The guys who transformed Green Cat in to Local, did an excellent job, but the best thing about it is...they sold it...
Now, Dinette, recently named the best of Seattle..is my favorite. The main menu items change nightly, and the past 4 times I have been, are delicious. And they definitely have the best gnocchi in town. Their small selection of cocktails are great..some changing seasonally as well. Their niche is the toasts you can get...pick 3 toppings...recommend the herb frittata..yummy white truffle oil.
The atmosphere can be a hair loud, but nothing like the treacherous Tilth Restaurant...but it is very romantic and the colors make you feel cozy and that they put some thought in to the atmosphere. (they do need to fix the lights from dimming on and off just ever so slightly) Let's just say, my friend recently proposed to his girlfriend there...that's how romantic it is.
I suggest give it a try, its one of the best parts of Seattle dining.