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Just based on my experience, the few times I've been to Daniel's, I've never been impressed. And it has nothing to do with "not being comfortable with fine dining atmospheres". I've ate at fine dining, 4 star restaurants in my life and most of those places didn't have the under current of arrogance and pretentiousness (let alone the underwhelming quality of food for the price) that Daniel's on Lake Union had.

I'm glad for you that you haven't had the same experience but please don't bunch the rest of us that have not had a good experience as somehow being "not experienced" (see: refined) with a fine dining experience.

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13 Coins is super overrated, especially the one next to the Seatac airport. Paid 29 bucks for some Duck and I only got probably an ounce or two of stringy tough meat attached to the bone. I sent it back and just ate my soup and left hungry.


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Aros, there are several levels of "fine dining"; all I'm saying. What did you find pretentious about their wait staff? Point out some specifics; I'm honestly curious.

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Is a $40-50 steak that much better? Took my ex around Pike's Place and popped into a nice looking restaurant, I think on Stewart street? My damn steak was $60-70. I couldn't believe it. And the tablecloth? A sheet of paper and they provided crayons for you to doodle and ish. Ridiculous.

Edit: Guess the place was called "94 Stewart" and have since shut down.


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Aros, there are several levels of "fine dining"; all I'm saying. What did you find pretentious about their wait staff? Point out some specifics; I'm honestly curious.


I agree there are several levels of fine dining. In my experience, I found the waiters stuffy but the last time I was there (and it really is my last) I was pretty taken back by our waiter's attitude. I had brought a bottle of wine that I wanted to share with our dinner. It was a gift from a dear friend. I can't recall what he said exactly but the waiter made some comment about the wine - and my taste in wine - that was a clear shot at what he perceived was a lack of taste in wine. Now granted, I've never professed to be a wine snob (wine lush yes, wine snob no) but this wasn't a $9.95 bottle of Merlot.

I didn't want to make a scene, I just wanted a nice meal with my wife. So I pretended not to hear or understand his jabs. The meals came and we both were totally underwhelmed. The service was terrible (apparently he assumed I wasn't a big spender due to the wine I brought) and the steaks were absolutely nothing special. In the end, his assessment was prophetic. I gave him a very shitty tip and it was quite frankly the best part of the evening.

I will never, ever go back. Now Chandler's Crab House a few doors down, has always been a delight. The food is excellent, the prices are fair, the staff friendly and the views are every bit as good as Daniels.

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Funny, the same people own & run Chandler's as do the Daniel's Broiler restaurants. I've never had anything but a stellar experience at Daniel's.

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Funny, the same people own & run Chandler's as do the Daniel's Broiler restaurants. I've never had anything but a stellar experience at Daniel's.


Obviously Todd has a much higher standard for fine dining. Maybe you should just stick to Applebees, that sounds about your level.

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You weren't talking about this guy, were you, Todd?


That's him! :P

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Obviously Todd has a much higher standard for fine dining. Maybe you should just stick to Applebees, that sounds about your level.


Methinks you're reading a bit too much into experiences I said I had with some people in the past.

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Ok, to clarify, Todd - I wasn't saying that was the case with you, (not knowing fine dining) I was merely saying that I've known a couple people in the past where that was a first for them. If you thought I was insulting you like Absolut does, I'm sorry, I didn't mean it that way and I hope no offense was taken; or at least that it was removed after my clarification.

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Never had a problem with Daniels. And, on the list of potential places that reek of pomposity(is that a word?), it wouldn't even crack the top 10. But I dig the whole shtick and ritual of fine dining. There are legitimately waiters(or servers as they like to be called) like the Ferris Bueller guy, and it ruins it for all the outstanding ones. I'm an utter steak snob, so I can always find something to complain about, Canlis aside, best steak I ever had.


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Never had a problem with Daniels. And, on the list of potential places that reek of pomposity(is that a word?), it wouldn't even crack the top 10. But I dig the whole shtick and ritual of fine dining. There are legitimately waiters(or servers as they like to be called) like the Ferris Bueller guy, and it ruins it for all the outstanding ones. I'm an utter steak snob, so I can always find something to complain about, Canlis aside, best steak I ever had.


Canlis is from what I hear, to what all others are judged. Also FWIW I hear that Leschi Daniels is the better of the three.


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The one thing I've learned over the years about steakhouses is that you can't judge them by one single visit. Sure, the supposedly top-tiered ones should be consistant at a high level, but not all cows, cooks and wait staff are created equal. Those of you that were completely disappointed in your experience at xyz restaraunt that one night could have maybe eaten there the next night, and it would have been a complete 180. I've eaten at a steakhouse or five through the years where I've proclaimed "This is THE place!" Then you take all your friends or family there for a big special dinner with your gleaming endorsement, and the whole night was a disaster from the food to the waiters... and there you are, all embarassed. If there was some place that I had deemed excellent on my first visit, then was disappointed the next time, I will usually give 'em another shot. If they let me down again, I'm usually done, because it more than likely shows a lack of consistancy. And who ragged on Sea-Tac 13 coins? For what they are, and they ain't no Ruth's Chris and don't claim to be, they're pretty damn good! Had many post-clubbing drunken grub-outs there. Their Escargot is nummy!

