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

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,735 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle
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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
214 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
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Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,313 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
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
99% recommended
Best Service in Seattle / Eastern Washington

RN74 - Seattle

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
2,425 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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
85% recommended
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Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,156 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,839 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Andaluca

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
1,655 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
92% recommended
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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,066 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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
91% recommended
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Prelude at McCaw Hall

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne
2,706 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
3,899 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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Pasta Freska

$$$$·Italian·
Lake Union / Eastlake
575 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
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The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
7,130 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
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
100% recommended
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Elliott's Oyster House

$$$$·Seafood·
Waterfront / Belltown
5,007 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
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
91% recommended
Seafood in Seattle

Cutters Crabhouse

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
2,349 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
82% recommended
Scenic View in Seattle

PEARL Bar & Dining

$$$$·Seafood·
Bellevue
1,382 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
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
88% recommended
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Matts’ Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

$$$$·American·
Redmond
758 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
90% recommended
Great for Lunch in Seattle / Eastern Washington

McMenamins Tavern on the Square

$$$$·Northwest·
Bothell
922 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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