Seattle is an amazing city that attracts many people, both to live and to visit. It has many things for people to see and do and the architecture in this city reflects both its history and its modern culture. One of the best features of Seattle is the diversity of its restaurants. There are venues to suit all budgets and tastes with examples of cuisine from all four corners of the globe. Some of the restaurants deliver outstanding dishes and exceptional customer service. Here are ten of the best restaurants in Seattle.
Tarzan i Jane
For a special meal that is a little different from the usual fine-dining options, you might like to try Tarzan I Jane. This Valencian restaurant is a contemporary eatery that serves multicourse tasting menus paired with wines. The dishes are influenced by both Valencian cuisine and the dishes of the Pacific Northwest. The menu changes throughout the year to make the most of seasonal produce. Each dish is beautifully presented.
One of the top places for hanging out with friends to enjoy a fantastic plate of food in a restaurant with a lively vibe is Radiator Whiskey. This rustic-chic restaurant focuses on serving meat with delicious accompaniments although they do also serve options for vegetarians. The menu is a mix of main courses and small plates. By reservation, groups can enjoy half a smoked pig’s head and groups of 14 to 16 people can pre-order the ‘Beast Feast’ to enjoy together. As its name would suggest, this restaurant as a huge whiskey list.
FlintCreek Cattle Co
As the name would suggest, beef and New American fare are the main features at this restaurant, which was founded by chef Eric Donnelly and his wife. Game also features on this menu, although there are also vegetarian dishes and small plates. This is also a great place to enjoy a cocktail.
Despite the low prices and casual atmosphere, this Caribbean restaurant has established an excellent reputation for the quality of their food. Their traditional Caribbean dishes are a hit with the locals and visitors to the city alike. Rice, beans, seafood, meat, and sauces all feature on their menu. The highlight of the menu is Caribbean-style pork sandwiches served on Macrina bread.
This stylish restaurant combines French cooking techniques with the ingredients used in New American fare. The sophisticated menu features refined dishes created using local ingredients and the menu changes seasonally. They also have a 12-seater bar area where diners can relax with light meals off the bar menu, such as oysters or wagyu beef tartare.
Il Corvo is one of the finest Italian restaurants in this city and it stands out from other Italian eateries for two reasons. The first is that the menu changes daily so they can make dishes using only fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients. The second difference is that they are only open for lunch. Il Corvo specializes in handmade pasta dishes.
Harvest Beat is the top-rated vegan restaurant in Seattle. This eco-friendly restaurant caters to the increasing number of people following a vegan lifestyle. They serve a set five-course menu that changes regularly. For an additional fee, diners can enjoy wine pairing to accompany their meal or non-alcoholic drink pairing. They have a garden-to-table ethos and compost their kitchen waste.
How to Cook a Wolf
This unusually named restaurant stands out for more than its quirky name. It is the baby of renowned chef Ethan Stowell who uses the philosophy of using simple ingredients to produce outstanding dishes. The menu consists of rustic Italian inspired small plates and the menu changes regularly. Each of these dishes is presented in a visually stunning way so that diners begin the dining experience with their eyes before their taste buds kick in.
This is one of the top sushi restaurants in Seattle. It is a stylish restaurant with a sushi bar featuring ingredients that are flown in from Tokyo. This cozy restaurant provides an intimate dining experience where diners can sample the flavors of Japan.
Established in the 1950s, Canlis has become a landmark fine-dining destination in Seattle. This is the sort of place you would visit on a special occasion. They serve elevated Pacific Northwestern fare from a limited menu where diners choose one small plate from each of the four sections of the menu.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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