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The best in urban recreation, arts and culture, sports, dining and shopping is just outside our front doors in downtown Seattle. Outdoor activities abound both in and around the city, including biking, hiking, skiing, boating and whale watching and many more. Seattle is a city with a strong culture of the arts, offering symphony, opera, ballet and professional theatre.

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A thriving music scene exists here, with local and national acts playing in small clubs and major event venues. Seattle also hosts national sports teams, including football, baseball, soccer and women’s basketball.

The city offers an array of annual events that are locally and nationally appealing, drawing huge crowds year after year. The Boat Show, Bite of Seattle, Seafair Festival, Pride Parade, Bumbershoot music festival, Northwest Folklife Festival and numerous film festivals are a tribute to Seattle’s cultural diversity.

Foodies and casual diners alike will delight in Seattle’s culinary offerings. Waterfront dining, informal bistros, historic restaurants, stall vendors at Pike Place Market and the mobile truck trend have all contributed to a city known for excellent cuisine and memorable dining experiences. Award-winning chefs and restaurants abound in each of the city’s distinctive neighborhoods.

We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle! You may find the following resources helpful as you plan your stay.

Guide - Restaurants - American

Anthony's Pier 66

2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-6688

Description: BELLTOWN. Boasting great waterfront views and an expansive dining area with several distinct venues, this branch of the Anthony's chain is inviting and bright. It also offers outdoor dining when the weather cooperates. The menu features a cornucopia of fresh, well-prepared Northwestern seafood. Among the dishes you'll find are lobster, salmon, Dungeness crab cakes, coconut prawns, and Alaskan halibut. The restaurant also has a good selection of desserts, and cheesecake rates especially high on the list.
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Cheesecake Factory

700 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-5400

Description: DOWNTOWN. This popular chain's New American menu features a broad array of dishes, from avocado egg rolls and Mexican chicken pizza to Jamaican shrimp and shepherd's pie. However, desserts really steal the show, and it's easy to see why once you've taken a gander at Linda's fudge cake, white chocolate raspberry truffle, chocolate mousse cheesecake, and coffee Heath Bar crunch cheesecake. The perfect setting for a late-afternoon respite, accompanied by gourmet coffee, good conversation, and, of course, one of 40 delectable cheesecakes.
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Cutters Crabhouse

2001 Western Ave, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-4884

Description: WATERFRONT. Wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline multiply the appeal of this local favorite, whose innovative cuisine capitalizes on fresh seafood. The large menu provides a wealth of options, whether you choose something from the raw bar, steamed or grilled king crab legs, roasted tiger prawns, seafood fettuccine, or Dungeness crab cakes. You'll also find a selection of meat entrees, including grilled Anderson Ranch lamb chops. Travelers and locals alike find Cutters an ideal place to sample the ocean's bounty and Seattle's take on it. You'll also find a bar and a nice range of wines and microbrewed beers.
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Dahlia Lounge

2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-682-4142

Description: CAPITOL HILL. Sophisticated yet unpretentious, this popular destination envelops diners with soft jazz and rich, muted surroundings. Asian inspiration and fresh ingredients from the Northwest collaborate on a menu where everything sounds tempting. The restaurant's signature goat cheese, which figures into several dishes, is made on-site. Look, too, for Thai wood-smoked duck salad, crostini with white Spanish anchovies and olives, Asian shrimp dumplings, salmon, and crabcakes. You'll also find a range of fabulous desserts, including pear tart with dark caramel and white chocolate coconut cream pie. Dahlia also offers an impressive wine list.
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Dragonfish Asian Café

722 Pine St, Paramount Hotel, Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-7777

Description: DOWNTOWN. Serving excellent Pan-Asian cuisine from breakfast until late-night, this eatery happily accommodates a host of patrons. Skillfully prepared dishes incorporate the signature flavors of China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Needless to say, the menu offers a wide variety of imaginative selections. Sushi roll lunch boxes, lemon chicken, and Chinese sausage fried rice are among the most popular choices. Servers are knowledgeable and friendly, bartenders are proficient, and prices are reasonable.
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El Gaucho

