The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarSeastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
8.3
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Seafood | Bellevue, Eastside
99 Park Restaurant - Permanently Closed99 Park Restaurant - Permanently Closed
7.9
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Contemporary American | Bellevue, Eastside
The CommonsThe Commons
7.9
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American | Woodinville, Eastside
Lot No. 3Lot No. 3
7.7
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American | Bellevue, Eastside
Mercato Stellina PizzeriaMercato Stellina Pizzeria
7.7
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Italian | Bellevue, Eastside

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are trending on our hard-to-get reservation list.
The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
231
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
wa'zwa'z
46
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
AlturaAltura
1290
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
294
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle
Melrose GrillMelrose Grill
1689
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Steakhouse | Renton, Seattle
The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
6239
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle
Opus Co.Opus Co.
125
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Contemporary American | Greenwood, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2211
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3569
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Eden HillEden Hill
391
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Contemporary American | Queen Anne, Seattle

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Seattle

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
LoulayLoulay
2047
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
683
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
690
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Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2211
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
371
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4136
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
458
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
796
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3784
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
936
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3569
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
PoppyPoppy
2264
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Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
LarkLark
723
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1703
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Terra PlataTerra Plata
1636
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Farm-to-table | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
314
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
JouleJoule
521
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
438
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Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
Le MesseLe Messe
132
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Contemporary Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2367
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
SpinasseSpinasse
2211
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
314
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2367
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
936
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1703
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
JouleJoule
521
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
280
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Mediterranean | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
683
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Chavez - Capitol HillChavez - Capitol Hill
339
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Mexican | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
GirinGirin
316
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Contemporary Korean | Pioneer Square, Seattle
LionheadLionhead
218
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
PintxoPintxo
464
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Spanish | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Harvest BeatHarvest Beat
451
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle
Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown SeattleNoi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle
214
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Thai | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
MōkSHA BellevueMōkSHA Bellevue
198
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Indian | Bellevue, Eastside

Seattle's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4136
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3784
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2995
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle
ShuckersShuckers
1631
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
TilthTilth
2480
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
4149
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle
The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2288
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
3282
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
2685
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Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
898
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Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Treat your taste buds: Explore Eastside restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Eastside

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Central Bar + RestaurantCentral Bar + Restaurant
124 reviews
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American | Bellevue, Eastside

The restaurant is gorgeous. Really great atmosphere. The music was super loud and didn't match the mood the decor suggests. The staff are absolutely amazing. The uniforms for the female staff are unfortunate. Could be more classy, less hooterish....Excited to try the outdoor seating. More

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Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
185 reviews
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Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle

Lively neighborhood place (one of several locations of the "Cantinetta" brand), with out-of-this-world pasta and a very energetic vibe. Food was expertly prepared. Burrata appetizer was terrific. More

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Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake UnionWild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union
23 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

The food was incredible and different menu from other Wild Ginger locations. Our server, Mark, was incredible! Super friendly, very knowledgeable and a total gem! More

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Basil's Kitchen - TukwilaBasil's Kitchen - Tukwila
160 reviews
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Northwest | Tukwila, South of Seattle

Exceeded all our expectations! The food was perfectly prepared, well presented and tasty. The young lady that served us was efficient, friendly and made the evening more enjoyable. Thank you! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Eastside's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano1. Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
1322 reviews
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Italian | Issaquah, Eastside

Awesome service, big portions. Terrific food. Wow More

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Cafe Juanita2. Cafe Juanita
2685 reviews
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Italian | Kirkland, Eastside

One of the very best meals ever. The tasting menu with wine pairing was beyond great. Thank you to everyone on the staff for creating an incredible experience. More

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Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano3. Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano
410 reviews
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Italian | Snoqualmie, Eastside

We found this gem a few years ago. The food and service is outstanding. The staff was especially attentive on this visit as we were celebrating our anniversary. I would highly recommend Gianfranco!! More

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Cantinetta - Bellevue4. Cantinetta - Bellevue
394 reviews
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Italian | Bellevue, Eastside

Love this place and it is my favorite place for dinner. I have had both casual as well as business dinners and always satisfied with their service and food. The entire staff is so friendly including the floor manager. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place. More

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Mercato Stellina Pizzeria5. Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
163 reviews
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Italian | Bellevue, Eastside

Mercato is a great place to eat, drink and be merry! Drew is the perfect host. He makes sure you are pleased with your order and will give you suggestions on wine. Drew makes everybody feel at home. Personally I like to sit at the bar in front of Charles and Berta watching them make pizza and everything else on the menu. Last, but certainly not least, Mercato has the best tiramisu in the neighborhood. More

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New to OpenTable

Eastside restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Headwaters Bar and GrillHeadwaters Bar and Grill
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American | Issaquah, Eastside

Unwind after a long day in our lounge and enjoy one of many appetizers with a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits. Catch up on the latest news or sporting event on our big screen, or hang out on the outdoor patio. Happy Hour is Back! Join us 7 days a week from 4pm-6pm and enjoy one of several specials.
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Jep's Chef House at Preservation KitchenJep's Chef House at Preservation Kitchen
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American | Bothell, Eastside

Jep's Chef House is located in the Preservation Kitchen space, serving many of the same favorite menu items while bringing in foods from around the world! Owner and executive chef Jep Coop says, 'we are a house of chefs, each with their own specialty. In this house we work together as a team'.

Located in historic downtown Bothell is the 1916 Kaysner Estate. The building was originally home to the mayor of Bothell. Bricks, salvaged from Bothell Way were used to build a garage on the property. The back dining room at Jep's Chef House was once the garage and the bricks are still visible.More

P.F. Chang's - BellevueP.F. Chang's - Bellevue
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Asian | Bellevue, Eastside

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Sitar Indian CuisineSitar Indian Cuisine
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Indian | Kirkland, Eastside

Sitar Indian Cuisine is the first Authentic Indian Cuisine in Kirkland WA, Serving authentic North Indian, Tandoori and South Indian Dishes categoriesMore

Discover Eastside

The Eastside is home to an amazing variety of cuisines with a great selection of delicious restaurants, cozy cafes, and exciting bars. Start your food adventure by trying an appetizing local shellfish dish at one of the steak, seafood, French, or Northwestern establishments. Taste one of the local elk, boar, or veal dishes at any number of the inviting contemporary American restaurants or steakhouses. Many dishes at the American, Italian, steak, and seafood eateries use the area’s wild mushrooms in a variety of dishes. These would be a great meal option if you wanted to get a taste of the area favorite. The Eastside region is also known for its local craft beer, which can be found in any of the restaurants in this charming suburb.