The Seattle and Tacoma Area

Restaurants in The Seattle and Tacoma Area

At this Tacoma after-work institution, guests come for comfort food and solid cocktails. The space is stylish with a sleek curved bar, high top seating, and mod tubular lighting fixtures.

Kids can feast on burgers and fish-and-chips while parents enjoy more sophisticated fare like fresh Penn Cove mussels.

The mouthwatering signature sandwich combines Dungeness and Pacific meat on toasted sourdough. Bonus: an unironically retro interior with wraparound vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The attached restaurant of the Willows Lodge carries wines from nearly all the best local produces. Lunch includes light seafood dishes like hazelnut-encrusted scallops.

The restaurant serves unusual pub grub (try the free-range emu burgers), and locally brewed organic ales.

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

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

Fuel up on Northwest-style pub grub like wild-caught salmon burgers (plus lovely deck-side views over Eagle Harbor.

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.

Eat at this cozy joint for sandwiches and vegetarian dishes using fresh local produce.

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.

One of the city’s top tables is across Lake Washington in the Eastside suburb of Kirkland.

This restaurant has closed.