Our family had an anniversary party here and this is definately the 5 star dining of Seattle. The view is great and for those who knew Canlis in Honolulu, you'll get nostalgia when you walk in. Bring money.
I wanted a nice cowboy hat for a trip to Montana and found Redmond Western Wear. They had a good selection of a lot of things, like jeans and shirts that went right with the hat. There aren't too many western wear stores in Seattle so don't over look this one.
A friend recommended Hamilton Home Inspections when I bought a house. They came out right away to accomodate a deadline on the purchase and sale and really gave the old house a workout. I was impressed with their service and honesty which helped a lot in buying this property.
Lamb Hanson and Lamb have probably the best appraisers in Seattle. They are really well known if you ask around to realtors especially. I have used them once and was thrilled with their job. They can get busy so give plenty of warning. But if you want the best appraisal, its here.
I like Midas as it has a good name for mufflers or brakes. But I must warn people about this. If your brake pads are down to a certain point, there policy is that they must rotate or replace your drums. I found some other places aren't required to do that.
The Pike Pub is a great stop on those Saturdays you go down to the market place. It's like sight seeing as there are so many tourist and shoppers that drop in. Fun place.
Tup Tim never disappoints when it comes to fresh and good Thai food. Its a great stop if you are catching a game or event at the Key Arena. Only a hop and skip away. There is always room, never a wait.
I've used Lake Washignton Appraisal Service on a number of occasions because they have a large staff and you can always get someone out right away. I've never been disappointed with the amount of footwork they do and their service.
Isadora's is a great shop with personality. I found it thru one of my relatives and have been delighted ever since. Laura Dalessandro and her daughter are just a joy to visit and always recommend the right gift for my wife. If you want something special, pay them a visit.
The Westin down on 5th is centrally located in walking distance from the Seattle Center and also the Westlake Mall and shops downtown. I always recommend for out of town guests and business people. But I do going down just to have a drink in their lobby bar and to meet with friends.