Red Robin isn't the only place to get gourmet burgers in the Pacific Northwest. This similarly named burger joint has been voted "Best Burger" by the readers of the Seattle Weekly. The reasons are obvious, big juicy patties, fresh buns and crisp lettuce, not to mention fair prices. At this chic Red Mill Burgers joint, try the rich Bacon Deluxe with Cheese, the Veggie Burger or the Chicken Burger. The thick milkshakes and malts are nothing to sneer at either.
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.
Specialized in serving handmade pasta, Il Corvo is located in downtown Seattle; and is highly recommended by the foodies of this neighborhood. Nothing fancy, this local pasta place has a simple ambiance; and seems to be perfect for those casual meals with friends or family. Ravioli stuffed with kale and parmesan puree, maccheroni alla bolognese and pot head terrine are some of the mouth-watering dishes on their menu. Freshly made pasta and locally produced veggies and meat are combined with authentic herbs and spices, to give the food a beautiful texture and aroma.
A sweet French treat is now open in the Ballad neighborhood. From chocolate croissants, to sweet breads and pastries, Cafe Besalu strives to give you the best in terms of quality and taste. The friendly staff greets you with a warmth, akin to family and have you try their various sweet offerings. Scrumptious pastries and a decadent range of quiches will drive away the hunger pains and make for a quick bite to eat. Munch on these heavenly desserts and forget your worries for a short while.
As part of your visit to Pike Place Market, be sure to grab a cup of chowder from this spot, it's an obligatory Seattle stop. This multiple award-winning seafood joint is a must-visit for any lover of seafood, chowder or local Seattle flavor. Enjoy the energy of fellow market-goers bustling by as you taste different concoctions of chowder, soups and seafood. Diners here have described their eating experiences here as "emotionally moving," so be prepared for a transcendent experience. The first thing you will notice is the giant line, but don't fret, it moves rather quickly. If you want to capture the essence of Seattle in one meal, this wouldn't be a bad choice.
Your first reaction to Paseo Caribbean Restaurant will be wonderment as to how can a restaurant this popular can be this small. Your first glance at the menu may reinforce that reaction. Don't be fooled, though, this is one of the best restaurants in town. Each of the dishes, sandwiches and some grilled dishes, are done well. The garlic prawns are particularly flavorful, and the grilled pork will surely satiate your taste buds. The Midnight Cuban sandwich is a hot favorite among locals, who will vouch for this pork sandwich filled with a generous amount of mayonnaise and garnished with cilantro. Since the compact space is the restaurant's only drawback, make sure you get there early to get a table or simply grab some takeout.
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.
Taco Del Mar presents a great range of Mexican eats for the discerning foodie. With a number of locations throughout the region, one of the highlights of the place is the "Mission Style" Burritos. Keeping the natural flavors intact, Taco Del Mar has found an exceptional rapport with Mexican-food lovers in downtown Seattle. The menu that can be customized has options for tacos, nachos, quesadillas and enchiladas as well. Choose your main filling, salsa and side, and you're in for a juicy treat. Check website for catering options and more information.
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.
If you want to grab a quick bite while sightseeing in downtown Seattle or just happen to be a fan of hearty sandwiches, step into the Potbelly Sandwich Shop where you will be spoilt for choice. Along with their meaty options, the restaurant offers a variety of vegan options as well. The restaurant is also host to live music gigs which draw in quite the crowd. The overall cozy ambiance makes this a great place to hang out with friends or come in for a family meal.
Sweet Iron is a small joint which is known for serving Liège waffles. Their Liège waffles are simply amazing and if you have a sweet tooth make sure you order it with nutella or a scoop of ice cream on top. For a savory meal try the waffle with brie and basil or order it with prosciutto, creme faiche and green onions. Sweet Iron also serves Stumptown coffee, which has gained considerable attention among coffee-lovers in Seattle.
Established in 2008, MOD Pizza is known for its artisan pizzas which are made-to-order. Customers can build their own pizzas and choose whichever toppings, sauces and cheeses they want on their pizzas. If you are unsure as to which toppings you want, you can always go with one of the classic pizzas on their menu. Craft beer and wine are available to sip on along with your meal as well as refreshing iced tea and milkshakes.