And as far as Canlis? I would eat there if a few things converged, like I was in the area and was already wearing a suit and was loaded with cash (and probably a pretty good buzz to help part with said cash). I have heard stories of people being refused to be seated because of their stuffy-ass dress code... and these were people in nice slacks and shirts. Talk about pretentious.

This is straight off their website.

Q: Why is there a dress code?
A: Since 1950, Canlis has lived up to its reputation as the swankest, dressiest restaurant
in Seattle. Today, we maintain that tradition by requesting that men wear a suit
or sport coat (though we don’t require it in many areas of the dining room). Casual
attire? Not appropriate. The bottom line: Everyone likes to look good. In 1950, people
knew fashion and loved to show it. We ask our guests to help us keep that tradition
alive.


Ok, fine. But I'm a nice jeans and nice button-up shirt kinda guy (What they would call "casual") when I go out for a nice steak. I find I don't enjoy food as much in a suit. Wierd? Guess so. I'm just always uncomfortable in a suit, along with having to be careful that I don't blop some roux on my tie. If I didn't give a shit at all, Sweats would be the best! Lots of room for the 'ol gut to stretch, and then maybe I could actually finish my plate for a change. Hey, it did say a suit OR a sportcoat. Wonder how they'd feel about a gravy-stained light gray sweat-suit with a nice Herring-bone sportcoat (with some sweet brown wing tips of course... I mean, I'm not a savage! :roll: )?

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Ok, to clarify, Todd - I wasn't saying that was the case with you, (not knowing fine dining) I was merely saying that I've known a couple people in the past where that was a first for them. If you thought I was insulting you like Absolut does, I'm sorry, I didn't mean it that way and I hope no offense was taken; or at least that it was removed after my clarification.


No worries Roland, I took offense a bit at the way you worded your post initially but realized you weren't singling me out by any means.

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...Ok, fine. But I'm a nice jeans and nice button-up shirt kinda guy (What they would call "casual") when I go out for a nice steak. I find I don't enjoy food as much in a suit. Wierd? Guess so. I'm just always uncomfortable in a suit, along with having to be careful that I don't blop some roux on my tie. If I didn't give a shit at all, Sweats would be the best! Lots of room for the 'ol gut to stretch, and then maybe I could actually finish my plate for a change. Hey, it did say a suit OR a sportcoat. Wonder how they'd feel about a gravy-stained light gray sweat-suit with a nice Herring-bone sportcoat (with some sweet brown wing tips of course... I mean, I'm not a savage! :roll: )?


LOL...You crack me up...I'm with ya on the suit and steak deal. I've always said that if I was a billionaire, I would still prefer casual dress over the finest suits.

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No worries Roland, I took offense a bit at the way you worded your post initially but realized you weren't singling me out by any means.


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Damn, one of you must REALLY dislike what I said in here to change my title to Low Class Diner. At least have it be grammatically correct if you're going to punish me for a while. "Low-class" should be hyphenated. You can definitely change it back to what it was instead if you feel so inclined, however.

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Damn, one of you must REALLY dislike what I said in here to change my title to Low Class Diner. At least have it be grammatically correct if you're going to punish me for a while. "Low-class" should be hyphenated. You can definitely change it back to what it was instead if you feel so inclined, however.


Wasn't me, but currently I'm chuckling like hell at the fact .NET's worst Grammar Nazi has a custom title with a grammatical error in it. That's gonna eat at you like remembering you left the stove on just prior to bailing on vacation.

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It's supremely ironic that you point that out about me, when you're a published author who also lacks proper hyphenation in his own title on this forum. Keep laughing, "bad-ass" chucklehead. :)

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I didn't write my moniker, but "badass" is the badass way of spelling "bad-ass". Just because your spell check doesn't like it doesn't mean it isn't valid.

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I didn't write my moniker, but "badass" is the badass way of spelling "bad-ass". Just because your spell check doesn't like it doesn't mean it isn't valid.


The only spelling checker I use is what's between my ears, mo-fo! Also, if you say so. *Pats Sailor's head*

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I wanted to circle back to the original topic and say you're crazy. Best burger in town. :D

Just had a buddy who's a Tacoma guy and just recently had the pleasure of going to the Red Mill at the Interbay location, he loved it. Thought it was amazing, and can't stop talking about it.

