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Best Dinner Near or In Pike Place

Alexa, Matt's is certainly family friendly and a cut above the waterfront, tourist spots. Also recommended are 94 Stewart St. and Steelhead Diner.

Apr 01, 2009
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Tacoma dinner/lunch recommendations

RJ, You have a good starter list. The tuna dish at Indochine is exceptional; Vuelve A La Vida is not to be missed. I would substitute Merende for the Pacific Grill. I also suggest the Southern Kitchen for lunch and Sapporo in Fife for lunch or dinner. (Exceptional sushi and don't miss their soft shell crab appetizer.) Asado in Sixth Avenue offers great steaks for dinner. (Happy hour at El Goucho is also offers some bargains these days.) Avoid the water front restaurants.

Mar 10, 2009
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Your Single Greatest Meal

Bucca de San Antionio in Lucca, Italy was it for me. A very simple meal starting with perfectly executed sage cream pasta followed by fire roasted goat. Absolutely incredible in its simplicity and the perfection of both the ingredients and their preparation.

Feb 24, 2009
Walters in General Topics

One Perfect Day in Seattle - Coffee, Lunch, Cocktails, Dinner...

Matt's for lunch, Quinn's for dinner. Enjoy our balmy weather!

Jan 28, 2009
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Haggis (Sea)

Terrier, I did an extensive search a year or so ago and the Oregon resource was the only one I found. Bergeo could always follow the classic Haggis recipe:

Cook the Haggis with a large rock in boiling water for 45 minutes. When done, throw out the Haggis and eat the rock.

Jan 22, 2009
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Need restaurant tips for solo dining in Seattle

Quinn's is a must. Also second Matt's at the Market, Palace Kitchen and Steelhead Diner. You are staying near the Kingfish Cafe which is a Seattle gem. I also suggest the upstairs bar at Maximillien's at the Market (same menu as the restaurant below) and Coastal Kitchen.

Jan 07, 2009
Walters in Pacific Northwest


I like 13 Coins for breakfast because you don't have to order breakfast. You can have a steak dinner at 6:00 a.m. or a complete pasta meal as they serve their entire menu 24/7. The only problem is how much breakfast will cost you.

Dec 18, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Third Annual Ultimate Seattle Restaurant Poll (2008)

Degrassroots, Thanks for doing this:
1. Harvest Vine
2. Matt's at the Market
3. Salumi
4. Il Terrazo Carmine
5. Palace Kitchen

Dec 17, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Seattle For 1 Night

Both restaurants are within walking distance. (Unless it's absolutely pouring.) The mussels at Maximillien's are not to be missed.

Nov 13, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Offal and Sausage in Seattle

NYPORK, For offal treated awfully nice, I suggest Harvest Vine. They offer blood sausage, chorizo, pork belly and some foie gras thrown in. All will delight you.
Additionally, Salumi offers pork cheek sandwiches one day a week at lunch. Call to confirm which day they are available. Both places are true Chowhound destinations.

Nov 11, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Help With BA Italian Food

We were very impressed with Sette Bacco in the Recoleta. (We ate their twice during our visit. Also, don't miss Club647; while not Italian, their creative approach to food will wow you.)

Help Me Narrow My BA List

glsebs, We are flying out of BA today after a true Chowhound journey. Highly recommend 647 Club. Amazing food. Other posts knock La Cabera as "touristy" but when dining there we were surrounded by locals. (Order just one steak dinner for two and order no sides or salads; they provide multiple plates of side dishes.) Great steaks. Add to your list Sette Bacco (Aguero 2157, Recoleta) a true Chowhound destination. For drinks, the Million Bar--nothing quite like it. Enjoy a great food journey!

Where oh where chowhounds should we eat....

KFG, To wow your friends with seafood, go to Seven Stars Pepper in the International District. The Scezhuan Crab will provide a memorable dining and seafood experience.

Oct 29, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

One great meal in Seattle

DLG, Both suggestions are excellent. If you would like to enjoy food as you would experience in Italy, I suggest Il Terrazo Carmine. Great food, old-school professional service and a leisurely pace.

Oct 04, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

I need your opinions

PM, I would suggest Quinn's and, in the International District, Made-In-Kitchen. (Depending upon where your friend is from.) A personal favoriate is the upstairs bar at Maximillien's at the Market. Their Mussels are the best in Puget Sound.

