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Downtown Seattle Restaurants

Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(1947)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Eggplant parmigiana was delicious More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6874)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

This restaurant was absolutely OUTSTANDING. The service, the food and the ambiance was remarkable. Not inexpensive but worth every dollar. Highly recommend it for A DINING EXPERIENCE. More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2578)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Had a wonderful experience on our last evening in Seattle. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Friendly and courteous staff. Would recommend this restaurant to anybody who is in the downtown Seattle area. More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2346)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent attentiveness from Ryan and team - Thank You! Very much appreciate Paul for the excellent wine recommendations as well - all were spot on and paired so well with our chosen plates. Steak tartare, bone marrow, and foie gras were the highlights of the food evening. Special shoutout for the opportunity to taste a 1934 Madeira - what a piece of history! Thank you for helping to make a special celebratory evening a memorable one! More

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
(823)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

We had a great meal and even better service at Goldfinch Tavern. We had the oysters, crab and beet salad, NY strip, lobster mashers, and donut holes. It was all delicious but my favorite was the lobster mashers. Highly recommend! More

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(303)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful front desk staff.. Justin was really helpful in handling our reservations and accomodating us. Food was amazing , we tried the bone marrow, fried oysters, Brussel sprouts, and chicken livers. Everything was good. Bone marrow and Brussel sprouts were outstanding. True to its name, they had a variety of Whiskey, and their cocktails was awesome too. My only suggestion would be to add some traditional appetizers to their menu, to make it welcoming for picky eaters too. Did I say their cocktails were amazing!!! :) a must-go place. More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(776)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great for people who want a plant based diet. We ordered the giant rainbow plate, which is 5 different vegetarian appetizers, all of which were quite wonderful and very creative. We also ordered a pasta dish with a tumeric sauce--again unusual and delicious. And the desserts were marvelous. The place is very casual and the service was casual but very efficient and friendly. More

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The Georgian
The Georgian
(1440)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Everything about Afternoon Tea at the Georgian was absolutely wonderful. Let's start with the service -- I was treated like an honored guest during each phase of the tea. The food -- each succulent bite was a work of art. This event is now on my "must do" list each time I visit Seattle. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(353)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was perfect as usual! Hubby ordered the flatiron steak for the first time & it was soooo good! Cooked perfectly & served with lots of veggies, More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(957)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Vacation in Seattle with daughter. Daughter booked this place for us to have lunch. Excellent! More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(982)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing service and great food. We had a special birthday celebration with our work group and Lecosho provided great service and made the event special for us. Thank you. More

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Andaluca
Andaluca
(1569)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Food was excellent, great atmosphere. We ate there 4 times in 3 days. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
(1290)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Great service and delicious food. We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here! More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2479)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

Best hamburger in town. Service was good and while pricey a great atmosphere More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3467)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Outstanding find!! Wonderful, creative food with plenty of options for the vegetarian and vegans in our group. The waitstaff are friendly, knowledgable, charming and patient. Interesting cuisine that is worth the costs and fun cocktails. Lovely selections of wine and beer, warm & inviting atmosphere and really delicious food. I will definitely make this a regular haunt whenever I'm in Seattle and will recommend it to all who travel there. More

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Muse at Benaroya Hall
Muse at Benaroya Hall
(366)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

The food was delicious, the service very professional but friendly. The ambiance was relaxing. In the twenty years attending events at Benaroya we have never been to Muse! It is a well hidden gem! More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(883)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing food!! More

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Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge
(4532)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

We had the best dinning experience we've had in years! Wonderful Service (Jerome) and even the hostess who seated us and the young man that brought our water. We had full attention, and then fabulouse food served hot with great presentation. The wine was excellent - - I asked their advice and recived a good recommendaion. We will go again! More

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Shuckers
Shuckers
(1848)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

We haven’t been here in a few years, but it was every bit as wonderful with great service and delicious food. I’ve never had a bad meal at Shuckers. I am so glad we went when we first arrived in Seattle. More

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Assaggio
Assaggio
(2669)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing food! The chef prepares seafood, pasta, anything...to perfection! Lovely ambiance and amazing service, delicious food! Great for an evening out or a special occasion! We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary there and are so happy to have celebrated at Assaggio! More

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2120
2120
(399)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

My friends birthday. It was very awesome food tasted great and service was amazing the hostess was fenomenal maybe she was the manager too. Is a shame I didn’t get her name . But everything was really good I already told my friends about it n for sure I be back. More

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Rider
Rider
(349)
$$$$
Grill | Downtown, Seattle

Best service all around. The food was amazing. Well worth a visit. More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
(2043)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Exception dining experience. Every aspect of the meal was divine! More

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Umi Sake House
Umi Sake House
(1130)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Absolutely amazing. Wonderful service. Great happy hour. I thought I had had good sushi until we dined there. Every bite was sensational. Best ever. Get there early!! More

