You’re here for one reason and one reason only: quiche. The quiches here come filled with tasty things like Dungeness crab, comte cheese, or caramelized onion, and there’s always a daily-rotating vegetable one, too. You might want to forgo the side salad and do a pile of fries. And a glass of champagne.
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Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
Pane Pane Sandwiches
Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball banh mi.
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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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.
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.
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Don’t overlook Kastoori Grill just because it’s next to the Pike Place madness - it’s one of the best Indian spots downtown.
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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