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Since it opened Tulio has been a hot spot for lunching businesspeople and for couples who want a romantic spot to eat in the evening. The interior is rich with dark wood and deep colors. The fare is authentic, rustic Italian. Starters include roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and sweet potato gnocchi. Entrees include risotto with saffron and scallops, ravioli stuffed with smoked salmon or an oven-roasted lamb sirloin. Adjacent to Hotel Vintage Park, this restaurant also serves breakfast.
This New York-style steak house is often rated among the top 10 steak houses in the United States. Known simply as "The Met," this upscale eatery is a favorite with the downtown business crowd. With its high-backed, plush booths, brass railings and tiled floors, the comfortable dining room offers impeccable service. In addition to an extensive menu of pasta, seafood and steaks, the kitchen features tempting daily specials. For Scotch drinkers, the bar offers more than 22 varieties of single-malt Scotch. Be sure to try their signature Smoky Met martini.
Located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance of the waterfront, Blueacre offers all things seafood. Specializing in oysters, clams and mussels, other seafood options here include seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, Red Chilipoint Judith Squid, and Oysters Casbarian. Meat lovers and vegetarians aren't left out however, and can choose from dishes like the Slow Braised Oxtail Bolognese, Double Ranch Beef Tenderloin and Pan Roasted Jumbo Asparagus. Be sure to take advantage of the extensive wine list and bar.
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.
Recalling upper-crust New York in the 1940s, El Gaucho is not your typical relaxed Seattle restaurant. The waiters are tuxedoed, a piano plays in the background and candles flicker, shedding light over lots of dark wood inside the restaurant. Perfectly prepared steak and seafood dishes fill the menu. Order Chateaubriand for two, carved table side, or an Australian lobster tail. This establishment also includes a full bar.
Aqua is an attractive dining option for everyone, as here you can enjoy the picturesque sights of Seattle's Elliot Bay while tucking into the sumptuous seafood on offer. The experience perfected by signature cocktails including Aqua's take on the Mojito. So sit back, relax, soak in the setting sun with cool drinks and good food.
Art of the Table is a restaurant and supper club hybrid that is dedicated to bringing patrons a unique and intimate dining experience. You, along with 21 other people, receive a four-course menu crafted out of fresh local ingredients. Occasionally the dinners have a theme, such as Italian wines and cheeses or Southern cuisine. Even if there is no unifying theme, the food is always meticulously prepared and delicious. An absolute must if you are in Seattle!