Listen. Do not walk past Cafe Presse without going inside and ordering a croque madame alongside a bowl of salted fries (with lemony mayo) and a hazelnut butter lettuce salad. Do not leave without eating these things and subsequently feeling like you’re the protagonist in some kind of sophisticated French movie. We’re glad we had this talk.
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Our favorite places in the city to eat French food, which means a lot of excellent steak frites.
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Capitol Coffee Works
If you’re looking for a pleasant place for a coffee and to get some work done, Capitol Coffee Works has your back.
Sam’s Tavern is a dive bar on Capitol Hill originally owned by the founder of Red Robin that serves delicious burgers and bar food.
Pinto Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar
We like Pinto Bistro for showing us that Thai and sushi go together. We really like it because it’s a great takeout/casual dinner option in Cap Hill.
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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.
Bar Melusine is a French restaurant and oyster bar in Capitol Hill that’s perfect for a low-key night out.
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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.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
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