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Posted: 2/25/2006 11:22:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:27:55 AM EDT
El Gaucho's or Stanley and Seaforts.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:30:17 AM EDT
El Goucho is fancy.
Stanley and the seaforts is semi fancy, more relaxed than stuffy.

Down on the waterfront is the place to go.
C.I Shenanigans has great food and is semi fancy. Great brunch on sunday as well.
I'd recommend going down there on a nice sunny day in the spring and eat some brunch on Sunday, then take a walk with your favorite person(s)


Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:31:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cry_Havoc37:
El Goucho is fancy.
Stanley and the seaforts is semi fancy, more relaxed than stuffy.

Down on the waterfront is the place to go.
C.I Shenanigans has great food and is semi fancy. Great brunch on sunday as well.
I'd recommend going down there on a nice sunny day in the spring and eat some brunch on Sunday, then take a walk with your favorite person(s)





Forgot about them..... Good stuff there too
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:37:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:44:37 AM EDT
Going to treat your boyfriend to a nice dinner for once?...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:46:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Is there a good place for sushi up there?







I'll point the Hippy to this thread when she gets home...she eats that crap
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:52:17 AM EDT
Krispy Kreme or Spaghetti Factory. My 2 favorite places in Tacoma.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:54:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 11:55:30 AM EDT by 1GUNRUNNER]
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:06:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:14:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Is there a good place for sushi up there?







I'll point the Hippy to this thread when she gets home...she eats that crap



Ok, according to the Hippy, "I love Bento" is supposed to be really good Sushi.

Mildred and S 19th in the James Center strip mall.

ilovebento.com/


Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:22:26 PM EDT
The New Orleans Creole Cafe, tucked into the offramp of Hwy 512 at Hwy 7 (Pacific Ave), south of downtown. Not real ritzy, but the food is to die for. The crawfish etoufee is superb, and the catfish is killer. And don't forget the hushpuppies! Taurus and I hit the place as often as we can.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:39:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:30:36 PM EDT
Shenanigans is good.

Stanley and Seaforts is ok if you don't mind buying two dinners. The food is delicious, there just isn't very much of it.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:41:23 PM EDT




Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:10:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Krispy Kreme or Spaghetti Factory. My 2 favorite places in Tacoma.



Didn't CavVet just go off on someone about the Spaghetti Factory??? Unsafe eating conditions or such? Maybe I'll call him.




That was the Seattle one. The Tacoma one has a trolley car you can eat in, how much fancier can you get than that?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:52:23 PM EDT
Cliff House in Browns Point

Alzerio's top of the Seridain Hotel
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:05:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Krispy Kreme or Spaghetti Factory. My 2 favorite places in Tacoma.



Didn't CavVet just go off on someone about the Spaghetti Factory??? Unsafe eating conditions or such? Maybe I'll call him.




That was the Seattle one. The Tacoma one has a trolley car you can eat in, how much fancier can you get than that?



Hippy used to work there.....She gives it a big " ".

Personally, I thought the sauce was pretty bland. Olive Garden has better sauce. If you want some good italian in tacoma go to Bella Nina's on 6th ave. THAT is good Italian food.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:07:47 PM EDT
Fanciest- El Gaucho

Best Food- Primo Grill
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:11:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:18:03 PM EDT
1GR,

One of my favorite sushi places is in the Southend. It's called Kyoto and it's about a block south of the Dufflebag next to Paldo World Asian grocery. They have Japanese food (teriyaki, soba, udon, etc.) as well as Korean style food. they also have a koi pond and waterfall in the restaurant.

HTH

Trey
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:48:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:54:21 PM EDT
TGIF's in Puyallap.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:01:20 PM EDT
Would Anthony's at Point Defiance be considered semi-fancy?

Or how about HOOTERS?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
TGIF's in Puyallap.






And I wasn't even there.

Actually hang out with you jokers.......


Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:21:33 PM EDT
This makes me wonder ... out of pure curiousity, what sort of places in the Olympia/Tacoma area would you be *expected* to wear a jacket and tie, if you're a male, and a dress, if you're female? What about places where tuxedos and formal wear are not uncommon?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:33:32 PM EDT
Bigscrun took me to C.I. Shenanigans for dinner, really good, great service.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:44:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:58:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:

Originally Posted By MrsScrun:
Bigscrun took me to C.I. Shenanigans for dinner, really good, great service.




I taken you lots of places.



Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:37:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By voilsb:
This makes me wonder ... out of pure curiousity, what sort of places in the Olympia/Tacoma area would you be *expected* to wear a jacket and tie, if you're a male, and a dress, if you're female? What about places where tuxedos and formal wear are not uncommon?



