A strong contender for the cutest restaurant in Seattle, with its big marble bar, gold accents, and seafoam green chevron tile floor. Mix and match French small plates, cheeses, and oysters for an overall great girls’ night out or early in the game date - just be sure to get the frites no matter what.
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Stateside is a classy Vietnamese fusion spot in Capitol Hill where you’ll feel like you’re on a mini-vacation.
Volunteer Park Cafe
Volunteer Park Cafe is a go-to morning spot in Capitol Hill, but the secret is to hit it for dinner.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Bastille Café & Bar
Bastille is a French spot in Ballard that’s romantic enough for a date, but also works for a solo meal at the bar or group dinner.
Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
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Bateau in Capitol Hill is the most unique steakhouse in Seattle - if not the entire West Coast.
The Walrus And The Carpenter
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
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