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

Best American Restaurants in Seattle

The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
(236)
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
Over The Moon CafeOver The Moon Cafe
(1241)
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American | Tacoma, Tacoma
TilthTilth
(2516)
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American | Wallingford, Seattle
Brix 25 RestaurantBrix 25 Restaurant
(945)
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American | Gig Harbor, Tacoma
Brunswick & HuntBrunswick & Hunt
(416)
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American | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
The London PlaneThe London Plane
(314)
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American | Pioneer Square, Seattle
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - BellevueMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Bellevue
(307)
$$$$
American | Bellevue, Eastside
The Davenport Signature BuffetThe Davenport Signature Buffet
(523)
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American | Spokane, Spokane
Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
(303)
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American | Downtown, Seattle

Best Italian Restaurants in Seattle

SpinasseSpinasse
(2261)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Montalcino Ristorante ItalianoMontalcino Ristorante Italiano
(1363)
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Italian | Issaquah, Eastside
AlturaAltura
(1309)
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
(3696)
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
(2726)
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Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Il Terrazzo CarmineIl Terrazzo Carmine
(1676)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Italia TrattoriaItalia Trattoria
(597)
$$$$
Italian | Spokane, Spokane
Gianfranco Ristorante ItalianoGianfranco Ristorante Italiano
(422)
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Italian | Snoqualmie, Eastside
SerafinaSerafina
(1501)
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Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
CantinettaCantinetta
(553)
$$$$
Italian | Wallingford, Seattle
Mondello Ristorante ItalianoMondello Ristorante Italiano
(226)
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Italian | Magnolia, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
(826)
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Bar CantinettaBar Cantinetta
(199)
$$$$
Italian | Madison Valley, Seattle
Cafe LagoCafe Lago
(374)
$$$$
Italian | U Village / U District, Seattle

Popular restaurants in Seattle

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Seattle

Bateau
(336)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Lark
(349)
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill
Osteria La Spiga
(301)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Seattle

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are trending on our hard-to-get reservation list.
The Corson BuildingThe Corson Building
236
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American | Georgetown, Seattle
wa'zwa'z
63
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
AlturaAltura
1309
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Muse at Benaroya HallMuse at Benaroya Hall
315
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Seattle
Melrose GrillMelrose Grill
1751
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Steakhouse | Renton, Seattle
The Metropolitan GrillThe Metropolitan Grill
6372
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Steak | Downtown, Seattle
Opus Co.Opus Co.
126
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Contemporary American | Greenwood, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2261
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3696
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Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Eden HillEden Hill
415
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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
2129
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Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
731
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Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
WestwardWestward
709
$$$$
Northwest | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
SpinasseSpinasse
2261
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
San FermoSan Fermo
412
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - SeattlePurple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
4140
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Tallulah'sTallulah's
471
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
StoneburnerStoneburner
826
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Italian | Ballard / Fremont, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3955
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
968
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Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
The Pink DoorThe Pink Door
3696
$$$$
Italian | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
PoppyPoppy
2313
$$$$
Northwest | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
LarkLark
762
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1747
$$$$
French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Terra PlataTerra Plata
1685
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
332
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
JouleJoule
548
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
VendemmiaVendemmia
454
$$$$
Italian | Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park, Seattle
Le MesseLe Messe
161
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Contemporary Italian | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2424
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Seafood | Downtown, Seattle

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Seattle

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
SpinasseSpinasse
2261
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Italian | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
The Whale WinsThe Whale Wins
332
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
Blueacre SeafoodBlueacre Seafood
2424
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
Sushi Kappo TamuraSushi Kappo Tamura
968
$$$$
Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle
Cafe CampagneCafe Campagne
1747
$$$$
French | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
JouleJoule
548
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wallingford, Seattle
Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
295
$$$$
Greek | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
MamnoonMamnoon
731
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
Chavez - Capitol HillChavez - Capitol Hill
349
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Mexican | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
GirinGirin
328
$$$$
Contemporary Korean | Pioneer Square, Seattle
LionheadLionhead
231
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle
PintxoPintxo
475
$$$$
Spanish | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
Harvest BeatHarvest Beat
463
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Wallingford, Seattle
Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown SeattleNoi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle
232
$$$$
Thai | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle
MōkSHA BellevueMōkSHA Bellevue
202
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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
4140
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American | Downtown, Seattle
Wild Ginger Downtown SeattleWild Ginger Downtown Seattle
3955
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, Seattle
Lola SeattleLola Seattle
3081
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Seattle
ShuckersShuckers
1675
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, Seattle
TilthTilth
2516
$$$$
American | Wallingford, Seattle
Dahlia LoungeDahlia Lounge
4211
$$$$
Northwest | Downtown, Seattle
The Capital Grille - SeattleThe Capital Grille - Seattle
2346
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle
TulioTulio
3353
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle
Cafe JuanitaCafe Juanita
2726
$$$$
Italian | Kirkland, Eastside
Umi Sake HouseUmi Sake House
938
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Seattle

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Il Fornaio - SeattleIl Fornaio - Seattle
2172 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

I really enjoyed my lunch there. I was able to find a choice on the menu that was no carbs, and it was delicious. My friend and I enjoyed the ambiance and our window seat. The service was very attentive as well. More

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The Grill From IpanemaThe Grill From Ipanema
1855 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle

My wife and I decided to stop in at the last minute. We enjoyed a great time. Glad to have discovered this place. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - BellevueMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Bellevue
2938 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Bellevue, Eastside

