Restaurants in Seattle
Seattle restaurants honor the Pacific Northwest with fresh-off-the-boat seafood and ingredients that are organic, seasonal, and locally grown. Expect everything from robust American fare and classic French dishes to pan-Asian plates and inventive Italian. Don't forget to sip a cup of locally roasted Joe from one of the many independent and trend-setting coffee shops.
The city's vibrant culinary scene is fueled by the popularity of Pike Place Market, which is filled with colorful food stalls and also houses some of the best restaurants in Seattle.
Seattle's fishing industry means fresh seafood is a standby here. In addition to more formal restaurants, there are lots of pop-up restaurants and food trucks in this vein.
ART Restaurant embodies the local food philosophy with a menu driven by local growers and seasonal produce.
Fonda La Catrina and La Medusa are two of the top restaurants in Seattle. Fonda La Catrina is a Mexican restaurant where you can watch tortillas being made right in front of you; pozole (or pork tamales) are one of their top delicacies.
With oversized, arched casement windows overlooking Pike Place Market and its famed clock, Matt's truly is in the heart of the market. The 53-seat restaurant has a cozy, intimate vibe, with vintage-meets-loft decorating touches like checkered floor tiles and a high, beamed ceiling.
Eat at this cozy joint for sandwiches and vegetarian dishes using fresh local produce.
One of the city’s top tables is across Lake Washington in the Eastside suburb of Kirkland.
Tuck into fish-and-chips and clam chowder at this waterfront restaurant.
Xinh Dwelley was born in An Hoa, Vietnam; during the war she found work cooking for the U.S. Army, and eventually moved to Washington State. Since then she's become one of the Northwest's most celebrated oyster experts-she's a five-time winner of the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship.
This dockside restaurant in Magnolia boasts million-dollar views of Elliott Bay, the Seattle skyline, and Cascade Mountains beyond—it's especially appreciated by patrons at dusk and nightfall.
Pasta is the star at chef-restauranteur Ethan Stowell's Tavolàta. House-crafted rigatoni, casarecce, conchiglie, linguini, and more, are made on-site daily.
Sample octopus imported from Valencia and kalmotxo, a drink made from red wine and Coke at this Basque-themed tapas bar.
Located in the American Legion building across from Heritage Park in down, Water Street Café & Bar serves contemporary American food in a casual setting. The homey interior has a fireplace, wooden tables, and chandeliers, while the open air patio is suitable seating for warmer months.