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.
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!
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.
Feel as if you were transported to a neighborhood bar in Spain as you enter Ocho. The menu has traditional Spanish dishes cooked to perfection with authentic ingredients. While here, one can never go wrong with the patatas bravas, tortilla espanola and ensalada. You can wash these down with the innovative, premium cocktails on offer. Ocho doesn't accept reservations so do arrive on time to savor the Spanish experience.
Moved to its current downtown location in 1985 and renovated in 1990, Seattle's premier jazz club brings artists of international standing, including the likes of Nancy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Cleo Laine. The dinner menu features a varied selection of Northwest and Mediterranean dishes. The well-rounded offerings feature seafood, grilled meats, and options for vegetarians. There's a full bar and a private room that holds 275.
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.
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.
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.
Prefer dining in style? Begin at this acclaimed restaurant in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The open dining room has tall dressed windows, linen-topped tables and high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers. Starters include spiced foie gras and Northwest raw oysters. Signature entrees include smoked salmon with creme fraîche, dungeness crab and apple sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
Located in the main lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, The Terrace provides great ambiance to enjoy your meals. It is a very elegant Piano bar which offers exotic martinis, champagnes, coffees and cocktails that perfectly complement the menu which includes 'BBQ Pork and Lobster Spring Rolls' and 'Thai Crusted Chicken and 'Pork Dumplings on Sugar Cane Sticks' to name a few. Organic Martinis and Dry Soda with aromatic flavors are a must try. You can also enjoy some live piano music during cocktail hours.
The Capital Grille in Seattle is a fine steak and seafood restaurant. The well-staffed restaurant has paintings of famous local people adorning its walls. Part of a national chain, this place offers you an enjoyable steakhouse experience. The menu includes a range of appetizers, soups and salads, main course and seafood, all made from fresh ingredients. An extensive selection of wine is available.
Loulay Kitchen & Bar is located in Down-town Seattle and has a fresh new approach towards French Cuisine. The recipes served here are inspired from the knowledge that Chef Thierry Rauturea, also known as the "Chef in The Hat", received from his mother. The beautiful restaurant is tucked away in a private courtyard and has a wonderful, romantic charm. The food served is made from ingredients sourced from the Northwest Pacific and is impeccable in presentation and taste. They offer a collection of French wines served by the glass and also serve cocktails and beers.