Guide


We never grow tired of exploring our city and all of the things it has to offer. Below you will find a list of some of our favorites around the city!


Northwestern:

The Whale Wins: 3506 Stone Way N (206) 632-9425
Eatery with a wood-fired oven turning out European and NW dishes in a white-&-blue cottagelike room.

The Walrus and the Carpenter: 4743 Ballard Ave NW (206) 395-9227
Oysters and other seafood plus American plates & specialty cocktails in a small, simple space.

Tilth: 1411 N 45th St (206) 644-0801
Maria Hines' sustainable, seasonal American fare in a Craftsman house makes it a foodie hot spot. She was on Iron Chef.

Taylor Shellfish Farms: 1521 Melrose Ave (206) 501-4321
At this hybrid bar/retail shop, you can fish your Northwest-grown oysters right out of the tank.

Terra Plata: 1501 Melrose Ave (206) 325-1501
Window-lined and stylish eatery features a menu of locally sourced dishes and a rooftop patio.

Heartwood Provisions: 1103 1st Ave (206) 582-3505
Comfortable, modern space offering posh New American dishes matched with cocktails.



Italian:

Barolo Ristorante: 1940 Westlake Ave (206) 770-9000
Sparkling chandeliers and gauzy drapes set the sophisticated mood at this upscale Italian restaurant.

Staple and Fancy Mercantile: 4739 Ballard Ave NW (206) 789-1200
Brick-walled Italian eatery by chef Ethan Stowell, with a rotating menu & 4-course tasting option.

The Pink Door: 1919 Post Alley (206) 443-3241
Italian restaurant with burlesque shows and trapeze entertainment plus terrace with Elliott Bay views.

Il Corvo: 217 James St (206) 387-3556
Handmade pasta and charcuterie. Some of the finest and most affordable Italian around.

Altura: 617 Broadway E (206) 402-6749
Altura is all about the tasting menu, offering five to seven courses per night with plenty of additional bites in between.



French:

Bastille Café: 5307 Ballard Ave NW (206) 453-5014
Stylish French bistro and bar with seasonal menus, vintage decor and a rooftop produce & herb garden.

Cafe la Compagne: 1600 Post Alley (206) 728-2233
Casual French bistro serving a classic menu in a homey space with vintage posters.

RN74: 1433 4th Avenue (206) 456-7474
Eatery by chef Michael Mina offering upscale French fare with NW flair & an extensive wine list.

Le Pichet: 1933 1st Ave (206) 256-1499
This French bistro boasts both a legendary roast chicken.



Small Plates/Tapas:

Harvest Vine: 2701 E Madison St (206) 320-9771
Bustling Basque eatery serving small plates & Spanish wine in intimate accommodations.

List Restaurant: 2226 1st Ave (206) 441-1000
Lounge serving gourmet American small plates, wine & cocktails in a sleek, modern setting.

Poppy: 622 Broadway E (206) 324-1108
Bright New American dining with Thali-style platters of seasonal small plates and wine in modern digs.

Art of the Table: 1054 N 39th St (206) 282-0942
The menu changes constantly. An excellent special occasion pick with a down-to-earth, dinner-club vibe.



Asian:

Revel: 403 N 36th St. (206) 547-2040
Largely Asian street food-inspired, and a fantastic, reasonably priced experience for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Grab a cocktail at adjacent bar Quoin after dinner.

Joule: 3506 Stone Way N (206) 632-5685
Korean-fusion steakhouse offering Asian-Northwest eats amid handmade wallpaper and communal seating.

Wasabi Bistro: 2311 2nd Ave 206) 441-6044
Creative sushi and new takes on Japanese cooking in a stylish, modern space with a young, upbeat vibe.

Sushi Kashiba: 86 Pine St #1 (206) 441-8844
Shiro Kashiba’s hot spot showcasing high-end sushi & omakase in a chic room with water views.

Ba Bar: 550 12th Ave (206) 328-2030
There's authentic comfort food and street fare bursting with Southeast Asian flavors, from congee to pho and vermicelli bowls, all notable in their simplicity and depth of flavor.

Stateside: 300 E Pike St (206) 557-7273
This upscale Vietnamese spot wins with its weekend brunch and its imaginative dinner, featuring lots of fresh herbs — a hallmark of Vietnamese cooking.



Spendy but worth it:

Palisades: 2601 West Marina Place (206) 285-1000
Pacific NW seafood served in an elegant space with an indoor pond and sweeping views of Elliott Bay. Amazing Sunday brunch.

Aqua: 2801 Alaskan Way (206) 956-9171
Bright, airy, waterfront seafood restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and an extensive wine list.

