Best Seattle Restaurants
1. Al Boccaline Ristorante
A little on the pricey side, but a hidden gem located at 1 Yesler Way just west of 1st Ave. The food is incredible and the service is outstanding.
2. Duke's Chowderhouse
Duke's has won more local competitions for its clam chowder than any other restaurant in the city. And for good reason. I want it tapped directly into my house.
3. Snoqualmie Casino's Falls Buffet
Not normally a buffet afficienado, this one can't be topped, though. Fresh everything and tons of it. Not bad for the price, either.
4. Salty's on Alki
Another one on the expensive side, but the service, food and views make it worth the extra. There are several locations, all on the water, and the Sunday Brunch is the best.
Not what you'd expect from a family-style restaurant, especially one located by a mall (Southcenter). There is no bad food here and the price is affordable. The milkshakes are some of the best around.
6. The Melting Pot
Although its actually a chain and not a local restaurant, it's so much fun and the food is exceptional. Several locations around the area including Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma offer interactive dining fun.
7. Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Three words: sweet potato fries. Everything on the menu is eclectic and delicious. The wine bar offers samplers of some of the world's finest wines for a reasonble price. Located on 4th & University.
8. The Brooklyn Seafood Steak & Oyster House
Located downtown on 2nd Ave. and University, The Brooklyn is the place to go for power lunches and happy hour. The fresh oyster bar has a wide selection to choose from.
This small Thai restaurant at the bottom of Queen Anne Ave. The food is amazing, the service is phenomenal and the atmosphere is so comfortable it feels like you're dining at home.
10. The Metropolitan Grill
Fine dining at its finest. The steaks at The Met are cooked to perfection. The beautiful wooden bar serves happy hour every weekdy from 3-6 and is nearly always crowded. Valet parking is available from its enterance on 2nd and Marion.