Head to Dahlia Lounge for a quintessential Seattle experience, gift card or cookbook.

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Give out-of-town guests a taste of the Pacific Northwest at local celebrity chef Tom Douglas’ first restaurant, Dahlia Lounge. The flagship has been operating downtown for 20-plus years, with ingredients sourced fresh from Pike Place Market. Open today for lunch from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., or make reservations for New Year’s Eve from 5–10 p.m. (2001 Fourth Ave., Seattle, 206-682-4142)


Restaurant visit (prices vary). Considered a quintessential Seattle restaurant experience, Dahlia Lounge is a must-visit for visitors and locals alike. Don’t miss the famous Dungeness crab cakes, coffee-braised beef short ribs and fried green tomatoes.

Tom Douglas Gift Card (starting at $25). Gift cards and eGift cards are accepted at all 13 Tom Douglas restaurants
and the online store. And for every $200 gift-card purchase, you’ll get a free $25 bonus gift card to use in 2018.

“The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook” ($35). Learn the secrets of Douglas’ legendary Triple Coconut Cream Pie along with 125 other mouth-watering recipes in this cookbook from the lauded bakery.

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