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Seattle Dining Guide

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Update:  June 17, 2011

Some of you may have seen the recent New York Times article featuring several exceptional restaurants in the Puget Sound Area.  It's worth noting that most of these establishments are well within short, easy travel distance from the Convention venue, even if they're a bit out of the central business district.  But, if you have a bit of spare time in your schedule, or you're planning an extended stay, they're definitely worth checking out!

Click here to see the full New York Times article.

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Although from a culinary perspective Seattle is probably better known for its coffee and beer, our region’s abundance of fresh, local ingredients and near obsessive attention to preparation, combined with a truly staggering range of multi-cultural influences, have created a “perfect storm” of deliciously edible form, function and style.

Dining choices here run the full gamut: from traditional American to Continental, Pan-Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, African, Indian – and everything in between - often combined in surprisingly eclectic, yet amazingly complimentary fusions!  And while Seattle also boasts some of America’s top-notch chefs (Matt Dillon, Ethan Stowell, Holly Smith, Jerry Traunfeld, Robin Levinthal, Kevin Davis, Tamara Murphy, Rachel Yang – and of course, the nearly ubiquitous Tom Douglas), the atmosphere in even the highest-end establishments is always welcoming, gracious, low-key, and comfortable, while the humblest of street carts and cafes can reveal tantalizing surprises!

The list below is representative, but certainly not all-inclusive, and is purposely focused on establishments in the vicinity of the Seattle Westin Hotel & Towers – most in fact are only a short walk away!  Over the next few weeks leading up to Convention, we will be supplementing these with recommendations from local members, in order to expand your options and give you a bit of insight into those hidden gems that only locals seem to know!  If you have the extra time – and an adventurous spirit! – we encourage you to wander a little farther afield to sample some of the finest dining experiences we have to offer!


(For more information on any of the listed establishments, simply click on the name to be redirected to their respective web site.)

PRICE NOTES:

$ = under $10 per entrée

$$ = $10-$15 per entrée

$$$ = $15-$20 per entrée

$$$$ = over $20 per entrée

  FINER DINING

 NAME                             

LOCATION

CUISINE

PRICE

NOTES

13 Coins

N. Downtown

American

$$$

24 Hour Service

Andaluca

Downtown

Mediterranean/Spanish

$$$

 

Anthony’s Pier 66

Waterfront

Steak & Seafood

$$$

 

ART

Downtown

Northwest/American

$$$

 

Assaggio Ristorante

Belltown

Central/Northern Italian

$$$

 

Barolo

Downtown

Italian

$$$$

 

Blueacre

Downtown

American/Seafood

$$$

 

Boka

Downtown

American/NW/Breakfast

$$$

 

Buenos Aires Grill

Downtown

Argentinian/Steakhouse

$$$

 

Café Campgne

Pike Place Market

French/Breakfast

$$$

 

Capital Grille

Downtown

Steak/Seafood

$$$$

 

Chez Shea

Pike Place Market

Northwest/French

$$$$

 

Dahlia Lounge

Belltown

NW/Seafood/Breakfast

$$$

Tom Douglas' Flagship Restaurant

El Gaucho

Belltown

Northwest/Steakhouse

$$$$

 

Etta’s Seafood

Pike Place Market

Seafood/Breakfast

$$$

 

Flying Fish

South Lake Union

Seafood/American/Asian

$$$

 

Georgian Room

Downtown

French/Seafood

$$$$

 

Harborside

South Lake Union

Steak/Seafood

$$$

 

Icon Grill

Downtown

American/Seafood

$$$

 

Il Bistro

Pike Place Market

Italian/Northwest

$$$

 

Il Fornaio

Downtown

Italian

$$$     

 

Ivar’s

Waterfront

Northwest/Seafood

$$$

 

JUNO

Downtown

Northwest

$$$

 

Lecosho

Pike Place Market

Northwest/Organic

$$$

 

Lola

Belltown

Greek/Mediterranean

$$$

 

Matt’s In The Market

Pike Place Market

Seafood/International

$$$

 

Maximilien

Pike Place Market

French

$$$$

 

McCormick &Schmicks

Downtown

Steak/Seafood

$$$

 

Metropolitan Grill

Downtown

Steak/Seafood

$$$$

 

Palace Kitchen

Belltown

American/Northwest

$$$

 

Palomino

Downtown

American

$$$

 

Pink Door

Pike Place Market

Italian/Seafood

$$$

 

Place Pigalle

Pike Place Market

French/Seafood

$$$

 

Purple Café & Wine

Downtown

American/Northwest

$$$

 

Sazerac

Downtown

American Regional

$$$

 

Seastar

South Lake Union

Seafood

$$$

 

Seatown Rotisserie

Waterfront

Northwest/Seafood

$$$

 

Six Seven

Waterfront

Northwest/Seafood

$$$$

 

Steelhead Diner

Pike Place Market

American/Seafood

$$$

 

Sullivan’s

Downtown

Steak/Seafood

$$$$

 

TASTE

Downtown

Northwest/Organic

$$$

Vegan options

Wild Ginger

Downtown

Asian/Northwest

$$$

 

 
LIGHTER FARE

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

LOCATION

CUISINE

PRICE

NOTES

Alibi Room

Pike Place Market

American/Pizza

$

 

Bayou On First

Pike Place Market

Southern/Soul

$

 

Blue C Sushi

Downtown

Japanese/Sushi

$$

 

Blue Water Taco Grill

Downtown

Mexican

$

 

Botticelli Café

Downtown

Italian

$

 

Can Can

Pike Place Market

Italian/French

$$

 

Copacabana

Pike Place Market

Latin American

$$

 

Dragonfish

Downtown

Asian/Vegetarian

$

 

El Puerco Lloron

Pike Place Market

Mexican

$

 

Emmett Watson’s

Pike Place Market

American/Seafood

$

 

Fado

Downtown

Irish

$$

 

Farestart

Downtown

American/Vegetarian

$

2011 James Beard HumanitarianAward    

Fonte Wine&Coffee

Downtown

European

$$

 

Hurricane Café

Belltown

American/Breakfast

$

24 Hour Service

Kells

Pike Place Market

Irish

$$

 

Le Panier

Pike Place Market

Bakery/Breakfast

$

 

Le Pichet

Belltown

French

$$

 

Long Provincial

Belltown

Vietnamese/Seafood

$$

Vegetarian Options

Michou

Pike Place Market

Italian

$

 

Night Kitchen

Downtown

American

$$

Latenight/Overnight

Nijo

Pike Place Market

Japanese/Sushi

$$

 

Pabla

Downtown

Indian

$$

 

Spanish Table

Pike Place Market

Spanish

$

 

Sushi Kudasai

Downtown

Japanese/Sushi

$

 

Taco Del Mar

Downtown

Mexican/Baja

$

 

Three Girls Bakery

Pike Place Market

Lunch/Sandwiches

$

 

Top Pot Donuts

Belltown

Bakery/Coffee

$

 

Turkish Delight

Pike Place Market

Turkish/Middle Eastern

$

 

Zig-Zag Café

Waterfront                   

American/Pizza

$

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