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With its evergreen forests and glistening coastline, it’s no wonder Seattle is dubbed the “Emerald City.” In the past two decades, the city’s identity has evolved from coffee-sipping grungers to sophis-ticated professionals looking to put down roots on the West Coast.
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HOTELS
Alexis Hotel
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Hotel Monaco
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Sorrento Hotel
W Seattle
Willows Lodge
Woodmark Hotel




BARS
The Chapel Bar
The Triple Door

RESTAURANTS
Andaluca
Barking Frog
Brasa
Café Juanita
Campagne
Cascadia
Chandler's Crabhouse & Fish Market
Earth & Ocean
Fish Club
Flying Fish
The Harvest Vine
Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel
Lampreia
Lark
Mistral
Monsoon
Ray's Boathouse
Restaurant Zoe
Rover's
Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
Waters
Wild Ginger
Yarrow Bay Grill & Beach Café


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Food is very important to the local culture, and the growing buzz around Seattle’s burgeoning restaurant scene has led to a western migration of top chefs from east coast culinary hot spots like New York and Miami. Seattle is also the epicenter of Pacific Northwest cuisine – a minimalist approach to cooking that uses mainly fresh, local, organic ingredients simply prepared so as not to mask their true flavors.

Seattle is also known for its top-notch seafood, such as wild salmon, Dungeness crab, and oysters. The cold waters that surround Seattle are home to a bounty of sea creatures, and the best place to buy them is from the fish-throwing vendors at the world-renowned Pike Place Market.

Asian cuisine in particular has greatly influenced restaurants throughout the city. The West Coast is the first stop for people arriving from Asia, and the cuisines of countries like Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam have made their mark on restaurants including the trendy favorite, Wild Ginger, and relative newcomer, Monsoon. Seattle may be a West Coast town, but it definitely has some Far East flavor.

Many people fail to realize how exciting Seattle can be as a food destination. The rainy climate isn’t great for tanning, but it’s a produce paradise. The North Pacific ocean may not be conducive for swimming, but a fishing expedition would be in order. So if you’re planning a trip to Seattle, here’s our advice on how to spend your time wisely – eating well and living luxuriously.

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HOTELS

Alexis Hotel
1007 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(866) 356-8894

This boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle has been around since the 1800s and is even listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. As host to kings and queens from around the world, the Alexis staff is used to treating guests like royalty.

  • Rooms: 109
  • Rates: $269 - $520
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC
  • What to Do: Take an “Art Walk” through the hotel’s collection of paintings and sculptures from local artists or pamper yourself at the full-service Aveda spa. Go for the Himalayan Rejuvenation Body Treatment to cleanse, purify, and relax your body and mind. The process includes a thorough consultation, full-body exfoliation, oleation friction massage, plant pure-fume steam bath, and Aveda’s exclusive Tranquilessence relaxation technique.

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 621-1700

This place ain’t too shabby. In fact, it’s the Rolls Royce of Seattle’s premier hotels and the only hotel in the Pacific Northwest to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award. Classy, elegant, historic, and flawless – the Fairmont Olympic is posh through and through.

  • Rooms: 450
  • Rates: $335 - $435
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC
  • What to Do: If you have time, pay a visit to the Fairmont’s luxurious Jeremy Todd Wellness Spa and Salon for a pink champagne facial. A concoction of champagne, mulled wine, cranberry extract, flower petal oils, and licorice root soothe your senses and refresh dull, tired skin. The procedure is offered as part of an exclusive package for guests staying at the Vintage Park Hotel across the street, but is available at your request.

    For those who prefer getting the royal treatment in private, let the spa come to you. A masseuse will show up at your door complete with his or her own massage table, music, and scented oils. Room service doesn’t get much better than this.

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Hotel Monaco
1101 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(800) 715-6513

The Hotel Monaco’s warm atmosphere and convenient downtown Seattle location made it the perfect location to host the StarChefs 2003 Rising Stars Revue. The art deco furnishings, attention to detail and hospitable staff make this boutique hotel an excellent choice for travelers.

