Seattle Weekend.. 4 days...suggestions please!
I am a Washingtonian living in Kansas as of 23 yrs ago. I come to Seattle a couple times a year to get my fix. Have done much exploring but would love suggestions for great restaurants. I will be hosting my husbands assistant to celebrate her 15 yrs with our company. Just we two girls. We appreciate water views and uniquely NW decor. I miss it so much. We are also going to the PNW Garden Show, Argosy Lake Tour, Pikes Market, etc. Where would you eat if you were me?
I second Ray's Boathouse for a great view with equally good food. However, I wouldn't dine upstairs. We ate upstairs recently and the food just didn't stack up to what we've had downstairs. They do have different menus.
I also really like Waterfront Seafood Grill. Awesome views from just about every table.
If you're into the celebrity chef thing, you might want to hit a Tom Douglas restaurant. Palace Kitchen is my favorite, mainly because of the casual atmosphere, but any of them are good. His pizza restaurant is probably my least favorite. If you happen to like duck confit, it's awesome at PK. And I think all of his restaurants have that Banana Cream Pie to die for.
You probably already know this, but for an "authentic" Seattle experience, go to one of the fish and chips places along the waterfront that has outdoor seating. Ivar's is my favorite, I love their clam chowder. Spuds is also good. Great memories of feeding french fries to the seagulls.
Ray's Boathouse Restaurant
6049 Seaview Ave., Seattle, WA 98107
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Waterfront Seafood Grill
2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
ray's boathouse has a fantastic view of the water and the food is good. you can also eat upstairs for a less fancy vibe, less expensive bill.
my favorite seattle restaurant is anchovies & olives on capitol hill. the best PNW food i've eaten since moving here, plus a really great oyster power hour.