If Frasier Crane lived in Seattle and were actually a real person, Lola is definitely where he would grab a bite with Niles and commit some kind of social faux pas. While it’s casual enough for a meal with your friends, it also somewhat upscale - the perfect kind of setting for your parents to meet your new significant other over some Mediterranean food (get the seasonal scramble at brunch and the lamb burger for dinner). Need to break the ice? Order the cinnamon doughnuts with vanilla bean mascarpone and fruit compote, and shove a whole one directly into your mouth.
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2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
Tavolàta is the Italian spot in Belltown perfect for eating homemade pastas and cured meats with a date or friends.
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For your next casual weeknight dinner, go to Cafe Munir in Ballard for some great Lebanese food.
Head to Ciudad, a Middle Eastern spot in Georgetown, for a solid mezze and grilled meat dinner that won’t be too expensive.
Cedars In University District
Cedars In University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
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Shaker And Spear
Besides being in a highly attractive space, Shaker + Spear also has excellent seafood. It’s a great spot for a nicer group dinner in Belltown.
Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
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