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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Artusi is the bar version of Spinasse, the incredible full Italian restaurant next door. For cocktails and small plates, it doesn’t get much better.
Pho Than Brothers
Pho Than Brothers is a reliable local Seattle chain serving casual Vietnamese noodle soup, and this one’s in Capitol Hill.
Dino’s Tomato Pie
Dino’s is one of few places in Seattle that knows how to do New York pizza. It’s one of our favorite spots in Cap Hill for dinner and drinks.
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Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
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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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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