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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Seattle

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Seattle? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Violet restaurant
4.9
4.9 (669)
$30 and under
American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Violet, voted Best New Restaurant 2019, by Seattle Magazine, is the newest concept by executive chef William Belickis. Violet offers a unique American Omakase dining experience influenced by French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine.

Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.

Top review
disappointed
Dined 6 days ago
We did the 5 course American Omakase with wine pairings. Will definitely go back!
A photo of Tilikum Place Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2240)
$30 and under
Northwest
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or brunch & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
Top review
MrsO
Dined 6 days ago
Always enjoy our visits to Tilikum Cafe. Great staff, great food, cute little restaurant in a walkable location.
A photo of Cora Pizza and Plates restaurant
4.9
4.9 (26)
$30 and under
Italian
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Cora Pizza & Plates, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill featuring wood fired pizzas, heartening pastas, and seasonal vegetables and salads from James Beard Award-winning Chef John Sundstrom of Lark. Visit our rustic and cozy space, perfect for a date night or family dinner, and enjoy our refined but approachable plates, complemented by a curated wine list, batch cocktails and boozy slushies.
Top review
JohnDvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great neighborhood spot. Reasonably priced as well.
A photo of OOLA Capitol Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (45)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website.

OOLA Capitol Hill offers craft cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits, elevated bar snacks and PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
My partner and I ate here for dinner during Restaurant Week. This was our first time in and we will definitely be back. The food was exceptional as was the service. We were greeted warmly when we first walked in and we shown to our table by who we found out later was the owner, KT. Our server was friendly, warm, and knowledgeable about the food and happy to answer any questions. Both our server and KT checked in on us throughout the meal which was such a nice touch and appreciated. We both loved everything we had on their restaurant week menu. We can’t wait to come back here for our next date night. They have happy hour from 4-6 and we plan to check that out too.
A photo of wa'z restaurant
5.0
5 (423)
$50 and over
Japanese
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
wa'z is now opening for dine-in along with serving "Take out meals". For the most updated menu, please go to our online order page below and our website.
Online Order: https://wazseattle.cloudwaitress.com/

We also have Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channel! Please check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/wazseattle
https://www.instagram.com/wazseattle
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8617TtnERpw5DqVONMBDhg


wa’z is a Japanese Kaiseski restaurant that distinguishes its menu with a modern Northwest Kaiseki tasting of artful, seasonal fare.

Top review
JonL
Dined on Mar 24, 2024
Great experience at Wa'z. We went for my wife's birthday and ended the meal with flowers and a special presentation for dessert. Great flavors and attentive staff.
A photo of Harvest Beat restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1101)
$50 and over
Vegan
Wallingford
About the restaurant
We Have The Passion To Serve You The Best Quality Organic Five Course Vegan Dinner In Seattle. Showcasing Seasonal Vegetables From The North West Woods And Local Family Farmer Friends. We are also offering limited nightly to go dinners.

Top review
YanaRvip
Dined 6 days ago
Such a unique place for special event - loved it. Food was delicious, atmosphere relaxing with quiet music playing - I really enjoyed my time. Suggestion would be to not include gluten in the menu. I was under impression everything is gluten free and was disappointed that the desert was made out of wheat flour.
A photo of Il Terrazzo Carmine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3818)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Il Terrazzo Carmine, owned and operated by Carmine Smeraldo, is one of Seattle's true dining anomalies - a highly successful restaurant with unfailingly high standards and a loyal, sophisticated clientele. The cuisine has been acclaimed as Seattle's best by the media and more importantly, by local diners.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is located in historic Pioneer Square - nestled in an urban-renewed alley with entrances through the vintage lobby on First Avenue or through the delightful courtyard in the back. Since 1984, Carmine Smeraldo's classic Italian restaurant has been where the locals have chosen to return over and over again. From the Carpaccio Di Bue and Spaghettini Dell 'Ortolano for lunch to the Suprema Di Pollo Farcita and Zuppa Di Pesce for dinner you will know you have gone to a place where excellence is a way of life. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Il Terrazzo serves classical Italian cuisine with an atmosphere you may want to call home and never leave

Top review
KKRP
Dined 1 day ago
Patricia our amazing server took great care of us for our 14th Anniversary! Best table ever, this is our 3rd time coming to Carmines for an Anniversary but have been coming for over 23 years!
A photo of Sushi Kappo Tamura restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1657)
$50 and over
Japanese
Lake Union / Eastlake
About the restaurant
Using local and seasonal ingredients is the most important element in Japanese cuisine. It also has become the primary principle for the international culinary community. With commitment to that philosophy, Tamura features sustainable seasonal ingredients of the Pacific Northwest in authentic Japanese preparation.

Tamura is a Kappo style restaurant where food is prepared in an open kitchen and served quickly in a lively environment where staff and guests talk about the food and beyond. Our goal is to become the very best restaurant to our guests by getting to know them and serving them in a personable yet professional manner.


*Please note that a 20% living wage charge is included (dine in only). The house retains 100% of these charges to help fund higher wages and benefits to all staff. Additional gratuity is not expected.

Top review
MaribethO
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
The personal service was exemplary! Not intrusive, but humorous, polite, informative. The food was amazing. Every course was a trip back to Japan. Do not miss the eel. Only Japanese eel in Seattle and beyond. USDA approved of course.
A photo of Betty restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1368)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
Nestled in upper Queen Anne, just a few blocks away from the iconic views of Kerry Park, sits Betty Restaurant. We are proud to have continued to be a Seattle neighborhood staple for over 12 years. Our menu is best defined as seasonally- driven, thoughtfully prepared comfort food. Betty is a gem and in some ways a throwback - to a time when the food and the guest were the most important part of the dining experience.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Had a great time at Betty! Will definitely go back!
A photo of Nick's on Madison restaurant
4.8
4.8 (464)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Madison Valley
About the restaurant
Located just outside of the Arboretum on Madison Street. Nick’s on Madison is your favorite neighborhood spot for casual sophistication. Seasonal dishes, draft beer, wines and craft cocktails. Follow us on Instagram @nicks_on_madison


Top review
CFORvip
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Another pleasant time and excellent meal. Got my usual soup (roasted red pepper tomato) and happy hour Caesar salad. Finally tried the risotto. Pea and mascarpone and it was tasty! And ran into a few regulars.
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