Food was very good with great selection. Service was good and prompt. Wine list is OK. Enjoyed the blackened MahiMahi which was only mildly spicey, cooked perfectly. More

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

Amazing food and staff! Will definitely go back to eat again. We got the meat tray for 2. The meat melted in your mouth More

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TulioTulio
3353 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Seattle

If I want to impress a client for lunch, I go to Tulio's. Service, food, ambience are all amazing. It's a standout in the Seattle lunch scene. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Seattle

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Omega OuzeriOmega Ouzeri
295 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Capitol Hill / First Hill, Seattle

Great ambiance and great food. The service was very good as well. I would definitely recommend it. Get the fried cauliflower...it's delicious! More

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

Oscar did an outstanding job of making us feel taken care of. He gave us spice on the side because we differed in levels on a dish we shared. He handled all details from making sure water glasses were discreetly filled to being punctual with the check. We left smiling and planning to return for a happy hour one day after work. More

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Nordstrom Grill - Downtown SeattleNordstrom Grill - Downtown Seattle
303 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Seattle

Very helpful servers! We were 1/2 hour late for our reservation and didn't have long to eat before going to a show. They were able to serve us very efficiently and guide our choices to things that could be ready quickly. Quick but not rushed, perfect. More

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

We have always gotten better service than we deserve. They are very flexible. They care. They serve you like you can not fail to want to come back. More

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BirchBirch
26 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

The food was really quite fantastic-esp the wine pairing. The ambiance is my only critique! That being said I’d go back any day. 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
559 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Northwest Washington

Great experience, great food,romantic or business environment. The food is amazing and the customer service is very nice and friendly. We will be back! More

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Katana Sushi & Sake House2. Katana Sushi & Sake House
38 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Everett, North of Seattle

Excellent tasting food and presentation. Unique decor. More

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The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion3. The Vine @ Cameo Heights Mansion
288 reviews
$$$$
Northwest | Walla Walla, Walla Walla

This was our 2nd special occasion visit to this delightful restaurant. Being able to watch the chef cook and also he served some of the courses to us personally. The decor is beautiful and restful. A memorable meal with my wonderful husband. More

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Sushi Kappo Tamura4. Sushi Kappo Tamura
968 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Lake Union / Eastlake, Seattle

So good. Quality fish and good quantity. Attentive staff and quick service but did not feel rushed. More

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wa'z5. wa'z
63 reviews
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Japanese | Belltown / Pike Place Market, Seattle

Wa'z serves Kyoto style Kaiseki cuisine with a creative twist using Northwest fresh ingredients. It is always a treat to dine at the counter, with Hiro-San who is the head chef and owner of the restaurant. The menu changes monthly, with a theme which is seasonal and festive at the same time. Great thought is given to assemble each dish, from the presentation, to the quality of the food and taste (with choice selections of the freshest ingredients), the colors of the different compositions, and the garnish, all in perfect harmony, sometimes with a kick (a delicate touch of yuzu flavored spice). For me, it is always a feast not just for the tummy, but the eyes and the mind, sometimes whimsical, and sometimes stimulating imagination and a sense of nostalgia (of travels to Japan), not just my taste buds. Hiro-San never disappoints. The cuisine gets better each month. I look forward to going back each month because I am so curious what Hiro-San would create....it's addictive! More

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New to OpenTable

Seattle restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Daniel's Broiler - Downtown SeattleDaniel's Broiler - Downtown Seattle
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Seattle

Located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Seattle, guests enjoy downtown views with live piano music, USDA Prime Steaks—the top two percent of all graded beef in the nation—as well as other traditional steakhouse favorites and our award-winning wine list. Our Rickhouse Whiskey Bar features a 36 barrel bourbon display wall and offers a wide selection of whiskey and other fine spirits from around the globe.More

Movie & Dinner - At Northern QuestMovie & Dinner - At Northern Quest
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American | Spokane, Spokane

Movies are optional at M&D. Our Brüt Gourmet menu boasts bold flavors made with fresh ingredients. Come by for lunch or dinner to check out the menu, or stop in for happy hour and enjoy a classic cocktail at our full-service bar. Our food is scratch cooked, affordable and delicious. Did we mention Kansas City BBQ?More

Piroshky and CrepesPiroshky and Crepes
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Creperie | Everett, North of Seattle

Piroshky and Crepes features Crepes and many eastern European delicacies.More

Setsunai Noodle BarSetsunai Noodle Bar
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Korean | San Juan Islands, Northwest Washington

We've been making kimchi and sauerkraut as Kraut Pleasers since June 2015. After searching for a better way to share our kimchi we explored ramen and udon noodle bowls. Serving them all winter at our Little Winter Market we then opened in the spring of 2017 as Setsunai Noodle Bar using our fermenting kitchen as the base. We’ve now moved the fermentation side of things over to our local shared access community kitchen, Taproot. We are in the heart of the village with plenty of parking and a local beach within site. We serve our bowls with both traditional Kimchi and Golden Napa for you spice wimps. We have dumplings with seasonal fillings and kid bowls with just noodles and broth. More

The Guest HouseThe Guest House
$$$$
American | Kenmore, Eastside

The Guest House features seasonal, local ingredients celebrating the area’s abundance. We are a small, neighborhood restaurant for days/nights when you just want someone else to take care of you. We make a sincere attempt at great hospitality and honest cooking. Come see us for approachable Pacific NW cuisine and stay for a house cocktail or WA beer.
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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.