Discover Trending Restaurants in Seattle

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:The Metropolitan Grill, Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Il Terrazzo Carmine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steak, Asian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
6,834 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays

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 deco decor — sleek g...

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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,044 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion

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 contemporary take on many c...

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Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,662 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 cuisine, and it is so co...

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Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,063 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 check arrives at the e...

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Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
5,907 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 Alley at legendary Pi...

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Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Tilikum Place Cafe

$$$$·Northwest·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,905 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 feels like a neighborhood...

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Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Stoneburner

$$$$·Italian·
Ballard
1,230 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 Mediterranean flavor...

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Italian in Seattle
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Grappa - Seattle

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Queen Anne
540 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 unwind with a drink ...

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Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,903 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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 rich pasta from Piedmon...

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Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Gracia

$$$$·Mexican·
Ballard
141 reviews

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 Mary's Organic Chicke...

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Duke's Seafood - Alki

$$$$·Seafood·
West Seattle/Alki
577 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 seafood, and it also offer...

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Hot Spot in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Terra Plata

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,689 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 the dishes and menus ...

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Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington