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Seattle’s Good Eats


Located at the north end of the Pike Place Market, Etta’s boasts a unique seafood menu encompassing all the great flavors of the northwest, a smooth yet unpretentious atmosphere makes Etta’s a quintessential Seattle restaurant. The crab cakes are to die for! $$$

2020 Western - 443-6000

Flying Fish

The menu pays lavish homage to seafood not only with wonderful renditions of Northwest favorites - Dungeness Crab and Salmon - but also with exotic imports rarely encountered at other local restaurants. Order appetizers and a single entree, or order off the by-the-pound section of the menu and share great platters of mussels, crab and snapper. Flying Fish is a solid, innovative addition to Seattle’s seafood restaurants. $$$

2234 1st Avenue - 728-8595

Brooklyn Seafood, Steak and Oyster House

Dine at one of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed restaurants! This popular downtown restaurant serves exquisitely prepared fresh seafood, 28 day custom aged Angus Beef, and the largest selection of fresh oysters in Seattle. $$$

1212 2nd Ave - -206-224-7000

Dahlia Lounge

This is one of Seattle’s gastronomic landmarks. Here innovative owner/chef Tom Douglas first unleashed the full power of his vision after years of distinctive service as chef at the late Cafe Sport. Here Douglas boldly brought together sound culinary ideas from around the world and re-created them in his own fashion. $$$$

1904 4th Ave - 206-682-4142

Daniel’s Broiler

Daniel’s offers a heated outdoor balcony looking down at a marina. It also celebrates Lake Union’s industrial nature with rusted-steel columns, woven-metal draperies, gear-wheel sculptures and old photographs of the lake, which lies just beyond the north window-wall. Daniel’s is an excellent steakhouse that offers the addition of wonderful Northwest fare. $$$$$

809 Fairview Place N - 206-748-7758

The Palace Kitchen

This wonderful new restaurant marries a palatial open kitchen and a serious bar scene in a dramatic setting that’s as casual as it is sophisticated. Whether you’re seated at the enormous tile-topped bar, in a wooden booth, a storefront banquette, or the private room, you can eat and drink yourself into ecstatic oblivion. Make a meal of finger foods or order the night’s applewood grilled special. $$$

2030 5th Ave - 206-448-2001


Located in the new Elliott Bay Marina at the foot of Magnolia Bluff, the restaurant offers sweeping views of the downtown area and Puget Sound. The restaurant decor is extraordinary and unique with its very own tide pool stocked with starfish and colorful sea urchins. Fresh seafood prepared with a Northwest flare are the specialties. $$$$

2601 West Marina Place - Telephone: 285-1000

Ponti Seafood Grill

Ponti might inspire dreams of the Mediterranean, with its stucco walls, red-tiled roof, and its perch above a canal connecting Lake Union and Puget Sound. A creative menu encompasses seafood with a flavor from many corners of the world, creating cross-cultural magic. $$$

3014 Third North - Telephone: 284-3000

Wild Ginger

Everyone—from hotel doormen to longtime locals—considers this the definitive Seattle restaurant. Nominated for best Seattle restaurant for its standard-setting Pan-Asian cuisine. This newly remodeled restaurant specializes in seafood and Southeast Asian fare, ranging from mild Cantonese to spicier Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean dishes. House specialties include satay (chunks of beef, chicken, or vegetables skewered and grilled, and usually served with a spicy peanut sauce), live crab, sweetly flavored duck, and a variety of wonderful soups. A number of vegetarian dishes are also offered. The clubby, modern dining room has high ceilings and is decorated with lots of pine and Asian art. All menus at Wild Ginger are designed to be served family style, allowing guests an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of items. $$$

Third and Union - 206-623-4450

El Gaucho

El Gaucho is known for it’s dark classy interior, artfully decorated and seductively dim setting and Great Steaks! This restaurant provides islands of table lamps glinting in an opaque sea of a dining room. “Sinatra-esque excess where the martini is king, tableside service is de rigueur and you can partake of an après-steak stogie in a private cigar lounge.” El Gaucho is a favorite and is sure to satisfy the steak lovers in your group. $$$$

First Avenue and Wall St. - 206-728-1337

icon Grill

Welcome to icon Grill where the dress code is: Wear Some. Colorful, vibrant, and inviting, critics say: “Downtown Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinarily interesting than the icon Grill.”

icon Grill is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. This makes it an ideal place to dine before a show or to come for drinks at the end of your night. Whether it’s a quick business meeting or you are planning an evening of just "hanging out," you can always stop in for lunch! This one is a local favorite! $$$

Fifth Avenue and Virginia St. - 206-441-6330


Double doors swing open to reveal a breathtaking, territorial panorama from Mt. Rainier, through the Port, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains to the Space Needle.

Delicious scents from the open kitchen, charcoal grill, and wood stone oven surround chef and partner, Vicky McCaffree, where she performs her daily magic. Murmured conversations and the soft notes of a piano set the stage in the main dining room. The 80-foot serpentine bar, glass enclosed private dining rooms, and 4,000 square foot deck shimmer and float above the Seattle skyline. Guests are pampered by service staff dedicated to total dining pleasure. $$$$

Pier 70 – 206-956-9171