  • Rooms: 189
  • Rates: $299 - $928
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC, Carte Blanche, Japan Credit Bureau
  • What to Do: Order a fish for your room to keep you company during your stay, sip a complementary glass of wine by the fire, relax with a complementary chair massage, or get a psychic reading from the hotel’s visiting fortune teller.

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Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 774-1234

Perfect for business travelers. This hotel is a shining example of how location, style, technology, and comfort combine to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. Large rooms, fabulous views, electronic blinds, and an amazing gym equipped with a sauna and a whirlpool are just some of the reasons to make the Grand Hyatt Seattle your top choice when visiting Seattle.

  • Rooms: 425
  • Rates: $199 - $340
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC, Japan Credit Bureau
  • What to Do: Take advantage of the complimentary fitness center, open 24 hours a day. The exercise room features Precor elliptical trainers with flat screen monitors.

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Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-5000

With a prime location on the water, this new hotel features breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, Mt. Rainer, and Elliott Bay. The modern interior design is a reflection of the sky, light and water that surrounds the hotel. The Seattle Marriott Waterfront is also home to Todd English’s FishClub.

  • Rooms: 358
  • Rates: $189 - $795
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC
  • What to Do: Stroll through the Pike Place Market and the Seattle Cruise Terminal, which are just steps away from the hotel. Dine in one evening and pay a visit to celebrity chef Todd English’s latest seafood restaurant concept, FishClub, located within the hotel.

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Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-6400

The classic, elegant décor of the Sorrento Hotel puts it in a league of its own. The focus on four “comfort zones” – bed, bath, entertainment, and business, ensures that you have an all-around good time. Each guest room surrounds you in comfort with its plush furnishings and fantastic sheets and linens.

  • Rooms: 76
  • Rates: $275 - $2700
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC/NOVUS
  • What to Do: Just going through your daily routine is an experience at the Sorrento. Get some shut-eye on a bed covered with 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, 7 goose-down pillows and a down comforter. Wake up and take a shower under an adjustable massaging showerhead, then dry off with Egyptian cotton towels.

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W Seattle
1112 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-6000

Modern, sleek, and airy – The W Seattle is designed to be a refuge for the weary business traveler. With 24-hour “whenever/wherever” concierge service, anything you want is just a phone call away. Amenities like all-day in-room massages and cell phone rentals are provided to help you play as hard as you work.

  • Rooms: 417
  • Rates: $219 - $409
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC
  • What to Do: Check out the famous Space Needle, grab a cup of coffee and catch a fish at the Pike Place Market, or lose yourself in a performance at the Benaroya Symphony Hall

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Willows Lodge
14580 N.E. 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 424-3900
(877) 424-3930

This Northwest-style luxury lodge in the heart of Washington wine country is the perfect weekend retreat that’s still close to the city but just far enough away to feel secluded. With a day spa and the Barking Frog restaurant on the premises, you’ll be tempted to stay a little longer than planned.

  • Rooms: 86
  • Rates: $260 - $750
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC, Japan Credit Bureau, Bankamericard, Barclays Bank, Great Wall, Euro Card, En Route
  • What to Do: Take a walk through the resort’s exquisitely landscaped grounds along the Sammamish River or go on a wine tasting at one of the surrounding vineyards.

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Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 822-3700

Just 15 minutes from Seattle, the Woodmark Hotel on the shores of Lake Washington offers scenic views, upscale dining, and a full-service spa for its pampered guests. Zagat even named the Woodmark Seattle’s “Best Overall Hotel” in recognition of its comprehensive facilities and amenities.

  • Rooms: 100
  • Rates: $160 - $1,250
  • Credit Cards: AMEX, MC, V, DC, DISC
  • What to Do: Guests staying at the Woodmark are encouraged to leave the hotel and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a tour of Lake Washington aboard a classic, restored 28-ft. yacht, or explore the nearby wetlands in single or double-seated kayaks.

