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!
Located in quaint Madison Park, Cactus is bright and busy cantina. The tapas bar offers delectable small dishes including grilled portobello mushrooms and green chile soup. The extensive menu includes dishes like chimichangas and blue corn tamales. For a real treat try the ripe bananas in Meyer's Rum, a delicious end to your meal. The restaurant is smoke free with a full bar.
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.
Oaxacan cuisine is served at La Carta de Oaxaca, which is nestled on Ballard Avenue. You can't miss the bright entrance. Once you step in, make yourself comfortable at one of the long tables. Do let your glance venture towards the open kitchen where a busy staff cooks up delicious Mexican treats. Lots of black and white photographs line the otherwise plain walls. House specialties include the famous Oaxacan mole negro and fish soup among many others. In case you get stuck waiting for a table, go ahead and gulp down those tequila shots and feel happy!
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.
A series of brewers have tried their luck with this West Seattle Junction location. This latest opened here in 1997 and attempts to broaden its appeal by catering to families and hip urbanites. The decor favors brass, and the smoking section's location upstairs with the pool tables keeps the air fresher downstairs. The pub has 10 beers on tap, six brewed onsite. There's also root beer on tap for the kids. Burgers and sandwiches dominate the menu. Hear live folk and jazz music most Saturdays. Call ahead for hours.
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.
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.
Sake is the order of the day at this sushi bar in downtown Seattle. Sip on sake or a beer as you try to decide from the impressive menu of sushi and other Japanese dishes. The atmosphere is casual but modern and prices are reasonable. Take advantage of weekday happy hour, with discounted prices on drinks and food, or come for the all day happy hour on Saturdays through Mondays.
As the name suggests, oysters are the focus of this downtown restaurant called Shuckers, located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Twelve local varieties of oysters are available in single servings, by the half dozen and by the dozen. The restaurant has dark wood and a high ceiling, similar to a traditional pub, and dress is fairly casual. Highlights of the menu include oyster delicacies and Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Dungeness Crab with Baby Yellow Fin Potatoes. Many other non-seafood favorites are offered as well.
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.