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.
In a neighborhood chockablock with great Asian restaurants, this tiny Vietnamese eatery inspires particularly fierce loyalty among locals.
Located along the South Lake Union Trolley line, this pizzeria uses century-old artisan traditions and imported ingredients to craft authentic Neapolitan pies.
This landmark restaurant has been drawing both natives and tourists to Pier 56 since 1975. The oyster menu is updated twice daily, and the 21-foot-long oyster bar typically showcases 30 varieties of the bivalve, including the silver-dollar-sized Olympia, found only in the Pacific Northwest.
Located on the Pike Street Hill behind Seattle's most venerable market, Zig Zag attracts a diverse crowd with its take on classic cocktails and bar food.
Have an elegant dinner of Asian-influenced seafood at a water-view table.
With its lofty dimensions, blond wood wall panels, and modern furniture, Poppy's dining room in Capitol Hill is casual place to enjoy the regional northwest cuisine of chef Jerry Traunfeld.
This Queen Anne restaurant and piano lounge is housed in its original, purpose-built, circa-1950's, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building.
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.
"Cupcakeries" have been popping up in cities and towns across America, but Cupcake Royale is one of Seattle's most popular dessert shops.
The dining room at Lake Quinault Lodge has some of the area’s best cuisine—try the slow-roasted Pacific salmon or beer-battered Alaskan cod.
Brian Scheehser, the executive chef at this informal restaurant in Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel, loves to personally present a dish with its exact provenance—as in, “Those beans were in the ground forty-six minutes ago.” Scheehser’s three-acre farm in neighboring Woodinville—where the harvest includ