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The Waterfront

Many waterfront restaurants offer free or validated parking. When you make a reservation, be sure to ask where to park.

The International District

You'll find a large food court at Uwajimaya, 600 Fifth Ave. S. (tel. 206/624-6248; www.uwajimaya.com), a huge Asian supermarket. Its stalls serve foods from various Asian countries. It all smells great, and everything is inexpensive, which makes it a great place for a quick meal.

Capitol Hill

The section of Capitol Hill near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Pike Street has become Seattle's hottest restaurant neighborhood. We've listed some of our favorite neighborhood restaurants (Anchovies & Olives, Café Presse, Cascina Spinasse, Lark, Osteria La Spiga, Quinn's), but there are plenty of others worth trying. If you feel like finding your own favorite restaurant, stroll around this neighborhood and check out the menus.

Madison Valley

This shady neighborhood lies to the east and downhill from Capitol Hill. In the main commercial district, which is just south of the Washington Park Arboretum, there are numerous restaurants and shops. Madison Park, a second commercial district farther along Madison Street, has still more restaurants and is close to the waters of Lake Washington.

The Eastside

The Eastside, the high-tech suburb on the east side of Lake Washington, includes the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, and Redmond.

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