Washington

Restaurants in Washington

Chef John Sundstrom (who made his name with sister institution - and next-door neighbor - Lark) serves smoked white-been tartine and tuna crudo with lemon.

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.

"Cupcakeries" have been popping up in cities and towns across America, but Cupcake Royale is one of Seattle's most popular dessert shops.

Boom Noodle serves authentic pan-Asian food in a Modernist Tokyo ambience.

Vietnam meets the Pacific northwest at Eric and Sophie Bahn's Capitol Hill restaurant.

The creative pizzas (Polish sausage and sauerkraut is a favorite) make it a great pit stop.

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.

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

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.

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