Seattle is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest and is known for its picturesque mountains, an abundance of rain, but it also has an impressive food scene. Arguably one of the best foodie cities in America, these top hotel restaurants serve incredibly innovative and tasty dishes which celebrate the Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Serving elevated Pacific Northwest-inspired fare, along with views of Elliott Bay, Charlotte Restaurant & Lounge opened in 2020 and has already made a name for itself. Perched on the 16th floor of Lotte Hotel Seattle, the menu features a range of contemporary dishes prepared using fresh ingredients in a warm and inviting space. Executive Chef Alexander La Motte offers a contemporary approach to Pacific Northwest cuisine like his signature Troll-Caught King Salmon with English pea, black trumpet, baby squash, and pea pod-caviar nage, or the Wild Ramp Cavatelli featuring foraged mushrooms, asparagus, pickled ramp, and idiazabal; while Pastry Chef Artis Kalsons’ dessert menu offers standout options from a Chocolate Souffle to a full dessert tasting.
Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Seattle is known for its seafood and one of the best seafood restaurants in the city just happens to be in The Edgewater Hotel. Featuring breathtaking views, Six Seven, Edgewater Hotel highlights seafood in delicious and elevated ways and a vast selection of wines from thePacific Northwest. With a rustic dining room inside or outside with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, one of Six Seven’s signature menu items which is a must-order is the Smoked Local Seafood for the table.
Experience the past and the present at Ben Paris in The State Hotel, a restaurant steeped in local history. Featuring unique and interesting American fare and adventurous cocktails, the open floor plan allows for a lively and vibrant atmosphere where friends and families gather. Celebrating quality ingredients, many sourced from Pike Place Market, Executive Chef Quentin Stewart puts an imaginative spin on classic American fare with dishes like his Buttermilk Hush Puppies or the Tavern Double Burger.
New to the city (opening is slated for July 15) with a fresh redesign, TRACE Market in W Seattle’s breakfast menu is as bold as its bright and modern decor. Hawaiian-born Executive Chef Steven Ariel offers a selection of dishes whose base is made from local ingredients, often with a Hawaiian flair. Ariel’s new menu features innovative dishes including Hawaiian breakfast sliders, with Hawaiian sweet roll, scrambled egg, grilled ham, grilled pineapple and sweet onion.
Goldfinch Tavern has invited both travelers and locals to mingle since 2015 in the Four Seasons Seattle. Named for the state bird of Washington, the American Goldfinch, it features elevated Pacific Northwest cuisines like the Beet & Dungeness Crab Salad and Fennel-Crusted Halibut. The collaboration between Four Seasons Seattle and local restaurateur and chef Ethan Stowell celebrates the neighborhood culinary spirit and simple-yet-delicious flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
In one of Seattle’s most historic hotel properties, Andaluca invites guests into a Mediterranean haven inside the Mayflower Park Hotel. Normally open for all meals, right now Andaluca is only serving a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast. Try the Bread Pudding French Toast or the Moroccan Lentil Hash to see how Chef Tiffany Layco takes traditional breakfast fare to a whole new level.
Currently only open for brunch, but reopening fully later this year, Conversation in Thompson Seattle burst onto the dining scene in 2019. Located just off the lobby, hand-crafted brunch classics along with boozy breakfast libations await. While their Belgian Waffle is a favorite, order the “Brunch & Booze” to experience the best of Conversation’s brunch menu paired with a carafe of mimosa.
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