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RESTAURANTS

Andaluca
407 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-6999

Take two parts Mediterranean cuisine, mix with one part Southern hospitality, serve it up on the Pacific Northwest coast, and you get Andaluca at the Mayflower Park Hotel. This eclectic mix reflects Chef Wayne Johnson’s Army brat background, and every now and then, his Kentucky roots manifest themselves in the Spanish-style menu. The restaurant’s comforting cuisine mixed with an accommodating staff makes for a satisfying combination.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Lamb Dolmas

    Crisp Crust Duck Cakes

    Sweet Corn Risotto

    Chicken with Peaches
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 6:30 – 11:00 am; Saturday: 7:00 – 11:00 am; Sunday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Lunch:
    Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner:
    Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 5:00 –
    11:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 pm

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Barking Frog
14582 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 424-2999

If you get a chance to venture outside the city limits, visit the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. The restaurant, located near Microsoft headquarters, features Chef Tom Black’s modern American fare and delectable desserts made even better by the serene surroundings.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Dungeness Crab Beignets, Alaskan Halibut with Trofiette

    Pasta, Bing Cherry Jubilee
  • Hours:

  • Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday– Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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Brasa
2107 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-4220

Brasa’s Mediterranean-style cuisine is a reflection of Chef Tamara Murphy’s international travels. After returning from a trip to Spain, she recreated a tapa of white anchovies (from memory) just for our editor-in-chief. It’s this type of attention to detail that makes Brasa one of Seattle’s best dining establishments.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Grilled Squab

    Chimichurri Shrimp
  • Hours:
    Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
                 Friday– Saturday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 pm

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Café Juanita
9702 N.E. 120th Place
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 823-1505

Café Juanita is not your typical Italian restaurant. Chef Holly Smith’s light and tasty Northern Italian fare is perfectly suited to the café’s “smart-casual” atmosphere. Situated in a house with its own backyard garden, Café Juanita is an oasis of serenity.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Whole Roasted Branzino, Ruby Red Prawns, Piemontese Plin of Rabbit, Crisp Veal Sweetbreads
  • Hours:
    Tuesday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Campagne
86 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2800

The creative, Cal-French cuisine of Chef Daisley Gordon made for one of the best meals we had in Seattle. Located near the Seattle Market, Campagne is an elegant establishment that is a necessary stop for anyone dining in Seattle.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Calamar Provencal, Lobster Fricassee, Frog Legs Persillade, Potato Wrapped Black Bass
  • Hours:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30 – 10:00 pm
    Late night menu: Friday – Saturday until 12:00 am
    Bar: Nightly: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am or later

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Cascadia
Austin A. Bell Building
2328 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-8884

With his wife and co-creator, Heidi Grathwol, Chef Kerry Sear has created an ambitious menu using mostly local Northwest ingredients. The food, along with great service and an elegant atmosphere are what set Cascadia apart from its hip Belltown neighbors.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Caramelized Spice-Rubbed Wild King Salmon, Grilled Beef Loin, Green Curry-Rubbed Spring Lamb
  • Hours:
    Restaurant: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 5:00 – 10:30 pm
    ;Sunday closed*
    Lounge & Bar: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 - 12:00 am (Bar menu available
    until 10:30 pm); Friday – Saturday: 5:00 - 12:30 am (Bar menu available
    until 11:00 pm); Sunday closed
    Patio, Weather permitting: April - September
    *Catering, Available Monday – Sunday
    *Private Parties at Cascadia Restaurant: Lunches and Sundays

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Chandler's Crabhouse & Fish Market
901 Fairview Place North
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 223-2722

Spectacular waterfront views and an outdoor dining area make Chandler’s a casual restaurant that’s perfect for the whole family. When the weather permits, sit on the deck and watch the boats go by. The former chef at Chandler’s, Dan Thiessen, cooked up a fabulous Asian-influenced Dungeness Crab with Black Bean Sauce.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Cream of Living Pea Vine Soup, Pan-Seared Pacific White Sea
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Friday – Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm ;Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Earth & Ocean
1112 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 264-6060

This sleek restaurant in the W Hotel features contemporary American cuisine by Chef Maria Hines, who combines classical French training with influences from her travels across the United States and abroad.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Sweet Corn Soup, Wild Boar Ravioli, Cherry Crackle Pop
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 10:30 am; Saturday – Sunday
    7:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm

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Fish Club
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 256-1040

