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5501 30th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
There are still a few of us who, when confronted with the term "small plates," want to run down the street for a mondo burrito. But don't! Instead, bring your appetite to Pair, where the food is so skillful, focused, and satisfying, small-plate dining—with just-right wines—will seem like the only way to go. Pair isn't reinventing cuisine, except insofar as it renews your appreciation for things like grape leaves, beef brisket, and potato-leek gratin. It's too elegant and subtle to be simple comfort food, too restrained and soulful to be haute. And the service exactly matches the food, with the same precise and genial execution. Whether or not you live in the enlightened University Village neighborhood to which the restaurant is perfectly keyed, Pair is worth seeking out.
Source: Seattle Weekly
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