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The Best Seattle Restaurants, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

You’re in Seattle for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best restaurants in Seattle—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

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
2,522 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
It’s hard to find a list of the best places to eat in Seattle that doesn’t include Spinasse. Known for its incredible, heaping bowl of tajarin al ragu, made with fresh, hand-cut paRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
182 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • People Watching
  • Good for Birthdays
If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Seattle downtown, Zane and Wylie’s is worth checking out. Seasoned restaurateurs Kevin and Terresa Davis named the place after their tRead more
Hot Spot in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,013 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Founded by Carmine Smeraldo, a native of Naples, this classy dining spot features an elegant dining room and wonderfully plated Italian delights. It has an amazing selection of appRead more
91% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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RN74 - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,362 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Often thought of as a French restaurant, RN74 is actually an exotic mix of American and French cuisine with an extensive wine list that includes many boutique producers from WashinRead more
90% recommended
American in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
991 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
If seafood's your thing, you won't find any better place to have a meal in Seattle than Shaker + Spear. This seafood restaurant boasts local, fresh ingredients that highlight the cRead more
90% recommended
Seafood in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,619 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Capital Grille is a chain, but it's still one of the best places to eat in Seattle. This upscale steakhouse features outstanding steak and seafood options, and an unforgettableRead more
86% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Andaluca

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
1,589 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
Conjuring up the romance of the Mediterranean, Andaluca’s food and design have been a winning combo since the mid-'90s. The menu highlights Northwest food inspired by other countriRead more
98% recommended
Romantic in Seattle

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
4,721 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
Wild Ginger has two locations in Seattle that have been serving up delightful pan-Asian favorites for years. The newest edition — Wild Ginger McKenzie — offers all the old favoriteRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Prelude at McCaw Hall

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne
2,604 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Located at performance venue McCaw Hall, Prelude offers show attendees the ability to eat an elegant, gourmet meal onsite. Enjoy artfully presented dishes with fresh ingredients, cRead more

Barking Frog

$$$$·Northwest·
Woodinville
3,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Barking Frog is an upscale bistro with a rustic vibe, so eat here to experience outstanding food while feeling like you can escape into the wilderness. Located in wine country, BarRead more
90% recommended
Best Ambiance in Eastside
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Pasta Freska

$$$$·Italian·
Lake Union / Eastlake
547 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Founded in 1997 and located right on Lake Union, Pasta Freska offers a charming and comfortable atmosphere that is great for enjoying private dinners or group events. What makes itRead more
100% recommended
Special Occasion in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
6,936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Often thought of as the best steakhouse in town, The Metropolitan Grill promises not to disappoint any lovers of the classic steak dining experience. Every cut of meat is hand-seleRead more
87% recommended
Steak in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,319 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
No matter what city you visit Ruth's Christ Steak House in, it's good. And, the same holds true for the location in Seattle, where it's one of the best steak restaurants. Head to RRead more
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Tavern on the Square

$$$$·Northwest·
Bothell
791 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
Tavern on the Square sits in what was once a school cafeteria and provides a comfortable but sophisticated atmosphere. The Northwest-style cafe features market-fresh seafood, localRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Eastside

Cutters Crabhouse

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
2,197 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Cutters Crabhouse seafood restaurant, in downtown Seattle, is close to the historic Pike Place Market. It features a longstanding tradition of serving up the freshest Northwest seaRead more
87% recommended
Seafood in Seattle

Maggiano's - Bellevue

$$$$·Italian·
Bellevue
4,619 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Offering a truly authentic Italian experience, Maggiano’s in Little Italy is the place to go for lunch, dinner, cocktails, or appetizers. Its menu features magnificent soups and saRead more
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in Eastside

Yard House - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
173 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
People in the Pacific Northwest are serious about their beer. If you're one of them, one of the best places to eat in Seattle is the Yard House. This sports bar and restaurant is aRead more
89% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Henry's Tavern - South Lake Union - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Lake Union / Eastlake
53 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Happy Hour
For one of the best places to eat in Seattle that's also in the heart of downtown, check out Henry's Tavern. Henry's Tavern feels a lot like your neighborhood friendly tavern, but Read more
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Bin on the Lake - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Northwest·
Kirkland
1,205 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
This relaxing and stylish wine bar adeptly pairs food and spirits in order to give diners a rounded experience. Bin's menu features locally sourced ingredients that showcase the brRead more
86% recommended
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Palomino - Bellevue - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Bellevue
1,685 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
With a prime location in downtown Seattle, Palomino is a great choice for local European-inspired cuisine. It includes Italian, Spanish, and Mediterranean influences and also featuRead more
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