For half a century, and three generations of the Canlis family, this gorgeous restaurant has presided on a hill over Lake Union. It beckons the well-off, those looking for a romantic evening, or anyone celebrating a special event. The restaurant has won awards too numerous to list, and a renovation has made it all the better. The cuisine is based on fresh ingredients, with salmon, scallops and Dungeness crab topping the menu. Vegetables are locally grown, as are the wide array of fruits used in each beautifully presented dish. The restaurant has a 12,000-bottle wine cellar.
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.
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.
Located in the stunning W Seattle hotel, this luxurious restaurant serves a delectable fare of contemporary American cuisine, along with a huge variety of sushi. Apart from being a restaurant, it also has a full bar, with happy hours and other discounts, for guests of the hotel, as well as outsiders. Located in the Central Business District of Seattle, it sees mostly a rich and upscale crowd, who come to celebrate over food and wine. The modern and chic ambiance of Trace, is truly striking, while its interiors are made in a fashionable sense of style. The food is gorgeous, with dishes like Kasu Black Cod, Taylor Shellfish Oysters, Moriawase Sushi Platter and Smoked Salmon Bagel being the stand-outs. A whole list of desserts are available, to end your luscious meal on a sweet note. Reservations are recommended.
Located at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle, Outlier serves delectable victuals in grand banquet menu laid out with style and class. The refined and chic interiors give off a classy without coming across as too formal and its well-crafted menu that boasts a delicious selection of New American cuisine brings to the table an awe-inspiring dining experience. Gorge a soulful dinner in well-chosen combination complemented with a line of fresh;y prepared, craft cocktails. You can also take a seat at their beautiful outdoor and relax by the fire pit while enjoying beautiful views of verdant surroundings, This restaurant invites reservations for private dining.
Enjoy life's little pleasures in this upbeat niche bar in Seattle's downtown area. The Purple Cafe scores high on variety, as the menu offers American and Mediterranean cuisines. The global wine bar is a connoisseur's dream. The cafe also has free wifi, so spend a evening here with your laptop or call your friends over to help you choose from the wine and tapas selection.
Located in The Arctic Club Seattle, Juno sets a quaint ambiance away from the busy city life. Enjoy some simple food options like Mussels Romesco, Seasonal Raviolli, Salmon and Spinach Salad and more in the sophisticated setting. The bar is equipped with a decent collection of beers and wines that go well with your appetizing meal. They have an happy hour, check the happy hour timings and menu on the website. JUNO is open to hosting your next private event, call ahead for more information.
Located inside The Arctic Club Hotel, the Polar Bar is a lively, elegant place with comfortable leather couches, dimmed lights, brick fireplace, marble staircase and velvet draperies. Enjoy drinks like Sloe Gin Fizz and the Amadeus as you take in the lovely, old-school atmosphere . If you feel hungry, dig into delicacies like Crispy Chicken Wings or the Shrimp Redolent. Note that entry to the bar is restricted to people over 21, however, the lounge area is accessible for everyone.