3 Dining Options on a Seattle Visit
I grew up originally in Seattle, but currently live in Minneapolis and am gearing up for a visit in June. We are looking for 3 Dining options Thurs, Friday and Saturday and are really interested in almost any suggestions. We love the foodie type restaurants and have really enjoyed Lola and the Dahlia Lounge in the past, but are really open to any suggestions; higher end or even fast casual. Just looking for some can't miss places. We are staying at the Inn at the Market on Thursday and Friday night and really appreciate any suggestions.
Thursday and Friday night - Any thing close in downtown - thursday night we get in and would love to try something new. We were thinking something like Etta's or maybe even Campagne in our hotel. Friday is along the same lines and we are meeting 4 other people.
Saturday is a little more complicated. My family and their kids are meeting us before the M's game at 7. 11 total, 4 of them are kids. Would have to eat at 5 and ideally close to the stadium. Still want a nice place, but some where mellow, as many of the kids are younger 3-4. Our boy is 5 but is a fantastic diner and has been to many great restaurants in town. Thanks in advance.
If it's nice on game day, you might want to try Skillet Street Food, which is an air stream that dishes out moderately gourmet roach coach food -- think Wagyu sliders. They've lately been parked in the vacant lot across the street from the Ballpark.
For downtown dinners, I personally like Palace among the Tom Douglas options, probably followed by Serious Pie. Both get really crowded and don't take reservations. In Belltown, Txori (tapas), Tavolata (upscale Italian), and Kushi Bar (Japanese bar food) are all great.
Close to your hotel, you also can't go wrong with Le Pichet (French) at 1st between Pine and Virginia.
Thursday or Friday
Matt's in the Market would be a good choice (I recommend reservations) for great seafood
Txori for unique Spanish tapas
Tavolata for fantastic pasta dishes
M's game day
Elysian Fields - arrive early as it gets big crowds.
Matt's In the Market
94 Pike St Ste 32, Seattle, WA 98101
542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
2207 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
2323 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Tango is fantastic. They have tapas so you can order many small bites, or you can order the paella which will easily feed 4-6 people. They are in walking distance from downtown, on Pike just over the freeway.
Any of the Tom Douglas restaurants are close in and fantastic. Etta's overlooks the Pike Place market, and Serious Pie is a really fabulous pizzeria with inventive menu options. But there are at least three others to pick from. See his site at
RIght there in the market you can grab all sorts of great food and walk down to the park at the north end - you could get some treats at piroshki piroshki, some fruits from Sosios, and even some takeout dolmas and hummus from Sabra - and have a picnic if the weather cooperates.
1100 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101