2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-1337

Description: BELLTOWN. This fantastic restaurant caters to the executive set in a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. You'll often see tables of suited powerbrokers closing deals in an environment similar to an old-fashioned supper club. The multi-level dining room is spacious and upscale, a fitting environment for expense accounts. Steaks, naturally, are large, tender, and perfectly cooked. The baseball cut of top sirloin is highly recommended, and the filet mignon is succulent as well. Plus, caesar salad, prepared tableside, adds a theatrical touch. After dinner, head to the adjacent Pampas Room for music and dancing.
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Etta's Seafood

2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-6000

Description: DOWNTOWN. North of Pike Place Market, Etta's is known for its take on superb, fresh-caught seafood. Tourists and locals alike pack the place, and although there's sometimes a wait, the food always compensates for the slight inconvenience. The innovative cuisine features Asian influences and a desire to move beyond traditional preparations. Signature dishes include deep-fried tilapia with scallions and black beans, seared halibut, tuna sashimi, oysters on the half-shell, spice rubbed salmon, and Dungeness crab.
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700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-7601

Description: BELLTOWN. Enjoy a great meal while helping others when you patronize this local restaurant. Founded as a training ground for homeless people and other disadvantaged groups, FareStart allows its most promising students to prepare gourmet meals as a preface to a career in the culinary arts. The \"cheap eats\" lunch menu features soups, salads, and sandwiches. There's also a selection of hot entrées and desserts. On Thursday, a guest chef leads the enterprise, serving a three-course dinner. Reservations are a must for this weekly event.
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Flying Fish

300 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 206-728-8595

Description: BELLTOWN. Colorful and airy, this trendy restaurant draws inspiration from Asia as it works magic on fresh seafood. The menu, which changes daily, features dishes in varying sizes and portions, from small plates to large plates and platters. Among them, look for seared sea scallops with black rice cakes, spicy calamari, whole fried red snapper, wok spicy lobster, and Manila clams. You'll also find items like fried chicken, grilled steak, and risotto if you're not a seafood fan. At times, the decibel level can be somewhat high, but in a restaurant of spirit and passion, what's fun without a little noise?
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1400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-9563

Description: DOWNTOWN. At the upscale Gelatiamo ice cream parlor, located downtown, patrons can enjoy Old Country pastries along with potent espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. Stop in around noon, and you'll be able to savor a hot panini prior to your favorite sugar-dusted treat. Of course, the wise choice is always a few scoops of their gelato, a dense Italian-style ice cream that's nothing short of addictive. In particular, the frutti di bosco (mixed fruit) and classic "cioccolato" (chocolate) earn high marks.
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Icon Grill

1933 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-441-6330

Description: DOWNTOWN. Diners of all tastes and persuasions are constantly delighted by Icon Grill's splashy decor, lively atmosphere, and innovative cuisine. Entrees include smoked duck quesadillas, salmon mussel stew, yellowfin tuna, molasses-glazed meatloaf, and Cajun rock shrimp penne. Try whatever tickles your fancy ­just don't leave until you've tried their legendary seven-layer fudge cake!
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Macrina Bakery & Café

2408 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-4032

Description: BELLTOWN. Some fans say this tiny café is the best bakery in Seattle. It packs a crowd at lunch, but breakfast is a great time to relax in the cozy, artsy dining room and enjoy fresh coffee and juices. You'll also find friendly service and a massive, tempting selection of bagels, breads, French toast, tartlets, cobblers, and much more. Buy a loaf of the renowned potato bread to take along with you.
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Matt's in the Market

94 Pike St, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-7909

Description: DOWNTOWN. This once-tiny restaurant, greatly expanded in 2007, offers incredible views of the Market and beyond, courtesy of huge, semicircular windows. Flawless seafood is the name of the game, and it's collected fresh from vendors below. Oyster sandwiches, often eaten at the counter, are much-coveted at lunch, and dinner calls forth such delicacies as tortilla-crusted Alaskan halibut, pan-roasted wild salmon, and mussels steamed with chorizo, charmoula, and cava. In the evenings, the atmosphere is candlelit and romantic, although tables are at a premium. Don't leave without treating yourself to the chocolate pot de crème, a signature dessert that's a perfect ending to the fantastic cuisine.
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Morton's, The Steakhouse

