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.
One of Seattle's hottest gay bars, R Place serves up the good times. There are three levels here: first level has a bar area, second has some games like pool and darts, and the third level is where the real party is at (break out those killer dance moves). Music is mostly top 40's and the atmosphere is friendly and inclusive. If you're looking for strong drinks, groovy beats and parades of folks getting down on the dance floor, R Place won't disappoint.
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.
The fun at Wildrose just never ends. A popular lesbian joint, Wildrose generally has a young crowd that fills this place up every day of the week for their special events like karaoke sessions, live performances and nights when the brews and Bloody Mary's just keep flowing. The menu is filled with tasty food like burgers, pizzas and even tacos. The pool tables add to the laid-back vibe of this place. If you are looking for a new place to chill and spend some time with your friends, head to Wildrose and get ready for a memorable time.
Brimming over with a sophisticated crowd, Hard Rock Cafe Seattle is where you should be headed if you want to spend the evening in style. The cafe has multiple dining areas, bars and even a terrace for lounging. Enjoy the staple live music performances and laid back atmosphere while enjoying some great drinks and quality dishes. Whether you come here alone or bring some friends along, the friendly servers and buzzing atmosphere ensure you have a good time.
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.
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.
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.
From the red walls, ceiling and booths to the white tablecloths, this restaurant offers old-school Italian decor. During the lunch and dinner hours, it is a great place for inexpensive dining and drinking on First Hill. You can choose from rich pasta dishes or splurge on a surf-n-turf combo. Late nights bring out the disco divas, and this place fills up early. Some nights it offers live music, others a DJ. Either way, the place will be jumping until closing time.
Not many nightclubs double as elegant lunch spots, but this tiny, art-filled place does. Space-age tubular lighting, glitzy statues and large-scale paintings are not your typical nightclub decor. Large windows along the front allow for open-air seating on hot summer nights, and for a refreshingly cool dance floor. Weekday lunch specials are a great bargain, and the Happy Hour from 4p-7p features spicy snacks and cheap well drinks. Nightly live music ranges from reggae to funk to industrial.
This long-established Pioneer Square nightspot attracts a young, mostly collegiate crowd to its bill of blues, rock, pop and jazz artists. Located in a venerable Seattle building, Doc Maynard's Public House features music that's often great. You'll taste the riffs in your beer. It's loud and hectic, so it's hard to chat, but no one seems to mind. During the day, the Seattle Underground Tour leaves from here. Full bar service is available.