Washington

Restaurants in Washington

What It’s Like: In Seattle’s hip Ballard neighborhood, this longtime leader in locavore cuisine dishes up only the freshest Northwest fare before unbeatable views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Located in the American Legion building across from Heritage Park in down, Water Street Café & Bar serves contemporary American food in a casual setting. The homey interior has a fireplace, wooden tables, and chandeliers, while the open air patio is suitable seating for warmer months.

Handmade doughnuts and fine coffee are an heirloom craft at Top Pot, which now boasts six cafés in the greater Puget Sound area.

Located along the South Lake Union Trolley line, this pizzeria uses century-old artisan traditions and imported ingredients to craft authentic Neapolitan pies.

Winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest 2010, chef Jason Wilson opened this celebrated New American restaurant in 2005. Located in Madison Valley, Crush is set inside a century-old Tudor-style house with a triangular gable and an outdoor patio.

In a restored farmhouse with valley views, the restaurant serves steaks, burgers, and more inventive dishes like goat-cheese ravioli—all made from locally sourced ingredients.