Best American Restaurants in Downtown Seattle

FareStartFareStart
(1802)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(3820)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(265)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
RN74 - SeattleRN74 - Seattle
(2071)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Palomino - SeattlePalomino - Seattle
(3145)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Yard House - SeattleYard House - Seattle
(109)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
OutlierOutlier
(136)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Jimmy's on FirstJimmy's on First
(58)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Relish Burger BistroRelish Burger Bistro
(110)
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Burgers | Downtown, Seattle
Henry's Tavern - SeattleHenry's Tavern - Seattle
(49)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tap House SeattleTap House Seattle
(445)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
The Market HallThe Market Hall
(67)
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Seattle

Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
(1413)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
BaroloBarolo
(1774)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
AssaggioAssaggio
(2098)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
(3054)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
(2000)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Buca di Beppo - SeattleBuca di Beppo - Seattle
(915)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
(1963)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
AlturaAltura
(1207)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
(2933)
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
(139)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
(357)
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Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
SerafinaSerafina
(1268)
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Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
(678)
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
CantinettaCantinetta
(436)
$$$$
Italian | Wallingford, Seattle
Cafe LagoCafe Lago
(277)
$$$$
Italian | U Village / U District, Seattle

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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
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Downtown Seattle Restaurants

Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
1413 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Had a great time with my boyfriend celebrating Valentine’s Day. Joe was excellent and the kind of server that you always want. Thanks for the great service and time. More

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FareStartFareStart
1802 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

I enjoy the awesome service and great food at this place. It's close to my office and the prices are very reasonable, so it's a perfect spot for a business lunch. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The hamburger with swiss cheese was delicious and the caesar salad was crisp and tasty. The serving size was about right. More

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The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2105 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was superb More

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El Gaucho - SeattleEl Gaucho - Seattle
1480 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing dinner! One of the best ever! More

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The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
5673 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful all around. Great service, great food, great ambiance! More

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Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2705 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

We enjoyed our meal. Small portions for the price, but I wouldn’t want much more. Very flavorful kebabs and Greek salad. More

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LoulayLoulay
1770 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

Food is always extraordinary. Ashley’s table service was absolutely top-notch. More

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The Carlile RoomThe Carlile Room
467 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent location for a pre show meal at the Paramount. The tables are packed close together, with small functional areas for dinners and staff alike. Food was generally good, as expected, for the price. Wait staff were all pleasant, but clearly overworked. From completion of our meal, for example, the table remained cluttered with plates and dishes, for almost 30 min! This seems a result of the Douglas Restaurants mandatory service charge policy. More

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AndalucaAndaluca
1352 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

This place was really good, lots of flavor Excellent food, the sangria is a must. More

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Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
725 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

We were sat promptly, and got our food quickly. Server was attentive, checked in and refilled water multiple times. Food was great, the baked trio was delicious. More

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LecoshoLecosho
665 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

I have been to Lecosho and I am always quite pleased with the service and the food. I highly recommend it. More

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AssaggioAssaggio
2098 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Enjoyed the pasta taster that let you sample three different dishes. More

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons SeattleGoldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
523 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Overall good experience - Had a mix of happy hour and dinner menu items. The good: Great choices on happy hour menu; great happy hour oysters; great service; great tasting food. The not-so-good: Restaurant is really dark (OK when eating but hard when trying to read the menu); Parking is expensive; and portions are small ($30 black cod was two portions of maybe 2 oz each with no starch included). Would recommend for an upscale happy hour date or a special occasion. More

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TulioTulio
3054 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Tulio was superb! Fabulous service, wonderful ambience and superlative food and wine! We'll be back! More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
3820 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

This is a great restaurant for a random fancy treat. However, there are much better food options in Seattle for how much money you would spend here. Wine selection is spectacular and the ambiance is amazing with great service. More

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Heartwood ProvisionsHeartwood Provisions
510 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Don't miss the Brussels sprouts, the scallops, nor the O.G Old Fashioned. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
265 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent meal! No loud music and good acoustics; we could talk to one another without shouting. A fine, cozy ambiance for lunch. The food was excellent as was the service. More

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Nijo Sushi Bar & GrillNijo Sushi Bar & Grill
485 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Seattle

The three of us had a wonderful time. The cocktails were fantastic, the salads were refreshing & the sushi was scrumptious. More

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Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
3828 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Forest was excellent. We always enjoy the Lounge. Highly recommend the donuts. More

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BaroloBarolo
1774 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

We had a wonderful time, the Italian food was prepared to perfection, and we had a wonderful wine to go with it. Our server was superbe. Yes it's a bit expensive, but it's a very special place. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - SeattleRuth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
925 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Overall experience was good however but the food was not quite up to what I've had at other Ruth Chris restaurants. Our server was excellent. More

