Restaurants in Seattle
What It’s Like: In Seattle’s hip Ballard neighborhood, this longtime leader in locavore cuisine dishes up only the freshest Northwest fare before unbeatable views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Although the dress code at the Georgian is smart casual, jean-clad patrons are likely to feel underdressed at this palatial, light yellow salon in the downtown Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
A cupcake bakery, Vérité coffeehouse, and gathering place wrapped up in one, Cupcake Royale in the Madrona neighborhood opened in 2003 as Seattle's first cupcake shop.
Dick's Drive-In, founded in 1954, is Seattle’s oldest, continuously operating fast-food restaurant, and the burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-whipped shakes, and hot fudge sundaes still follow the original recipes.
Fuel up on Northwest-style pub grub like wild-caught salmon burgers (plus lovely deck-side views over Eagle Harbor.
Since 2002, the Tap House Grill has kept local hop lovers happy with 160 beers on tap, including a vast Northwest selection. Located in the Bellevue Galleria, the casual restaurant offers an accessible menu with Pacific Northwest influences.
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.
This downtown steakhouse offers an elegant dining environment, with its dark wood-panelled walls, plush forest-green velvet banquettes, and white-tablecloth service.
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.