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Discover Trending Restaurants in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

Seattle, Washington is a city well-known for being naturally beautiful, culturally progressive, and wildly creative—but that’s not all. Another arena in which Seattle shines is its dining scene. The city is a hotbed of excellent and trendy restaurants, which offer a wide range of cuisines and dining experiences at different price points. There are countless new and exciting places to eat in Seattle. So, when you’re in the Emerald City for 48 hours and you’re hungry—what’s the plan? Using our data and recommendations from local tastemakers, we’ve rounded up the top spots to hit for the trendiest restaurants in Seattle. Let’s get to it.

Restaurants:The Metropolitan Grill, Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Il Terrazzo Carmine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steak, Asian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown
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The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
6,935 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Metropolitan Grill looks and feels like a traditional steakhouse, and diners agree that it has the best steak in town. Not only is the steakhouse fare outstanding, but the art Read more
87% recommended
Steak in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
4,717 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
This location of Wild Ginger in Downtown Seattle is the flagship restaurant in the three-restaurant chain, and it is one of the trending restaurants in Seattle. It offers a contempRead more
89% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,008 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
While this restaurant is one of the best trending restaurants in Seattle, there's nothing new or trendy about the food. Instead, it is completely focused on old-school Italian cuisRead more
91% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,618 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Capital Grille is one of the nicest steakhouses in Seattle. The service at the restaurant is unparalleled, from the moment customers leave their car with the valet until the chRead more
87% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4,617 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Pink Door opened in 1981, and even though it's been in operation close to 40 years now, it still remains one of the trending restaurants in Seattle. The restaurant is in Post ARead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Tilikum Place Cafe

$$$$·Northwest·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,686 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy
Tilikum Palace Cafe is a Belltown restaurant where local ingredients come together to make an unforgettable menu of dishes. Located close to the Space Needle, this restaurant feelsRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Seattle / Eastern Washington

WildFin American Grill-Tacoma

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tacoma
1,167 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Wildfin only opened an outpost recently in Tacoma. However, this chain has already landed itself on the list of the top trending restaurants in Seattle and its suburbs. Wildfin is Read more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Tacoma
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Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
948 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Take all the cuisines of the Middle East and roll them into one — that's the menu of Mamnoon, a new concept restaurant in Seattle. Mamnoon's cuisine hones in on Lebanese and SyrianRead more
91% recommended
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Tallulah's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
587 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Tallulah's, located in historic North Capitol Hill, radiates with energy. This neighborhood cafe is brightly lit with floor-to-ceiling windows, domed hanging light fixtures, and a Read more
Outdoor Dining in Seattle

Dragonfish Asian Cafe

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
485 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Happy Hour
  • Creative Cuisine
Out of all the standout Asian restaurants in Seattle, Dragonfish Asian Cafe is one of the best. This chic eatery that makes the list of trendy restaurants in Seattle is in the hearRead more
88% recommended

Stoneburner

$$$$·Italian·
Ballard / Fremont
1,005 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
Stoneburner is a popular restaurant in the Hotel Ballard. Chef Jason Stoneburner is at the helm here, and his menu is a tribute to the produce of the Pacific Northwest, mixed with Read more
89% recommended

Grappa - Seattle

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Queen Anne
238 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Another standout Mediterranean restaurant in Seattle is Grappa. This beautiful cafe doesn't only serve Mediterranean food; it's also known for its cocktails. Customers can come to Read more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Seattle

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,520 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Spinasse is beloved in Seattle for a slew of reasons. It makes the list of the top trending restaurants in Seattle for one dish in particular: the Tajarin al Ragu. Tajarin is a ricRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Bastille & Back Bar

$$$$·French·
Ballard / Fremont
1,029 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
The ultimate neighborhood hangout spot in Seattle is Bastille Cafe & Back Bar. This restaurant with a bar feels like an old-fashioned drinking hole, with antique wood accents, crysRead more
83% recommended

Gracia

$$$$·Mexican·
Ballard / Fremont
111 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Gracia is one of Seattle's best Mexican restaurants. The restaurant is careful about where they source their food, which means they get their corn from Oaxaca, meats locally from MRead more
89% recommended

Duke's Seafood & Chowder - Alki

$$$$·Seafood·
West Seattle/Alki
417 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
In West Seattle on Alki Beach is Duke's Chowder House, one of the most popular spots for waterfront dining in town. This two-story, ultra-casual restaurant is famous for its seafooRead more
97% recommended
Scenic View in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
941 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
Lark is undeniably an haute cuisine dining experience. The restaurant boasts its “artisan dining,” so expect plates that look more like works of art than dishes to eat. Lark uses iRead more
87% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Loulay

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
2,516 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
There's something authentically French about a brasserie setting, where waiters in vests bustle around delivering and clearing trays. That's exactly what Loulay is, and it's all thRead more
91% recommended

Terra Plata

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
1,990 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
The name of Terra Plata is just right, since the masterminds behind Terra Plata describe it as an “earth to plate” concept restaurant. Its chef, Tamara Murphy, completely designs tRead more
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Seattle

Poppy - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,492 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
One word that goes along with Poppy is energetic. The restaurant is upscale, but it is also bright and upbeat, with an interior that is just as exciting as the inventive menu. YellRead more
89% recommended
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