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I'm with ya on the suit and steak deal. I've always said that if I was a billionaire, I would still prefer casual dress over the finest suits.


No doubt. I could win the Powerball tomorrow and I'd still walk around in jeans and a Seahawks T. It'd just be nicer jeans and some sweet Nike's... and perhaps a game-worn, autographed Walter Jones jersey :D . Believe me... I've actually put thought into this! :roll:

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Is this where I go on a rant about the continued degradation of formal attire? Meh, not today.

I get the need to be comfortable, but if I'm going to go eat somewhere nice, I'm going to look nice and dress nice. Fits the mood and the vibe and I dig it.

If I'm going to Dicks, I'm probably going to be drunk on Bud Light and wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

Got another overrated burger joint, Triple X Burgers in Issaquah. I like the old school feel but the burger, the actual meat, is thin and flavorless, no matter how you dress it up, how messy it is, I still don't feel like I get my moneys worth.


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My 2 cents on the burger thing: If you're ever in Long Beach, Washington, drive about 1 mile north of the main beach access road (Bolstad St.) to the Corral Drive-In on the right. Look sharp, 'cause it's easy to miss. Their burgers are amazing! The wife and I go to Long Beach at least once a year, and 1 or 2 meals are reserved for that place. If you have 6-12 people, they offer what they call the "Tsunami" burger. It's as big as a family size pizza! And they slice it up like a pizza. You have to order 24 hours in advance because the bun is custom made from a bakery in downtown Long Beach. The wife and I met up with my step-daughter and 3 of her friends making it 6 total, including 2 pretty big 20-something guys, and we only made it 2/3rds of the way through it. And it was absolutely delicious! Something I was a little skeptical of, thinking it was just kind of a gimmick burger. They actually ran a story on the place on Evening Magazine several years ago. They have this massive spatula and when they flip this massive burger, the whole staff yells "TSUNAMI!!!". lol... It was pretty funny... and fun. But besides that, their regular burgers are NOT to be missed if you're ever in Long Beach. Fun little town with lots of stuff to do too. Don't miss Marsh's free museum with the famous "Jake, the alligator man". And take your kites, or buy 'em there!

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Is this where I go on a rant about the continued degradation of formal attire? Meh, not today.

I get the need to be comfortable, but if I'm going to go eat somewhere nice, I'm going to look nice and dress nice. Fits the mood and the vibe and I dig it.

If I'm going to Dicks, I'm probably going to be drunk on Bud Light and wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

Got another overrated burger joint, Triple X Burgers in Issaquah. I like the old school feel but the burger, the actual meat, is thin and flavorless, no matter how you dress it up, how messy it is, I still don't feel like I get my moneys worth.


Bud light says it all. You probably don't own a tie. Unless you shop at Ross.


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I'm with Calihawk on this one, even if his name IS in caps lock. ;)

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Lol. Drinking Bud Light is basically saying "I'm average and I want a beer that's just as average"

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Hahaha, well played.

Rarely drink Bud Light, used it as a cheapness begets cheapness. If I'm eating a cheeseburger for 2.25, I'm drinking a beer that costs the same.


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Just are at Cutters. It sucked. The service was worse than the food and the portions were even a bigger joke.


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We went to McCormick and Schmicks last night for dinner. It was disappointing. The food was alright, not great, but the experience lacked big time. I'm not a seafood expert. I asked if they had something similar to oysters Rockefeller. She said no but they did have four different oyster choices to choose from and if I ordered the dozen I could get three of each. I said okay and there were four different types of basically the same oyster. None were prepared or had any additional toppings etc. I guess that's on me to a certain degree for not inquiring prior to ordering.

It also happened to be my birthday so while I was using the little boys room my wife asked if there anything they could do. The waitress told her that if we bought a dessert they cou ld put a candle on it. Really?


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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


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Daniels I have found is very good..but not up to its reputation. It sis a toss up with the Met. Grill IMO
I like Salty's for out of town visitors a lot is to be said for the view.
Dicks I agree is very over rated
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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!



Burger Ranch is great. Whole bunch of them on the East Side


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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


In & Out going in in Bellevue. If they expand bye bye Dicks. Not even close.


I've been to In & out one time, and it was horrible. I've had so many people rave about it, last time my wife and I were in San Fran we stopped by one. It was crowded, dirty, the people behind the counter were angry/rude. We got our food (order was wrong but whatever) no place to sit so we just kinda stood on the side and made do. The burgers were bland and dry, fries were horrible. We just kinda looked at each other and were like whats the big deal about this place? Dumped the remainder of food and left. :Dunno:

Now in saying this I realize this was probably an aberration I hope?? You can't really judge by one visit. Maybe this place was the worst out of all the franchises? Caught them on a bad day? Who knows.

