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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Seattle

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Seattle? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Shambles restaurant
4.9
4.9 (70)
$31 to $50
American
Roosevelt
About the restaurant
We are a 21+ restaurant and bar. Founded in 2018 by Joel and Matthew and purchased in late 2022 by Becky and Jon, the vision remains the same: Old English pub vibes, high quality food.

We loved The Shambles from the minute we walked in and now we continue the heritage of what was created before us. On the food side: high quality steaks, cut in house. Cooks who have the freedom to create seasonal dishes ranging from foraged mushrooms to house made sausages. To go with your meal, we offer skillfully made, non-fussy cocktails, carefully selected wines, a plethora of beers, sours, and ciders on tap and a a robust non alcoholic selection. We top it all off with warm and knowledgeable service. At the Shambles, you can join us for a lovely date night, get together with friends OR choose to sit at the bar and get an ear full of cheesy jokes and unfiltered chatter We are serious about our service from top to bottom and we can’t wait to serve you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful dinner! Staff were nothing short of kind and attentive, and food was incredible! We’ll be back!
A photo of Violet restaurant
4.9
4.9 (691)
$30 and under
American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Violet, voted Best New Restaurant 2019, by Seattle Magazine, is the newest concept by executive chef William Belickis. Violet offers a unique American Omakase dining experience influenced by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
The food was fabulous. The service was splendid. We chose the omakase option. Superb. Kevin our waiter was absolutely phenomenal. Shared the Omakase wine pairing. Excellent. We could give this six stars.
A photo of The Whale Wins restaurant
4.8
4.8 (893)
$31 to $50
American
Wallingford
About the restaurant
The Whale Wins Cafe and Larder offers James Beard Award winning wood-fired fare and casual yet elevated service. We are focusing on safely meeting the needs of our Fremont and Wallingford neighbors with expanded dine-in, carry out, espresso, grocery and bottle shop offerings.

We are taking reservations for indoor dining and will take requests for bar or patio seating. Our patio is covered and heated.

Check out our current menus on our website: thewhalewins.com. Our take out options are listed here as well!

We hope to see you soon! Until we meet at the table.....

Top review
savfarmtotable
Dined today
Overall a great experience. Creative food and decent portions
A photo of Vino At The Landing restaurant
4.9
4.9 (471)
$30 and under
American
Renton
About the restaurant
Vino At The Landing is a fun, vibrant wine bar and retail wine shop located at The Landing in Renton. Whether you're looking for dinner and a glass of wine before a movie or after work, a nice bottle to take with you for a dinner party, or interested in tasting the latest vintage from a great Pacific Northwest producer, we hope you make Vino At The Landing your gathering place.

Our tapas style menu features signature items including Bruschetta, Vino Platter, White Truffle Popcorn, various salads, paninis, wraps, and pasta dishes.

We have a strong focus on hard to find artisan Northwest wines, weekly Thursday Night "Meet The Winemaker Tastings" and monthly wine education classes.

Top review
DavidSvip
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Great food, service, and wine! They have wine tastings on Thursdays so you can check out wines from different wineries and areas easily while having some good snacks or a meal.
A photo of Autumn Seattle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (447)
$31 to $50
American
Phinney Ridge
About the restaurant
Welcome to Autumn Seattle! Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Autumn Restaurant focuses on a simple approach to pasta, seafood & vegetables.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Came with some girlfriends and we decided to do the Chef's Tasting Menu. It was INCREDIBLE! So much food and everything was tasty with complex and dynamic flavors. The server, Tyler, was attentive and knowledgeable even helping me pair wine with each course. Highly recommend Autumn if you're looking to try amazing food at a great restaurant.
A photo of Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle restaurant
4.6
4.6 (579)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Featuring memorable soups, salads, grill dishes and desserts, our comfortable and classic full-service restaurant is set in an environment of historic community photographs. Full bar service is available.

The Nordstrom Grill is located in the heart of Downtown Seattle just a few blocks east of the Historic Pike Place Market on 5th & Pine. The Grill can be found on metro level of the Flagship Nordstrom. Tucked just behind the men’s suit department the Grill offers a variety of American classic comfort food with a modern Pacific Northwest twist.

We are open for dine-in service and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (206) 628-1620 to place your order or make a reservation.

Join us for Brunch on weekends


Top review
gaila
Dined 4 days ago
My favorite lunch spot to meet friends. Consistent excellent service and quality of food. Nice ambiance and noise level to where you can enjoy conversation.
A photo of Von's 1000 Spirits - Seattle restaurant
4.8
4.8 (144)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Enjoy creatively prepared American fare at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. This charming spot features various flags draped across the ceiling and an open kitchen where patrons can watch the chefs at work. Owner Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge and Executive Chef Jason Amador delight in offering delicious food with friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. Patrons can choose from entrées like salmon cakes with pickled vegetables, homemade meatballs with pasta or a hoisin-glazed prime rib burger at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. Sourdough pizza with a choice of toppings, salads, hearty sandwiches and vegetarian dishes also make for fulfilling meals. Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro is featured in publications such as The Seattle Times and The Stranger. It has happy hour with a sizable bar that serves cocktails as well as housemade vodka, gin and tequila. This bistro hosts private events for parties as well.
Top review
PamR
Dined 1 day ago
The cocktails were great (boysenberry mojito) and the food was great as usual.
A photo of Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4368)
$30 and under
American
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
Centered around the cuisine, decor and imagery of the French Quarter and New Orleans and creating the feel of the Big Easy, Toulouse is one of the most intricate and ambitiously built restaurants in a generation.


Our expansive menus offer culinary diversity and range from traditional Creole and French Quarter menu choices to traditional Parisian and French countryside preparations to more innovative dishes that are entirely unique to Toulouse.

Top review
Seagal
Dined 2 days ago
Went for weekday breakfast. Lots of delicious choices and our waitress was fantastic.
A photo of The Grange restaurant
4.6
4.6 (28)
$31 to $50
American
Duvall
About the restaurant
The Grange brings the meaning of 'local' to a whole new level! Our menu features many of the region's best ingredients hand-delivered by local farms, cheese and dairy from local artisans, and the highest quality meat and game available. Come join us and experience a menu that will leave your tastebuds asking for more!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic locally sourced dishes that deliver great taste. The bar staff is creative with the drink options and they deliver interesting and delicious drinks. Wine menu features some great wines by the glass. Really enjoyed the gnocchi with rabbit, and my wife and son loved their dishes as well. We'll be back!
A photo of Camp West restaurant
4.8
4.8 (89)
$30 and under
American
West Seattle/Alki
About the restaurant
Camp West is West Seattle's 21 and up newest neighborhood restaurant.
We offer delicious dishes with ingredients sourced locally and fresh.
Our craft cocktails will remind you the days you were out in the woods with your friends.

Top review
HarveyHvip
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Our first time eating here. The tenderness and flavor of the pork chop was impressive, as was the peri peri cauliflower.
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