Oct 02, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Seafood Restaurant in Tacoma, WA

QE, Tacoma has come a long way in the last couple of years, but "fantastic seafood" hasn't been achieved yet. Short list: The Tuna offering at Indochine on Pacific Avenue (not University Place) is Chow-worthy. At Sapporo Japanese in Fife, their soft shell crab appetizer is excellent as is their Red Snapper dish (along with their sushi--a bargain compared to Seattle.) A more earthy suggestion is the Catfish Dinner at The Southern Kitchen. If you go, order the collard greens as a side. If you are over 65 and die your hair blue, consider Harbor Lights. While it's not great, you won't know the difference.

Oct 01, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Seattle Area Bakeries

Carrie, Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle has fabulous bread and pastries. (The baker is from Paris where he won the Paris baking competition two year's ago.) Well worth seeking out.

Sep 30, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Food that makes you particularly sad?

Goldendawn, Margarine is the only "food" that a cockroach will not eat...

Sep 29, 2008
Walters in General Topics

Food that makes you particularly sad?

Al_Pal, One in three children living in America today will acquire diabetes due to their parents food choices (and lack of exercise). 70% of All of America's healthcare dollars are spent on chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. If people want affordable healthcare, starting living better...

Sep 28, 2008
Walters in General Topics

Dahlia Lounge/Pink Door/Assiaggio/Wild Ginger!

Paula, You will really enjoy the Dahlia Lounge. Order any seafood dish and don't miss the donuts in a bag for dessert. The Pink Door is not about the food as much as it is about the experience. If you have ever wanted to be a character in a Toulouse Lautrec painting, this is the place for you. If, however, you are a fan of Thomas Kinkaide, you'll want to dine elsewhere. I second the vote on Harvest Vine. If you're a true Chowhound, order some of the more edgy dishes; you won't be disappointed. Wild Ginger gets panned a lot by local Chowhounds sometimes unfairly. I think you'd be better served--less commercially--in Seattle's International District. The Szechuan crab at Seven Stars Pepper Szechuan restaurant will provide you a memorable visit to Seattle.

Sep 22, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

good sushi in tacoma area?

Perk, Tacoma's sushi offerings are not quite as good as Seattle. Fujiya is a downtown tradition since 1984. In nearby Fife, Sapporo offers exceptionally affordable sushi served by the owner's family who will make you feel like a regular your first time. Neither offers anything exotic. If your friend wants to try something other than Japanese, I suggest Maxwell's as a very Chow-worthy destination.

Sep 21, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Any recs for San Juan Island?

I second the recommendation for Duck Soup. (For dinner.) For lunch, the fish tacos at the Outrigger are exceptional.

Aug 22, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Harvest Vine

Freida, Per Chowound's Mission statement: Zagat people go where they are told; Chowhounds find the best places on their own.

Aug 21, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Harvest Vine

I think Harvest Vine appeals to a certain type of Chowhound. My friends who frequent Applebee's don't care for it. Those Hounds that like Made-In-Kitchen, Quinns, etc, love Harvest Vine. Fortunately there are enough Puget Sound destinations for the Applebee's crowd while Harvest Vine continues to be packed every night.

Aug 19, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Walla Walla Onion Rings -- YOW!

I haven't been to Burgerville yet, but the onion rings at Maxwell's (upscale dining) in Tacoma are outstanding. (As is their French Onion soup.)

Aug 19, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest


Howard, Nancy did report this. It sounded like an amenable arrangement that everyone was happy with. Now, see if you can confirm the ugly, underground rumor that Shiro has secretly sold his restaurant.

Aug 07, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Best Dinner in Tacoma

For Dinner The Primo Grill is very good. Lately, Maxwell's has been very, very impressive. (Sixth and St. Helens.) Breakfast: The Southern Kitchen at Sixth & Division. Lunch: The Pick Quik in Fife will win your heart.

Jul 21, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

Seattle Bars and cheap eats

Olivers has the best Martini in Seattle. Generally good snacks and a great atmosphere.

Jul 20, 2008
Walters in Pacific Northwest

I am a beginner at this so please be kind.

Jefpen, Whiner's suggestions are excellent--especially the Italian wines. I would also suggest some wines from some of Washington State's smaller producers. (You may have to spend $5.00 more.) Watch for wines from McCrea Cellars, L`Ecole, Andrew Will, Owen Roe and Thurston Wolfe. McCrea Cellars' Viognier will light up your world.

Jul 20, 2008
Walters in Wine

What is the Secret to Miso Soup?

Hey Chowhounds, Every time I've tried to make simple Miso Soup is comes out tasting like dishwater. Anyone have some suggestions?

Jul 20, 2008
Walters in Home Cooking