As of right now, I'll take a Deluxe or Special, fries and a shake over anything at In & Out. :D Now even if In & Out was all that people say, doubt it would hurts Dick's too much, it's a nostalgia thing here in Seattle. Even if its not the best burger in the world, sometimes you want the burger you had when you were a kid with your dad after a baseball game, or the burger you remember with your drunk college buddies at 1am.

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[quote="-The Glove-"]Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


In & Out going in in Bellevue. If they expand bye bye Dicks. Not even close.


I've been to In & out one time, and it was horrible. I've had so many people rave about it, last time my wife and I were in San Fran we stopped by one. It was crowded, dirty, the people behind the counter were angry/rude. We got our food (order was wrong but whatever) no place to sit so we just kinda stood on the side and made do. The burgers were bland and dry, fries were horrible. We just kinda looked at each other and were like whats the big deal about this place? Dumped the remainder of food and left. :Dunno:

Now in saying this I realize this was probably an aberration I hope?? You can't really judge by one visit. Maybe this place was the worst out of all the franchises? Caught them on a bad day? Who knows.

As of right now, I'll take a Deluxe or Special, fries and a shake over anything at In & Out. :D Now even if In & Out was all that people say, doubt it would hurts Dick's too much, it's a nostalgia thing here in Seattle. Even if its not the best burger in the world, sometimes you want the burger you had when you were a kid with your dad after a baseball game, or the burger you remember with your drunk college buddies at 1am.[/quote]
I agree with In&Out. Had it twice and its never been anything special. It's kind of like Carl's Jr and Sonic. Everybody raved about how awesome it was and now that its here locally, you see that it's nothing special.


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I've been to In & out one time, and it was horrible. I've had so many people rave about it, last time my wife and I were in San Fran we stopped by one. It was crowded, dirty, the people behind the counter were angry/rude. We got our food (order was wrong but whatever) no place to sit so we just kinda stood on the side and made do. The burgers were bland and dry, fries were horrible. We just kinda looked at each other and were like whats the big deal about this place? Dumped the remainder of food and left. :Dunno:

Now in saying this I realize this was probably an aberration I hope?? You can't really judge by one visit. Maybe this place was the worst out of all the franchises? Caught them on a bad day? Who knows.

As of right now, I'll take a Deluxe or Special, fries and a shake over anything at In & Out. :D Now even if In & Out was all that people say, doubt it would hurts Dick's too much, it's a nostalgia thing here in Seattle. Even if its not the best burger in the world, sometimes you want the burger you had when you were a kid with your dad after a baseball game, or the burger you remember with your drunk college buddies at 1am.


Agree completely. I've been to In And Out quite a few times. Its good, but I dont think its anything special. Nothing better about it then Carls Jr, Wendys or some of the other fast food burger joints.

If any of you are ever down in the Portland area and want to try a GREAT burger, there's a new place called Killer Burger (i think there's 3 or 4 of them), that makes the best burger i've had.

http://killerburger.biz/

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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


In & Out going in in Bellevue. If they expand bye bye Dicks. Not even close.


Where did you hear that? Please don't joke around about something like that. In spite of the hate in this thread, In-n-Out is awesome sauce.

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[quote="-The Glove-"]Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


There were a couple burger ranch in Yakima, I loved that place!


In & Out going in in Bellevue. If they expand bye bye Dicks. Not even close.


Where did you hear that? Please don't joke around about something like that. In spite of the hate in this thread, In-n-Out is awesome sauce.[/quote]

I heard it. Anyone that says its like Carls Jr is an idiot.


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Where did you hear that? Please don't joke around about something like that. In spite of the hate in this thread, In-n-Out is awesome sauce.


I heard it. Anyone that says its like Carls Jr is an idiot.


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Dick's is pretty overrated. There's a burger joint in Tacoma called "Burger Ranch" that is just as good imo.


I agree about Dick's. I don't understand the fascination with that place.


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In 'n Out is overrated. Not bad at all, but definitely overrated by many.

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Where did you hear that? Please don't joke around about something like that. In spite of the hate in this thread, In-n-Out is awesome sauce.


I heard it. Anyone that says its like Carls Jr is an idiot.


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I lived in Seattle for 31 years and I don't understand the love for Dicks hamburgers. Not even 1/4th as good as In -n- Out.

And Carls jr. can be ok if you find a store that gives a rip about the quality but they are few and far between. I know of about 3 that are always pretty good. The rest are horrid.

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In 'n Out is overrated. Not bad at all, but definitely overrated by many.


If you rate it for what it is, a drive thru burger its very good. Is it restaurant sit down caliber? Not IMO. It is far superior to Dicks by a mile and any other fast food burger joint I've been to.


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Dicks is cheap, simple, tasty and has been around for decades. It obviously isn't gourmet but I stop by on most of my trips to Seattle. Hard to compare it to a place like In n Out when they aren't trying to be the same thing.

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