The Most Fun Restaurants in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

Seattle has an amazing music and arts scene, and the gorgeous landscape and scenery can’t be beat. The city has stunning mountain backdrops, a hopping nightlife, and tons of cultural stuff going on downtown on any given day. Dining out is a big deal here and the locals have plenty of choices when it comes to going out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 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. Looking for a restaurant that offers more than just great food? Here are some of the most fun restaurants in Seattle.

Restaurants:Spinasse, Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Il Terrazzo Carmine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Asian
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill / First Hill, Downtown

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,737 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Spinasse, located in Capitol Hill, serves up Italian cuisine specific to the Piedmont Region. They have a stellar all-Piedmont wine list, fresh handmade pasta, and locally sourced Read more
94% recommended

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,066 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
If you want a fun restaurant with an Asian flair, head to Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. The food here stretches along the entire Pacific Rim, from China to Indonesia, and dishesRead more
90% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
This downtown classic has received tons of acclaim from local and national critics. Located in Pioneer Square, Il Terrazzo Carmine sits in an urban-renewed alley and has a gorgeousRead more
99% recommended
Best Service in Seattle / Eastern Washington
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
7,130 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
With a great location downtown on Second Avenue, The Metropolitan Grill is a hot spot for steak lovers and all kinds of foodies exploring the downtown scene. The focus here is on tRead more
100% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,855 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Capital Grille is Seattle’s place to go for wining, dining and dazzling! Come here for the dry aged, hand-cut steaks paired with your favorite bottle of wine. The restaurant haRead more
100% recommended
Special Occasion in Seattle / Eastern Washington

El Grito

$$$$·Mexican·
Lake Union / Eastlake
20 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fun
On the hunt for a delicious taco? El Grito is a new taqueria in an old, brick warehouse in South Lake Union. Launched by the same folks as Re:public, this is a lively Mexican restaRead more
91% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Walrus and the Carpenter

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Seattle
220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Sometimes you just need a really REALLY fun oyster bar to hang out in on the weekend. The Walrus and the Carpenter is here to save the day! They've been around for a few years but Read more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Exclusive
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Art of the Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wallingford
575 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This was one of the best “small” restaurants in America for the last decade — they have since upgraded to some big new digs because of their spike in popularity! Art of the Table tRead more
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
769 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Looking for a really fun foodie adventure? Head to Joule, the Wallingford restaurant housed in a storefront run by chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. They serve a fusion of continRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

NUE

$$$$·International·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
5 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
This cozy spot in Capitol Hill specializes in street eats from all over the world. This means you can get basic dishes like pineapple cornbread or crazy things like hot Vietnamese Read more
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa

$$$$·Northwest·
Snoqualmie
2,710 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Salish Lodge does a funny thing with honey. They serve delicious buttermilk biscuits here and when they come out to the table at brunch, your waiter lifts the honey dipper high up Read more
91% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Ray's Cafe

$$$$·Northwest·
Ballard / Fremont
1,607 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Ray’s Cafe has an amazing view deck that juts out over Shilshole Bay with views of the Olympic Mountains, the sunset, and the horizon. The Cafe Deck serves delicious and dependableRead more
91% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

El Gaucho - Seattle

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
1,513 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Looking for a steakhouse that serves up entertainment on the side? El Gaucho is a refined chophouse with a tuxedoed staff that will conjure up thoughts of the “Rat Pack” days. The Read more
92% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Bizzarro Italian Cafe

$$$$·Italian·
Wallingford
The name pretty much sums up the kind of night you will have here at this Wallingford treasure. They are a quirky restaurant that serves delicious Italian food in an eccentric settRead more
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Junebaby

$$$$·Southern·
U Village / U District
This restaurant is consistently voted one of the country’s best new restaurants. Opened in 2017, they serve amazing Southern dishes like Swamp Cabbage and Oxtails, Fried Catfish, CRead more
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info