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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
This Queen Anne restaurant and piano lounge is housed in its original, purpose-built, circa-1950's, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building.
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.