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Ben Paris
Ben Paris
(133)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food and service with a great vibe. More

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Barolo
Barolo
(2107)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

A nice place that celebrates being upscale with a very nice interior and atmosphere. Wait staff are always professional and courteous, allowing time for conversation, you are never rushed. More

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Cinque Terre Ristorante
Cinque Terre Ristorante
(802)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful meal. We tried a new salad of heirloom tomatoes that was outstanding. Also, the ‘alici’ anchovies crostini was so good. Squid Ink spaghetti also very good and the seafood soup (with lobster tail) was truly outstanding. Service was attentive and cordial. More

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Derby
Derby
(32)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Restaurant was freezing! The appetizers also came out with main meals. Besides that everything was great, and food was delicious! More

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Tulio
Tulio
(3632)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

We love Tulio. It's ou go-to for a special occasion. It's a little pricey for a regular night out. Our server was amazing and we were treated like royalty. The food was amazing. We had the sweet potato gnocchi and asparagus for starters. Then we moved to the halibut and the pork shank. Both delicious. We'll be back! More

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Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
(664)
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Seattle

Happy hour was great! More

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Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
(425)
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown, Seattle

Great server and food More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(4277)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

A bit loud but doable. More

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All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
(70)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

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The service was a little slower than I would like but other than that great food More

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Palomino - Seattle
Palomino - Seattle
(3628)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Ordered expensive sword fish which was dry when served. On the other hand the other elements of the dish, asparagus and couscous (?) were delicious. Excellent service, helping four of us get to theatre on time. More

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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
(4602)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Food was delicious and service was spot on. We enjoyed this quintessential Seattle Classic. More

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TanakaSan
TanakaSan
(271)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Always enjoy this place ... great place (and area) to bring out of towners ... More

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Steelhead Diner
Steelhead Diner
(2730)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Great staff. Great food. Very friendly More

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The Pike Pub
The Pike Pub
(96)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Downtown, Seattle

Love the history associated with this place. Could have spent hours with all the memorabilia. Tried the whiskey flight and wasn’t disappointed. Wanted pub food and it was awesome. A great place to have fun. Go casual! More

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Blueacre Seafood
Blueacre Seafood
(2635)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

We were just off a cruise ship and this meal was the best of the week! We ate in all of the premium restaurants on board and noting compared to this meal. Especially loved all the drink names as husband is a lawyer More

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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
(177)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

They were fabulous with my many dietary restrictions More

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Yard House - Seattle
Yard House - Seattle
(168)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

My steak was overcooked. The server was more then helpful and everything was still very good More

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Henry's Tavern - Seattle
Henry's Tavern - Seattle
(62)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food; servers helpful and pleasant; recommend this location! More

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Urbane
Urbane
(806)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

The grilled cheese sandwich is the best in Seattle! More

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Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
(36)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

We had an amazing time! Our reservation was changed. However, they totally made up for it. Excellent service! Complimentary dessert that was delicious! We will be back. More

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Outlier
Outlier
(319)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

not a good place to discuss business, too loud. good for social gatherings More

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Dragonfish Asian Cafe
Dragonfish Asian Cafe
(466)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Great ahi poke and incredible service on a Friday for lunch. A great value! More

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Tap House Seattle
Tap House Seattle
(536)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Service was excellent food was terrible- we had family from South Carolina- we’ve always had great food great service- all 4 of our meals were small portions, shoddy presentation, low par for Tap house, almost inedible. waitresses too nice - we didn’t want to all complain! More

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Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
(186)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Nice for a business lunch, the menu is not too elaborate, service is wonderful. We could actually have a conversation and eat and not be rushed. More

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Tribeca
Tribeca
(196)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Loved everything about Tribeca except the loudness. We changed tables to be seated in the bar to escape some super loud patrons. More

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Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
(774)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Delicious food, great banter with the waitstaff and good drinks. The wings and Steak Salad are amazing. More

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The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
(51)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Seattle

We had a nice time, the service was really great. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was good, the drinks were a bit pricey but overall, I’d definitely return. More

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Relish Burger Bistro
Relish Burger Bistro
(132)
$$$$
Burgers | Downtown, Seattle

It's been a while since I dined at Relish, and it didn't disappoint. My meal was very good, fresh ingredients as always. Service was excellent. My only criticism really is the noise level. It was hard for my friend and I to hear each other, and we had to raise our voice level to be heard. Doubt that much can be done about it, but thought it was worth mentioning. The noise level won't keep me from returning however, as I love the food. More

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Jimmy's on First
Jimmy's on First
(79)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We had a wonderful experience and delicious breakfast. Comfortable chairs, modern clean vibe, good food, assortment of quiet t.v.s for sports and news, plus nice service. No complaints. More

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JUNO
JUNO
(439)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

We were greeted at the door immediately and led to our table. Service was fast, frequent and very nice. Both the waiter and a server checked on our coffee and water multiple times. More

