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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

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

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The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
230
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
wa'zwa'z
44
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
AlturaAltura
1288
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
293
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle
Melrose GrillMelrose Grill
1685
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Steakhouse | Renton, Seattle
The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
6230
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle
Opus Co.Opus Co.
125
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Contemporary American | Greenwood, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2207
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3556
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Eden HillEden Hill
390
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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
2046
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
682
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
688
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Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2207
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
368
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4136
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
457
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
794
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3778
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
932
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3556
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
PoppyPoppy
2261
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Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
LarkLark
721
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1700
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Terra PlataTerra Plata
1634
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Farm-to-table | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
313
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
JouleJoule
519
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
438
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Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
Le MesseLe Messe
129
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Contemporary Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2364
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
SpinasseSpinasse
2207
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
313
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2364
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
932
$$$$
Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1700
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French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
JouleJoule
519
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Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
280
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Mediterranean | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
682
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Chavez - Capitol HillChavez - Capitol Hill
339
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Mexican | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
GirinGirin
315
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Contemporary Korean | Pioneer Square, Seattle
LionheadLionhead
218
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
PintxoPintxo
462
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Spanish | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Harvest BeatHarvest Beat
450
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle
Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown SeattleNoi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle
213
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Thai | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
MōkSHA BellevueMōkSHA Bellevue
197
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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
4136
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3778
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Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Lola SeattleLola Seattle
2990
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle
ShuckersShuckers
1628
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
TilthTilth
2480
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
4148
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Northwest | Downtown, Seattle
The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2286
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
3276
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
2684
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Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
897
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Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

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Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
2120 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Seattle

I love this place! It feels like coming home. My son and I always come here when I am up visiting. Such great food and great service. More

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The Grill From IpanemaThe Grill From Ipanema
1821 reviews
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Steakhouse | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle

Ipanema's never disappoints! My wife and I come here about once a month and the menu keeps the favorites (garlic steak, house sirloin, ribeye) but also has new tastes to keep you guessing. This last time they offered ribs and drilled schrimp. The price is worth it, at least my wife and I think so. As long as the garlic steak and house sirloin stay on the menu we'll keep coming back. More

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Buenos Aires Grill - SeattleBuenos Aires Grill - Seattle
242 reviews
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Steakhouse | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle

I had an awesome experience with good food and an amazing waiter that made the night out even better!! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - BellevueMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bellevue
2865 reviews
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Seafood | Bellevue, Eastside

Nicely prepared food as requested with options for personal preferences. Reasonably priced with very good non intrusive service. More

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TilthTilth
2480 reviews
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American | Wallingford, Seattle

We were at Tilth to celebrate my husband's 88th birthday. He loves to eat at Tilth, because he has a strong preference for organic food. We've eaten at Tilth several times, and we've never been disappointed. The service on this visit was just as perfect as always, and the food was delicious. Making the reservation was very easy. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Seattle

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Wild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake UnionWild Ginger McKenzie- South Lake Union
22 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

The food was incredible and different menu from other Wild Ginger locations. Our server, Mark, was incredible! Super friendly, very knowledgeable and a total gem! More

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

Wonderful dinner on a Thursday night. The pasta and steak were out of this world! More

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Central Bar + RestaurantCentral Bar + Restaurant
124 reviews
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American | Bellevue, Eastside

The restaurant is gorgeous. Really great atmosphere. The music was super loud and didn't match the mood the decor suggests. The staff are absolutely amazing. The uniforms for the female staff are unfortunate. Could be more classy, less hooterish....Excited to try the outdoor seating. More

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Basil's Kitchen - TukwilaBasil's Kitchen - Tukwila
159 reviews
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Northwest | Tukwila, South of Seattle

Exceeded all our expectations! The food was perfectly prepared, well presented and tasty. The young lady that served us was efficient, friendly and made the evening more enjoyable. Thank you! 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
531 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Northwest Washington

Our dining experience was very pleasant from the service, cocktails, appetizers, main courses to dessert. The steamed clam appetizer and pork tenderloin with blueberry sauce were delicious!! We will be back!! More

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Harvest Beat2. Harvest Beat
450 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle

This was a really special dining experience. My friend and I sat at the counter and loved talking and watching the chefs plate the food for each course. The servings were generous and I honestly enjoyed everything! More

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May Kitchen + Bar3. May Kitchen + Bar
1002 reviews
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Thai | Vashon, South of Seattle

Amazing staff, food, and experience. They go out of their way to help you have an enjoyable experience. The food is a 11 out of 10 in my opinion. More

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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano4. Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
1321 reviews
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Italian | Issaquah, Eastside

We enjoyed beautiful food beautifully presented. Service was over the top. The tiny space is well set up and very intimate - I was surprised that it felt so private and cozy when I consider how close our neighbors were actually sitting. The price tag was a bit more than expected, so this will remain a 'special occasion' vs 'new fave' dining choice. More

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The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion5. The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion
286 reviews
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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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New to OpenTable

Seattle restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
ColtivaColtiva
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Italian | West Seattle/Alki, Seattle

Seattle's authentic thin crust pizza and hand made dough. Locally sourced Italian dishes. Craft cocktails with an Italian flair.More

El GritoEl Grito
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Mexican | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

El Grito is a jovial Mexican spot dishing up comforting classics in a vibrant setting complete with lively bar.More

Fujiyama Steak House & Bar - Liberty LakeFujiyama Steak House & Bar - Liberty Lake
$$$$
Japanese | Liberty Lake, Spokane

When you're craving a juicy NY steak or a succulent filet mignon, a sweet teriyaki salmon filet or a mountainous portion of delicious shrimp, at Fujiyama we use only the best ingredients for our entrées and provide a great and entertaining place to dine with family and friends. At Fujiyama, your entrées are prepared in front of you at the Hibachi grill tables. Our Hibachi chefs are experienced and know how to turn a regular night into a memorable one. Come to Fujiyama for your next special event or stop by after work to enjoy our fantastic happy hour specials. We can accommodate very large parties as well as intimate couple's settings. Our friendly and attentive staff are ready to give you an excellent dining experience.More

Headwaters Bar and GrillHeadwaters Bar and Grill
$$$$
American | Issaquah, Eastside

Unwind after a long day in our lounge and enjoy one of many appetizers with a wide selection of wine, beer and spirits. Catch up on the latest news or sporting event on our big screen, or hang out on the outdoor patio. Happy Hour is Back! Join us 7 days a week from 4pm-6pm and enjoy one of several specials.
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Magnuson Cafe & BreweryMagnuson Cafe & Brewery
$$$$
American | Laurelhurst, Seattle

Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is a modern American brewhouse restaurant that is all about community and craft food, featuring Mollusk Brewing and a large outdoor deck on the shores of Lake Washington. We source local meat, produce, seafood, dairy, ice cream, coffee, hops, grain, and bread every week, that are crafted into delicious meals and drinks!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.