If you’re trying to have a big night in, there are only so many weekends you can slap a wheel of brie on a wooden plank and watch Frances Ha before things get old. But 84 Yesler in Pioneer Square got us in the special occasion spirit again. From the nutty parmesan churros and fresh carrot cavatelli with goat cheese to some of the best steak in the city, all of the excellent food was packaged so carefully that it’s easy to forget for a moment that you’re not sitting at a table inside a restaurant.
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Elm Coffee Roasters
Elm Coffee Roasters is a Pioneer Square espresso bar that serves great coffee and makes their own nut milks.
Flatstick Pub is a mini-golf bar with Mexican food in Pioneer Square that will accommodate your friends, your dogs, and your thirst for good beer.
For a grown-up biergarten, try Altstadt in Pioneer Square. It has giant communal tables, solid German food, boots of beer, and customers over 21.
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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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