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Yard House - SeattleYard House - Seattle
109 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Yard House has an extensive menu; we'll have to keep going back to try new things. It's not the place to go if you want a quiet, romantic dinner (it's a lively place), but the servers are attentive and the food is tasty. More

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ShuckersShuckers
1460 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful restaurant, as advertised, with terrific service. Definitely check out the Fish Board for fresh specials! More

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Bahama Breeze - Seattle - TukwilaBahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
231 reviews
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Caribbean | Downtown, Seattle

It was great ! More

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Steelhead DinerSteelhead Diner
2383 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Outstanding service, food was excellent, very kid-friendly. More

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Local 360 Cafe & BarLocal 360 Cafe & Bar
923 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Great food and fabulous service! Yummy potatoes with grilled onions and fennel sausage. Also love their amazing eggs Benedict! For decaf drinkers, the coffee was fresh and flavorful! More

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Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
257 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

It was a very pleasant dining experience. Staff was attentive and solitious. Our sever, Tony, was superb. He understood that we needed to make the symphony; he timed our entrees so that we did not feel rushed but still had adequate time to enjoy each course. We look forward to another dinner with Muse More

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RN74 - SeattleRN74 - Seattle
2071 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

We enjoyed a leisurely dinner. Everything was well prepared and delicious. Service was friendly and professional. More

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TanakaSanTanakaSan
201 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Ordered too many dishes but all were great. More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster HouseThe Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
1532 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

We stopped in for a lovely meal on our way to a show at the 5th Avenue Theater. Our server was lovely, and suggested the scallop appetizer, which was incredible. It was the perfect stop on our special night! More

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Wild Ginger SeattleWild Ginger Seattle
3335 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

The waiter was incredibly friendly and informed. Food was great. Atmosphere ok. More

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Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2137 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent service and delicious food! More

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Palomino - SeattlePalomino - Seattle
3145 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Fantastic food and service! The half price bottles of wine on Wednesday was a very pleasant surprise! Will definitely make a return trip. More

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Relish Burger BistroRelish Burger Bistro
110 reviews
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Burgers | Downtown, Seattle

Very good service. Friendly conversation! Good value! More

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The Pike PubThe Pike Pub
27 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Seattle

I'm glad to have chosen this place for a get together with a couple of friends. It was Superbowl Sunday, and we were meeting late in the evening. There was a bit of an issue with my reservation (which I only made because I didn't know whether places would be busy or not that particular Sunday; they weren't hah), but the staff definitely made up for the inconvenience. I didn't expect it and it was a nice friendly touch that made the experience that much more pleasant. We were very happy with the service, with the food, the drinks recommendations, etc. We had a really good time and I'm very happy about choosing The Pike Pub. Will definitely be back. More

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21202120
115 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

2120 had great food. The salmon was really good, but it was upstaged by a fantastic burger. Reasonable price for a nice sitdown dinner. Interesting view of the Amazon pod office next door. More

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The GeorgianThe Georgian
1260 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Lunch on a beautifully sunny Seattle day, pre 5th Ave Theater matinee. Majestic setting and delicious food. Our server brought us their wonderful house made honey for our tea and bread. Bravo! More

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Romio's Pizza & Pasta - DowntownRomio's Pizza & Pasta - Downtown
13 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown, Seattle

The staff was very helpful and friendly. They took a fairly large party (there were 15 of us!) and made us feel at home. Food was great and again, the people running the establishment were wonderful. More

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel SeattleThanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
4 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

The chef Jason was lovely. He checked on us three times. I was on crutches and everyone was sensitive and accommodating to my needs. The piano player made the day extra special. Classy all the way. More

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Dragonfish Asian CafeDragonfish Asian Cafe
216 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Every time we go there it is amazing and soooooo fun. What a great way to celebrate before seeing Hamilton. More

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OutlierOutlier
136 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Nice ambiance, eclectic menu & great service from Brad made a great time with friends/ colleagues. More

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RiderRider
57 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Seattle

Fantastic spot for fresh ingredients in creative dishes. Convenient location for pre-theater dining. Extensive wine list. Every dish was exceptional. More

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JUNOJUNO
366 reviews
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

I was surprised to see how quiet this place was. It’s a great alternative to very loud places are. I was able to have a business meal without any distractions. The food cane it quickly which was great for an hour-long lunch. I’ll definitely choose this place again. More

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Buca di Beppo - SeattleBuca di Beppo - Seattle
915 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Always a good time for kitchy Italian chain food. But they need to get warmer lighting. Flourecent white lighting is a bummer for any restaurant. More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - SeattleGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Seattle
237 reviews
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Brewery | Downtown, Seattle

