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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.
OOLA Capitol Hill’s concept is PNW casual fine dining, shared plates, driven by the seasons and paired with cocktails showcasing OOLA spirits. Beverage Director, Devan Lenning (They/Them) creates seasonally changing cocktail with variable ABV's so guests can pair food and cocktails throughout the dining experience. Executive Chef, Liz Blacker (She/Her) creates photo worthy shared plates with the freshest seasonal and hyper local ingredients with a Pacific Northwest flair.
The Olive and Grape opened in September 2010. The owner, Paola Corsini, is third-generation Italian Levantine, born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. Paola's distinct culture is represented in the menu at The Olive and Grape. Each and every meal served is infused with the traditions of Turkish and Italian cuisine.
Chef William Belickis emphasizes a strong dedication to seasonal and local ingredients grown in our own rooftop farm and sourced from trusted farms/purveyors, as well as the finest ingredients the world has to offer.
Our menu is seasonal based on Chef's choice of the freshest ingredients available to create artistic flavors. Put trust in Chef William Belickis's hands and experience the American Omakase, a personalized 5-course seasonal tasting menu. Wine pairing is available and our knowledgeable staff can help you customize your dining experience.
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!
In the heart of Pike Place Market, Radiator Whiskey Bar features food that brings a smile and drinks in every variety of container and iteration; straight, mixed, bottled, canned and on tap. Step inside Radiator Whiskey and be immersed in Pacific Northwest atmosphere, warm tones, industrial architecture and plenty of natural wood accents including a larger than live whiskey barrel wall.
(21 & over only)
Radiator Whiskey has daily happy hour drink specials and daily rotating meat specials on top of the regular menu. All the dishes are created fresh with options such as apple salad, smoked & fried half chicken, fried pork shank and warm cornbread.
Must be 21 and over.
Please bring valid identifications per Washington state law.
A chef-driven paradise wrapped in a small neighborhood vibe. Ada’s has been a staple in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood for years. However today, the new Ada’s is a creation stemmed from a lifelong dream of Executive Chef Ayhan Barlas. With a completely revised menu of American classics prepared with a European flair alongside Chef Ayhan’s native Turkish favorites, your senses will thank you!
We are firm believers that the freshest ingredients create the best dishes, and that things that grow together, go together. So, in keeping with that mantra, we pride ourselves on using as many local purveyors as possible to best keep our dishes in line with the true spirit of the finest cuisine the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Here you'll find a modern, warm and romantic dining experience in an elegantly casual atmosphere. We also have a great bar and lounge area with a wonderful Happy Hour.
When you dine with us, you’ll feel like part of the family.
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.
Il Terrazzo Carmine is located in historic Pioneer Square - nestled in an urban-renewed alley with entrances through the vintage lobby on First Avenue or through the delightful courtyard in the back. Since 1984, Carmine Smeraldo's classic Italian restaurant has been where the locals have chosen to return over and over again. From the Carpaccio Di Bue and Spaghettini Dell 'Ortolano for lunch to the Suprema Di Pollo Farcita and Zuppa Di Pesce for dinner you will know you have gone to a place where excellence is a way of life. Arguably the best Italian restaurant in Seattle, Il Terrazzo serves classical Italian cuisine with an atmosphere you may want to call home and never leave
Our Brunch and Lunch menus are also quite delicious with homemade quiches and soups that will bring you back again and again.
We offer delicious dishes with ingredients sourced locally and fresh.
Our craft cocktails will remind you the days you were out in the woods with your friends.
