The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
9.2
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
9.2
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
8.6
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Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
JouleJoule
8.6
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Volunteer Park CafeVolunteer Park Cafe
8.5
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Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
8.5
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
8.4
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Bramling CrossBramling Cross
8.3
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Northwest | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Anchovies & Olives - Permanently ClosedAnchovies & Olives - Permanently Closed
8.3
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Seafood | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Seastar Restaurant & Raw BarSeastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
8.3
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Seafood | Bellevue, Eastside
AQUA by El GauchoAQUA by El Gaucho
8.1
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Seafood | Waterfront / Belltown, Seattle
Quinn's PubQuinn's Pub
8
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Gastro Pub | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
7.9
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
99 Park Restaurant - Permanently Closed99 Park Restaurant - Permanently Closed
7.9
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Contemporary American | Bellevue, Eastside

Best American Restaurants in Seattle

The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
(233)
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
Over The Moon CafeOver The Moon Cafe
(1221)
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American | Tacoma, Tacoma
TilthTilth
(2499)
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Brix 25 RestaurantBrix 25 Restaurant
(937)
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American | Gig Harbor, Tacoma
Brunswick & HuntBrunswick & Hunt
(413)
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American | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
The London PlaneThe London Plane
(311)
$$$$
American | Pioneer Square, Seattle
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - BellevueMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Bellevue
(306)
$$$$
American | Bellevue, Eastside
The Davenport Signature BuffetThe Davenport Signature Buffet
(499)
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American | Spokane, Spokane
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(297)
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Best Italian Restaurants in Seattle

SpinasseSpinasse
(2241)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Montalcino Ristorante ItalianoMontalcino Ristorante Italiano
(1345)
$$$$
Italian | Issaquah, Eastside
AlturaAltura
(1304)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
(3637)
$$$$
Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
(2711)
$$$$
Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
(1656)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Italia TrattoriaItalia Trattoria
(585)
$$$$
Italian | Spokane, Spokane
Gianfranco Ristorante ItalianoGianfranco Ristorante Italiano
(419)
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Italian | Snoqualmie, Eastside
SerafinaSerafina
(1480)
$$$$
Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
CantinettaCantinetta
(546)
$$$$
Italian | Wallingford, Seattle
Mondello Ristorante ItalianoMondello Ristorante Italiano
(221)
$$$$
Italian | Magnolia, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
(816)
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
(196)
$$$$
Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle
Cafe LagoCafe Lago
(360)
$$$$
Italian | U Village / U District, Seattle

Popular restaurants in Seattle

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Seattle

Bateau
(372)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Lark
(374)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Osteria La Spiga
(325)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are trending on our hard-to-get reservation list.
The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
233
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
wa'zwa'z
58
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
AlturaAltura
1304
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
303
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle
Melrose GrillMelrose Grill
1726
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Steakhouse | Renton, Seattle
The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
6308
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle
Opus Co.Opus Co.
125
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Contemporary American | Greenwood, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2241
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3637
$$$$
Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Eden HillEden Hill
405
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Contemporary American | Queen Anne, Seattle

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Seattle

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
LoulayLoulay
2095
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
708
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
703
$$$$
Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2241
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
390
$$$$
Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4138
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
465
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
816
$$$$
Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3879
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
960
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3637
$$$$
Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
PoppyPoppy
2302
$$$$
Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
LarkLark
747
$$$$
Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1730
$$$$
French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Terra PlataTerra Plata
1667
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
328
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
JouleJoule
532
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
451
$$$$
Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
Le MesseLe Messe
147
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2406
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
SpinasseSpinasse
2241
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
328
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2406
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
960
$$$$
Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1730
$$$$
French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
JouleJoule
532
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
290
$$$$
Greek | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
708
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Chavez - Capitol HillChavez - Capitol Hill
347
$$$$
Mexican | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
GirinGirin
322
$$$$
Contemporary Korean | Pioneer Square, Seattle
LionheadLionhead
228
$$$$
Chinese (Sichuan) | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
PintxoPintxo
468
$$$$
Spanish | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Harvest BeatHarvest Beat
457
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle
Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown SeattleNoi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle
225
$$$$
Thai | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
MōkSHA BellevueMōkSHA Bellevue
200
$$$$
Indian | Bellevue, Eastside

Seattle's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4138
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3879
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Lola SeattleLola Seattle
3046
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle
ShuckersShuckers
1659
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
TilthTilth
2499
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
4186
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle
The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2319
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
3325
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
2711
$$$$
Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
920
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

Treat your taste buds: Explore Seattle restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Seattle

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake UnionWild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union
27 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

Great lunch - Liked seeing some new items on the menu. And really appreciate reservations. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
297 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

While I have several times ordered the fish and chips, this time the side of coleslaw had so much horseradish sauce as to be seriously overpowering. I enjoy that I can order 1/2 portions on some items so I come more ofter, More

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Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
196 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle

Love the always great food and great service here. We felt like regulars on our second visit. More

