Bar del Corso (already mentioned) is also very good. 

I moved here in 1999 and must have gone to Flying Fish about 50 times within those first few years. Every visitor got a trip there no question. Loved the fish tacos on the "late night" menu when all else was closed up. I ate at Steelhead Diner a few years ago and thought it was excellent. Enjoy your trip. Seattle's a great food town :)

Sep 05, 2012
pescaholic in Greater Seattle

Good quality/price restaurants in Greece!

cellophane_star, thanks for the Eva's Garden recommendation! I've been searching the board the past few days trying to find the good food among the tourist traps. Eva's was great and the staff very friendly. For apps we had grilled eggplant, a pita dish with two cheese/yogurt dips, and a rocket/parm salad. All of it very tasty. I was originally seeking seafood but wasn't feeling it from the menu. Our waiter suggested the lamb with lemon sauce...fall off the bone tender. My wife had the pork chop/apple sauce...also very good.

Some other Mykonos notes:

KIKI'S - a small BBQ hut on Agios Sostis beach. Fantastic grilled seabass, grilled eggplant, and misc Greek salads. No signs. Just follow signs for AS beach and you'll find it. Lunch only but it runs into late afternoon. We turned it into an early dinner. Reasonable prices. It's a bit out of the way but very worth it!

TASOS - on Paraga Beach. Lunch consisting of grilled halumi, rocket, and prosciutto salad, and an order of grilled octopus. Salad was a tasty and plentiful combo, and octopus grilled nice and tender. If you want a beach day check out Paraga and hit Tasos for lunch.

PASTA FRESCA BARKIA - in the main town with a fresh pasta dog-n-pony show in the front. Don't ask why we went mistake. Just ***stay away***. Large portions of the most flavorless pasta we've ever eaten. I ate half my seafood pasta and just stopped once I realized it tasted like nothing. I can't remember the last time I did that. I either clean the plate or it comes home with me. Not this time.

GELARTE - gelato place in main town in front of water. It was our favorite of the variety. We hit it nightly.

Anyways we loved Mykonos for the beaches and scenery but the dining was a bit tough. If it weren't for Kiki's running a late lunch we were going to return to Eva's for dinner to sample some more of the menu...there was definitely more that sounded appealing.. I didn't want to risk another bomb in the main town.

To anyone reading, enjoy your trip. Apologies for any wacky grammar or spelling...typed this on an iPhone. Cheers and good eats.

Sep 03, 2012
pescaholic in Europe