The 10 Best Restaurants In Queen Anne, Seattle

Photo of Sarah Lantz
9 February 2017

Queen Anne, Seattle is located just north of Downtown and includes the Seattle Center, which is the location of the annual Northwest Folklife as well as the autumn music festival Bumbershoot. A neighborhood built on some of Seattle’s steepest hills, Queen Anne is a beautiful and quiet neighborhood that offers many beautiful views of the city. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite restaurants in this lovely Seattle neighborhood.

Toulouse Petit | © Carissa/Flickr

Toulouse Petit

An experimental and delicious adventure, Toulouse Petit is unlimited by a specific theme or region. Their cuisine takes skill and care to prepare, and their history of dishes includes marinated rabbit salad with a champagne vinaigrette and crispy deep fried hen egg and prime filet mignon carpaccio with hen of the woods salad. The descriptions can be vague, so if you want to know what it is, it’s best to order it and try it.
Address & phone number: 601 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-432-9069

How to Cook a Wolf

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Canlis | © Gayot/Flickr
An Ethan Stowell restaurant, How to Cook a Wolf serves Italian-inspired, rustic, and simple small plates like little neck clams with chickpeas, tomatoes, and chili, espresso rubbed pork tenderloin with Romesco Sauce, Fregola, and corn, and soft shell crab with oil cured olives, tomatoes, and cucumber panzanella. These are the sort of dishes where you can taste every quality ingredient and appreciate the care that went into cooking them.


Restaurant, American, Contemporary, Seafood, $$$
Canlis, Seattle
Canlis, Seattle | Courtesy of Canlis

A swanky American restaurant with a dark and intimate candlelit interior, Canlis is one of the poshest places in Seattle to go for a spectacular dinner. It has served northwestern cuisine since 1950 when Canlis was established, and they offer a three or four course dinner. You then choose from a variety of first and second course choices like oysters with red wine mignonette and melon with cucumber, Dungeness crab, and wild licorice root. Then slide into a main course of muscovy duck that has been dry-aged for 28 days, or wagyu with American grown Kobe-style beef. For vegetarians Canlis has a menu catered for specific diets. Finish with a dessert like banana mousse or some artisanal cheese.

Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Mezcaleria Oaxaca has a dinner menu of tasty dishes like enmoladas with tasajo (thinly sliced grilled beef) and tortillas in Oaxacan mole with onions, Oaxaqueño cheese, and crema Mexicana. Their dishes are regionally sensitive to Oaxaca, Mexico, where mole sauce originated. If you’ve ever wanted to try goat, their barbacoa de cabrito is goat marinated in chiles and slow roasted, served with black beans and corn masa, Oaxacan style.
Address & phone number: 2123 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-216-4446

Five Hooks Fish Grill

Serving sustainably harvested fresh seafood, Five Hooks Fish Grill is the place to get a taste of the Northwest’s best cuisine: fish and shellfish. You can get your fish ‘n chips in gluten-free breading, as they offer a completely separate and equally extensive menu for sensitive diets. They also serve killer wraps and fish tacos with freshly made pico de gallo, housemade cream sauce, and a special slaw.
Address & phone number: 2232 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-403-1263

The 5 Spot

Restaurant, American, $$$
A truly American restaurant with cultural regional dishes across the states, 5 Spot’s a solid place to dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They serve Hawaiian style breakfasts like loco moco with white rice topped with brown gravy and a homemade Portuguese sausage patty and a pair of fried eggs, as well as a variety of waffles and griddle cakes. For dinner, you’ll find their menus divided regionally. In the New England section you’ll find the West Newbury Reuben sandwich with corned beef on rye bread, and in the southwest you’ll find a top of the hill tostada with smoked chicken or pork on corn tortillas with cheddar, salsa verde, beans, and a side of rice and lime sour cream.


A Korean sandwich and noodle shop, GoldinBlack is a Queen Anne favorite. You can find sandwiches like the bulgogi roll with spicy pork or chicken breast, veggies, jalapeño, pepper jack and provolone cheese, and chili sauce, and they also serve ramen and bibimbap—a traditional Korean dish of sautéed vegetables and an egg with sesame oil over rice with homemade bibimbap sauce.
Address & phone number: 621 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-466-2737

Chutneys Queen Anne

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Queen’s Anne go to Indian restaurant, Chutneys, serves savory dishes like its special pakoras with a choice of paneer or mixed vegetables and lamb tikka masala, as well as favorites like murg makhani/butter chicken and chicken korma. Chef specials include bhagarey baingan, with stuffed baby eggplant with onions, tomatoes, fennel seeds, ginger, and garlic. Vegans need not fret; it serves a variety of tasty lentil dishes as well as vegetable dishes.

Queen Anne Café

A café and diner, Queen Anne Café serves filling and scrumptious breakfasts to fuel your day in Seattle. It’s a diner, so expect its fare to be rather traditional, with tasty vegetable omelets and thick, warm pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. It’s the sort of American comfort food you crave on a rainy day. If you’re a fan of American diners, you’ll love Queen Anne Café.

Address & phone number: 2121 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA USA +1 206-285-2060


Bar, Restaurant, Asian, Chinese, $$$
This Japanese and sushi restaurant serves tempura, tasty soft-shell crab mango salad rolls, and a selection of udon soups and noodle dishes as well as all sorts of sushi and sashimi. Their signature rolls include the dragon roll with shrimp tempura and cucumber, which is then topped with roasted eel and avocado, and drizzled in sweet house sauce, and the caterpillar, with roasted eel, tamago (sweet egg), cucumber, and their sweet house sauce. They also serve yummy desserts like mochi ice cream.

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