Canlis: 2576 Aurora Ave N (206) 283-3313
A true icon, this Asian-tinged, family-owned restaurant somehow feels old school yet relevant. Valet parking and a dress code mingle with flawlessly executed food, warm service, and an incredible atmosphere.



Fusion:

Dahlia Lounge: 2001 4th Ave (206) 682-4142
Modern space serving Asian-infused Pacific Northwest cuisine and known for its coconut cream pie.

Japonessa: 1400 1st Ave (206) 971-7979
Fusion spot dishes out sushi rolls with Latin-influences, such as cilantro and mango, plus happy hour.



Steak:

El Gaucho: 2505 1st Ave (206) 728-1337
Upscale, dimly lit steakhouse featuring 28-day dry-aged steak served by a tuxedoed staff.

Daniel’s Broiler: 809 Fairview Pl N (206) 621-8262
Upscale steak house with USDA Prime cuts.

John Howie’s Steak: 11111 NE 8th St #125, Bellevue (425) 440-0880
Upscale steakhouse serving premium cuts and Wagyu beef, with a long wine list and daily happy hours.

Metropolitan Grill: 820 2nd Ave (206) 624-3287
Classic, upscale steakhouse decorated in wood, brass & velvet with a 60-ft. marble bar.



Breakfast:

Portage Bay: 391 Terry Ave N (206) 462-6400
Farm to table breakfast place. Great ingredients and delicious french toast.

Toulouse Petit: 601 Queen Anne Ave N (206) 432-9069
Hip Cajun-Creole spot with a cozy, New Orleans–influenced dining room and optional fixed-price menus.

The Wandering Goose: 403 15th Ave E (206) 323-9938
Fried chicken, biscuit sandwiches and other Southern-style breakfast and lunch fare in a homey setting.



Mexican:

Mezcaleria Oaxaca: 2123 Queen Anne Avenue North (206) 216-4446
Authentic Oaxacian cuisine in a hip setting.

Cactus: 350 Terry Ave N (206) 913-2250
Local chain serves up Southwestern-Mexican cuisine & margaritas in a colorful, lively setting.



American:

Local 360: 2234 1st Ave (206) 441-9360
Ingredients, beer & wine are all obtained within 360 miles of this rustic comfort-food resource.

Art of the Table: 1054 N 39th St (206) 282-0942
Intimate eatery offering innovative locavore (rotating menu) fare, with each course introduced by the chef-owner.

Lark: 952 E Seneca St (206) 323-5275
At least a handful of the dishes on an impressively extensive menu change weekly, with every plate showing a deep dedication to sourcing choice ingredients as close to home as possible.

Matt's in the Market: 94 Pike St (206) 467-7909

Mistral Kitchen: 2020 Westlake Ave (206) 623-1922
Upscale restaurant offering innovative American cuisine in a refined setting. Owner/Chef William is a master. Tell him ieva ("yeh-va") says hi if he happens to stop by your table.

Salumi: 309 3rd Ave S (206) 621-8772
Salumi is open just a handful of days of lunch. Guaranteed best porchetta in Seattle.



Pizza:

Serious Pie: 316 Virginia St, Seattle (206) 838-7388
Pizzeria with a bread baker's soul, serves up pies with blistered crusts, light textured but with just enough structure and bite.

Tutta Bella: 2200 Westlake Ave (206) 624-4422
Neapolitan pizza with thin crust and an assortment of delicious cocktails.



Gastro-Pub:

Quinn’s Pub: 1001 E Pike St (206) 325-7711
Hip gastropub for artisanal eats and a curated beer selection in a renovated bi-level storefront.

Barnacle: 4743 Ballard Ave. NW (206)706-3379
Snug, Moroccan-tiled bar serves apéritifs, amari and wine along with New American small plates.

8oz Burger & Co: 1401 Broadway (206) 466-5989
Upscale burger joint offering all-natural burgers & craft cocktails amid cowboy-themed decor.



Middle Eastern:

Mamnoon: 1508 Melrose Ave (206) 906-9606
Traditional Middle Eastern cooking gets modern tweaks at a popular eatery in a former warehouse.



Tourist Activities:

Seattle Art Museum: http://seattleartmuseum.org/visit

The Seattle Great Wheel: http://seattlegreatwheel.com/

Seattle Aquarium: http://www.seattleaquarium.org

Space Needle: http://www.spaceneedle.com/home/

Pike Place Market: http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

EMP: http://www.empmuseum.org/

Seattle Science Center: https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/

Seattle Segway Tour: http://www.seattlebysegway.com/

Ride the Ducks: http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/

Whale watching/San Juan Islands Day Trip: http://www.clippervacations.com/packages/whale-watching/