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Taste the Emerald City.

There’s a reason Seattle is at the forefront of America’s food scene. The city’s top-notch restaurateurs serve the bounty of the region with innovative flair and blend in culinary traditions from around the world. Using fresh, local ingredients, such as salmon, oysters, apples, berries, stone fruit, and vegetables galore, Seattle chefs celebrate farm-to-table cuisine year-round.

Local ingredients combined with Washington wine, beer, and craft liquors make for culinary experiences unique to the Pacific Northwest. Many downtown restaurants are ready to accommodate your group or venture out to nearby neighborhoods, where chefs bring the finest of both local and international flavors.

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Westward Charity Burggraaf

The city’s maritime position gives chefs a fresh-catch advantage. Don’t miss the neon-framed Pike Place Market, where you’ll find the famous fish mongers tossing the daily catch over onlookers’ heads, plus produce vendors and acclaimed restaurants, like Aerlume. Head to Westward, James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson’s lakefront homage to creative sea fare, and dare to dig into the epic seafood tower, paired with a flight of mezcal. “World famous” for their panko-crusted cod fish ‘n chips, Ivar’s is a tried-and-true spot for all things seafood. And with 18 locations in and around Seattle—including inside Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park—you’re never far from a mouthwatering meal.

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Communion Amber Fouts

Elevate your evening with a multi-course dinner at upscale Canlis, where you choose three courses and leave the rest up to the whims of star chef Aisha Ibrahim, who plays with local, Indigenous, and Asian flavors. Voted one of the 12 best new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast, Chef Kristi Brown’s Communion celebrates the Central District’s Black heritage by showcasing soul food staples alongside the diversity of flavors brought to Seattle by its immigrant communities. And at Taku, Top Chef finalist Shota Nakajima delights palates with Japanese fried chicken and furikake fries. After an evening of entertainment, stop by for a basket of “nugs” on the late-night menu.

Restaurants & Private Dining

Maximilien in the Market Downtown Seattle

Maximilien in the Market

  • Address 81 A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Phone (206) 682-7270
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Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops SeaTac/Tukwila

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops

  • Address 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188
  • Phone (206) 248-7153
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The Nest Downtown Seattle

The Nest

  • Address 110 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Phone (206) 623-4600
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McMenamins Queen Anne Queen Anne

McMenamins Queen Anne

  • Address 200 Roy St #105, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Phone (206) 285-4722
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