Dine Like A Seattleite
So you want to dine like a Seattleite? I don’t blame you, Seattle has some incredible spots tucked away in the nooks and crannies of this incredible city. Whether it’s seafood you’re in search of, sunday brunch, seattle’s best sushi, or a burger for the hubby – this is the guide for you.
Keep in mind that all the spots listed below are my personal favorites. If you have any recommendations for me or others to try, do not hesitate to throw it in the comments! Brady and I are total foodies and we get so excited to try hidden gems in our city!
IF YOU LOVE SEAFOOD, ESPECIALLY OYSTERS.
Both of these restaurants are absolutely amazing; I prefer Bar Mel for brunch or a sunny day paired with drinks and the girls. When I want to celebrate with friends or have a date night with my hubby, Westward Seattle is the way to go. Westward Seattle, has the most stunning view of any restaurant in Seattle.
I wouldn’t say one is better than the other, it’ll just depend on the atmosphere you’re trying to go for. If you want light and airy, in the heart of the city – then go for Bar Melusine. If you are wanting a more intimate evening, overlooking the entire Seattle skyline – you’ll want Westward Seattle. I love the Baywater oysters at both locations.
At the end of the day, Westward Seattle, is my favorite restaurant of all time. If you go to Westward, do yourself a favor and go for the Octopus Salad – you’ll never find another like it!
If there is one thing us Seattle gals love, it’s our brunch! Recently I went to brunch at The London Plane with Jenn, from Hello Rigby, and I was so happy with this choice. This cozy corner in Pioneer Square is a one stop shop for Seattleites and travelers alike; inside you’ll find a sweet little flower shop, specialty grocery items (bundles of mint, artisan breads, etc.), and a delightful little bakery. I’ve gone to the bakery previously, and it was amazing! I recommend making reservations here, as it can fill up quickly!
I also really love stopping into Oddfellows in Capitol Hill. They have great vegetarian and healthy options to choose from. Not too mention, this place is also so cute – I always prefer to sit outside, however, with the cooler whether it’s best to pop in and enjoy this great spot.
Rain or shine, you’ll find Seattleites enjoying a rooftop view of this gorgeous city any day of the week. There are a few great places where you could enjoy a rooftop experience in Seattle, my personal favorite is MBar! This gem was recommended to me by a friend and I’ve loved it since. Not only does it have a great view of Seattle and the space needle, but it’s really trendy. Not to mention, their menu and drink list is equally as awesome!
LOVER OF BURGERS.
If you went to Seattle and you didn’t get Dick’s Drive-In, did you even go to Seattle? This old fashioned drive-in is adored by locals and tourists. Chances are, it’s also going to be the first restaurant you hear about in Seattle. If you’re wanting a sit down experience, my husband (lover of burgers) loves Great State Burger!
SUSHI IN SEATTLE.
In Seattle we are lucky to have some of the best sushi you can find.
In downtown you will find, Umi Sake House. This place is lively, it’s delicious, and you really couldn’t make a wrong choice on the menu. I personally love the eel and salmon that they serve.
Next there is Sushi Kashiba, right down in Pike Place! I personally love that you can watch them create the sushi rolls from start to finish, if you’re seated at the bar. Not only are the Chefs incredibly talented, but they’re kind and so happy to see new faces dining with them. This place is a little more spendy than other sushi places in the area, however you’ll understand why once you sit down for a meal with them.
If I am going out with friends in Capitol Hill, we will often times stop into Poquitos. Poquitos is the most authentic Mexican restaurant I’ve personally been able to find in the Seattle area. It’s beautifully decorated, sits right in the heart of Seattle’s nightlife, and it’s a lively place to start your evening!
Recently, Heavy Restaurant Group opened up a new Mexican restaurant and bar, Pablo y Pablo. Pablo y Pablo has become my new favorite Mexican restaurant in Seattle. The food is flat out beautiful and it’s so tasty. I will say it is a touch more mexican-inspired, than it is authentic – but I want to emphasis that it doesn’t mean a single ounce of value is lost in their dishes. Heavy Restaurant Group has always done an incredible job with the menus, the ambiance, and the energy that is within each of their restaurants and they absolutely created another incredible restaurant with Pablo y Pablo. If you go, try the Lamb Belly Carnitas and the Spiced Steak tacos – these are my go-tos!
All of the spots I’ve shared with you are my personal favorite, but I am always looking for the next spot to try and share with you all! If you have any recommendations for me or others to try, do not hesitate to throw it in the comments! Brady and I are total foodies and we are so excited to try your hidden gems!