"Expected?" Not too many. In Steillacoom, there is E.R Rogers (can't remember the addy) which last time I was aware, was about $100/plate.

I'm not sure about either Gardner's or Jean Peirre's Garden Room. Casual/Family is pretty much the norm in the Southend. I've seen all manner of dress in Olympia restaurants.

Trey
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 1:07:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:53:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
TGIF's in Puyallap.




Fag.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:07:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By MrsScrun:
Bigscrun took me to C.I. Shenanigans for dinner, really good, great service.



Dropped $140 on 2 steaks there I could have done better on.

The $90 I spent at Castle was money much better spent.



This was all about going to an adult toy store?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:26:03 PM EDT
21 Commerce is a nice martini bar with great food
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:45:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:19:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PCR-00:
El Gaucho's or Stanley and Seaforts.


+1
also,
Downtown there is a new seafood Place I believe is owned by the El gaucho folks that is good also and not so spendy
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 2:48:12 PM EDT
Amici's (Italian) 224th & Meridian in Graham, Angleas (plain ol 'mer'can food!) 7511 Portland Ave. Tacoma, Antique Sandwich Co. (hippy style/world's best cheesecake!) 5102 N. Pearl, Tacoma, maybe try Ricardo's on 6th ave. it used to have a different name and was the best Italian around. Or, go to The Arches, 18001 Pacific Ave., in Spanaway . If they drop your food on the floor and you catch them, it's half price. If they step on it, (and you catch them) it's free!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 5:28:20 PM EDT
i dont like hooters. the girls wear their hair down and i imagine that sometimes it falls into the food hinking.gif

the Ram has good food and an excellent selection of sudsy delights but you have a 50/50 chance of getting a platefull or just skimpy portions. also, try not to be sat in the gay guy's section. he isn't a great server and youll be lucky to get your drinks before youre done eating.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:59:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By MrsScrun:
Bigscrun took me to C.I. Shenanigans for dinner, really good, great service.



Dropped $140 on 2 steaks there I could have done better on.

The $90 I spent at Castle was money much better spent.





The castle ROCKS!!!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:12:58 PM EDT
If you give up on Tacoma, just go to Daniel's Broiler on Lake Union in Seattle. Incredible steak and lobster. View of the water.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:16:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:49:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
Is there a good place for sushi up there?



Zen sushi is just over a mile from my house here in south Renton. Then there's Sushi Man in Issaquah and for the bigger sushi $$ there's Wasabi Bistro. Don't know much about Tacoma's offerings though.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:05:37 AM EDT
When I used to live back on the "Westside" I used to go to El Gaucho at least twice a month.......Its pretty nice, not super fancy. The food is alright, but the service is really good! I have yet to find a resturant in Seattle that is really fancy and has good food.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:43:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackLex:
I have yet to find a resturant in Seattle that is really fancy and has good food.



You haven't put much effort into that now have you?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:21:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By MSKOOTER:
The castle ROCKS!!!



I wonder how their LP program works...




I do good to get Mr. LP to drive the 7 miles to walmart...I would NEVER get him to drive all the way to the castle! If I had a weekend daycare I would have that second job in a second though
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:39:30 PM EDT
I have found the prices at Castle are much higher than just down the roat the the Lovers Package, but we order most our stuff on the internet.......no place in Tacoma has much in the way of leather goods


Originally Posted By MSKOOTER:

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:

Originally Posted By MrsScrun:
Bigscrun took me to C.I. Shenanigans for dinner, really good, great service.



Dropped $140 on 2 steaks there I could have done better on.

The $90 I spent at Castle was money much better spent.





The castle ROCKS!!!

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:00:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By headpulper:

Originally Posted By BlackLex:
I have yet to find a resturant in Seattle that is really fancy and has good food.



You haven't put much effort into that now have you?



People have all suggested these places as "nice" and I honestly haven't been too impressed. Nor did i feel like i had to wear a suit. But if anyone has any suggestions for some "Fine dining" i'd love to try some new places out.

I've been to:
Daniels Broiler
Palisade's
The Met
DC's Grill
El Gaucho/Pampas Room
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 7:57:56 AM EDT
Two suggestions.

Met Grill and order the Chateu Briand for two. Best damn filet and lots of it.

Ruths Chris in Bellevue or Seattle. Ala cart ordering of your food, ie, you choose your main dish, and then choose what side dishes you want. Mmmmmmm Filet Mignon...

Neither place is stuffy to the point where you NEED to dress up, but don't go into Ruths Chris in dirty "your weekend paint the house" jeans, and an arfcom polo shirt.
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