Seattle

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.

Which is more difficult: finding a chef to open his place on Mondays or finding a chef to serve fried chicken in Seattle? Chef Mark Fuller of Spring Hill gladly does both.

SAM Taste is a full-service restaurant located within the Seattle Art Museum that's open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. More than 50% of the restaurant's suppliers come from Washington and Oregon and provide seasonal, organic, and wild ingredients.

Inspired by (and named after) the Tuscan hilltop town in which chef-owner Don Curtiss and his wife Michelle Quisenberry were married, Volterra is a contemporary Italian eatery in the historic Ballard neighborhood.

The first of chef-impressario Tom Douglas's numerous Seattle establishments, Dahlia opened in 1989 and is credited with practically inventing contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine, with its focus on local, sustainably produced ingredients, and fusion of Asian and American flavors, and cooking te

This restaurant has closed.

This "modern American diner" has a split personality. Skillet Street Food, the Airstream trailer/food truck, has been roving Seattle since 2007, offering chef Josh Henderson's seasonal lunches, while the brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in 2011 in Capitol Hill.

Savor real-southern fried catfish, corn cakes, okra, and candied yams.

Though vegetarians are plentiful in Olympia, shellfish fans are, too; find them slurping Fanny Bays, from next-door Puget Sound, at the Oyster House.

This Capitol Hill gastropub attracts an afterwork-drinks crowd, as well as dinner-seeking locals.

A pioneer of small plate dining in Seattle, James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom established this New American restaurant in 2003.

Ballard hosts the one-two punch of hot noodle house Thaiku, and its late-night, apothecary-style bar, Fu Kun Wu Lounge. Thaiku’s regional Thai cuisine is doled out in an antiques-filled space that was once the location of a notorious opium den.

Situated on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, this Queen Anne restaurant is known for its panoramic views of the Fremont and Aurora bridges.