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Downtown Seattle Restaurants

Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(361)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

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Il Terrazzo Carmine
Il Terrazzo Carmine
(2016)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

The food and service were exellent. The ambiance was lively. More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2624)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

I requested a quite corner for a business dinner and was delighted to be placed in a private room at no extra cost. More

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Radiator Whiskey
Radiator Whiskey
(311)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Food is excellent, combined with the numerous variety of cocktail selections - highly recommended. More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6940)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

The Metropolitan Gill has a classic American vibe, great food, a wide selection of wines (including half bottles) and friendly, helpful staff. It's a great spot for a celebration! More

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Loulay
Loulay
(2524)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle

Love this place! More

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Andaluca
Andaluca
(1591)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

High quality food, cooked to perfection! The grilled scallops were perfectly cooked, as was the seafood in am the paella. The pork chop with cherry moutarda was sublime, perfect for a fall dinner before the theatre! More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(888)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

My friends birthday. Our service was beyond good, the scallops and cauliflower purée were amazing!!! We were on a time schedule to make a show and our waiter was so great!! I’ve already told many people to go to Heartwood Provisions and I’ll definitely be back! More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(1018)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Food and service were top notch, and you can't beat that view...prices are high, so save for special occasion. More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2364)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Consistently delicious and a great wine list. One of my go to restaurants in Seattle More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(804)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Absolutely delicious! Went for brunch on Sunday and had the waffle sandwich and I can't explain how perfect it was. My sister had a goat cheese crostini with pistachio pesto. Both of our meals were delicious! The service was just as perfect. Can't wait to go back to Seattle and dine at the Carlile again! More

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Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle
(853)
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent service and food was excellent. More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3514)
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful find....great food....friendly More

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The Georgian
The Georgian
(1457)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Great venue for an elegant meal or afternoon tea. We take our grandkids for the afternoon tea, and it's a special treat for them. They look forward to it all year. More

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Rider
Rider
(383)
$$$$
Grill | Downtown, Seattle

It was a great meal but another table was way too close to us. My friend was hit by another diner. More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(1016)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Very regional carnivore-forward. Simple and minimal decor, but serving hearty fare by knowledgeable, engaging, energetic wait staff. We had a wonderful meal and recommend without hesitation. If you’re a fan of fancy atmosphere, this is wrong place for you. But if you like excellent food in unpretentious surroundings, do not miss. More

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Derby
Derby
(33)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

We ordered during happy hour but we not charged Happy Hour prices. We needed to leave quickly so we just paid it as it would’ve taken too much time to correct but the server never explained or offered to correct the prices. More

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Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge
(4608)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Just a very pleasant and delicious restaurant great for a Friday evening with a friend. More

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Umi Sake House
Umi Sake House
(1178)
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Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent food and service! More

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Shuckers
Shuckers
(1908)
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent fried oysters and sides! Brian our waiter was courteous and helpful. More

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Barolo
Barolo
(2143)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Excellent Osso Buco, cut it with a fork More

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Assaggio
Assaggio
(2746)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Our server was very helpful as I am lactose intolerant. He checked with the chef on ingredients in items on the menu. Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Would definitely recommend More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Seattle
(1322)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The food did not match the service. My partner and I ordered the tomahawk ribeye for two. Along with the 40oz bone-in ribeye, the meal came with two salads, two sides (mash potatoes, and cheesy spinach) and a chocolate dessert. We ordered the steak to be cooked medium-rare. The ribeye was tough (almost chewy). We watched one of our servers struggle to cut the meat before serving it to us. Hoping the mash potatoes, and spinach were at least tasty, we soon discovered the sides were also unenjoyable as they were at room temp or cooler. More

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2120
2120
(426)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful dinner on a Monday night. We shared a couple of small plates before enjoying our own entrees. The wife ordered their mushroom pasta special and said it was incredible, and I tried chicken which was equally fantastic. Their wine list is fantastic, and the service was friendly and on point. We will definitely be back again. More

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Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
Bahama Breeze - Seattle - Tukwila
(443)
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown, Seattle

Great drinks, attentive service, good food More

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Jimmy's on First
Jimmy's on First
(81)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food. We enjoyed everything about our dinner. Good wine and tasty variety. More

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Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
Fadó Irish Pub - Seattle
(37)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Downtown, Seattle

Had a great time! Cool place with amazing food. More

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
(4373)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great ambiance! Our server Nadia was amazing! Food was very good and reasonable. Good selection of food and wine. Convenient location. More

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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
(2102)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The flavors were robust, everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection. We were hesitant to put a red wine with seafood, but the waiter's recommendation held up to the dish but did not overpower it. The waiter timed our food well and the meal went at a nice enjoyable pace. We were not rushed but we were not waiting for long periods for the next thing. We were celebrating our anniversary and I would definitely celebrate another special occasion here. It was a wonderful experience! More

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Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
Nijo Sushi Bar & Grill
(679)
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, Seattle

One of the best places to eat Sushi! So Good! Their rolls are authentic and the fish is fresh! Yum! More

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Ben Paris
Ben Paris
(181)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Lovely wine choices too! More

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The Pike Pub
The Pike Pub
(102)
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Seattle

Solid gastropub. More

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TanakaSan
TanakaSan
(276)
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing Asian Fusion by Eric Tanaka....1st time there and loved it. Highly recommend. Food unlike anywhere else. More

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Cinque Terre Ristorante
Cinque Terre Ristorante
(845)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Carrie delivered outstanding service, food was great! More

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Yard House - Seattle
Yard House - Seattle
(174)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great food and a fab selection of drinks. More

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Tulio
Tulio
(3688)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Cozy, comfortable example of a classic Italian restaurant. Great food, attentive service More

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Blueacre Seafood
Blueacre Seafood
(2671)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