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BirchBirch
23 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

We went in at 5:30. It was very quiet. The meal was portioned excellently for 7 courses. Best short ribs ever. The staff was very attentive and the coffee was amazing. Sit back and be prepared to be wowed. More

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Central Bar + RestaurantCentral Bar + Restaurant
134 reviews
$$$$
Northwest | Bellevue, Eastside

Staff was accommodating when I needed to add more guests. Service was great. The server did not make any mistakes. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Seattle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bistro San Martin1. Bistro San Martin
550 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Arlington, Northwest Washington

A wonderful place for a special night out Steven makes you feel very welcome and Chef Martin is a master at micing flavors NY strip was done perfectly and the vanilla mousse was outstanding My favorite place to eat while in the NW More

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The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion2. The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion
286 reviews
$$$$
Northwest | Walla Walla, Walla Walla

Chef Nathan created an incredible & tasty meal for us, and his assistant Erica was very friendly and kind! More

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May Kitchen + Bar3. May Kitchen + Bar
1024 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Vashon, South of Seattle

Always love my visits to May’s. Will definitly be back! More

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wildflour4. wildflour
64 reviews
$$$$
Northwest | Leavenworth, East of Seattle

Wonderful pasta dishes, great service! I had a fantastic seafood and farfalle. More

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Spinasse5. Spinasse
2241 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. The tasting menu was fantastic. The wine pairings were perfect. Great service. More

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New to OpenTable

Seattle restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Delizioso Mediterranean Bistro & Wine BarDelizioso Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar
$$$$
Mediterranean | Mill Creek, North of Seattle

We are located in heart of Mill Creek Town Center, serving European inspired cuisine, including scratch-made pastas, french crepes and much more. Our wine & beer list is carefully crafted focusing on local winery and breweries. Home-made Gelato is made from scratch with ingredients directly imported from Italy and with fruits we source from local farmers markets.More

Department Bento - Nordstrom Bellevue SquareDepartment Bento - Nordstrom Bellevue Square
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Japanese | Bellevue, Eastside

This engaging, contemporary restaurant offers scratch-made ingredients served bento style. Inspired by Japanese bento boxes, Nordstrom and the Tom Douglas team have transformed this unique culinary concept into an appealing modern menu featuring the traditional assortment of proteins, rice and pickled vegetables (with a Northwest twist) that you can mix and match into a delicious meal. Customize your bento box at our counter, then choose from a selection of unique beverages, including nonalcoholic and alcoholic specialties. You can dine at your own pace in our fun, high-energy environment—or build a bento to go! More

Park Lane Public HousePark Lane Public House
$$$$
Northwest | Kirkland, Eastside

Park Lane Public House offers a creative take on pub fare featuring fresh, Pacific Northwest ingredients paired with local beer, wine & spirits.More

Seaplane Kitchen + BarSeaplane Kitchen + Bar
$$$$
Northwest | Kenmore, Eastside

Opening November 2018 in Kenmore, Wash. by local restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise, Seaplane Kitchen & Bar offers guests an approachable atmosphere perfect for drinks with friends, a family dinner, date night and everything in between. In the kitchen, Executive Chef and Co-owner Jason Stoneburner, serves up a menu centered around stone hearth pizzas, shareable roasted veggies, and Northwest fisheries and farms. The bar program, headed by Bastille and Stoneburner Bar Manager and Seaplane Co-owner Erik Carlson, features 14 drafts with a heavy tilt towards regional breweries and wineries, and food-friendly cocktails highlighting agricultural spirits and seasonal ingredients.More

The Great American Grill - The Hilton Garden Inn IssaquahThe Great American Grill - The Hilton Garden Inn Issaquah
$$$$
Contemporary American | Issaquah, Eastside


We are located on the main floor of the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah, which has been an Issaquah staple for 11 years. We were launched as a re-branded restaurant on May 15th, 2018, with a desire to break the mundane “hotel food” mold. At Trailhead Kitchen + Bar we believe that hotel food should be more than just burgers and fries!
Our menu is inspired by the riches of the Pacific Northwest and the incredible community surrounding us. Our Salmon Panino, Washington Apple Harvest Salad, and Steak Au Poivre will give visitors a true taste of the region and locals a taste of home.
We pride ourselves in serving creative and delicious meals in a laid back warm atmosphere. We also feature craft cocktails (and mocktails!), local beers and an extensive wine list.
We are excited to share our passion for food and drink with Issaquah locals and our out-of-town guests! We look forward to welcoming you soon!More

Discover Seattle

The iconic city tucked inside the Pacific northwest coast does see a lot of rain, but when the sun shines on Seattle, it dazzles. Don’t miss the chance to dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants serving oysters and Pacific-caught seafood. Take a stroll downtown and wander in and out of bookshops and bakeries. Arguably the birthplace of American coffee culture, there’s hardly a better place to enjoy leisurely lattes accompanied by hours of computing and the occasional pen and paper sketch.