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.
The owners of the much-loved Le Pichet café in the Pike Place Market opened this ultracool Capitol Hill offshoot in 2007.
Everyone from tattooed bikers to blue-haired old ladies slurps down the steamed Penn Cove mussels at this funky no-frills restaurant, which overlooks the waters where the famed bivalves are harvested.
Around the corner from chef-impresario Tom Douglas's flagship restaurant, Dahlia Lounge, is his more casual Serious Pie, known for its thin-crust, applewood-fired pizza.
This restaurant has closed.
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
Chef John Sundstrom (who made his name with sister institution - and next-door neighbor - Lark) serves smoked white-been tartine and tuna crudo with lemon.
Situated on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, this Queen Anne restaurant is known for its panoramic views of the Fremont and Aurora bridges.
BOKA is located near the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry terminal and half-way between Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, an address that makes it a popular late night stop for the Uptown bar crowd—serving breakfast throughout the day helps, too.
Dinner at The Herbfarm is a four or five hour experience. Guests are greeted with a pre-dinner beverage and taken on an herb garden tour before sitting down for the 9-course tasting menu.
Boom Noodle serves authentic pan-Asian food in a Modernist Tokyo ambience.
Piedmontese cuisine is the backbone of this rustic, open-kitchen restaurant in Capitol Hill. Since opening in 2008, Spinesse has been using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, along with house-made pasta, salumi, and vinegars, to recreate the earthy cuisine of Northern Italy.