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The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants Downtown has to offer. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Downtown. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Matt's In The Market

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    The 38 Essential Seattle Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • Food Network

    Welcome to Seattle: A Newcomer's Eating Tour

    Food Network

Loulay Kitchen & Bar

French, $$$, DowntownFrench, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Near the Washington State Convention Center In Seattle

    Eater, 2019

Ben Paris

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Drink the Best New Cocktails in Seattle

    Eater, 2020

Daawat Grill

Indian, $$, DowntownIndian, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    15 Fantastic Fremont Restaurants That Keep the Creative Spirit Alive

    Eater, 2020

Virginia Inn

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    Don’t Wait to Dine at These 12 Classic Seattle Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018

The Carlile Room

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Best Places to Score Free Bar Snacks in Seattle

    Thrillist, 2017
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

Goldfinch Tavern

American, $$$, DowntownAmerican, $$$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2017

    Where to Go When You Want to Get Fancy

    The Stranger, 2017
  • TripAdvisor, 2018

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2018

Dough Zone

Chinese, $$, DowntownChinese, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2019

    Our Favorite Restaurants in Seattle to Take Out-of-Town Guests

    The Stranger, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in Chinatown Right Now

    SeattleMet, 2019

Alibi Room

Pizza, $$, DowntownPizza, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    15 Places to Eat at Pike Place Market, Seattle’s Enduring Icon

    Eater, 2019

Japonessa Sushi Cocina

Japanese, $$, DowntownJapanese, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Zagat, 2017

    Best Restaurants and Bars Near Seattle Art Museum

    Zagat, 2017

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Downtown. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 Seattle restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1286 top lists and articles from the likes of Zagat, TripAdvisor and Eater. For example, we considered Zagat - Best Restaurants and Bars Near Seattle Art Museum, TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence and Eater - 15 Places to Eat at Pike Place Market, Seattle’s Enduring Icon as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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