Great food and service. The experience overall was really great. I would highly recommend this place. It’s in the mall so parking is pretty easy and you can always walk off the excellent food after. More

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Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
2000 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Good food to have with friends! More

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Tap House SeattleTap House Seattle
445 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Had theater tickets, and they were very accommodating. I loved the healthier choices that they had on the menu, I had the chicken with Brussels sprouts and sweet potato mash, husband had cedar plank salmon. Both were very good! More

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UrbaneUrbane
626 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food, quick service as we were heading to the theater. More

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Henry's Tavern - SeattleHenry's Tavern - Seattle
49 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

First visit to Henry's Tavern and we had a great time. Our server was quick, polite and very helpful! Good drink and beer selection with plenty of seating options. Our food was prepared perfectly in good portions for cost. Highly recommend using the "Open Table" app and be aware that Henry's sometimes has a limited menu during sports events. Definitely worth a visit! More

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All Water Seafood & Oyster BarAll Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
13 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

We were looking for a place to eat near the art museum with Happy Hour oysters and seafood. I enjoyed everything we tried. Service was excellent. I hope to get back to this place next visit to SAM and have plenty of delicious oysters! More

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The Market HallThe Market Hall
67 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Delicious fresh pastas. We had the Carbonara and the seafood dishes. They were yummy. More

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Daily Grill - Seattle SheratonDaily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
713 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Valentine’s Day. Ordered off regular menu even though they had a special menu option. Just started the Whole30 plan so had to ask the waiter what was in some items. Had the simple filet steak. Very good. More

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Frolik Kitchen + CocktailsFrolik Kitchen + Cocktails
39 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Our server was exceptional. Open Table gave us a reservation for 11am--when we got there they said the kitchen closed at 11am, and that they didn't serve lunch. The server was gracious enough to hold the kitchen open for us to order off the brunch menu. The food was great and our server continued to provide excellent service until we left. I was impressed! Thank you. More

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TraceTrace
339 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Large portions. Yummy food. Great service. More

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Jimmy's on FirstJimmy's on First
58 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food and service. More

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Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - SeattleFadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Seattle
24 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

In Seattle for a couple of days and hit up Fado for dinner. One of the best corned beef and cabbage dishes I've had... ever... When we're back we'll stop in again, for sure! More

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The Lobby Bar at Pan Pacific SeattleThe Lobby Bar at Pan Pacific Seattle
1 review
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Dined here for Seattle Restaurant Week. Good Food, Good Service. More

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Downtown Seattle Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
1413 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Had a great time with my boyfriend celebrating Valentine’s Day. Joe was excellent and the kind of server that you always want. Thanks for the great service and time. More

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FareStartFareStart
1802 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

I enjoy the awesome service and great food at this place. It's close to my office and the prices are very reasonable, so it's a perfect spot for a business lunch. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The hamburger with swiss cheese was delicious and the caesar salad was crisp and tasty. The serving size was about right. More

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The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2105 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was superb More

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The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
5673 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful all around. Great service, great food, great ambiance! More

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The Carlile RoomThe Carlile Room
467 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent location for a pre show meal at the Paramount. The tables are packed close together, with small functional areas for dinners and staff alike. Food was generally good, as expected, for the price. Wait staff were all pleasant, but clearly overworked. From completion of our meal, for example, the table remained cluttered with plates and dishes, for almost 30 min! This seems a result of the Douglas Restaurants mandatory service charge policy. More

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El Gaucho - SeattleEl Gaucho - Seattle
1480 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing dinner! One of the best ever! More

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Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2705 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

We enjoyed our meal. Small portions for the price, but I wouldn’t want much more. Very flavorful kebabs and Greek salad. More

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AndalucaAndaluca
1352 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

This place was really good, lots of flavor Excellent food, the sangria is a must. More

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LoulayLoulay
1770 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

Food is always extraordinary. Ashley’s table service was absolutely top-notch. More

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TulioTulio
3054 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Tulio was superb! Fabulous service, wonderful ambience and superlative food and wine! We'll be back! More

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Discover Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle offers a unique culinary experience. Here, you’ll find access to fresh, diverse, and delicious food. A trip to the local market may culminate in an unparalleled seafood odyssey. If you prefer to sample the local chef-made offerings, you can find some of the best clam and salmon chowders in the country (sorry New England). While downtown, you should also take advantage of one of the most developed coffee scenes in America. In that same vein, Seattle’s craft beer offerings are also impressive. Washington State is also home to impressive produce. Local apples and cherries are a true delicacy. in addition to traditional American dishes and international cuisine, but you would be remiss not to sample the plentiful options for authentic Asian dishes, Polynesian fare, and authentic African cuisine.