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Stephanie
New York City

Seattle

What are the best restaurants in Seattle?

I'm going to be in Seattle for a weekend for work and would love to try out a few of the best restaurants in town. Willing to splurge, so I'm not concerned with price but also looking for some casual spots as well. What are Seattle's "must eat" places? Thanks! 


11 Answers

top answer by
Valerie from Seattle

Stephanie, welcome to Seattle (whenever you're here!). Here are my top choices:

Also, you should try the Dyne app* to see if there are any good events that weekend; you might get something really awesome that's only happening when you're in town!

*Disclosure -- I work for Dyne :) But they do offer AWESOME dining events like pop-ups!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Serious Pie (restaurant)
  2. Armandino's Salumi (restaurant)
  3. Piroshky Piroshky (restaurant)
  4. Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant (restaurant)
  5. Sitka & Spruce (restaurant)
  6. Bar Sajor (restaurant)
  7. The Walrus and the Carpenter (restaurant)
  8. Pink Door (restaurant)
4 thanks


answered by
Tracy from Portland, Oregon

My current faves:


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Serious Pie & Biscuit (restaurant)
  2. RockCreek Seafood & Spirits (restaurant)
  3. The Fat Hen (restaurant)
  4. Cafe Presse (restaurant)
  5. Artusi (restaurant)
  6. Osteria La Spiga (restaurant)
  7. Crumble & Flake (restaurant)
  8. Cafe Besalu (restaurant)
  9. Jack's BBQ (restaurant)
  10. Monorail Espresso (restaurant)
  11. The Triple Door (restaurant)
  12. Wild Ginger (restaurant)
3 thanks


answered by
Jennifer Arlem from Seattle, Washington

Hey Stephanie, here are some of my favorite places: 

  1. The Lost Pelican
  2. Japonessa
  3. Ballard Loft
  4. Yard House
  5. The 5 Spot
  6. Cutters Crabhouse

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. The Lost Pelican (restaurant)
  2. Japonessa (restaurant)
  3. Ballard Loft (restaurant)
  4. Yard House (restaurant)
  5. The 5 Spot (restaurant)
  6. Cutters Crabhouse (restaurant)
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answered by
Lauren from Chicago

In Pike Place Market my favorite spots for a quick bite were Pike Place Chowder and Piroshky Piroshky and Rachel's Ginger Beer for a tasty Moscow Mule. Lines for chowder and piroshkys can be long but it is SO worth it - the Beef & Cheese and the Salmon were delicious!

For a great dinner in the market we loved Pink Door - Italian-American cuisine in a very charming setting-good for a date or for groups. They also have cabaret on Saturday nights and trapeze artists on swings above you on Sundays and Mondays AND their outdoor patio has wonderful views for lunch on a nice day. I wrote about our dinner there in detail here.

For breakfast/brunch we loved Lola - the Eggs Benedict with the smashed potatoes still makes my mouth water just thinking about it, more on Lola here. Definitely recommend reservations at both spots!



Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Pike Place Market (attraction)
  2. Pike Place Chowder (restaurant)
  3. Piroshky Piroshky (restaurant)
  4. Rachel's Ginger Beer (restaurant)
  5. Pink Door (restaurant)
  6. Lola (restaurant)
3 thanks


answered by
Amber from Seattle

I like Din Tai Fung for soup dumplings.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Din Tai Fung (restaurant)
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answered by
Diane from Clifton, Texas

splurge on the SkyCity at the Needle .. the steak and dessert


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. SkyCity at the Needle (restaurant)
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answered by
Jeff from Seattle

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. The Corson Building (restaurant)
2 thanks


answered by
Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins

We visit Seattle often and we always have brunch or lunch at Cafe Campagne.  The kir royales are amazing, the croque madame is one of the best this side of the Atlantic and their oeufs en meurette will change your world!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Cafe Campagne (restaurant)
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answered by
Perry from Renton

Ephesus Restaurant in West Seattle. I dine there often. The food and service will not let you down. I wastheir again just last week.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Ephesus Restaurant (restaurant)
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answered by
Chandra from Boulder

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chiso (restaurant)
  2. Fremont Neighborhood (neighborhood)
  3. Jamjuree (restaurant)
  4. Capitol Hill Neighborhood (neighborhood)
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answered by
Richard from Fitchburg, Ma

The best restaurant in Seattle is Canlis. It is in the University District and is considered one of the 10 best restaurants in the U. S. The food is absolutely top shelf. But they are a little full of themselves. They tell you coat and tie required - and they mean it. I have been told of men who show up without a coat or tie and they do serve them. But, when they leave, they are told to never come back.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Canlis (restaurant)
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