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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Seattle / Eastern Washington

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Seattle / Eastern Washington? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1340)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
Nestled in upper Queen Anne, just a few blocks away from the iconic views of Kerry Park, sits Betty Restaurant. We are proud to have continued to be a Seattle neighborhood staple for over 12 years. Our menu is best defined as seasonally- driven, thoughtfully prepared comfort food. Betty is a gem and in some ways a throwback - to a time when the food and the guest were the most important part of the dining experience.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
Seattlevip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent as always. We had an amazing time. Thanks
A photo of Single Shot restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1163)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Discover Single Shot, a neighborhood gem tucked away in hip Capitol Hill. The 1920’s-style space hums with cosmopolitan charm. Chef Antonio Palma crafts thoughtful fare in the wood-fired oven. Seasoned bartenders mix scratch cocktails at the gorgeous marble bar. The attentive staff will have you feeling like a regular whether it’s your first or fifth visit. Single Shot wears many hats; pop in for a sip and a snack, a lingering meal, or a nightcap.
Top review
RonKvip
Dined 2 days ago
Large portions and a great staff, will most definitely be going back to this restaurant.
A photo of Nick's on Madison restaurant
4.8
4.8 (457)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Madison Valley
About the restaurant
Located just outside of the Arboretum on Madison Street. Nick’s on Madison is your favorite neighborhood spot for casual sophistication. Seasonal dishes, draft beer, wines and craft cocktails. Follow us on Instagram @nicks_on_madison


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I’ve been wanting to go to Nick’s since it opened and finally had the chance. Everything was wonderful from the stunning decor to the wine and the food was absolutely perfect in every dimension! Will be adding this to our regular restaurant rotation!
A photo of Stateside - Seattle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (245)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Chef Eric Johnson cooks casual but elegant dishes at his Capitol Hill restaurant specializing in Contemporary Asian cuisine. Since opening in 2014, he’s won over Seattle diners with dishes like chili cumin pork ribs, fried master stock chicken, and crispy duck fresh rolls. The cocktails feature Southeast Asian ingredients like galangal and lime leaf. Stateside is conveniently located on lower Capitol Hill within a short walk of the Convention Center, the Paramount theater and downtown. Check out Stateside's cocktail lounge next door, Foreign National, for an intimate craft cocktail experience.
Top review
EatSleepRun
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back! Would have liked a few more by the glass wine options.
A photo of OOLA Capitol Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (34)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website. We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

OOLA Capitol Hill’s concept is PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons and paired with cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker (she/her) creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Top review
Stevevip
Dined 2 days ago
Food was absolutely fantastic!! Be sure to try to the Tuna with spring onion, ginger, fried garlic, and the foie torchon, oh and the Diane salad. Honestly you can't go wrong with any of it. Ambience, music, service. All on point. Great date night spot.
A photo of FlintCreek Cattle Co. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1772)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Greenwood
About the restaurant
Flint Creek Cattle Company is a new American steak restaurant that emphasizes ethically raised beef and sustainable farm practices. The dining area is extremely wide open and spacious. There is a large, high vaulted ceiling in addition to floor-to-ceiling windows that lets in lots of natural light and lets guests feel like they are eating outside.

Flint Creek's menu is an ever rotating selection of modern American cuisine. The items on it frequently change based on the seasonality of the ingredients, ensuring new items are introduced as others leave. Favorites on the menu include Fennel Braised Wild Boar Shoulder, Durham Ranch Bison Hangar Steak, and the Oven Roasted Duck Confit.

Top review
SeanH
Dined 2 days ago
Food was outstanding. Steaks melted. I'm still salivating. Our server was awesome. They had run out of Dom cuts, but the ribeye was so good!! All servers and busters were courteous and have great feedback. They were knowledgeable and attentive. Would definitely go back again and again.
A photo of Bottle & Bull restaurant
4.8
4.8 (427)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Experience the travels of Ernest Hemingway through your palette; eating and drinking your way through the cities that Hemingway loved to frequent; Havana, Paris, Florence and Pamplona (where he discovered his love for bull fighting!) to name a few.
We focus on locally sourced, farm-to-table menus with hand crafted cocktails, as fluid as the seasons.
Like Ernest Hemingway our hunger knows no borders!
Open to those 21 and older.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, great service. A little loud and cocktails too sweet but would visit again!
A photo of Bazille - Nordstrom Alderwood Mall restaurant
4.7
4.7 (212)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Lynnwood
About the restaurant
Enjoy a view of the exhibition kitchen in a vibrant cafe that delivers our interpretation of bistro cuisine, including soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. Beer and wine are available.

Nestled within its suburban surroundings, Bazille is located at The Alderwood Mall inside Nordstrom on the 2nd floor. Join us in our vibrant Bazille restaurant and try our signature Crab Bisque, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad, Bistro Club Sandwich, or Bazille Burger. Be sure to save room for our White Chocolate Bread Pudding! Seating for large parties available in the dining room or join us at our beautiful new full bar. Free parking available on-site. Join us for Brunch on weekends.

We are open for dine-in service and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (425) 329-2108 to place your order.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and service. I had the roasted cauliflower green goddess salad- very good.
A photo of Art of the Table restaurant
4.6
4.6 (939)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Wallingford
About the restaurant
Join us as we return to what we love most!
We are currently open Tuesday-Saturday from 5p-9p for a five course menu ONLY starting at $142 per person. We require a credit card to hold the reservation. Please call the restaurant directly to cancel. Reservations that no call/no show will be charged $142 per person. Dietary restrictions & substitutions cannot always be accommodated, so please make sure to share allergies/requests prior to your reservation.

Top review
Becca
Dined on 23 Feb 2024
food was amazing and the vibes were awesome! value was great!
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