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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(360)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

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Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(2013)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Out waiter was great. He anticipated our needs before we needed to ask and also paid attention to our time constraint. We were so caught up in our company and sinner! We will be back! More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2621)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

It is always such a special treat for us, when we go to The Capital Grille! The food, service, ambiance is always excellent. We also appreciate that our requests for type of table, wait staff individuals, location in restaurant, are always honored. More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6936)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Lunch for 3 people i didn’t know it’s included 20% served changed. I would like the service let us know. I added another 25% on top of that. It’s not right More

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(311)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Food is excellent, combined with the numerous variety of cocktail selections - highly recommended. More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(888)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

My friends birthday. Our service was beyond good, the scallops and cauliflower purée were amazing!!! We were on a time schedule to make a show and our waiter was so great!! I’ve already told many people to go to Heartwood Provisions and I’ll definitely be back! More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2363)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Consistently delicious and a great wine list. One of my go to restaurants in Seattle More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(1018)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Food and service were top notch, and you can't beat that view...prices are high, so save for special occasion. More

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Andaluca
Andaluca
(1590)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

We visited Andaluca during our stay at the beautiful Magnolia Park Hotel. We enjoyed breakfast there everyday, and celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Andaluca on our last night in Seattle. The food and service were outstanding each time. ALL the servers were professional, polite and accommodating in every way. Although the menu isn't extensive, the choices are well thought-out and expertly executed. Their croissants at breakfast are the best we've had outside of France (and that's saying a lot!), served with extra butter and delicious artisan jam. Heaven on a plate! Coffee is good and strong, eggs were perfectly cooked, and the special scramble on our first morning was absolutely yummy! Beautifully ripe fresh fruit is always a treat at breakfast. The seasonal pear salad at dinner was light and lovely, and the paella was excellent, topped the biggest, juiciest mussels we've ever seen. It could easily serve two, depending on your appetite. And the lemon pana cotta dessert - oh my! It was so light and lemony and the plum sauce was the perfect balance. An outstanding meal and a wonderful way to end our stay. Thank you! More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2517)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

We enjoyed the ambience and had wonderful suggestions from our server. More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(803)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

This was my fourth visit, at least, to The Carlile Room. The food was delicious and the service was very good with just enough attention but not bothersome. I had heirloom tomatoes with basil and pistachio and coho salmon. The restaurant is quite noisy. More

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
(853)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent service and food was excellent. More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(1014)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Lecosho is wonderful. Great food, best staff, consistently excellent. One of my go to restaurants in the neighborhood. Kudos to Jennifer and Carey for their warm service! More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3509)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

As always, great food! Service is always good too. More

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Rider
Rider
(381)
$$$$
Grill | Downtown, Seattle

It was a great meal but another table was way too close to us. My friend was hit by another diner. More

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The Georgian
The Georgian
(1456)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

wonderful tea and especially excellent service! More

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Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge
(4605)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Dining At Dahlias was a wonderful experience. We had fried green tomatoes for a starter. The breading was crunchy & thin. The jam topping was just the right touch. We felt like licking the plate to get every last morsel. The coho salmon was cooked to perfection. Not too done but not undercooked either. My crab cakes were wonderful as always yummy. Of course we finished the meal with the triple coconut pie. Very tasty. More

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Umi Sake House
Umi Sake House
(1175)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Great food, great buzz and very knowledgeable and fast service. More

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Shuckers
Shuckers
(1906)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent fried oysters and sides! Brian our waiter was courteous and helpful. More

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Barolo
Barolo
(2139)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Good food but Too loud for conversation More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
(1319)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Good food and steak More

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Assaggio
Assaggio
(2743)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Our server was very helpful as I am lactose intolerant. He checked with the chef on ingredients in items on the menu. Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend More

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2120
2120
(424)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing service (Anna) with great food and an even better wine list. Way to go - boom! More

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Derby
Derby
(33)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We ordered during happy hour but we not charged Happy Hour prices. We needed to leave quickly so we just paid it as it would’ve taken too much time to correct but the server never explained or offered to correct the prices. More

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Jimmy's on First
Jimmy's on First
(81)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. We enjoyed everything about our dinner. Good wine and tasty variety. More

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Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
(37)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Had a great time! Cool place with amazing food. More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(4368)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great ambiance! Our server Nadia was amazing! Food was very good and reasonable. Good selection of food and wine. Convenient location. More

