Rider is a hotel restaurant that looks like a hotel restaurant. It’s perfect for bringing your boss (and her corporate card) for drinks in the highly-designed space surrounded by leather cushions and subway tiles. While some of the food here is a little lackluster for the steep prices, you won’t want to miss the burger.
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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
Din Tai Fung is a popular dumpling empire that originated in Taiwan and is now Downtown. Good luck getting a table.
Michou is an excellent deli Downtown at Pike Place Market that serves pressed sandwiches.
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Some Random Bar
Some Random Bar is the perfect Belltown bar-with-food to keep in your back pocket for a first date or night out with the gang.
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Tavern Hall is a great happy hour spot in Bellevue with hand shuffleboard and really good nachos.
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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.
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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