With beautiful, waterfront views of Puget Sound and a hot young chef in the kitchen, Fish Club is sure to become a fixture in the Seattle food scene. Located in the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, is the newest restaurant to come from celebrity chef, Todd English. Whether or not you stay at the hotel, you must stop in for breakfast – the Peanut Butter Pancakes are out of this world.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Grilled Squid and Red Wine Braised Octopus

    Crispy Scallop and Tuna Tartare

    Seared Foie Gras with Blackberries and Spoon Bread
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 am – 10:30 am
    Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Lunch:
    Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday:
    5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Lounge Bar:
    Open Nightly: 2:30 pm – 1:00 am
    Lobby Lounge:
    Open Daily: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Flying Fish
2234 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-8595

Also located in the trendy Belltown neighborhood of Seattle is Flying Fish, the brainchild of award-winning chef and local celebrity, Christine Keff. Chef Keff has received numerous accolades for Flying Fish’s extensive wine list as well as her commitment to using local, organic produce and supporting sustainable seafood.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Sister-in-Law Mussels, Sea Scallops in Thai Curry
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
    Late night menu: until 1:00 am daily; Bar open until 2:00 am daily

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The Harvest Vine
2701 E. Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 320-9771

Traditional, authentic Spanish cuisine is the standard at this Seattle restaurant. Chef Joseph Jimenez de Jiménez is very particular about his craft and prefers to serve diners his choice of fun dishes from his fabulous repertoire. Trust us – the chef knows what he’s doing, so just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Duck Confit, Roasted Fish on Sea Salt
  • Hours:
    Tuesday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 343-6156

Warm colors, dark wood banquettes, and rosy lighting give the Hunt Club the feel of an old English gentlemen’s club. Chef Brian Scheehser’s seasonal menu changes depending on what’s fresh each day. Every morning, he picks produce from his own 2-acre garden and creates the Hunt Club’s menu.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Applewood-Smoked King Salmon

    Breast of Sonoma Duckling

    Char-Grilled Lamb Chops
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00 – 10:00 am
    Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Lunch:
    Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 5:00 –
    10:00 pm

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Lampreia
2400 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121-1312
(206) 443-3301

Chef/owner Scott Carsberg uses only the finest ingredients available. His signature, minimalist style of cooking is the standard of every dish that comes out of Lampreia’s modern kitchen.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    “Fine Hen” Lacquered Duck Breast, Ricotta-Stuffed Farm Egg, Dungeness Crab and Melon Cannelloni
  • Hours:
    Tuesday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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Lark
926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122-4412
(206) 323-5275

Since being selected as a Rising Star, Chef Jonathan Sundstrom (formerly of Earth & Ocean) has opened up his own place! Our editorial staff has yet to sample the menu at Lark, but based on previous experiences with the chef, we’re sure it will be a hit.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Flash-Seared Diver Sea Scallops, Kauai Saifun Shrimp, Dungeness Crab and Corn Bisque
  • Hours:
    Tuesday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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Mistral
113 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 770-7799

You won’t find a menu at this restaurant because the dishes are customized for each table. Chef William Belickis prepares each dish depending on what’s fresh at the market that day. Although personal requests are accepted, the best thing to do is just go with the flow and let this rising young star show you his bag of tricks.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    White Salmon in Corn Foam, Peach and Foie Gras Ravioli, Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Sorbet
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm3:00 pm
    Dinner:
    Tuesday – Saturday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Monsoon – Chefs Eric & Sophie Bahn
615 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111

This place is what Wild Ginger used to be when it first came out – it’s hip, it’s fresh, and it’s modern. The brother and sister chef duo of Eric and Sophie Bahn will tantalize your taste buds with an array of exotic ingredients. It can often be difficult to match these types of foods with wine, but not at Monsoon. The superb wine list allows for surprisingly harmonious food and wine pairings.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Idaho Catfish Claypot, Asian Eggplant in Spicy Coconut Sauce, Five-Spice Roasted Pork and Organic Sweet Corn
  • Hours:
    Lunch, Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner, Tuesday – Sunday: 5:00 – 10:00 pm

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Ray's Boathouse
6049 Seaview Avenue
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-3770