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Buca di Beppo - Seattle
Buca di Beppo - Seattle
(984)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

The food and service are still as outstanding as always! More

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Trace
Trace
(387)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

I planned this dinner for my wife's Bday Staycation celebration. I reserved a table for two using the Open Table app shortly after booking our stay at the W. With such a comfy room, our dinner reservation gave us the motivation to leave it. We wanted to experience their restaurant and not leave it to the room service version. We had some drinks in "the living room" at Trace, where we also shared great conversation. The atmosphere was energetic without being overly obnoxious. Imagine a night club where you can actually talk. I didn't get a chance to catch their live music so I think I will come back for on a night out one of these days. When our table was ready, we moved to the actual dining area. I treated my wife to their well-seasoned 16-ounce steak with a soy crimini reduction. I got this creative version of the Loco Moco, using a cheese risotto for the rice instead of steamed rice. I want to say that it tasted like a cheeseburger if it were made into a Loco Moco. We were impressed by how excellently the food was made but since we didn't have enough room for dessert, we returned to the bar the next day to try out the chef's take on Turon. He calls it "Banana spring roll" but if you are where I from, you know that it is a decked out Turon. Though it is much pricier than the street food version, I indulged in this fancy version with ice cream and rum caramel sauce. We left Trace wanting to try more of their menu. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
(186)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Not a bad place. Server was ok. But don’t blow any of the kegs or run your drink dry. It will take you almost 40 minutes before they change it, but won’t ask if you want something different just in case, or if you’d like another cocktail of what you finished 30 minutes before.... One “Hard Rock” song during our 85 minute visit for an early dinner. The gear is cool, and the food is decent, but this place is more “Sports Pub” rather than “Epic Music Scene” club. The prices reflect the miss that so tragically engulfs this establishment. More

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Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
(107)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We had a great dinner before our show. Would go back for a date night. More

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The Fig & The Judge
The Fig & The Judge
(45)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Please bring back the old menu! Choices we limited, but waiter was great about making recommendations More

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Andare Kitchen & Bar
Andare Kitchen & Bar
(7)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

From beginning to end, the service was outstanding and the food delicious. More

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South Lake Kitchen + Bar
South Lake Kitchen + Bar
(1)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Dined here for Seattle Restaurant Week. Good Food, Good Service. More

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Thanksgiving Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
(9)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was great but the Thanksgiving winelist was very limited. If we didn’t want a very inexpensive glass of wine (we didn’t and the options were limited to 3), we had to order a full bottle in the $100 range. There was nothing in the middle which is a trick restaurants use to force diners to spend more for the wine. We ordered a $180 bottle since it was a special day, but just didn’t like having very few options. More

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Eden Seattle
Eden Seattle
(4)
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Seattle

There was no security wanding for possible guns. There was no metal detector at all. There was a fight that broke out. Two dudes got knocked out. I've seen death twice in front of me. So I was concerned that someone could have a gun in there. Because if I wanted to bring a gun in there, I sure could've. Huge Concern!! Fix It! More

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Downtown Seattle Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(1947)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Eggplant parmigiana was delicious More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2578)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Had a wonderful experience on our last evening in Seattle. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Friendly and courteous staff. Would recommend this restaurant to anybody who is in the downtown Seattle area. More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6874)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

This restaurant was absolutely OUTSTANDING. The service, the food and the ambiance was remarkable. Not inexpensive but worth every dollar. Highly recommend it for A DINING EXPERIENCE. More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(957)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Vacation in Seattle with daughter. Daughter booked this place for us to have lunch. Excellent! More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(982)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing service and great food. We had a special birthday celebration with our work group and Lecosho provided great service and made the event special for us. Thank you. More

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(303)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful front desk staff.. Justin was really helpful in handling our reservations and accomodating us. Food was amazing , we tried the bone marrow, fried oysters, Brussel sprouts, and chicken livers. Everything was good. Bone marrow and Brussel sprouts were outstanding. True to its name, they had a variety of Whiskey, and their cocktails was awesome too. My only suggestion would be to add some traditional appetizers to their menu, to make it welcoming for picky eaters too. Did I say their cocktails were amazing!!! :) a must-go place. More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2479)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

Best hamburger in town. Service was good and while pricey a great atmosphere More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(353)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Everything was perfect as usual! Hubby ordered the flatiron steak for the first time & it was soooo good! Cooked perfectly & served with lots of veggies, More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(776)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Great for people who want a plant based diet. We ordered the giant rainbow plate, which is 5 different vegetarian appetizers, all of which were quite wonderful and very creative. We also ordered a pasta dish with a tumeric sauce--again unusual and delicious. And the desserts were marvelous. The place is very casual and the service was casual but very efficient and friendly. More

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Andaluca
Andaluca
(1569)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Food was excellent, great atmosphere. We ate there 4 times in 3 days. More

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