Keep in mind that coming to Beecher’s for lunch requires standing in a line full of tourists sampling curds and talking very loudly about the woman at the market who dresses up like a stone statue. But at the end of that line is glorious mac and cheese penne that Oprah once named one of her favorite things. You’ll want a cup of that. Just save some room, because nothing’s better here than the grilled smoked turkey and flagship cheddar cheese sandwich. It’s perfectly toasted, with those crispy cheese bits that stick to the bread when it gets caught in the panini press, and you need to eat it at least once.
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The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
Don’t overlook Kastoori Grill just because it’s next to the Pike Place madness - it’s one of the best Indian spots downtown.
Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
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Lot No. 3
Lot No. 3 is a fun gastropub in Bellevue with whiskey cocktails and classy bar snacks.
Westward is a place that will make you excited to live in Seattle. (Or consider buying property here ASAP.)
Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
Pasta Casalinga is a small spot downtown at Pike Place for inexpensive homemade pasta.
Market Grill is a tiny counter downtown at Pike Place Market with delicious seafood sandwiches, chowder, and poke.
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