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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Seattle / Eastern Washington

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Seattle / Eastern Washington? 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 Umi Sake House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2380)
$30 and under
Japanese
Downtown
About the restaurant
Umi Sake House is a unique Japanese cuisine restaurant in the Belltown area of Seattle featuring the highest quality seafood available in the Northwest, a large izakaya-style tapas menu, and boasting a sake list of over 60 imported Japanese bottles. The interior is multi-faceted, with a black slate tiled traditional dining room, a gorgeous 14 person capacity wooden sushi bar, a semi private "tatami" room which holds 12 people, a larger 25 person private dining room, an enclosed "back patio" casual dining room complete with tropical garden, a black concrete liquor bar with custom sake cocktails and fusion traditional cocktails, and a "front porch" casual dining area with a daily extended happy hour from 4-8pm. The variety of atmospheres allows for a different experience with every visit, and the vastness and quality of the menu does the same. For the budding sake enthusiast or the seasoned veteran, the sake menu at Umi is bottle for bottle the best found anywhere outside of Japan!
Top review
MyrnaGvip
Dined on Apr 9, 2024
Best sushi in Seattle rivaling Japanese restaurants in Japan.
A photo of Bake's Place restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1182)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Bake's Place Bar & Bistro is a restaurant, bar & private event space in downtown Bellevue that exudes atmosphere and elegance. Bake's is also home to the largest, most unique patio on the east side. We feature outdoor covered & heated areas as well as being very dog friendly. During these challenging times, your health and safety are our top priority. We strictly adhere to all guidelines set forth by the governor. In addition, all tables inside and out are properly socially distanced, mask wearing is mandatory, tables and chairs are fully sanitized before and after each use. We feature a chef driven seasonal menu that is available for takeout, a well curated wine and spirits list that includes over 200 whiskies and an ever evolving craft cocktail to go program. Inside the restaurant, our high vaulted ceilings give way to a spacious, multi-level dining room making it one of the most ideal spots for private events in Bellevue. So come spend some time with us and let our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff guide you through a one of a kind experience. Top it all off with free parking and who knows.we may just become your new favorite place.
Top review
Smallz
Dined 5 days ago
Great venue for live music. No bad seats. Food choices are good with small and larger plates and good variety of foods.
A photo of Bottle & Bull restaurant
4.8
4.8 (436)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Experience the travels of Ernest Hemingway through your palette; eating and drinking your way through the cities that Hemingway loved to frequent; Havana, Paris, Florence and Pamplona (where he discovered his love for bull fighting!) to name a few.
We focus on locally sourced, farm-to-table menus with hand crafted cocktails, as fluid as the seasons.
Like Ernest Hemingway our hunger knows no borders!
Open to those 21 and older.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
First time here but it won’t be the last! Food was amazing, our server was just the right amount of attentive. My friend and I had a wonderful time
A photo of STEEL CREEK TACOMA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (211)
$30 and under
American
Tacoma
About the restaurant
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is Downtown Tacoma's Steakhouse & country bar. A full service restaurant during the week & the largest 21+ country party in the south sound after 9pm Thursday - Saturday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Went on a Friday night to check out the line dancing classes. Waitress was friendly & helpful, I ordered the brisket with sides which was delicious. It got pretty noisy & difficult to talk once the line dancing lesson started, but there was a good vibe & everyone was having a good time.
A photo of Queen Anne Beerhall restaurant
4.7
4.7 (60)
$30 and under
American
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
The Queen Anne Beerhall brings an authentic beer hall experience to Seattle. It is a tradition that Europeans have enjoyed for centuries – communal tables where friends and strangers mingle in a lively, friendly atmosphere. The establishment features a 7,000 square foot hall, 25 premium draft beers with a large selection of the best local breweries that Seattle has to offer along with amazing beers from around the world. The bar offers unique cocktails made with in-house prepared syrups and shrubs. The menu includes classic beer hall fare mixed with incredible food from the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss perfectly executed staples such as soft Bavarian pretzel and grilled sausages along with killer wings, burgers, and fried chicken sandwiches. It’s a great place to watch Washington sports as well, located just blocks from the Climate Pledge Arena. The Queen Anne Beerhall is a place to gather, to experience incredible food, music, and community.
Top review
KaseyD
Dined on Feb 5, 2024
The food was great, and we had a lot of fun! The crab was delicious, and we both got our fill. Loved the DJ and the oldies rock mix!
A photo of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars restaurant
4.5
4.5 (128)
$30 and under
Winery
Spokane Valley
About the restaurant
Our Fireside Dinner and Music Series is here! Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8pm (October-April). Please check our event calendar for a list of performers.

Visit the Cliff House Estate for outstanding food, wine, views, and atmosphere. The estate is listed on the national historic registry and is open year-round. With views from Idaho to Cheney your experience at the estate is destined to be one to remember. Our chef's have crafted truly inspirational seasonal menus paired with our exceptional wine list for guests to enjoy.

Please visit our website for upcoming events; www.arborcrest.com
Guests are welcome daily from 12-5pm for tastings, lunch and self-guided tours (reservations not required). All guests must be 21 or older. No pets allowed, service animals permitted. No outside food or beverage.

Top review
CarolynR
Dined 6 days ago
A lovely venue to enjoy sharing a bottle of wine, food and good music!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Auburn (King) restaurant
4.2
4.2 (103)
$30 and under
American
Auburn
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Tanisha was our server and she did a phenomenal job. We had a large group and there were a lot of refills, extra sauce orders, and special requests. Tanisha served our party like a pro. Definitely going back. Wish we had a Dave and Buster’s in Wenatchee, WA.
A photo of Legion Bellevue restaurant
4.2
4.2 (164)
$50 and over
Sports Bar
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Legion is an upscale Sports Bar with elevated soul food and crafted cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great service!! We’ll be back! Thank you
A photo of Moss Bay Hall restaurant
4.1
4.1 (17)
$30 and under
Beer Garden
Kirkland
About the restaurant
NOW OPEN!
Nestled within the stunning Marina Park in Kirkland, Washington, Moss Bay Hall is poised to become your go-to destination for communal dining, sports viewing, and unforgettable social gatherings. Our spacious 8,000 square foot venue has been designed with both families and friends in mind, offering ample seating for groups of all sizes – yes, even your well-behaved dogs are welcome!

Top review
SierraS
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
We had a large group here and the staff handled it very well. Food was great and there was a nice selection of beer.
A photo of Rider restaurant
4.0
4 (510)
$31 to $50
Grill
Downtown
About the restaurant
Rider celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest by working closely with small, local, family-owned farms, ranches, fishermen, foragers, vineyards, and craftsmen. We strive to offer fresh, unique ingredients that showcase the region that we love.

Top review
Stillygirl
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
Great everything, a little smokey from the grill if that is an issue for some.
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