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Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
(443)
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown, Seattle

Great drinks, attentive service, good food More

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Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
(679)
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Seattle

One of the best places to eat Sushi! So Good! Their rolls are authentic and the fish is fresh! Yum! More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
(2099)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Our dinners were amazing and our server, Mitch, did an outstanding jobs with drinks, wine, and good. The Brooklyn is a wonderful place for a special dinner. More

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Ben Paris
Ben Paris
(179)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Lovely wine choices too! More

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Tulio
Tulio
(3688)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Cozy, comfortable example of a classic Italian restaurant. Great food, attentive service More

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TanakaSan
TanakaSan
(276)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing Asian Fusion by Eric Tanaka....1st time there and loved it. Highly recommend. Food unlike anywhere else. More

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Yard House - Seattle
Yard House - Seattle
(173)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Really enjoyed Happy Hour Menu. More

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The Pike Pub
The Pike Pub
(102)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Downtown, Seattle

Solid gastropub. More

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Cinque Terre Ristorante
Cinque Terre Ristorante
(841)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Carrie delivered outstanding service, food was great! More

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Blueacre Seafood
Blueacre Seafood
(2669)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Last minute reservation we’ll accommodated. Server excellent. Attentive. Came for Alaskan King crab. Not available. Had Alaskan Halibut on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with gravy and mushroom on top. Would have preferred them on the side. Server refilled our waters regularly as well as my soft drink. My husband was allowed to sample the lager he had before ordering. Overall very good meal. Large parties, which made hearing my partner’s conversation often. More

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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
(4722)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

It was wonderful. More

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Steelhead Diner
Steelhead Diner
(2759)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The service great and nice views of the Market. The food was so good- we each shared a different fish dish- we asked for a cooking class. More

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Trace
Trace
(387)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

I planned this dinner for my wife's Bday Staycation celebration. I reserved a table for two using the Open Table app shortly after booking our stay at the W. With such a comfy room, our dinner reservation gave us the motivation to leave it. We wanted to experience their restaurant and not leave it to the room service version. We had some drinks in "the living room" at Trace, where we also shared great conversation. The atmosphere was energetic without being overly obnoxious. Imagine a night club where you can actually talk. I didn't get a chance to catch their live music so I think I will come back for on a night out one of these days. When our table was ready, we moved to the actual dining area. I treated my wife to their well-seasoned 16-ounce steak with a soy crimini reduction. I got this creative version of the Loco Moco, using a cheese risotto for the rice instead of steamed rice. I want to say that it tasted like a cheeseburger if it were made into a Loco Moco. We were impressed by how excellently the food was made but since we didn't have enough room for dessert, we returned to the bar the next day to try out the chef's take on Turon. He calls it "Banana spring roll" but if you are where I from, you know that it is a decked out Turon. Though it is much pricier than the street food version, I indulged in this fancy version with ice cream and rum caramel sauce. We left Trace wanting to try more of their menu. More

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Tap House Seattle
Tap House Seattle
(541)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Let food was really good the staff was pleasant and we had a good time. More

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Urbane
Urbane
(810)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Food was abundant. Left half behind and they were not entrees but starters. Like that tip or service charge is automatically included. Wish more places would adopt that concept. More

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All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
(79)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

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Friendly upscale traditional seafood spot. As an Oklahoma boy I'm pretty easy to please if you feed me fresh fish but I loved the baked halibut and the chowder. More

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Relish Burger Bistro
Relish Burger Bistro
(132)
$$$$
Burgers | Downtown, Seattle

It's been a while since I dined at Relish, and it didn't disappoint. My meal was very good, fresh ingredients as always. Service was excellent. My only criticism really is the noise level. It was hard for my friend and I to hear each other, and we had to raise our voice level to be heard. Doubt that much can be done about it, but thought it was worth mentioning. The noise level won't keep me from returning however, as I love the food. More

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Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
(218)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

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Wonderful setting, perfectly prepared food and excellent service. We highly recommend the Sirloin Strip Steak Salad. Will definitely be returning. More

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Muse at Benaroya Hall
Muse at Benaroya Hall
(376)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

We use Muse often before a symphony concert and are always pleased. Tony is an excellent waiter. More

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Outlier
Outlier
(329)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Our Server (Javier) took the time to explain all the choices and his recommendations... We were happy with his attention to detail and service. More

