Restaurants in Seattle
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.
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.
This Capitol Hill gastropub attracts an afterwork-drinks crowd, as well as dinner-seeking locals.
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.
Handmade doughnuts and fine coffee are an heirloom craft at Top Pot, which now boasts six cafés in the greater Puget Sound area.
ART Restaurant and Lounge, situated within the Four Seasons Hotel, provides diners with dramatic views of Elliott Bay through floor to ceiling windows.
Vietnam meets the Pacific northwest at Eric and Sophie Bahn's Capitol Hill restaurant.
The restaurant serves unusual pub grub (try the free-range emu burgers), and locally brewed organic ales.
At this Tacoma tavern, the experience is as much about the beefy bundles of joy as it is about the cold brews. It's like Cheers, only better—a watering hole with some of the most delicious and inventive red hots (another name for your regulation wiener).
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.