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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Seattle / Eastern Washington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 The Shambles restaurant
4.9
4.9 (67)
$31 to $50
American
Roosevelt
About the restaurant
We are a 21+ restaurant and bar. Founded in 2018 by Joel and Matthew and purchased in late 2022 by Becky and Jon, the vision remains the same: Old English pub vibes, high quality food.

We loved The Shambles from the minute we walked in and now we continue the heritage of what was created before us. On the food side: high quality steaks, cut in house. Cooks who have the freedom to create seasonal dishes ranging from foraged mushrooms to house made sausages. To go with your meal, we offer skillfully made, non-fussy cocktails, carefully selected wines, a plethora of beers, sours, and ciders on tap and a a robust non alcoholic selection. We top it all off with warm and knowledgeable service. At the Shambles, you can join us for a lovely date night, get together with friends OR choose to sit at the bar and get an ear full of cheesy jokes and unfiltered chatter We are serious about our service from top to bottom and we can’t wait to serve you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
This place is AMAZING! The ambiance is laid back, but clean, comfortable, and somewhat rustic. Service is attentive and caring, with the server checking on us at the right moments and asking if the food met our expectations. The steaks are juicy (even if medium well), very well seasoned and beautifully platted. The sides are something else in terms of flavor. I have never had better potatoes and sautéed green in my life. The food is worth every second you wait. The price is just right for that you get.
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4.8
4.8 (1080)
$31 to $50
Italian
Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park
About the restaurant
Chef Brian Clevenger's first restaurant, located in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood features a constantly changing menu built around house-made pastas, local farm to tables produce
Beverage program also focus on PNW and smaller Europeans producer
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Seemed expensive. Less costly wines choices would be a plus.
A photo of Cora Pizza and Plates restaurant
4.8
4.8 (31)
$30 and under
Italian
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Cora Pizza & Plates, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill featuring wood fired pizzas, heartening pastas, and seasonal vegetables and salads from James Beard Award-winning Chef John Sundstrom of Lark. Visit our rustic and cozy space, perfect for a date night or family dinner, and enjoy our refined but approachable plates, complemented by a curated wine list, batch cocktails and boozy slushies.
Top review
TomB
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Attentive owner/staff, excellent unique pizza and pasta options, relaxed conversation friendly environment. Our favorite Seattle restaurant for groups of 5 or more.
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4.8
4.8 (39)
$31 to $50
Italian
Wallingford
About the restaurant
Chef Brian Clevenger's latest restaurant, located in the Fremont neighborhood. A refined take on our signature approach—prioritizing the freshest ingredients, prepared with simplicity. Our menu showcases locally and sustainably-harvested produce, seafood, and, of course, fresh house made pastas.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing experience, both food and service. Will definitely recommend to others.
A photo of Via Tribunali - Queen Anne restaurant
4.7
4.7 (9)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Queen Anne
About the restaurant
Sitting atop the hill of Seattle's famed Queen Anne neighborhood can be found Via Tribunali, a true taste of southern Italy. This establishment is known for its traditional menu, which features one of the most authentic Neapolitan pizzas found outside of Naples itself. Using only fresh ingredients, the chefs at Via Tribunali rotate menu items to match the flavors of the season, giving diners the opportunity to experience real Naples cooking.Although its creative homemade pizza, like frutti di mare made with clams and mussels or Tomo 17 featuring Italian tuna, is what sets Via Tribunali apart on the Seattle culinary scene, the restaurant also offers a variety of Naples specialties. The menu sports such unique dishes as spagetti alle vongole graced with oven-roasted clams and lasagna created with house-made meat ragu.
Top review
ChrisM
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
My out of town guests were gobsmacked! Your restaurant is chic, well appointed and the food was fantastic!!! I’ll definitely be back.
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4.7
4.7 (122)
$30 and under
Italian
Snoqualmie
About the restaurant
With 30 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants in Europe and USA owner Francesco Montalto and Chef Vincenzo Tarantino are bringing to Snoqualmie an innovative cuisine and are excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Top review
arielNvip
Dined on Apr 23, 2024
One of our favorite local places. The food was excellent as always and the service was outstanding; the perfect balance of attentiveness and personality. We were encouraged to try the coconut cream dolce for dessert and boy was it divine. Our new favorite. Love that this place is so close and so delicious!
A photo of Fonda La Catrina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Since 2012, Fonda La Catrina has been serving up Mexican comfort food and drink with quality ingredients and lots of love. We are a Mexico City style restaurant and bar located in the heart of the lively and loud Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle. Handmade tortillas, chips, salsas, tacos, braised puerco in salsa verde, tamales, mole de Poblano; all made in house by our talented team in the kitchen. The house made ethos extends to our bar as well. Agave spirits rule with fresh juices, infusions and seasonal fruits that inspire our bar team weekly. We feature Mexican and local beers as well as old world wines to match the vivid flavors of the Mexican cuisine we serve.
Top review
EricK
Dined 3 days ago
Great service and ambience. The food is high quality, wish it had a bit more spice and heat.
A photo of The Blue Glass restaurant
4.5
4.5 (51)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Phinney Ridge
About the restaurant
The Blue Glass Restaurant and Bar in Seattle is a cozy 21 and over only, neighborhood seafood, steak, and garden house that also has vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu offerings. A great choice for an intimate date, as well as brunch or dinner get togethers with friends and family. We are serious about our service, food, and drinks, and guest satisfaction is our #1 goal.

Top review
JohnMvip
Dined 5 days ago
Our dinners were great, but the burrata was a standout!
A photo of Pablo y Pablo - Leschi restaurant
4.5
4.5 (29)
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park
About the restaurant
Pablo y Pablo: small restaurant with big energy, located on Lake Washington in the neighborhood of Leschi. Whether it’s from land, sea, or garden—our kitchen team is all about putting intensity and vivacity on the plate. (While our bartenders shake some gusto in your glass.)
Top review
TianeK
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Always love coming here! We love the birria and ceviche but really all the dishes are excellent. The wait staff make us feel like family; so happy to have such a great spot in the neighborhood!
A photo of Skillet Diner at Capitol Hill restaurant
4.3
4.3 (633)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Capitol Hill / First Hill
About the restaurant
No Mo' Cash
Heads up!
In order to provide the safest work environment possible for the team we will no longer accept cash. We gladly take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other forms of touchless payment.

The award-winning Skillet Diner opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in 2011. We’re a neighborhood joint doing our best to make the place feel relaxed, service attentive and easy; the food approachable yet focused. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The style of food is similar to what we’re known for on the airstream …the difference? we have so much more room! Items range from our fennel-crusted fried chicken and waffle to our burger with bacon jam, arugula, and bleu cheese, to our legendary kale Caesar salad.

Seating policy: We require your whole party be present to be sat.
Top review
MichaelBvip
Dined 6 days ago
We love the food and the service. Our server, Eddie, is amazing. I also appreciate that they are always looking to change their menu up and work to keep their guests returning.
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