Quintessentially Seattle -- quirky, unpretensious good fun
If you like Italian food (who doesn't, really?), the Pink Door is the place to get the ""Seattle Insider"" experience with your side of Italian. Not flashy -- the tables and decor is simple, inexpensive, ""approachable."" The first time I came to this restaurant, I was a bit nervous about opening the unmarked door to the restaurant -- obviously a hide-a-way that you need to be a local to know about -- and in opening the door, you are a part of the ""private club!"" Then, surprise -- a trapeze artist was swinging above the diners -- quirky, unusual, and a bit hard to take your eyes off of. Then, the bar -- whether they are showing ""Casablanca"" while you dine or have invited in a 3 piece band playing fun and spunky music, there is always a lot to see, hear and taste at the Pink Door. The ""Everything Green"" salad on the menu also reminds one that you are in Seattle -- the emerald city. A baby greens and butter lettuce salad peppered with peas, asparagus, avacado, pistacios... they load on everything that they can think of that is, well, GREEN. Quirky, unique, healthy, and surprisingly delicious! Finally, the view of Elliot Bay while enjoying a summer day -- quintessentially Seattle. Their space in the Pike Place Market make it both accessible and easy to enjoy the rest of what Seattle has to offer, AFTER dinner. One note to singles -- this is not a true ""singles haunt,"" so you have to come here with a ""wing man or wing woman,"" HOWEVER, the proximity of the tables in the louge and the general ""vacation attitude of openness"" that seems to be inspired in the patrons there -- people come here with their best pal to have fun, and it shows -- makes conversation with strangers actually possible here -- an unusual thing to find in Seattle! So, have your dinner in the lounge, have a cocktail, make friends and enjoy some of the unique tastes of the Pink Door!