Essex is from the same team behind Delancey, one of our favorite spots for charred pizzas, and we love their burger, because it’s proof that if you cook a mound of beef like you would a pizza, it’s going to be great. It’s seared in a wood-fired oven as if it were a Neapolitan pie. The result is outrageously good, especially topped with two secret sauces: an orange one that tastes like pepperoni, and a white one that tastes like caesar salad dressing. Pair it with one of their delicious cocktails and gaze into the eyes of your date - if you can (it’s pretty dark in there).
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You know Paseo, but Un Bien is where you want to be. It’s where the old owners work now, and the Caribbean sandwiches in Ballard are the city’s best.
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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Seastar in Bellevue is a fancy seafood place where you should be using a corporate card.
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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.
The sister bar to Walrus & The Carpenter, Barnacle is one of the coolest places in Ballard to have a cocktail. There are some small plates, too.
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