It’s a utility move, but if you’re organizing a brunch with nine of your friends who all have different demands (and plot twist: someone’s bringing their kid), and you need to literally please everyone, head for Portage Bay. They source their ingredients locally, their menu is almost as extensive as The Cheesecake Factory’s, and with any order of pancakes or french toast comes a trip to the breakfast bar, which is the holy grail of sweet brunch toppings. You can also just have a trip to the buffet for your meal, in case you just wanted a pile of whipped cream for breakfast.
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Evergreens Salad South Lake Union
Evergreens is a Seattle chain of casual salad spots, and the South Lake Union one is extremely worthy of your lunch break.
Associated Vintners Tasting Room And Wine Bar
Associated Vintners is a wine bar in South Lake Union that seasonally changes what they’re pouring.
Cask & Trotter
Cask & Trotter is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that serves BBQ plates, sandwiches, and burgers.
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Olmstead is an American restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves small plates, sandwiches, and creative cocktails.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
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.
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Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
Lola is a Mediterranean spot in Belltown that falls in that useful middleground between casual and upscale.
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.
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