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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Seattle / Eastern Washington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance 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 OOLA Capitol Hill restaurant
4.9 (67)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
We always leave ample space for walk-in's so come on over! Party's over 6 people, give us a call or send a direct message on our website.

OOLA Capitol Hill offers craft cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits, elevated bar snacks and PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons. Executive Chef Elizabeth Blacker creates photo-worthy share plates with the freshest seasonal ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.

Nestled in a private courtyard on Union Street between 14th and 15th, OOLA Capitol Hill is a gem of a building with two garage doors opening onto a patio shaded by mature Japanese Maple trees. With 11 seats at the bar and 22 on the floor, it is one of the rare intimate community treasures that make Seattle a marvel.

We also have a Private Dining Room for parties from 8-20.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Such a charming restaurant with outstanding food, tasty drinks and excellent service.
A photo of Fujiwara restaurant
4.9 (15)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
An ambience of relaxation brought to life in a 6 seat sushi counter. Savor Edomae Style Sushi through an Omakase course delicately crafted by Seiji Fujiwara.

Two seatings of Omakase, Thursday-Sunday, starting at 5:30 and 7:30 respectively.
Wednesdays offer a limited number of walk-in customers from 5:00-6:00 and a single Omakase seating at 7:00.

Please note that there is no sign outside to indicate our restaurant. Enter through the doors of New Zen Japanese Restaurant and proceed straight to the sushi counter ahead. The 6 seat sushi bar you will see is Fujiwara.

Additionally, there is a parking lot next to the building that is available for all customers. We are looking forward to your visit.

For any questions please message 425-633-5500.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Chef Fuji-San and his wife take you on a magical tour of Japan with seasonal fish, delicious chawanmushi and beautifully curated appetizers. As a gluten free diner, the restaurant reached out to me ahead of time to try and accommodate my allergy and also made a special chawanmushi so that I could truly enjoy the experience. This is a special dining experience and special chef family.
A photo of Kro Bar restaurant
4.9 (552)
$31 to $50
Dining Bar
About the restaurant
The krō bär is an eclectic bar with a speakeasy vibe and a passion for spirits and great food with a nod to another era.

Tucked away on Main Street in Bothell, a walkable neighborhood teaming with local art, culture and food, the artfully handcrafted krō bär has been reclaimed from the bones of Bothell’s historic hardware store in the Mohn building. The 16-foot-high tin ceilings, a hanging catwalk and the original wood floors were uncovered and restored.

Please note we are 21 and older only.

Due to the size of our location, we are unable to seat parties of more than 4 guests.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great service and food. Drinks were super solid also.
A photo of The Veranda at Casia Lodge and Ranch restaurant
4.9 (47)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson brings his culinary expertise to the heart of the Methow Valley at The Veranda, situated inside the picturesque Casia Lodge & Ranch. Indulge in seasonal menus, thoughtfully crafted to showcase the bounty of local farmers and purveyors, all within a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Whether you're savoring perfectly cooked steak, seafood, house baked breads or a farm-fresh salad, each dish is a testament to Chef Jason's commitment to quality and flavor. Situated amidst breathtaking views, The Veranda looks out onto a sprawling 300 acres of open landscape and is framed by the majestic Cascade Mountains.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Open table reviews were why we tried the Veranda, and we were so glad we did! Outstanding experience in every way. Food was delicious and beautifully prepared, fresh and local, it was hard to decide because we wanted to try so many dishes. Everything we tasted was distinctly different and so enjoyable. Leftovers were a treat on our hike the next day.The owners and staff are gracious and treated every diner with care but without being stuffy. The setting is stunning and worth taking some extra time to walk the grounds and perhaps the lodge which has some amazing antique furnishings. In fact, it looks like the lodge would be a gem to stay in, and just a few minutes out of Twisp. Something to look forward to next trip!
A photo of Swing Wine Bar restaurant
4.7 (1047)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
**Dear Guests, PLEASE READ **

Swing is a 21 and over venue.

We do not allow pets on our patio.

During particularly hot days, we may have a limited menu available.

We have a 15 minute grace period for reservations, please call if you are running late.

