The Best Restaurants in Seattle, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

There is no shortage of things to do in Seattle, from visiting the city's best attractions like Pike Place Market to enjoying the scenic views and outdoor parks, like Parsons Gardens. And it's no secret that the city has long been a hot spot for food lovers. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners.

With its proximity to the sea and its cool climate, Seattle produces lots of fantastic and fresh local seafood, produce, and other delicious ingredients. Whether one is looking for fine dining or a quick, casual bite, the restaurants in Seattle will not disappoint. This sparkling city also loves to put its own signature flair on the potpourri of flavors, so expect to have a completely unique dining experience when the right spot is found. From Downtown to Bellevue and everything in between, here are some of the best restaurants in Seattle.

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
2,656 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
Best Service in Seattle
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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
213 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
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Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,148 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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RN74 - Seattle

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
2,423 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle
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Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,103 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
92% recommended
Seafood in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,766 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
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Andaluca

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
1,655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
Romantic in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,064 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
86% recommended
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Prelude at McCaw Hall

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seattle Center / Lower Queen Anne
2,706 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
82% recommended
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Barking Frog

$$$$·Northwest·
Woodinville
3,898 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
89% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Pasta Freska

$$$$·Italian·
Lake Union / Eastlake
575 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
97% recommended
Good for Groups in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
7,110 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
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
85% recommended
Steak in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,416 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
87% recommended
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Tavern on the Square

$$$$·Northwest·
Bothell
850 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
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
Late Night Find in Eastside
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Cutters Crabhouse

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
2,273 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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
88% recommended
Scenic View in Seattle
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Maggiano's - Bellevue

$$$$·Italian·
Bellevue
4,637 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
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
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Yard House - Seattle

$$$$·American·
Downtown
185 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Happy Hour
  • 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
85% recommended
Great for Lunch in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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