Restaurants in Seattle

Korean meets French meets American in Wallingford. Husband-and-wife team Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang, both classically trained chefs who've worked under Alain Ducasse, opened Joule in 2007.


Colorful Belltown bistro with a great garden

The attached restaurant of the Willows Lodge carries wines from nearly all the best local produces. Lunch includes light seafood dishes like hazelnut-encrusted scallops.

Behind a nondescript brick façade in Ballard, La Carta de Oaxaca is a small, lively restaurant adorned with light wood plank tables, sleek black banquettes, and framed black-and-white photographs of Mexico’s Oaxaca region.

Chef Matt Dillon and restaurateur Wylie Bush decided to gut a building in an industrial neighborhood, remodel it, add a storybook garden entrance, and create their "dream restaurant," a rustic communal space where dinners emphasize local products, from the wine down to the mushrooms.

This Gig Harbor restaurant specializes in American fare with a focus on Pacific Northwestern ingredients. The dining room resembles a hunting lodge, with taxidermy heads mounted on the walls, a large stone fireplace, and wooden paneling.

The mouthwatering signature sandwich combines Dungeness and Pacific meat on toasted sourdough. Bonus: an unironically retro interior with wraparound vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Tucked in Capitol Hill’s bustling Melrose Market, Sitka & Spruce channels both the rustic and urban aesthetic, with its open-kitchen, communal tables, and small section of in-demand banquettes. Chef Matt Dillon is known for his global take on seasonal local ingredients.

This downtown brewery has been crafting small batch beers for nearly 15 years, but it wasn't until 2006 that it opened its doors to thirsty visitors with the Taproom. The no-frills space is comfortable with darts and a pool table.

Since opening in 1999, this charcuterie/deli/eatery has become almost as much of a pilgrimage site as the Space Needle.