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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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
Din Tai Fung is a popular dumpling empire that originated in Taiwan and is now Downtown. Good luck getting a table.
Michou is an excellent deli Downtown at Pike Place Market that serves pressed sandwiches.
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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.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
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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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