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.
Get ready for a spectacular dining experience at Daniel's with a fine selection of meats and the best wines at your disposal. The restaurant has garnered consistently superlative reviews and the highest of awards since it opened. Once you see what's on offer, you'll hardly be surprised by the popularity surrounding it. The restaurants sits on the 21st floor of the Bank of America building and affords breathtaking views of mountainous regions as well as Seattle. The food on offer? Glorious prime Steaks of the finest grade certified by USDA. Apart from this, there is also a selection of other popular steakhouse specialties ranging from seafood to lamb and other meats. Vintage Lounge, the restaurant's relaxed bar, features a stupendous wine selection of no less than 900 varieties. Pride of the bar is the cruvinet, a wine storage system holding an exclusive selection from their list. The focus on wines has earned them recognition from Wine Spectator year after year. The restaurant interiors are extremely classy with luxurious seating options. Soft notes from the piano fill up the dining room every night of the week adding to the charm of the place. Your best bet for a spectacular dining experience in Bellevue.
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.
Located at Motif Seattle Hotel, Frolik kitchen and cocktails is a hot destination to enjoy city skyline over some quality new American cuisine! This stylish restaurant and bar serves American dishes, from mac & cheese to seared duck breast. On the drinks menu, you can ask for your classic drink-of-choice or choose from a list of delicious cocktails. The decor is as stylish and as cutting edgy as the folks at Frolik!
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 inside Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Goldfinch Tavern is a wonderful restaurant taking pride in their creative menu. All of the dishes served here celebrate Northwest America. Cooked to perfection with the use of only fresh, local ingredients, food brings about a dialogue in the restaurant's vibrant interior. The place is drenched in three colors- blue, tangerine and charcoal black, these denote the closeness and association of the sea with the hotel. Fish and seafood preparations form an integral part of the tavern's menu and dishes like the smoked salmon, marinated octopus and Penn Cove Mussels come most recommended. A special section dedicated to grilled beef also features on the menu. The American Goldfinch and Black Manhattan are their most sought after cocktails.
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.
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.
Il Bistro, a Pike Place Market restaurant, is ideal for a relaxed, romantic evenings. Dim lights, flickering candles and wine bottles displayed throughout the restaurant make you feel as though you've been transported to Italy. The traditional Italian cuisine is made from the freshest ingredients. The menu includes many excellent pasta dishes. The restaurant also has an outdoor dining area and a seasonal menu.