You’re coming to Seattle? Awesome! Here’s what we recommend.
For oysters: The Walrus and the Carpenter (Ballard, $$$!)
For breakfast or lunch: Vif(Fremont)
For elegant Italian: Spinasse (Capitol Hill, $$$!)
For soup dumplings: Din Tai Fung (multiple locations)
For fast-food burgers and really good fries: Dick’s (multiple locations)
For outstanding bread and a curated selection of pastries: Sea Wolf (Fremont)
For great coffee and a verrrrry Seattle vibe: Analog Coffee (Capitol Hill)
For karaoke: Bush Garden (ID)
For reasonably priced Japanese bowls: Fremont Bowl (Fremont)
For a dark, sexy, classic cocktail situation: Vito’s (First Hill)
For a divey drink, a photobooth, and then great Malaysian food: put your name on the list at Kedai Makan (Capitol Hill), then go around the corner to have a drink and kill time at Montana, then back to Kedai Makan to eat
For a cocktail with a friend, or a date: Queen City (Belltown)
Or take a ferry to Bainbridge Island, go to Eagle Harbor Books, and get ice cream at Mora.