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.
As you enter this seafood restaurant, you walk onto a suspended bridge with iron railings. Starfish, crayfish and other marine life swim up to greet you. Lights dot the high ceiling for a starry quality. Blown glass hangs delicately from the ceiling to complement the warm, upscale Polynesian-style surroundings. Seafood specialties include Opah (a Hawaiian fish also known as Moonfish), served with a papaya, mango and pepper salsa, and apple-wood-grilled Hebi (Spearfish). More standard dishes include Ellensburg Lamb and New York Steak. The view of downtown Seattle is hard to beat.
A signature restaurant of the Edgewater Hotel (The), Six Seven combines Pacific Northwest cuisine with contemporary Pan-Asian and American influences. Chef Hans Reisinger's elegant preparations are flavored with fresh Northwestern ingredients, reflecting his years of international culinary experience. Try the Six Seven Crab Cakes with avocado salad for starters, and the classic wood-roasted chicken, goat cheese dumplings, or Ivory Forest mushroom sautee for your main course. The Forest Room, a private dining room, holds a maximum of 32 people and can be booked for special occasions and private parties. Treat your eyes to the wonderful view of Elliot Bay, and your taste buds to some truly exotic dishes— it will prove an unforgettable experience.
Located in the Pike Place Market, this restaurant overlooks Elliott Bay. Freshly renovated, Matt's is now noticeably more roomy. Many who remember this quaint little spot in the market will be pleasantly surprised to see the new, beautiful, spacious alternative. Although the restaurant has structurally undergone major renovations, you can expect the same old welcoming service and classically delicious seafood. The dinner menu changes seasonally, but you will likely find interesting and flavorful seafood dishes like geoduck with seasonal accompaniments, fried duck egg salad and seafood stew.
Nell's is one of Seattle's favorite restaurants. Located in the pleasant Green Lake area, it has a great reputation for good food and terrific service. Large windows allow patrons a view of the lake and passers-by. The two-tiered dining area is open and airy, and its pinkish color adds warmth. The menu features Italian influenced dishes with Northwest and French-inspired touches along with plenty of seafood.
Elliott's Oyster House is the place to taste oysters with friends over cocktails on the popular patio. The menu also features excellent shellfish from nearby waters and other seafood dishes including chowder, mussels, clams, salmon, crab and more. For those not so fond of seafood, pasta and meat dishes are available as well. This is a popular spot, and reservations are highly recommended.
Built on the end of a pier on the downtown waterfront, this place draws crowds in the summer. Visitors and locals alike take in the views across Elliott Bay. The interior of this two storey seafood eatery contains wooden tables and chairs, wooden walls and floors. A little brass enhances the nautical feel. If you're hungry and dining with a friend, try the Fisherman's Feast, which includes great sourdough bread, chowder, salad, a bucket of fresh Pacific Northwest clams or mussels, and a choice of crab, salmon, halibut, cod or prawns. The menu features more seafood, plus pasta, chicken and steak. The lunch crowd is casual. Jeans or shorts and T-shirts are standard attire in the summer months. For dinner, folks dress up a bit, although it is still pretty casual.
A Seattle tradition since 1938, this casual waterfront restaurant located on Pier 45 is known for its spectacular views of Elliott Bay. On the menu, in addition to acres of clams, the selection includes Oysters Rockefeller, seafood pasta, Dungeness crab-topped prawns, clams, bouillabaisse, the restaurant's famous clam chowder and more. There is a private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 people and the prices are somewhat exorbitant.
Located on Pier 57, the Crab Pot specializes in seafood, but also offers a variety of salads, burgers and sandwiches. Being a family-friendly restaurant, there is a kids menu for children 12 and under. Grown ups can share something off the seafood menu like the Pacific Clambake, which comes with clams, oysters, mussels, crab, shrimp, halibut and salmon.
After a day at Pike Place Market, you'll want something to eat in calm surroundings safely from the fishmongers and hordes of tourists. This restaurant provides both a charming old-world decor and some of the best French food in the city. The menu changes often, in accordance to what is fresh in the market, but you will likely find appetizers such as Montrachet souffle, yearling oysters, steamed mussels and twice baked goat cheese souffle. Tempting entrees include Roasted Rabbit Roulade, Duck Aromatique, Seared Alaska Weathervane Scallops or Lamb with Curried Eggplant. The bar delights patrons with its creative concoctions and everything is always carefully prepared. Additionally, the dining room boasts stunning views of the market and Elliott Bay, so come here and watch the sunset or simply sit out at the patio if you're dining with someone special.