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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

The OpenTable team

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Seattle where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:The Corson Building, wa'z, Altura
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Japanese, Italian
Neighborhoods:Georgetown, Belltown / Pike Place Market, Capitol Hill / First Hill
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The Corson Building

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
261 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
There are few restaurants in Seattle as special as The Corson Building, a tiny spot in the Georgetown neighborhood that feels like a place you’d stumble upon in the French countrysRead more
96% recommended
2 people mentioned the Halibut Entree
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wa'z

$$$$·Japanese·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
121 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
At this point, many of us are familiar with a handful of the cuisine types of Japan: sushi, ramen, and soba, for example. Kaiseki cuisine, however, is not often found in the U.S., Read more
95% recommended
Best Service in Seattle / Eastern Washington
9 people mentioned the Kaiseki
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Altura

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
1,314 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Altura is a fine-dining restaurant that feels beyond any sort of definition; sure, you could call it an Italian spot, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant in Italy with dRead more
95% recommended
15 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Muse at Benaroya Hall

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
366 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
For a fine-dining experience before an evening of classical music, check out Muse, the official restaurant of the Seattle Symphony. Tucked away in Benaroya Hall, the menu leans EurRead more
96% recommended
13 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Melrose Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Renton
1,828 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Seattleites have been going to the space that is the Melrose Grill, a steakhouse in Renton, since the days before prohibition—the saloon’s original mirrored back bar still stands. Read more
97% recommended
60 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
6,839 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Metropolitan Grill is one of the finest spots in Seattle to enjoy a charred hunk of steak: the booths are velveted and deep; the tables are polished, dark woods; and the lightiRead more
93% recommended
Steak in Seattle / Eastern Washington
176 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Opus Co.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Greenwood
126 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Dining at Opus Co. feels like going to your best friend’s dinner party, if your best friend happened to cook the kind of thoughtful, seasonal, and deeply delicious food that the teRead more
97% recommended
2 people mentioned the Buttermilk Ice Cream
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Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,432 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
There’s no shortage of great Italian restaurants in Seattle, but Spinasse consistently shines as one of the brightest. Come here for superlative dishes like hand-cut tajarin with bRead more
93% recommended
Italian in Seattle / Eastern Washington
144 people mentioned the Tajarin
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The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
4,309 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
There’s no place quite like The Pink Door. This is part circus, part cabaret, part live-music venue, and part Italian restaurant, all found within Seattle’s historic Pike Place MarRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Seattle / Eastern Washington
62 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Eden Hill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Queen Anne
512 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
Tucked away atop Queen Anne you’ll find Eden Hill, a tiny, 24-seat restaurant helmed by wunderkid chef Maximillian Perry. The space is quaint and romantic, with food that is both gRead more
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle / Eastern Washington
15 people mentioned the Candy Bar
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