Best Restaurants by KIRO, 10Best

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“KIRO”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2030549/detail.html has a restaurant list. Let’s see how good they are:

“Pike Place Market”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2030543/detail.html

* Alibi Room. I have to try it.
* Campagne. I actually like Cafe Campagne way better
* Chez Shea. Haven’t tried in a long time
* Il Bistro. Same need to try
* Le Pichet. Another one to try
* The Pink Door. Haven’t tried in a long time
* Matt’s in the Market. Really good
* Michou. Have to try
* World Class Chili

To this I’d have to add Steelhead Diner.

“Downtown”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2030615/detail.html

They have a pretty expansive view of what is downtown

* Assaggio. It’s really in Belltown. Haven’t been there in years.
* Canlis. It’s really near Queen Anne. View is spectacular and menu is now updated. A good dinner spot
* Daniel’s Broiler. Its really in Lake Union. Traditional big meat place.
* Georgian Room. Stuffy but good at the fairmont
* Palomino. I would say corporate food really. Decent not great.
* Tulio. Really amazing for lunch. Very good
* Union Square Grill. Haven’t been there in years, supposed to be good
* Wild Ginger. IMHO over-rated

To these I would add

* Purple. The food is so, so, it is the cheese plate and wine tasting that is wonderful
* Bambuza. Haven’t tried it but look promising across from Convention Center on Pike.
* Oceanaire. Just stick with what’s recommended. Big restaurant, decent food.
* Andaluca. Very intimate. Spanish nouveau.

“Belltown”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2031074/detail.html

Some good ones to try when it is sunny

* Afrikando. Have to try this one African cuisine
* Brasa. Haven’t been there in a while. Need to try
* Cutters. Just Ok, wouldn’t really recommend except for the view. But they you should go to Waterfront
* El Gaucho. Red meat galore
* Etta’s. Decent, i’m burnt out on pacific northwest fish I guess
* Flying Fish. Grear presentation
* Marco’s Supperclub. Need to visit again
* Palae Kitchen. Haven’t been in a while
* Shiro’s. Supposed to be incredible. need to try

“SoDo”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2031190/detail.html

Where do you go on game days. Seriously, there isn’t great food here, but decent

* FX McRory’s. its a pub, enough said
* Kolbeh. Persian and Mediterranean
* Pecos Pit. BBW galore, need to try

“Pioneer Square and I district”:http://www.kirotv.com/station/2031268/detail.html

It’s just a short bus ride from downtown and some good choices:

* Il Terazzo Carmine. I still like this place
* Maneki. 304 6th Ave S, it is very basic sushi. Good to traditional

“Capitol Hill”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2031363/detail.html isn’t known for its fine cuisine, but more basic grunge fair. A cut above the U District though

* Angel’s Thai. I thought this one had closed
* Galeria’s. Really in central district on Madison, I’ve never been brave enough to try it
* Monsoon. Worth the visit. New age Asian.
* Hana. Haven’t been there in years.
* Siam on Broadway. It’s Ok, but has slipped from it’s heights. Go to Ayutthaya instead.

And ones they didn’t name are:

* Machiavelli. A great spot for classic Italian. Not fancy

“Queen Anne”:http://www.kirotv.com/restaurants/2031316/detail.html

They ahave some nice places there now like

* Buongusto
* Kaspar’s. I think I’ve been there. Decent.
* Melting Pot. Just fondue. A good novelty spot

Places they didn’t mention

* Boat Street Cafe. Kind of on the wter really

Some other places I’m surprised didn’t get mentioned are Rover’s for amazing French, Crush and Harvest Vine in Madison park.

“10Best.com”:http://www.10best.com/Seattle,WA/Restaurants/ is another high page rank site, but don’t know how good it is.

# Metropolitan Grill. It is really good for the classic steak. It is at the top rank like Daniel’s Broiler
# Canlis. Agreed it is a classic high end place, just not that exciting cuisine wise
# Nishino. A great spot, but you have to get the omasekase dinner to really enjoy it.
# Campagne. A classic french spot.
# Crush. It’s trendy and modern and nice, but I wouldn’t have picked it as a top 10
# Assaggio. I do have to try this again.
# Ray’s Boathouse. I wouldn’t have picked this one for the food, but view is great.
# Elemental. It is very chique with folks describing every ingredient. Tastes OK.
# Seastar. While this one in Bellevue is nice, I wouldn’t call it a 10 best.
# Andaluca. Very nice but I wouldn’t have thought it was one of 10 best.

Other I would have thought would have rated high are Cascadia as an example.

The Seattle Times’ “NWSource”:http://www.nwsource.com/peoplespicks/2007/ does lots of reviews.

Bengal Tiger. Best indian in Seattle I have to say
Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon. It is decent I’d say, but no more. I like the handmade noodles at Black Pearl better
Le Pichet. Keeps coming up. Got to try it again, supposed to be very french.
Perche No. Its in Wallingford and run by chinese folks. go figure, but supposed to be great. I like Cafe lago’s for sure
Cocina Experanze. Never heard of it, so probably good Mexican. Way out of the way near Golden Gardens Park in Ballard.
0/8 Seafood Grill. Its in the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Go figure. From the chef who used to be at Salty’s Chandler’s
Buddha Ruksa. Best thai but its all the way in West Seattle.
Pho Cyclo. In Capital Hill and Sodo, supposed to be cheap and good.

“Best New”:http://www.nwsource.com/restaurants/guides/restaurants_081707.html

For people who are easily board:

* Ama Ama Osyter Bar. West Seattle.
* Art of the Table. Wallingford. New themed menu each weekend that is for catering and there is a small dining room
* Austin Cantina. Ballard. Tex-Mex feasting
* “Barolo”:http://www.nwsource.com/ae/scr/edb_vd.cfm?c=r&ven=41271&s=nws. Home-made pastas. It’s in the Westlake Tower
* Betty. Sister to Crow. it is super creative. I’ve been to Crow and it is urban noisy and Ok on food.
* Boom Noodle. A nice causal spot
* Cafe Presse. Gourmet and casual from the folks who run Le Pichet. south capital Hill
* Coupage. Madrona. It is combon French/Karean.
* Gaudi. Tapas and Paelia in Rvenaa.
* How to Cook a Wolf. Italian delicacies, supposed to be good. Loer Queen Anne.
* Joule. Eclectic menu
* Julia’s Indonesian. What more can I say?
* Opal. Queen Anne. nouveauo at its best
* Qube. Downtown with Australia/Frnech.
* Steelhead Diner. Definitely a great spot.

“NW Source Fine Dining”:http://www.nwsource.com/restaurants/guides/finedining_031704.html

Don’t disagree with any of these:

* Andaluca
* Cafe Juanita
* Campagne
* Canlis
* Cascadia
* Earth & Ocean
* Le Gourmand
* Rover’s

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