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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Monster Dog is a hot dog cart in Capitol Hill with a chaotic line on the weekends and the best Seattle dog in town.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
Seattle’s best Indian food is at Annapurna in Capitol Hill. And for some reason, the wait times are usually short.
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L’Oursin is a French restaurant in the Central District that serves natural wine and a great burger that you can only get at the bar on Mondays.
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.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
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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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