1511 6th Ave, between Pike and Pine Sts, Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-0550

Description: DOWNTOWN. Tuxedo-clad waiters set the tone for a Midwest classic that's staked a claim in the Northwest. Known for tableside presentations (yes, that's a live lobster on the cart), this steak house is famous for its 24-ounce porterhouse and its hearty portions. Sides must be ordered separately at additional cost, and the menu offers seafood, chicken, and veal for those who don't relish red meat. More than 175 wine complements are available as well. Expectedly, the atmosphere is plush, and Sinatra croons in the background to add to the whole experience.
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Palace Kitchen

2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-2001

Description: DOWNTOWN. Owned by football player-turned-restauranteur Tom Douglas, this hip downtown dandy is a favorite of everybody from the happy hour crowd to night owl diners. Entrées include pan-roasted quail, sheep's milk ricotta ravioli, and Sara Joe's organic pork loin, served with sautéed greens and mustard fruits. If you're so inclined, opt for something straight off of Douglas's famous apple wood grill ­ you can't go wrong with the Copper River sockeye salmon, Idaho trout, or rib-eye steak with Walla Walla onion. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more.
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Restaurant Zoë

2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-256-2060

Description: CAPITOL HILL. This Capitol Hill restaurant offers New American cuisine that's tempered by a Mediterranean sensibility. Grilled romaine salad, touched with Roquefort dressing, is a house specialty, as is the hangar steak, smoked and grilled to an ideal tenderness. You'll also be enticed by pan-roasted leg of lamb, rare filet of wild salmon, sea scallop risotto, spicy roasted chicken, and sweetbreads flavored with roasted onion and smoked bacon. Desserts include bread pudding, flourless chocolate cake, fruit tarts, and crème brûlée. While you're around, make sure to sample their wines and, especially, the martinis, which are tasty and unusual.
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Ruth's Chris Steak House ­ Seattle

727 Pine St, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8524

Description: DOWNTOWN. Whether it's rare or well-done, prime corn-fed beef is this steak house's trademark. A favorite of the business set, the place exudes class. Each cut of meat is sublime, boasting sensational flavor and texture thanks to the signature "cooked from the top down" technique. À la cart items include gulf shrimp in a creole rémoulade sauce and crispy French-fried onion rings. If you make it to dessert, consider the luscious chocolate praline encore or maybe chocolate chunk bread pudding.
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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

2121 Terry Ave, Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle, WA 98121 206-462-4364

Description: BELLTOWN. The second Seastar restaurant opened by chef John Howie, this upscale establishment features muted wooden tones and glass accents that create a flowing dining room. Freshly prepared seafood is immaculately presented, and there's even an extensive raw menu to boot. Diners can expect dishes like reggiano parmigiano crusted halibut, cedar-plank roasted Alaskan king crab legs and mahi-mahi with a cucumber macadamia nut relish.
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The Pink Door

1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-3241

Description: DOWNTOWN. Funky and hip, this Italian eatery features rustic food and boasts live entertainment in the adjacent lounge. The interior has a certain bohemian charm, but the best area to dine is on the rooftop deck, which affords a magnificent view of Puget Sound. To start a meal, begin with bruschetta or the antipasto plate of savory morsels. Entrees, then, include Tuscan grilled chicken, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, roasted pork loin, and Muscovy duck. You'll find, in fact, a range of pastas and, also, a daily risotto special that's usually a great bet! Comforting desserts include such fare as bread pudding and apple crisp.
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Three Girls Bakery

1514 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-1045

Description: DOWNTOWN. Founded in 1912, this local favorite serves up hearty favorites in a no-frills atmosphere. The place may be small, but it's a fantastic destination if you want a quick bite or some fresh-baked treats. Counter service is the name of the game, although a few seats toward the rear allow enterprising patrons the opportunity to sit and eat. You'll find an excellent variety of soups and sandwiches to choose from, and the chili is second-to-none. For dessert, enjoy fresh pastries or a slice of their famous strawberry pie. You may also find yourself tempted by pumpkin cookies, carrot cake, and the chewy goodness of bagels and sourdough bread.
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