Seattle has a diverse dining scene that sets it apart from other cities. You'll find an abundance of seafood restaurants since it's a coastal town, but you'll also find several restaurants that draw on cuisine from Mexico, Latin America, France, and Italy. Here are five great Seattle restaurants you’ll want to check out on your visit.
Image via Flickr by moohaha
Ray’s Boathouse features seafood from the Pacific Northwest waters. It's been hailed as one of the country’s best seafood restaurants, and with its postcard view of the Olympic Mountains rising over Puget Sound, it’s also one of the most romantic. The chefs handpick fresh, local seafood and prepare it in simple, delicate recipes. Combine that with the restaurant's 700+ wine list selections, and you have the makings of a perfect Seattle evening.
The Pink Door
When you walk into the Pink Door, you’ll find a delightful mix of Italian-American cuisine, flowing conversation, live entertainment, and a respite from the ordinary world. Trapeze artists fly over guests’ heads as they dine on family recipes crafted from fine ingredients, including Pacific Northwest salmon, organic extra virgin olive oil direct from Sicily, and Leporati prosciutto from Parma. You can also dine on the patio and take in the beautiful view of Elliott Bay. Stay at the nearby Warwick Seattle Hotel and enjoy a delicious Italian meal anytime during your vacation.
Located at the Pike Place Market, Café Campagne offers an exceptional dining experience, as well as comfortable ambiance and service. Regional French cooking and beverages are served for lunch and dinner, and they're perfect for leisure, business, or special occasions. The café also serves a summer breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekends. Choose from delicious options like escargot, steak frites, roasted chicken, and lamb burgers. Finish with a delectable dessert like creme brulee, chocolate cognac mousse, or sorbet.
The Grill From Ipanema
If you’re looking for a grill with a twist, try the Grill From Ipanema. Located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, the restaurant is all about Rodizio, a Brazilian style of enjoying dinner surrounded by friends and family. A wide variety of grilled meats are offered and slowly roasted in specially designed charcoal grills. Choose from New York strip, flank steak, spicy sausage, or pork chops. Pasta and seafood meals are available for those who don’t eat meat, and there are plenty of salads and soups, too. Be sure to start with the Brazilian tapas and wash it all down with a delicious Brazilian-style mixed drink.
Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at Poquitos, where meals are made with local meats and produce, as well as unique items directly sourced from Mexico. Special features include handmade tortillas pressed from fresh masa, made-to-order guacamole from fresh avocados, and dishes inspired by Mexico City's cuisine. If you love Mexican food, you have to add Poquitos to your Lesser Known Seattle Attractions list.
These five restaurants will give you a unique blend of Seattle's fabulous cuisine. Try one or all of them on your next trip to Seattle.