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Dinner for two elderly folks around the University District

Just got back from my Seattle trip. Thank's to all for your suggestions - I took my aunt (a very spry 88 years old) and her two adult grandsons to Cafe Lago and we had a delightful time. The food was very good and the service was excelent in a refined, casual atmosphere.

Driving back downtown after dinner I stopped at the Ravina Ale House hoping to find a local wheat beer. The bartender was great and recommended a local red ale, saying that locals love their hops, so it may be a bit bitter for my taste. It was good, but still too hoppy for me. I asked him if there was any other joints heading back to downtown where they had a large selection of tap beers. He told me that I should head to Die Bierstube on Roosevelt Way for real helfweizen from Germany and that they may have a local rendition.

The Bierstube was packed because a local brewer, Manny Chao of Georgetown Brewery, had tapped the first keg of Georgetown's Octoberfest Bier earlier in the evening at Die Bierstube. I had a great hour tasting small glasses of bier and talking with the locals (I wish we had a real Gasthaus style German place in Wash/Balt). I sat at a long table by the dart boards and asked a young man and woman if they were regulars and if the place was usually so grand; turns out they were a waitress and chef from another location owned by the same folks. I explained that I was from out of town and looking for local establishments with good food and drink and they wrote down about 10 places that they thought were the best. I will dig the list out of my travel bag and post the locations, in a few days, to see what others think of their choices.

That was the first of four nights, the others weren't as much fun but were still great. Seattle now ranks as my third favorite mid-large American city; behind New Orleans and San Francisco, and slightly ahead of Portland.

Sep 21, 2012
bluescatch in Greater Seattle

Dinner for two elderly folks around the University District

Thanks to all for your suggestions! We are going to try Cafe Lago. I will let you know how it was.

Sep 13, 2012
bluescatch in Greater Seattle

Dinner for two elderly folks around the University District

I'm headed to Seattle next week for business and wish to take my aunt to dinner early Monday evening. I'm 63 and Chris is a lot older - but still very mobile. Looking for a good restaurant, not real adventurous food, within about 10 miles of Wash U. I'm thinking about Ivar's Salmon House? Suggestions please.

Sep 11, 2012
bluescatch in Greater Seattle