Restaurants in Washington
Join the perpetual Oktoberfest with traditional schnitzel, bratwurst, and goulash.
Ballard hosts the one-two punch of hot noodle house Thaiku, and its late-night, apothecary-style bar, Fu Kun Wu Lounge. Thaiku’s regional Thai cuisine is doled out in an antiques-filled space that was once the location of a notorious opium den.
Catch the sunset at the waterfront restaurant, which serves simply prepared seafood and grass-fed beef. (If you don’t mind dining at 5:30, there’s a three-course set menu for $35.)
An eclectic crowd of creative-class types, artists, and aerospace-industry employees from a nearby firm, come to feed their caffeine fix at Seth Levy's corner coffee shop in Georgetown.
One of the city’s top tables is across Lake Washington in the Eastside suburb of Kirkland.
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.
Everyone from tattooed bikers to blue-haired old ladies slurps down the steamed Penn Cove mussels at this funky no-frills restaurant, which overlooks the waters where the famed bivalves are harvested.
Chef Matt Dillon and restaurateur Wylie Bush decided to gut a building in an industrial neighborhood, remodel it, add a storybook garden entrance, and create their "dream restaurant," a rustic communal space where dinners emphasize local products, from the wine down to the mushrooms.
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
Try a buffalo burger on traditional Native American fry bread.
Formerly known as Waterfront Seafood Grill, this Pier 70 institution offers killer views of Lake Elliott, in a modern, light-filled dining room. Glass walls embrace the location, as does chef Peter Levine's maritime menu.
Raucous on the weekends (and most weeknights as well) this popular eatery overlooking the Columbia River serves upscale comfort food with a view. On clear evenings, look for the lights of Portland eight miles to the south.