Discover Trending Restaurants in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

Seattle, Washington is a city well-known for being naturally beautiful, culturally progressive, and wildly creative—but that’s not all. Another arena in which Seattle shines is its dining scene. The city is a hotbed of excellent and trendy restaurants, which offer a wide range of cuisines and dining experiences at different price points. There are countless new and exciting places to eat in Seattle. So, when you’re in the Emerald City for 48 hours and you’re hungry—what’s the plan? Using our data and recommendations from local tastemakers, we’ve rounded up the top spots to hit for the trendiest restaurants in Seattle. Let’s get to it.

Restaurants:The Metropolitan Grill, Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle, Il Terrazzo Carmine
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steak, Asian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown

The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
7,119 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Metropolitan Grill looks and feels like a traditional steakhouse, and diners agree that it has the best steak in town. Not only is the steakhouse fare outstanding, but the art Read more
82% recommended
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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,066 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
This location of Wild Ginger in Downtown Seattle is the flagship restaurant in the three-restaurant chain, and it is one of the trending restaurants in Seattle. It offers a contempRead more
84% recommended
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Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,244 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
While this restaurant is one of the best trending restaurants in Seattle, there's nothing new or trendy about the food. Instead, it is completely focused on old-school Italian cuisRead more
98% recommended
Special Occasions in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
The Capital Grille is one of the nicest steakhouses in Seattle. The service at the restaurant is unparalleled, from the moment customers leave their car with the valet until the chRead more
92% recommended
Group Bookings in Seattle / Eastern Washington

The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
5,110 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
The Pink Door opened in 1981, and even though it's been in operation close to 40 years now, it still remains one of the trending restaurants in Seattle. The restaurant is in Post ARead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Tilikum Place Cafe

$$$$·Northwest·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,819 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Tilikum Palace Cafe is a Belltown restaurant where local ingredients come together to make an unforgettable menu of dishes. Located close to the Space Needle, this restaurant feelsRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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WildFin American Grill-Tacoma

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tacoma
1,167 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
Wildfin only opened an outpost recently in Tacoma. However, this chain has already landed itself on the list of the top trending restaurants in Seattle and its suburbs. Wildfin is Read more
89% recommended
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Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
950 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
Take all the cuisines of the Middle East and roll them into one — that's the menu of Mamnoon, a new concept restaurant in Seattle. Mamnoon's cuisine hones in on Lebanese and SyrianRead more
93% recommended
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Dragonfish Asian Cafe

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
551 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
Out of all the standout Asian restaurants in Seattle, Dragonfish Asian Cafe is one of the best. This chic eatery that makes the list of trendy restaurants in Seattle is in the hearRead more
85% recommended
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Stoneburner

$$$$·Italian·
Ballard / Fremont
1,080 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Stoneburner is a popular restaurant in the Hotel Ballard. Chef Jason Stoneburner is at the helm here, and his menu is a tribute to the produce of the Pacific Northwest, mixed with Read more
89% recommended
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Grappa - Seattle

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Queen Anne
297 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Another standout Mediterranean restaurant in Seattle is Grappa. This beautiful cafe doesn't only serve Mediterranean food; it's also known for its cocktails. Customers can come to Read more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,704 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Spinasse is beloved in Seattle for a slew of reasons. It makes the list of the top trending restaurants in Seattle for one dish in particular: the Tajarin al Ragu. Tajarin is a ricRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Bastille & Back Bar

$$$$·French·
Ballard / Fremont
1,079 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
The ultimate neighborhood hangout spot in Seattle is Bastille Cafe & Back Bar. This restaurant with a bar feels like an old-fashioned drinking hole, with antique wood accents, crysRead more
84% recommended
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Gracia

$$$$·Mexican·
Ballard / Fremont
139 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Gracia is one of Seattle's best Mexican restaurants. The restaurant is careful about where they source their food, which means they get their corn from Oaxaca, meats locally from MRead more
82% recommended
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Duke's Seafood - Alki

$$$$·Seafood·
West Seattle/Alki
475 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Neighbourhood Gem
In West Seattle on Alki Beach is Duke's Chowder House, one of the most popular spots for waterfront dining in town. This two-story, ultra-casual restaurant is famous for its seafooRead more
89% recommended
Child Friendly in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
1,019 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Lark is undeniably an haute cuisine dining experience. The restaurant boasts its “artisan dining,” so expect plates that look more like works of art than dishes to eat. Lark uses iRead more
92% recommended
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Loulay

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
2,690 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
There's something authentically French about a brasserie setting, where waiters in vests bustle around delivering and clearing trays. That's exactly what Loulay is, and it's all thRead more
90% recommended
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Terra Plata

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,131 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
The name of Terra Plata is just right, since the masterminds behind Terra Plata describe it as an “earth to plate” concept restaurant. Its chef, Tamara Murphy, completely designs tRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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