Washington

Restaurants in Washington

The dining room at Lake Quinault Lodge has some of the area’s best cuisine—try the slow-roasted Pacific salmon or beer-battered Alaskan cod.

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

This dark den sits at the top of Queen Anne Hill, its wood-slatted walls and cork tabletops evoking a vineyard barrel room vibe. The space is diminutive – just 30 seats – as is the succinct menu, which showcases a daily-changing lineup of simple, rustic Italian fare.

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

Croissants are the signature item at James and Klaire Miller's tiny cafe, although they serve a variety of other baked goods, including Russian tea cookies and pain au chocolat. The line for this Ballard eatery often stretches out the door, and supplies are limited, so arriv

Behind a nondescript brick façade in Ballard, La Carta de Oaxaca is a small, lively restaurant adorned with light wood plank tables, sleek black banquettes, and framed black-and-white photographs of Mexico’s Oaxaca region.

Locals and hotel guests (two and four-legged) alike frequent this casual hideaway at Salish Lodge and Spa for its warm ambiance and Pacific Northwest influenced menu items. Many of these items are identical to what’s offered on the resort’s more formal dining option’s menu.

Seattle's original El Gaucho was a circa-1950's tavern/restaurant that lasted into the mid-80's. Current owner Paul Mackay revived the brand in 1996, nurturing it into a legendary—and theatrical—steakhouse.

Housed in a celery-green remodeled craftsman home, this bistro in Phinney Freemont has earned locavore accolades since opening in 2006.

Which is more difficult: finding a chef to open his place on Mondays or finding a chef to serve fried chicken in Seattle? Chef Mark Fuller of Spring Hill gladly does both.