Bottlehouse is a chic, trendy wine bar with an assortment of diverse wines and tapas. If you are here for the first time, you could opt for the amazing wine and cheese flight or you could ask the bartender for recommendations. You also have the option to order wines on tap, by the bottle or the glass and a rotating menu of specials. The staff members are really passionate about their work and it’s easy to see this in the way they take care of the patrons in the restaurant. The upbeat atmosphere and the helpful, enthusiastic staff also make this wine bar a great place to host a private event or celebrate a special occasion.
A taste of New Orleans in the heart of Queen Anne, Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge is a refreshing addition to Seattle's culinary scene. The extensive menu features Louisiana Creole cuisine - an eclectic blend of European, Native American and Southern flavors. Generous portions of sumptuous seafood, charcuterie, meat preparations and interesting sides form the centerpiece of your dining experience and are best enjoyed with a drink or two from the well-stocked bar. Boasting one of the best happy hours in the country, creative cocktails like the Toulouse Hurricane or Katie-Mae deserve special mention. Ornate wrought-iron furniture and delightful ceiling-lamps against the floor-to-ceiling glass windows enhance its rustic appeal.
Deep red walls, funky art, fantastic food and a wine bar balcony make this downtown restaurant a local favorite. Chef/owner Tom Douglas, who also owns Etta's Seafood and Palace Kitchen, spares nothing to make the most interesting, flavorful, beautifully presented dishes. For appetizers, try the Scallion potstickers and Penn Cove Manila clams. Entrees feature numerous seafood selections and wood-grilled meats. Do not skip dessert. Douglas is renowned in Seattle for his coconut cream pie with white chocolate. Dinner is served from 5p to 10p from Monday to Saturday, and 5p to 9p on Sundays.
The 5 Point Cafe is a neighborhood dive bar and restaurant that offers sumptuous American comfort food, including roast beef sandwich, Cuban marinated pulled pork sandwich, burgers and homemade chili soup. This popular cafe is open day and night and is acclaimed as one of the best dive bars in the city due to its inexpensive prices and down-to-Earth atmosphere. The unpretentious decor has a few unusual twists, such as a moose head that's covered in bras or some risque Polaroids behind the bar. Make sure you check out the great deals during their Happy Hour.
Just look for the crocodile skin-patterned sign in the window and you'll have found this popular hangout. Part eclectic diner, part rock club, it draws people from all over to its location in chic Belltown. Famous rock stars that have Seattle roots have been known to play inexpensive, unannounced shows at this location. There is a full bar and a full menu of burgers like the Cajun Burger is especially popular.
Home to some of Seattle's best live entertainment, this remarkable club serves up everything from house music to delightfully subversive plays. Featuring weekly theme nights, it remains a trailblazing gay bar, attracting patrons to its fabulous and hysterical productions. The intimate venue has two rooms and a tiny but fully stocked bar. The place can get pretty crowded on weekends. Don't miss the frequent and magnificent Drag King contests.
Joining the ranks of some spectacular steakhouses in Bellevue, John Howie Steak impresses with a superb selection that goes beyond what many places have on offer. The restaurant has a highly evolved approach to steak with the selection offered in terms of age and place of origin. From the popular USDA Prime Beef to Australian and Japanese Wagyu, steak connoisseurs will not be disappointed at the selection. The entire menu offers delicious selections with appetizers like crab cakes and charcuterie to fire up your appetite. Wine gets the attention it deserves with a global wine list including a number of rare varieties on offer. Service is extremely professional with the staff going to great lengths to make you comfortable whether you're going for intimate dinners or with a large group.
Although it's in a small shopping center and although it looks like an average sandwich shop until you get up close, this is a destination restaurant. You come here for barbecue and lots of barbecue is what you get. The sauces vary in spiciness so choose carefully. Traditional items are pork and beef sandwiches, ribs and a chili that will set your mouth afire!
Seastar is a great place to enjoy seafood, poultry, steaks and pastas. The Raw Bar, on the other hand, serves delectable bites of Hawaiian Poke, Ceviche, Oysters and Sashimi. Chef John Howie's menu features Reggiano Parmigiano Crusted Tilapia and Potato Chip Crusted Halibut, both of which are perfectly executed. The bar ranges from cocktails to strong spirits with complimentary cashews, hazelnuts and almonds.
After a while of shopping at Neiman Marcus, walk into Mariposa for a drink and some delicious food. Service is quick and efficient. The staff is ever smiling and are more than happy to customize your dishes if you have a requirement. The restaurant tends to get full, so a reservation would be advisable.
El Gaucho Bellevue, a steakhouse located just across the City Center Plaza. El Gaucho Bellevue is known for its fine dining experience, unlike most steakhouses. Expect cozy dining tables accentuated by retro style leather couches and elegant décor. From the menu, they offer a very refined style of steaks, chops and the classics like filet mignon, chateaubriand among many others. A plethora of wines, spirits, and its blends awaits you at their ultra-uber and stylish cocktail bar.