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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Seattle

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Seattle? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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5.0
5 (11)
$50 and over
Sushi
Renton
About the restaurant
An ambience of relaxation brought to life in a 6 seat sushi counter. Savor Edomae Style Sushi through an Omakase course delicately crafted by Seiji Fujiwara.

Two seatings of Omakase, Thursday-Sunday, starting at 5:30 and 7:30 respectively.
Wednesdays offer a limited number of walk-in customers from 5:00-6:00 and a single Omakase seating at 7:00.

Please note that there is no sign outside to indicate our restaurant. Enter through the doors of New Zen Japanese Restaurant and proceed straight to the sushi counter ahead. The 6 seat sushi bar you will see is Fujiwara.

Additionally, there is a parking lot next to the building that is available for all customers. We are looking forward to your visit.

For any questions please message 425-633-5500.

Top review
DanielC
Dined on May 13, 2024
Absolutely phenomenal food and top notch service from the chef and his wife.
A photo of OOLA Capitol Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (57)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website.

OOLA Capitol Hill offers craft cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits, elevated bar snacks and PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.

Top review
btlifter
Dined on May 18, 2024
We loved it! The food was so special and the staff was exceptional! Every bite was delicious! Our favorites were the tuna and the lamb!
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4.5
4.5 (285)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lake Union / Eastlake
About the restaurant
Renee Erickson’s Deep Dive: eat and drink inside of an art installation turned cocktail lounge within the iconic Spheres. Expect timeless, modern, and original cocktails alongside refined plates. Deep Dive is a new classic, inspired by marquee hotel bars the world over.

No Minors. Smart attire encouraged. We kindly ask that you refrain from overly casual attire.

We look forward to hosting you in Deep Dive! Until we meet at the table....

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
The restaurant in the ambience were absolutely amazing! I will note that it is very hard to find the location. It’s in between seventh Street and sixth Street on Lenora Avenue downtown. It’s in between two freaking glass gnomes that would’ve been a huge help finding it so I didn’t scooter around the block five times and finally called the staff to figure out where the hell was.
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4.9
4.9 (2250)
$30 and under
Northwest
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or brunch & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
Top review
GregW
Dined 1 day ago
Helpful and friendly staff delicious food. I felt like the staff treated me as a regular, even though this was my first time in the restaurant.
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4.8
4.8 (8323)
$31 to $50
Italian
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
The Pink Door is an independently owned (never cloned, never genetically modified) restaurant that has been quietly dedicated to fresh & local Italian food since 1981. Its seafood & produce driven menu has been the central theme throughout its wildly popular domain in Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Top review
JenniferA
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food and service! We had appetizers, Entrees and dessert and all were excellent. We never felt rushed but waiter was super attentive.
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4.9
4.9 (3845)
$31 to $50
Italian
Pioneer Square
About the restaurant
Il Terrazzo Carmine, owned and operated by Carmine Smeraldo, is one of Seattle's true dining anomalies - a highly successful restaurant with unfailingly high standards and a loyal, sophisticated clientele. The cuisine has been acclaimed as Seattle's best by the media and more importantly, by local diners.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is located in historic Pioneer Square - nestled in an urban-renewed alley with entrances through the vintage lobby on First Avenue or through the delightful courtyard in the back. Since 1984, Carmine Smeraldo's classic Italian restaurant has been where the locals have chosen to return over and over again. From the Carpaccio Di Bue and Spaghettini Dell 'Ortolano for lunch to the Suprema Di Pollo Farcita and Zuppa Di Pesce for dinner you will know you have gone to a place where excellence is a way of life. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Il Terrazzo serves classical Italian cuisine with an atmosphere you may want to call home and never leave

Top review
Michaelvip
Dined 1 day ago
Entire dining experience exceeded expectations. We had a wonderful evening.
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4.9
4.9 (681)
$30 and under
American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Violet, voted Best New Restaurant 2019, by Seattle Magazine, is the newest concept by executive chef William Belickis. Violet offers a unique American Omakase dining experience influenced by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.

Top review
Charming
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful staff and inventive menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. Great cocktails too.
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4.7
4.7 (1568)
$31 to $50
Italian
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
La Fontana Siciliana is a serene retreat in the heart of Seattle’s bustling Belltown, where the charm of Sicily comes alive. As you step into our enchanting courtyard, the soothing sound of a bubbling fountain and the tantalizing scent of Sicilian delicacies welcome you.

We source our ingredients from premier local purveyors to craft the most exquisite Sicilian fare in Washington. Our kitchen, led by the talented Chef Antonio Torralba, promises an unforgettable culinary journey.

Join us at La Fontana Siciliana for an authentic Sicilian experience, where every dish, glass of wine, and interaction is a testament to our dedication to excellence.

PLEASE NOTE: While we can’t guarantee specific seating in our rooms or courtyard, rest assured that each space in La Fontana offers a unique experience, with seating allocated based on reservation timing and arrival order. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Top review
Mmggood
Dined 2 days ago
Super authentic, great food and love to vide. Bit pricey but very great local spot.
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4.7
4.7 (1482)
$50 and over
Italian
Ballard
About the restaurant
We have 15 intimate indoor tables. Reservations can be made for parties up to 5 guests. Larger groups are politely declined. Please understand when making your reservation that we cannot guarantee a specific table or area of the restaurant. We recommend 5pm reservations for parties with specific table requests.
If you are having difficulty finding a reservation you are welcome to stop by for walk-in seating. We seat our bar and covered/heated patio for dinner nightly.

Top review
SMontvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great service! Knowledgeable and friendly! Nice ambience too!
A photo of Inside Passage restaurant
4.7
4.7 (241)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Inside Passage is a Northwest sunken ship, underwater, tropical cocktail bar with a sea creature named Kiki that lives above the bar. Created and run by your friends at Rumba and found within. Cocktails have elaborate, outrageous presentations and are crafted with premium ingredients and exotic flavors.

Reservations are released on a rolling basis, six weeks out. If you are looking for a date beyond that range, please check back! Inside Passage is a 21+ establishment.
https://www.insidepassageseattle.com/

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Awesome experience and crazy cool drinks! It was my 30th birthday and the bartender gave us a specialty shot for free for the table of three!
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