Best American Restaurants in Downtown Seattle

FareStartFareStart
(1800)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(3810)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(263)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
RN74 - SeattleRN74 - Seattle
(2068)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Palomino - SeattlePalomino - Seattle
(3131)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Yard House - SeattleYard House - Seattle
(109)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
OutlierOutlier
(133)
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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
(48)
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tap House SeattleTap House Seattle
(442)
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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
(1408)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
BaroloBarolo
(1771)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
AssaggioAssaggio
(2094)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
(3044)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
(1993)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Buca di Beppo - SeattleBuca di Beppo - Seattle
(915)
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
(1960)
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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
(2922)
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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
(1265)
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Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
(675)
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
CantinettaCantinetta
(436)
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Italian | Wallingford, Seattle
Cafe LagoCafe Lago
(275)
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Italian | U Village / U District, Seattle

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Downtown Seattle Restaurants

Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
1408 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Cioppino was highlight and worth coming back for....wife's double cut pork chop filled with apples was incredible..(well she shared one small bite)....of 8 people celebrating our annual Valentine's dinner....all of us raved about what we had (6 different main courses) More

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FareStartFareStart
1800 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
2101 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Great service and experience. Plus made our 25th Wedding Anniversary super special. The entire meal was excellent. Thanks More

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The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
5665 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

We had a really great time. The fastest 2 hours we've ever spent. The service was excellent. The food was tremendous. We would definitely go back. More

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El Gaucho - SeattleEl Gaucho - Seattle
1478 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

We ate in the bar during ‘happy hour’. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Love this place! More

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Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2702 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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The Carlile RoomThe Carlile Room
458 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food and service! Love this restaurant... never disappoints! More

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AndalucaAndaluca
1349 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Always have the most incredible soups. Order the soup no matter what it is. Really. More

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LoulayLoulay
1764 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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Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
717 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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TulioTulio
3044 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Fabulous food and service. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Dinner was superb! 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
2094 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

My wife and I love Assagio. Food is great and staff treat you great. Love it! More

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

Excellent seafood, staff was amazing, food very delicious and was everything I expect from Ethan Stowell restaurant. More

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Heartwood ProvisionsHeartwood Provisions
506 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Fantastic experience. Great food, great service. We'll definitely be back. More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
3810 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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Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
3818 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The service was great and the food was good. the limoncello sorbet was excellent with bits of candied citrus rind. 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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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
263 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Dinner before seeing Hamilton. More

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BaroloBarolo
1771 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
922 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Great food, great service. You pay a little more but the food is very good. I highly recommend the Lobster Bisque! 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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Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
256 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

A nice way to dine before the symphony. Great setting with a nice view of downtown and good food. Quiet and calm--good for conversation. 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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ShuckersShuckers
1456 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Nothing wrong Just not remarkable Quality go to option when pressed More

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Steelhead DinerSteelhead Diner
2379 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Consistently EXCELLENT fresh fish choices - a "10" every time! 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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Local 360 Cafe & BarLocal 360 Cafe & Bar
920 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

It was Valentine’s Day and Local 360 was able to seat us 15 minutes early. Our waiter was incredibly kind and knowledgeable about the menu. Each dish we tried was unique, and delicious. The restaurant itself had a lovely ambiance overall. More

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RN74 - SeattleRN74 - Seattle
2068 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

I don't normally take the time to leave reviews, but I love this restaurant.. It is a favorite. With all of the great restaurants in Seattle, this is one restaurant I continue to return. Consistent. Definitely great for out of town guests too. I don't normally order steak (I think there are more interesting food choices), but I now order the steak/frites. The Hangar and the Strip are the 2 best steaks I think I have ever had (the au poivre sauce is great too!). The French75 was too tart for me, but then ordered a Paper Plane and it was perfect. The Sommelier helped with a great bottle of Pinot Noir (usually too light for my preference, but it was full and delicious!) He took the time to explain the region of France it came from and how I should request Pinots in the future for my palate preference. The first bottle was "corked". He had already determined this so we would have never have known, but took the time to have us smell the cork and then taste the corked wine so we could taste the subtle difference in the future (it smelled and tasty a bit musty). Beignets! Yum! Tuna tartare tartare! Yum. I usually like the seared Foie Gras as well, but did not have this past night. RN 74 is definitely a favorite.... have been going there for years. More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster HouseThe Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
1531 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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Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2127 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Always great food- seriously delicious. Cannot go wrong with any dish. More

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Wild Ginger SeattleWild Ginger Seattle
3313 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Awesome Awesome. I hope they maintain the quality and bring kung pao and pad thai on the main menu. Servig size for the chicken dish is a bit small but the noodles and seven flavour beef/ princess prawns were excellent. More

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Palomino - SeattlePalomino - Seattle
3131 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

4 of us went before a show for dinner. We each enjoyed our dinner. 2 had pasta which was flavorful and fresh. The waiter was very entertaining and made sure we got out in time for our show. The starter bread is always nice served with a tomato sauce (that needs salt). We ended with creme brulee which was smooth and nice with fresh berries. More

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21202120
111 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Really enjoyed it. Thank you! 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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The GeorgianThe Georgian
1258 reviews
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent environment and ambience for a special occasion or quiet indulgence. 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
209 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
133 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. I had the salmon sandwich with fries. The salmon was flavorful and the fries were perfect! Service was awesome. More

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RiderRider
53 reviews
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Grill | Downtown, Seattle

Food was amazing. When I was called to reconfirm my reswrvation, the woman sais there would be special Valentine's Day menu, but we never recieved the option when we arrived. We did the regular 3 course menu with wine pairings instead. Happily satisfied. More

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JUNOJUNO
366 reviews
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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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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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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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Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
1993 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Delicious food, great wine and wonderful services More

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Tap House SeattleTap House Seattle
442 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
625 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food, quick service as we were heading to the theater. 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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Henry's Tavern - SeattleHenry's Tavern - Seattle
48 reviews
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Great birthday lunch! More

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TraceTrace
338 reviews
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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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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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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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Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - SeattleFadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Seattle
24 reviews
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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
1408 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Cioppino was highlight and worth coming back for....wife's double cut pork chop filled with apples was incredible..(well she shared one small bite)....of 8 people celebrating our annual Valentine's dinner....all of us raved about what we had (6 different main courses) More

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FareStartFareStart
1800 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
2101 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Great service and experience. Plus made our 25th Wedding Anniversary super special. The entire meal was excellent. Thanks More

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The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
5665 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

We had a really great time. The fastest 2 hours we've ever spent. The service was excellent. The food was tremendous. We would definitely go back. More

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

Excellent food and service! Love this restaurant... never disappoints! More

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El Gaucho - SeattleEl Gaucho - Seattle
1478 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle

We ate in the bar during ‘happy hour’. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Love this place! More

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Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2702 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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AndalucaAndaluca
1349 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Always have the most incredible soups. Order the soup no matter what it is. Really. More

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LoulayLoulay
1764 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
3044 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Fabulous food and service. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Dinner was superb! 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.