Restaurants in Seattle

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.

This dark den sits at the top of Queen Anne Hill, its wood-slatted walls and cork tabletops evoking a vineyard barrel room vibe. The space is diminutive – just 30 seats – as is the succinct menu, which showcases a daily-changing lineup of simple, rustic Italian fare.

Winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest 2010, chef Jason Wilson opened this celebrated New American restaurant in 2005. Located in Madison Valley, Crush is set inside a century-old Tudor-style house with a triangular gable and an outdoor patio.

This downtown steakhouse offers an elegant dining environment, with its dark wood-panelled walls, plush forest-green velvet banquettes, and white-tablecloth service.

Housed in a celery-green remodeled craftsman home, this bistro in Phinney Freemont has earned locavore accolades since opening in 2006.

Co-owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's take on new American fare, which relies heavily on local, farm-to-table ingredients, has garnered its fair share of accolades from publications like Food & Wine.

Have an elegant dinner of Asian-influenced seafood at a water-view table.

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.

Locals and hotel guests (two and four-legged) alike frequent this casual hideaway at Salish Lodge and Spa for its warm ambiance and Pacific Northwest influenced menu items. Many of these items are identical to what’s offered on the resort’s more formal dining option’s menu.

The perfect antidote to that Pacific Northwest drizzle: a just-pulled Borgia (a mocha laced with orange zest) with your morning eggs.

The mouthwatering aromas that emanate from this tiny Cuban restaurant have led many strollers to veer inside (even though its unassuming building looks like an abandoned freight container).

Croissants are the signature item at James and Klaire Miller's tiny cafe, although they serve a variety of other baked goods, including Russian tea cookies and pain au chocolat. The line for this Ballard eatery often stretches out the door, and supplies are limited, so arriv