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Seattle Birthday Dinner - Great Food with a Fun, Relaxed Atmosphere

I'm trying to find a place to celebrate my husband's birthday during our visit to Seattle in late June. I'd like to find a really great foodie type place that has a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It will be on a Saturday night, and since my top choice downtown hotels were fully booked that weekend, I probably need to find a place that takes reservations. I've read various recs for Union, Lark, Boat Street Cafe, Crush, Dahlias, Harvest Wine, How to Cook a Wolf and Restaurant Zoe, but I'm not sure if they are what I'm looking for. Any thoughts? I'm having a really hard time figuring out where to go and would love any recommendations that you all may have.

Jun 02, 2009
carolinacub in Pacific Northwest

ATL - How is Shaun's?

I haven't heard many good things about Shaun's, but maybe it's improved over the last six months. Sounds like it's hit or miss.

Delivery around Inman Park?

I lived in the Five Points area, but don't know much about nice restaurants that deliver. However, I would like to suggest taking a look at Zifty ( It's an online food delivery service - you go to the website, type in your zip code, and pick from the selection of dinner menus. The restaurants aren't anything fancy, just basics depending on your zip code like Six Feet Under (fried seafood, burgers, etc.) and Figo (pick whatever sauces/toppings you want on your pasta), etc. It's a little overpriced, but great for when you want something good and basic but don't want to leave the house!
What type of food do they like? Here are some Inman Park places I can think of off the top of my head that I enjoy - Wisteria (neighborhood place with great food) and Sotto Sotto (Italian, sister restaurant to Fritti) - but I don't think they do takeout. Zuma for sushi and Fritti for nicer pizzas - I know they both do take-out.
Depending on what you're looking for, you may want to check on personal chefs in the area.