Dinner Reccs for Solo Traveler in Seattle
I just returned (to DC) from a trip to Seattle yesterday. The best meal I had, hands down, was at Crush. It is not downtown, but it's great. My dinner there was one of the best I have had in years. The restaurant is in Capitol Hill, roughly two miles from downtown. Cab fare should run about $10. Take the bus if you want, but go to this restaurant. If you sit at the bar, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the entire kitchen. Meals are prepared feet from your seat, and I guarantee that Chef Justin Wilson will come chat with you. He talks to everyone in the restaurant if he gets the chance.
My dining companion said about Crush, "if I were on death row, I would request what we just ate as my last meal."
"Which part?" I asked.
"All of it," he replied.
I agree completely. By the way, do not leave without trying the foie gras. Suffice it to say that this dining expereince is one that has made a lasting impression. The day after our dinner at Crush, I rose at 6am, walked 6 miles and ran for 45 minutes. I am not exactly an athlete; so, I was famished. We went to a reputable restaurant (recommended on Chowhound) for lunch, & I did not expect to be picky. After Crush, I was. I ended up skipping most of the meal because "normal" food was disappointing after such a pleasant meal at Crush. (not a fan of the name, I'll admit, but honestly, who cares about that?)