Seafood was delicious...had happy hours oysters on the half shell...1/2 price of regular and they were divine!! Service with Brittany was exceptional....thank you! More

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Steelhead Diner
Steelhead Diner
(2759)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

The service great and nice views of the Market. The food was so good- we each shared a different fish dish- we asked for a cooking class. More

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Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle
(4732)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Delicious food and excellent service by Ryan. Noisy couple at the next table, but otherwise nice ambiance. I'd recommend food and service! The lettuce cups were exquisite. More

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Tap House Seattle
Tap House Seattle
(541)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Let food was really good the staff was pleasant and we had a good time. More

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All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
(79)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

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Friendly upscale traditional seafood spot. As an Oklahoma boy I'm pretty easy to please if you feed me fresh fish but I loved the baked halibut and the chowder. More

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Urbane
Urbane
(810)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Food was abundant. Left half behind and they were not entrees but starters. Like that tip or service charge is automatically included. Wish more places would adopt that concept. More

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Outlier
Outlier
(330)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Our Server (Javier) took the time to explain all the choices and his recommendations... We were happy with his attention to detail and service. More

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Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
Zane + Wylie's Seattle Steakhouse
(182)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

The escargot was delightful as was the duck breast and cheesecake. The bartender knows how to make a truly excellent bourbon cocktail. Nothing was a giant portion, which I loved. My only criticism is the utter lack of soft surfaces to absorb sound. There were times when I couldn't hear my date talk and the restaurant wasn't even half full. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
(193)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Diego was an awesome waiter 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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Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
Daniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
(219)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

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Wonderful setting, perfectly prepared food and excellent service. We highly recommend the Sirloin Strip Steak Salad. Will definitely be returning. More

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Tribeca
Tribeca
(209)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Food overall was good! Our waitress made recommendations for wine and also her favorite dishes. We ordered a few different things appetizers as well as a few entrees. Sadly we didn’t get to try the desserts but they looked amazing! More

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Muse at Benaroya Hall
Muse at Benaroya Hall
(376)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

We use Muse often before a symphony concert and are always pleased. Tony is an excellent waiter. More

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The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
The Hart and the Hunter - Seattle
(60)
$$$$
Contemporary Southern | Downtown, Seattle

Amazing quaint little eatery. Wonderful ambiance, service was amazing. Food is simplistic but packed full of quality ingredients and complex flavors. We stopped in for breakfast, I wasn’t disappointed in the least. More

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Trace
Trace
(389)
$$$$
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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Dragonfish Asian Cafe
Dragonfish Asian Cafe
(488)
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle

Try to come here every time we visit Seattle. Server was good and most food came out very quickly More

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The Fig & The Judge
The Fig & The Judge
(48)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great experience, appropriate interruptions by wait staff and outstanding food. Informed us one of the dishes would take some time verifying we could allow for the extra time needed. Really appreciate this level of service. More

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Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
Daily Grill - Seattle Sheraton
(776)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

DELICIOUS! food. Large plates, and good conversation with wait staff. Nice formal atmosphere but relaxed. More

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Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails
(117)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

I went to Frolik with a few friends on a Saturday evening and we sat outside. The place was clean and organized and had a nice ambiance. There was a DJ playing that evening and it was good music, but it was a bit loud if you wanted to chat with your tablemates, we had to talk very loudly to hear each other at times. The service was fantastic! The food and drinks were delicious!! Portion sizes were smaller than we anticipated (especially for the price) but it tasted great! Overall, I'll go again and bring more friends! More

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Andare Kitchen & Bar
Andare Kitchen & Bar
(10)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

Thank you so much for prepping and hosting my alumni evening on such short notice. The warmth and hospitality of your team was endearing and their service impeccable. Thank you!! More

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Buca di Beppo - Seattle
Buca di Beppo - Seattle
(987)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

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

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JUNO
JUNO
(442)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Seems like the menu has changed some since last year. Service was pretty good. Prices are a little high for what you get. 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
(2016)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

The food and service were exellent. The ambiance was lively. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(361)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Great service and food More

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The Capital Grille - Seattle
The Capital Grille - Seattle
(2624)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

I requested a quite corner for a business dinner and was delighted to be placed in a private room at no extra cost. More

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Heartwood Provisions
Heartwood Provisions
(888)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

My friends birthday. Our service was beyond good, the scallops and cauliflower purée were amazing!!! We were on a time schedule to make a show and our waiter was so great!! I’ve already told many people to go to Heartwood Provisions and I’ll definitely be back! More

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RN74 - Seattle
RN74 - Seattle
(2364)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Consistently delicious and a great wine list. One of my go to restaurants in Seattle More

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The Metropolitan Grill
The Metropolitan Grill
(6940)
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, Seattle

The Metropolitan Gill has a classic American vibe, great food, a wide selection of wines (including half bottles) and friendly, helpful staff. It's a great spot for a celebration! More

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The Carlile Room
The Carlile Room
(804)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle

Absolutely delicious! Went for brunch on Sunday and had the waffle sandwich and I can't explain how perfect it was. My sister had a goat cheese crostini with pistachio pesto. Both of our meals were delicious! The service was just as perfect. Can't wait to go back to Seattle and dine at the Carlile again! More

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Lecosho
Lecosho
(1016)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Very regional carnivore-forward. Simple and minimal decor, but serving hearty fare by knowledgeable, engaging, energetic wait staff. We had a wonderful meal and recommend without hesitation. If you’re a fan of fancy atmosphere, this is wrong place for you. But if you like excellent food in unpretentious surroundings, do not miss. More

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Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market
(1018)
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle

Food and service were top notch, and you can't beat that view...prices are high, so save for special occasion. More

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Lola Seattle
Lola Seattle
(3514)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle

Wonderful find....great food....friendly More

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