Seattle is home to a vibrant and diverse dining scene, with new spots appearing all the time. Seattle’s prime location is Emerald City which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, mountains and evergreen forests, and that is where most of these amazing restaurants can be found. From fresh seafood to Asian cuisine and classic French flavors, Seattle is flooded with fantastic dining options for everyone to try. Here is a list of hidden treasures that Seattle has to offer!
The Pink Door
Along the quaint Post Alley at Seattle’s Pike Place Market awaits one of the city’s most beloved restaurant destinations since 1981: The Pink Door. This restaurant offers an Italian-American dining experience with eclectic entertainment and amazing service. Owner Jackie Roberts offers an escape from your daily routine with a classic, produce-driven menu, a convivial atmosphere fueled by her friendly staff, and entertainment such as trapeze, cabaret, music, and tarot readings. Whether nestled inside the dining room, relaxing in the lounge or outside on the view deck overlooking Elliot Bay, the mysterious alchemy of The Pink Door’s food, ambiance and service create a habit-forming experience.
Elliott’s Oyster House
On a pier that’s over a century old, Elliott’s Oyster House has been one of Seattle’s best places for seafood for over three decades. All of the iconic tastes of the Pacific Northwest can be found there like wild salmon and, of course, oysters. The varieties of the rocky bivalves are reliably fresh—all local and sustainably caught. With skyscrapers behind you, water below you, and mountains across the Sound, a meal on this pier is one of the highlights of any stay in Seattle.
Black Bottle Gastrotavern
Black Bottle Gastrotavern is Seattle’s first gastropub which was established in 2005. Black Bottle makes sure to establish a casual and convivial atmosphere where you can order dishes “for the table”, as much or as little as you like, and experience the food in a communal way. Black Bottle caters rustic dishes that are intended to be shared and served as soon as they are prepared. Furthermore, their dishes range from $5 to $12 as well as offer plenty of choices from their wine list.
Serious Pie is a pizzeria with a 600-degree stone-encased apple wood burning oven which preserves the character of house-made charcuterie ( is a cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage,etc.) and artisan cheeses from around the world. Serious pie specializes in a variety of pizzas like thin and crispy-crusted pizzas, made with fresh, local ingredients, house-cured meats, and creative toppings like smoked duck and Penn Cove clams.
Canlis first opened in 1950 and is Seattle’s longest-running fine dining restaurant. This restaurant has been serving Seattle’s elite for over 65 years and is often considered the most trusted restaurant in Seattle as it showcases six generations. Canlis was once a mid-century modern home with a million-dollar waterfront view of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. Canlis was designed to be sophisticated, refined, and subtle. The staff makes sure to welcome their guests as they would be in their own home. Furthermore, in order to achieve a timeless design, they are constantly adapting to a modern style without straying too far from its iconic and historical look.