- CHCHrisHSeattle / Eastern Washington •6 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoThis was our third time eating here and it has never disappointed us! Cocktails and Caesar salad were superb. Their Caesar is the standard we measure all others by FYI. Our Entrees were enjoyed by all. Fish and veal picatta with capers. The wait staff and server were professional and never ‘snobby’ even though it’s a great restaurant. Also gave us a very nice wine recommendation. And several recognized our birthday girl! Only critique is slightly louder than I prefer but not the worst I’ve experienced. It’s a great dining experience!More infoIl Terrazzo Carmine$$$$Price: Expensive• Italian• Downtown•4.9
- OTOpenTable DinerPittsburgh / Western PA •3 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoAnother lovely dinner at Pink Door. It was my first time bringing my parents from out of town and their delight was evident. Ryan, our waiter, was the perfect balance of attentive, funny, and gracious. And lest we forget the bus boy, seamlessly making sure water was never less than half full while also flipping tables at warp speed. As for the food and ambience, no notes. Perfect as always.More infoThe Pink Door$$$$Price: Expensive• Italian• Belltown / Pike Place Market•4.8
- OTOpenTable DinerSan Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews5.0Dined on Feb 25, 2024My husband and I were visiting Seattle and wanted grab sushi so we decided to try this place out. Very kind and friendly workers. We got the king street roll, poke roll and the pike place roll. We also got crispy rice with spicy tuna tartare as the topping. For drinks we grabbed the tropic thunder and a sake(i forgot which one my hubby got). Everything was delicious. I will definitely be coming back to this restaurant whenever I visit Seattle again.More infoMatsu$$$$Price: Expensive• Sushi• Pioneer Square•4.7
- RCRichardCvipSeattle / Eastern Washington •15 reviews4.0Dined on Feb 18, 2024Great Atmosphere and Excellent Customer Service. Our waiter Mark was amazing! We ordered the Wagyu Meatballs, Top Sirloin, Grilled Shrimp, and a side of Creamed Spinach. Meatballs were tasty with a little kick, Steak was well seasoned and cooked to perfection, Shrimp had a bad fishy taste, Spinach was delicious. Mark took the shrimp off after we mentioned the bad taste. Would try again in the future for HH.More infoThe Metropolitan Grill$$$$Price: Expensive• Steak• Downtown•4.4
- LWLauraWSeattle / Eastern Washington •5 reviews5.0Dined on Feb 2, 2024Our group of 4 women had a lovely evening at Locus Wines. We were there to enjoy first Thursday and we ended up spending most of our time at Locus (: The atmosphere is pleasant with large windows at the entrance, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and gorgeous rotating art work on the brick walls. It was so nice meeting the owner Ashley Bronec and her wonderful staff. We got the cheese/charcuterie plate, Turkish/Mediterranean platter and a beautiful bottle of wine. We'll be back!More infoLocus Wines$$$$Price: Moderate• Wine Bar• Pioneer Square•4.9
12 top date night restaurants in Seattle
Seattle’s romantic restaurants show that with market-fresh plates, Northwestern wines, and some mood lighting, sparks can fly in the Emerald City. Set the stage for a monumental moment with exquisite seafood at a kaiseki spot in Belltown. In Pike/Pine, whisk a date away on a whirlwind trip to not-quite Greece. Or share a plate of hand-cut noodles to celebrate a special occasion at an acclaimed Piedmont trattoria. Even though most people in town consider fancy flannel dressing up, these places serve you a splash of something sexier. Read on for a guide to Seattle’s 12 most romantic restaurants to book now.
5 Must-Book Restaurants in Seattle
Despite economic challenges, restaurant openings currently outpace closures in the Seattle area. The exciting new crop mirrors the Emerald City’s own diversity, and includes a swanky, American brasserie at the city’s revamped Fairmont Olympic Hotel, a Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Pike Place Market, and a family-run Vietnamese joint in Haller Lake. Here are five hot spots to book in Seattle right now.
The Best Places to Grab a Drink in Seattle
Like the dazzling Emerald City itself, Seattle’s bar scene is a lot of things at once: it is a craft beer haven, teems with celebrated grunge dives, and boasts wine lists featuring the best of Washington’s locally produced bottles. No matter your drink of choice, there is a speakeasy, wine bar, or brewery for whatever strikes your fancy. Find your next drink at one of these innovative bars focused on craft, quality, and, of course, good times.
The Top 9 Seattle Restaurants for Outdoor Dining
For much of the year, Seattle is gray, a bit cold—and yes, rainy. But from May to September, sunshine and warm temps transform the city. Across Seattle, there are many perfect patios for sipping cocktails, lakeside venues with skyline views and fresh seafood, and cozy backyards to enjoy al fresco dining. So while the sunshine doesn’t last long in the Emerald City, as summer inches closer, here are a few of the best places in the city to visit for excellent food and drinks outside.
The 10 Greatest Restaurants in Seattle
There’s great seafood to be consumed in Seattle, but it’s only the beginning of what the Emerald City has to offer. Boasting one of the country’s most creative and diverse dining scenes, Seattle is dedicated to sourcing locally—from land to sea. Storied restaurants, from Canlis, the pinnacle of Pacific Northwestern fine-dining, to chic modern hangouts like the Walrus and the Carpenter, prove Seattle’s range and prowess. And even as the city’s changed over the last decade, growing and evolving under a massive tech boom, its soul remains as vibrant and bold as ever.
The Top Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle
Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
Discover Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square is an area of Seattle that provides food fans with many awesome dining options. You can choose from many neighborhood sandwich shops that serve high-quality eats. Add some fresh Washington apples sliced and added to your sandwiches and salads to bring a truly local flavor to your meal. There is also a large number of Italian restaurants where you can enjoy authentic pasta dishes or wood-fired pizzas. Fine dining establishments serving elegant West Coast seafood dishes are also available. Those who want a real Washington dinner should find a spot that serves garlic fries, fried chicken, cheese wraps or the local geoduck. This unique clam is local to the area and provides an unusual taste from the ocean.