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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

When it comes to food, Seattle has some pretty iconic dishes. Restaurants are serving up fresh oysters, fresh from the bar, prime steaks from a rural ranch, and crisp green salads. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From downtown steakhouses to waterfront seafood spots and neighborhood pubs, these places are serving some of the best that Seattle has to offer. Check out our list on these iconic Seattle spots.

Restaurants:Spinasse, Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse, Il Terrazzo Carmine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill / First Hill, Downtown
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Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,492 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
A cozy Capitol Hill restaurant serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Spinasse is a Seattle insider’s favorite destination for a friendly, unpretentious dining experience. ItaRead more
93% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
182 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Happy Hour
  • Notable Wine List
A steakhouse that also specializes in seafood, Zane + Wylie’s presents big flavors in a Western-inspired setting. Wines, beers, and spirits from the Pacific Northwest feature stronRead more
Good for Groups in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,980 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Dining on traditional Italian fare at Il Terrazzo Carmine, a family-run Pioneer Square establishment since 1984, is somewhat nostalgic experience. With the formality of white tableRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington

RN74 - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,350 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Rural France meets the Pacific Northwest at RN74, named for a highway passing through the Burgundy wine country. In keeping with their moniker, the restaurant’s wine list is a tomeRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
962 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Shaker + Spear, inside the Kimpton Palladian Hotel, a circa-1910 landmark between Belltown and West Edge, presents seasonal, shareable, Pacific Northwest-centric dishes, along withRead more
91% recommended
Seafood in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,591 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
The Capital Grille in Seattle, a fine-dining steakhouse, is notable for their setting inside the 1910 Cobb Building, a Beaux Arts landmark downtown. Close to Benaroya Hall, they'reRead more
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Andaluca

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
1,578 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Andaluca has served Mediterranean-inspired small plates made using the finest Pacific Northwest-sourced ingredients since 1996. The signature dish is the Andaluca paella, generouslRead more
100% recommended
Romantic in Seattle

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
4,646 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Wild Ginger opened in downtown Seattle in 1989, the result of the restaurant's owners' travels through Southeast Asia and their desire to bring such bold flavors back home. The resRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Prelude at McCaw Hall

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne
2,592 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Prelude at McCaw Hall knows exactly who their customers are and what they need. The restaurant in the lobby of the renowned venue coordinates their opening hours with performances Read more
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Barking Frog

$$$$·Northwest·
Woodinville
3,742 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Barking Frog is an upscale bistro inside Willows Lodge, a luxury resort in Woodinville just outside Seattle. The award-winning wine cellar and cuisine inspired by the Northwest winRead more
88% recommended
Best Ambiance in Eastside

Henry's Tavern - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
62 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Sports bar meets alehouse at Henry’s Tavern in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. Whether it’s for the weekend brunch, daily happy hour, lunch, or dinner, Henry’s Tavern presentRead more
86% recommended

Pasta Freska

$$$$·Italian·
Lake Union / Eastlake
546 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Near the southwest shore of Lake Union, with great lake views from the patio, is Pasta Freska, open for dinner only, Mondays through Saturdays. The small, reasonably priced restaurRead more
100% recommended
Special Occasion in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
6,901 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Metropolitan Grill, a high-end steakhouse classically adorned in wood, brass, marble, and velvet and housed in the circa-1903 Marion Building, specializes in dry-aged steaks wiRead more
90% recommended
Steak in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Elliott's Oyster House

$$$$·Seafood·
Waterfront / Belltown
4,551 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
True to their name, over 30 varieties of world-class oysters grace the menu of Elliott’s Oyster House, called “America’s No. 1 Oyster House” by Food and Wine magazine. A waterfrontRead more
82% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Cutters Crabhouse

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
2,183 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Cutters Crabhouse boasts panoramic views of Elliott Bay from their prime location a stone’s throw from Pike Place Market. Crab dishes are the stars of the seafood-centric menu, whiRead more
93% recommended
Seafood in Seattle

PEARL Bar & Dining

$$$$·Seafood·
Bellevue
1,313 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
High-end Pacific Northwest cuisine and a sophisticated setting characterize Pearl, a seafood and oyster bar in the entertainment district of Bellevue. The independent restaurant’s Read more
Great for Lunch in Eastside

Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

$$$$·American·
Redmond
630 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge in Redmond serves steak and seafood in a casual, comfortable setting. The menu represents its Seattle-native owners’ culinary ethos that emphasizeRead more
93% recommended
American in Eastside

Tavern on the Square

$$$$·Northwest·
Bothell
778 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
McMenamins, a family-owned group of hotels, entertainment venues, craft breweries, and gastropubs across the Pacific Northwest, revitalizes historic properties like the circa-1931 Read more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Eastside

Palomino - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
3,634 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Beach Café Palomino, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in downtown Bellevue, has partnerships with select Washington and Oregon growers to provide the freshest local produce. TheRead more
97% recommended