- SRSharonRvipSeattle / Eastern Washington •5 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoThis was our first time here but it will not be our last. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived. The menu offered many of our favorites and we selected the Linguine with clams and the Gnocchi. We enjoyed the caprese salad and bread waiting for our entrees to come. The Linguine with clams was the best I have ever had, even better than I make. It was loaded with clams and the linguine was done perfectly. The Gnocchi, while beautiful in looks and taste, it was so small it looked like an appetizer portion not an entree; disappointing. The wait staff were informative, pleasant and humorous. We will definitely come back.More infoAssaggioPrice: Moderate• Italian• Downtown•4.6
- PEPeggyECalgary / Southern Alberta •2 reviews4.0Dined 6 days agoThe sweet potato gnocchi was tasteless. The 2 meat dishes (duck and salmon) that my family got were good thoughMore info2120Price: Expensive• Contemporary American• Downtown•4.8
- SMSarahMarshallvipPortland / Oregon •24 reviews5.0Dined on Dec 3, 2023As a friend came to meet us, we had to adjust our party size. They were accommodating and kind. I love this place for a fancy evening or date. The caviar and cocktails are amazing!More infoDeep DivePrice: Expensive• Contemporary American• Lake Union / Eastlake•4.5
- DMDMSSvipSeattle / Eastern Washington •38 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023We had a nice birthday celebration on New Years Day. The place was busy - obviously very popular, and they reportedly have a nice happy hour. All of our food was excellent -- very tender octopus, nice lumache (snails), tender venison steak and excellent osso buco (which is easily big enough for two people). Our server was great -- attentive but not intrusive. We'll be back.More infoBaroloPrice: Expensive• Italian• Downtown•4.6
- SSeattlewriterSeattle / Eastern Washington •9 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Lovely New Year's Day dinner. Friendly staff, great service, and all the drinks and dishes were excellent. Highly recommend.More infoCinque Terre RistorantePrice: Moderate• Italian• Downtown•4.8
LGBTQ-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Seattle
OpenTable gives restaurants the ability to celebrate their identity on their restaurant profile—making it even easier for you to find LGBTQ-owned and -operated restaurants to support from coast to coast. Book a table at one of these spots to dine out (and proud!) for Pride month and beyond.
12 top date night restaurants in Seattle
Seattle’s romantic restaurants show that with market-fresh plates, Northwestern wines, and some mood lighting, sparks can fly in the Emerald City. Set the stage for a monumental moment with exquisite seafood at a kaiseki spot in Belltown. In Pike/Pine, whisk a date away on a whirlwind trip to not-quite Greece. Or share a plate of hand-cut noodles to celebrate a special occasion at an acclaimed Piedmont trattoria. Even though most people in town consider fancy flannel dressing up, these places serve you a splash of something sexier. Read on for a guide to Seattle’s 12 most romantic restaurants to book now.
5 Must-Book Restaurants in Seattle
Despite economic challenges, restaurant openings currently outpace closures in the Seattle area. The exciting new crop mirrors the Emerald City’s own diversity, and includes a swanky, American brasserie at the city’s revamped Fairmont Olympic Hotel, a Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Pike Place Market, and a family-run Vietnamese joint in Haller Lake. Here are five hot spots to book in Seattle right now.
The Best Places to Grab a Drink in Seattle
Like the dazzling Emerald City itself, Seattle’s bar scene is a lot of things at once: it is a craft beer haven, teems with celebrated grunge dives, and boasts wine lists featuring the best of Washington’s locally produced bottles. No matter your drink of choice, there is a speakeasy, wine bar, or brewery for whatever strikes your fancy. Find your next drink at one of these innovative bars focused on craft, quality, and, of course, good times.
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The Top 9 Seattle Restaurants for Outdoor Dining
For much of the year, Seattle is gray, a bit cold—and yes, rainy. But from May to September, sunshine and warm temps transform the city. Across Seattle, there are many perfect patios for sipping cocktails, lakeside venues with skyline views and fresh seafood, and cozy backyards to enjoy al fresco dining. So while the sunshine doesn’t last long in the Emerald City, as summer inches closer, here are a few of the best places in the city to visit for excellent food and drinks outside.
The 10 Greatest Restaurants in Seattle
There’s great seafood to be consumed in Seattle, but it’s only the beginning of what the Emerald City has to offer. Boasting one of the country’s most creative and diverse dining scenes, Seattle is dedicated to sourcing locally—from land to sea. Storied restaurants, from Canlis, the pinnacle of Pacific Northwestern fine-dining, to chic modern hangouts like the Walrus and the Carpenter, prove Seattle’s range and prowess. And even as the city’s changed over the last decade, growing and evolving under a massive tech boom, its soul remains as vibrant and bold as ever.
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Seattle is special; that's why it's consistently been one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The unique culture of the city is deliciously demonstrated by its restaurant scene. Seattle offers thousands of distinctive dining options. Classic café fare offers a taste of home. Contemporary menus are rewritten seasonally to reflect locally sourced ingredients and chef innovations. For breakfast, try the wildly popular Dutch baby pancakes. For lunch, enjoy East Coast-inspired seafood like New England clam chowder and crab rolls. For dinner, embrace the spirit of Seattle at any of the many award-winning eateries. Even the steakhouses are revolutionary, offering rare beef with expert preparations.
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The most romantic restaurant in Seattle is Il Terrazzo Carmine