So, you watched Amelie while gnawing at a baguette on your couch, and now you feel a strong desire to visit Paris immediately. Since that might not be doable right this second, head to Le Caviste. Sit at the bar next to a tiny tea candle, drink champagne, and get some outstanding charcuterie. It’s perfect for a quick snack before a dinner date, or a solo adventure after a terrible day at work.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
Elliott’s Oyster House
There’s no doubt that Elliot’s Oyster House is fratty, but the excellent patio and quality seafood means it’s still a good place to hang downtown.
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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
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.
Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
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Part wine bar, part bottle shop, part restaurant, Bar Ferdinand is a flexible Cap Hill spot worth knowing about for many situations.
Sitka and Spruce
Seattle specializes in foraged food, and Sitka & Spruce in Capitol Hill takes it to the next level. But not in the way we we're hoping.
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.
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