Restaurants in Washington
Kids can feast on burgers and fish-and-chips while parents enjoy more sophisticated fare like fresh Penn Cove mussels.
This tapas-inspired restaurant opened in 2009.
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.
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.
This provincial Vietnamese restaurant may be set in Seattle’s International District, but its sleek, orange, candle-lit interior seems more rooted in Manhattan cocktail culture.
Pike Street Fish Fry, a tiny restaurant in Seattle's artsy Capitol Hill neighborhood is a no-frills fresh fish shack with a foodie's touch.
The first of chef-impressario Tom Douglas's numerous Seattle establishments, Dahlia opened in 1989 and is credited with practically inventing contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine, with its focus on local, sustainably produced ingredients, and fusion of Asian and American flavors, and cooking te
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.
Tucked in Capitol Hill’s bustling Melrose Market, Sitka & Spruce channels both the rustic and urban aesthetic, with its open-kitchen, communal tables, and small section of in-demand banquettes. Chef Matt Dillon is known for his global take on seasonal local ingredients.
Straightforward but satisfying Italian-inflected Pacific Northwest dishes are paired with Washington wines at this riverside venue.
Since opening in 1999, this charcuterie/deli/eatery has become almost as much of a pilgrimage site as the Space Needle.