The Pacific Northwest cuisine of Ray’s is exactly what you’d expect from a top-notch Seattle restaurant. Situated on the water, the spectacular views match Chef Charles Ramseyer’s exquisitely prepared seafood dishes. Gentlemen, don a suit and tie, and ladies, slip on your pearls – Ray’s is a classy affair.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Pan-Seared Alaskan Sea Scallops

    Penn Cove Mussels in Red Curry Coconut Broth
  • Hours:
    Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm;
    Saturday: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm; Sunday: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Summer Hours: Monday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
    Cafe (deck Seating area): Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

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Restaurant Zoe
2137 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 256-2060

Clean-tasting, simply prepared dishes make up Chef Scott Staples’ menu at Zoe. The restaurant’s large windows and cozy ambiance are the vision of the chef’s wife, who designed the interior of Zoe.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Tempura Squash Blossom

    Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

    House-Smoked Hanger Steak

    Coconut Napoleon
  • Hours:
    Dinner: Sunday– Thursday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
                 Friday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Rover's
2808 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-7442

At first glance, Rover’s might seem like the typical, classic French restaurant, if not for its chef. Thierry Ratureau, also known as “The Chef in the Hat,” is somewhat of a local celebrity in Seattle for coming out of the kitchen in silly hats to greet diners. His food, however, is not silly – the traditional French menu at Rover’s is flawlessly executed.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Scottish Wood Pigeon with Butternut Squash
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Friday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday – Saturday:
    5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar
205 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 456-0010

Chef John Howie’s attention to detail and his insistence on fresh, quality ingredients are reasons in part for Seastar’s rapid rise to success. After opening in 2002, the restaurant has already received praise from publications such as Wine Spectator and Food & Wine.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Flash-Seared Diver Sea Scallops, Kauai Saifun Shrimp, Dungeness Crab and Corn Bisque
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Waters
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 803-5595

This lakeside bistro, located on the lower level of the Woodmark Hotel, overlooks the Seattle skyline from the shores of Lake Washington. Chef Alex Nemeth’s Northwest Pacific menu places emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients from the region.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Eastern Dry Pack Scallop, House-Smoked Pacific Black Cod, Dungeness Crab Cakes
  • Hours:
    Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 11:00 am
    Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday – Saturday: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

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Wild Ginger
1401 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4450

The Asian-influence is apparent in both the cuisine and décor of this popular Seattle haunt. Chef/Owners Rick and Ann Yoder have turned Wild Ginger’s sleek, contemporary space into a must-eat destination for food-lovers, tourists, and trendsetters alike.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Nam’s Prawns, Spicy Manila Clams
  • Hours:
    Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 – 11:00 pm;
    ............ Friday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
    .............Saturday: 4:30 pm – 12:00 am; Sunday: 4:00 – 11:00 pm

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Yarrow Bay Grill & Beach Café
1270 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-9052

With a gorgeous view and a laid-back atmosphere, this restaurant is a great place to take your kids or meet up with friends. Chef Vicky McCaffree makes the most out of Seattle’s local ingredients such as salmon and fresh produce. The desserts are also a good bet.

  • Recommended Dishes:
    Sake King Salmon

    Berry Sorbet Terrine

    Summer Berry Cake
  • Hours:
    Dinner: Monday– Thursday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
                 Friday – Saturday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
                 Sunday : 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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BARS

The Chapel Bar
1600 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 447-4180

Located on Capitol Hill, this former church and mausoleum has been transformed into one of Seattle's hippest bar/restaurants with both a resident DJ and rotating guest DJs spinning tunes every night. For a "spiritual" experience, check out Chapel Bar's extended happy hour every day from 5-8pm, featuring an extensive list of Martinis for only $4 each.

  • Bar Hours:
    Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-1am
    Friday and Saturday, 5pm-2am

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The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-4333

Located below the trendy restaurant, Wild Ginger, this bar is THE place to see live music in Seattle. The bar offers a full menu and table service in each of its two main concert rooms and in the private suites available for intimate entertaining. The Triple Door’s hip, swanky vibe feels like a grown up version of going to a concert.

  • Bar Hours:
    Daily: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am

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   Published: December 2004


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