Washington

Restaurants in Washington

Part of the regional Chow Foods restaurant chain, the Hi-Life serves New American comfort foods in a former firehouse built in 1911.

Savor real-southern fried catfish, corn cakes, okra, and candied yams.

Provencal mainstay

This Capitol Hill gastropub attracts an afterwork-drinks crowd, as well as dinner-seeking locals.

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

Piedmontese cuisine is the backbone of this rustic, open-kitchen restaurant in Capitol Hill. Since opening in 2008, Spinesse has been using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, along with house-made pasta, salumi, and vinegars, to recreate the earthy cuisine of Northern Italy.

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

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

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.

Inspired by (and named after) the Tuscan hilltop town in which chef-owner Don Curtiss and his wife Michelle Quisenberry were married, Volterra is a contemporary Italian eatery in the historic Ballard neighborhood.

This downtown brewery has been crafting small batch beers for nearly 15 years, but it wasn't until 2006 that it opened its doors to thirsty visitors with the Taproom. The no-frills space is comfortable with darts and a pool table.

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

Since opening in 1999, this charcuterie/deli/eatery has become almost as much of a pilgrimage site as the Space Needle.