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Tribeca
Tribeca
(209)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Food overall was good! Our waitress made recommendations for wine and also her favorite dishes. We ordered a few different things appetizers as well as a few entrees. Sadly we didn’t get to try the desserts but they looked amazing! More

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The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
(57)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Seattle

Some of the best French toast that I have ever had! More

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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
(182)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

The escargot was delightful as was the duck breast and cheesecake. The bartender knows how to make a truly excellent bourbon cocktail. Nothing was a giant portion, which I loved. My only criticism is the utter lack of soft surfaces to absorb sound. There were times when I couldn't hear my date talk and the restaurant wasn't even half full. More

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Dragonfish Asian Cafe
Dragonfish Asian Cafe
(487)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Happy hour options were amazing. Service rocked! Super fast and friendly service. Conveniently located near Paramount. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
(192)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Diego was an awesome waiter More

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The Fig & The Judge
The Fig & The Judge
(48)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great experience, appropriate interruptions by wait staff and outstanding food. Informed us one of the dishes would take some time verifying we could allow for the extra time needed. Really appreciate this level of service. More

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Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
(776)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

DELICIOUS! food. Large plates, and good conversation with wait staff. Nice formal atmosphere but relaxed. More

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Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
(116)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

I went to Frolik with a few friends on a Saturday evening and we sat outside. The place was clean and organized and had a nice ambiance. There was a DJ playing that evening and it was good music, but it was a bit loud if you wanted to chat with your tablemates, we had to talk very loudly to hear each other at times. The service was fantastic! The food and drinks were delicious!! Portion sizes were smaller than we anticipated (especially for the price) but it tasted great! Overall, I'll go again and bring more friends! More

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Buca di Beppo - Seattle
Buca di Beppo - Seattle
(987)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

The food and service are still as outstanding as always! More

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JUNO
JUNO
(441)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Seems like the menu has changed some since last year. Service was pretty good. Prices are a little high for what you get. More

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Andare Kitchen & Bar
Andare Kitchen & Bar
(9)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

First time staying at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle. Ate at the Bar for happy hour. Everything is new and the staff was friendly and attentive. The beer was cold as we like. The pasta was too spicy to finish on the meatball pasta dish but the pizza was a good size for happy hour pricing. We will try again on our next trip. More

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South Lake Kitchen + Bar
South Lake Kitchen + Bar
(1)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

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

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
(9)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was great but the Thanksgiving winelist was very limited. If we didn’t want a very inexpensive glass of wine (we didn’t and the options were limited to 3), we had to order a full bottle in the $100 range. There was nothing in the middle which is a trick restaurants use to force diners to spend more for the wine. We ordered a $180 bottle since it was a special day, but just didn’t like having very few options. More

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Eden Seattle
Eden Seattle
(4)
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Seattle

There was no security wanding for possible guns. There was no metal detector at all. There was a fight that broke out. Two dudes got knocked out. I've seen death twice in front of me. So I was concerned that someone could have a gun in there. Because if I wanted to bring a gun in there, I sure could've. Huge Concern!! Fix It! More

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Downtown Seattle Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(2013)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Out waiter was great. He anticipated our needs before we needed to ask and also paid attention to our time constraint. We were so caught up in our company and sinner! We will be back! More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(360)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great service and food More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2621)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

It is always such a special treat for us, when we go to The Capital Grille! The food, service, ambiance is always excellent. We also appreciate that our requests for type of table, wait staff individuals, location in restaurant, are always honored. More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(888)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

My friends birthday. Our service was beyond good, the scallops and cauliflower purée were amazing!!! We were on a time schedule to make a show and our waiter was so great!! I’ve already told many people to go to Heartwood Provisions and I’ll definitely be back! More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2363)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Consistently delicious and a great wine list. One of my go to restaurants in Seattle More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6936)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

Lunch for 3 people i didn’t know it’s included 20% served changed. I would like the service let us know. I added another 25% on top of that. It’s not right More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(803)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

This was my fourth visit, at least, to The Carlile Room. The food was delicious and the service was very good with just enough attention but not bothersome. I had heirloom tomatoes with basil and pistachio and coho salmon. The restaurant is quite noisy. More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(1014)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Lecosho is wonderful. Great food, best staff, consistently excellent. One of my go to restaurants in the neighborhood. Kudos to Jennifer and Carey for their warm service! More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(1018)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Food and service were top notch, and you can't beat that view...prices are high, so save for special occasion. More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3509)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

As always, great food! Service is always good too. 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.

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.