We have outdoor seating, indoor seating (which includes main floor tables and the wine cellar downstairs) and a bar height table (Table 11) indoors, please select the area that suits you.

Swing is the perfect spot for date night, or celebrating with friends!
With an award-winning wine list and wonderful staff, Swing is perched on the hill overlooking Capitol Lake.

Swing is a full service restaurant and bar specializing in original and classic craft cocktails, wine flights, and over 25 wines by the glass. We are woman owned and operated since 2007.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time at Swing. We had a great experience. We loved the patio seating. Beautiful view. Delicious food!
A photo of Tilikum Place Cafe restaurant
4.9 (2262)
$30 and under
Belltown / Pike Place Market
About the restaurant
Inspired European and Northwest brunch, lunch and dinner. We take great pride in using the freshest & highest quality products as our menu is entirely made in house. Stop by for dinner or brunch & experience seasonal cuisine, creative libations & a warm welcome!
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Easily the best breakfast spot on the west coast, if not the world. My family, friends, and I often plan our trips up to the Emerald City from the Valley of the Sun based around when we can get into this place (bookings seem to open 2-3 months in advance). Their Dutch babies are always different but always hit the spot, and everyone working there is a gem - even though we're from far away, they always greet us like friends and make us feel like we're at home.
A photo of Westcott Bay Shellfish Co restaurant
5 (846)
$31 to $50
San Juan Islands
About the restaurant
Reservations are now open for the Tide Tables for parties of 1-20 people!

We are growers of oysters, mussels and clams in the renowned waters of Westcott Bay on San Juan Island, Washington. The Tide Tables restaurant incorporates seasonal dishes sourced from local farms, and our freshly harvested oysters and clams. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for the Tide Tables, we have very limited walk in space!
A few things to note about your reservation:
All reservations are for 1.5 hours based on your reservation start time, we recommend arriving on time to ensure you get the whole time.
You can now make reservations for up to 20 people.
We are unable to itemize bills for parties of 8+ people.
Top review
Dined on Jun 17, 2024
Always fun at Westcott Oyster farm. The oysters are the best!❤️
A photo of Takai by Kashiba restaurant
4.8 (340)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Takai by Kashiba is a fine dining Edo-Mae style Sushi restaurant that specializes exclusively in nigiri sushi.
Sushi Counter is solely Chef's Omakase, seated at 5:30 and 7:30.
Omakase is also available at our dining room tables along with a la carte Sushi options.
We do not have vegan/vegetarian/kids menus available. We are able to accommodate most allergies.

Led by Chef Jun Takai, the Omakase consists of local and international seafood accompanied by Kaiseki style dishes. Takai by Kashiba creates an elegant atmosphere whether you're seated at a table or the intimate sushi bar.

Omakase style drink pairings are also available along with a thoughtful selection of Sake, Wine and Japanese Whisky.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service. The omakase menu was the same as 5 months ago when I was dining last . It did take the fun out of the surprise.
A photo of Bar Bacetto restaurant
4.9 (245)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Located in beautiful Waitsburg Washington, a lively yet intimate space that welcomes you into the bosom of wine and wheat country.
Brought to you by Erin & Mike Easton, Bar Bacetto is a cozy 18 seat bar (21+) with a small menu of classic cocktails, antipasti, and fresh pasta dishes. The dynamic, ever changing menu can be found on our giant chalkboard.
We welcome parties of 4 and smaller.

We are a 21+ establishment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
So good. The food was excellent, and the staff was charming.
A photo of Inside Passage restaurant
4.7 (248)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Inside Passage is a Northwest sunken ship, underwater, tropical cocktail bar with a sea creature named Kiki that lives above the bar. Created and run by your friends at Rumba and found within. Cocktails have elaborate, outrageous presentations and are crafted with premium ingredients and exotic flavors.

Reservations are released on a rolling basis, six weeks out. If you are looking for a date beyond that range, please check back! Inside Passage is a 21+ establishment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Inside Passage was a GREAT experience! Our server Julian was amazing, attentive and super nice! We really enjoyed the drinks, the food and the atmosphere! 10/10
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