The Best Fine Dining In Seattle

Photo of Sarah Lantz
23 November 2016

Seattle is known for its delicious, fresh Pacific seafood and for restaurants that source locally with an environmentally conscious focus. Here, we’ve found some of the finest restaurants in Seattle, serving the best seafood and other fare in creative and memorable ways to make any occasion especially special.

Foie gras at Mistral Kitchen | © gourmetpigs/Flickr

Mistral Kitchen

Having raised his modest Belltown restaurant Mistral to a nationally recognized fine dining scene, owner and chef William Belickis continues to use best quality and exotic ingredients (like baby coconuts) as well as locally sourced produce, seafood, and dairy for his memorable dishes. As a place to celebrate anniversaries and other special occasions, Mistral Kitchen offers several different spaces for dining, from their main dining room to more secluded upper lounges,to set the mood perfectly for a special occasion.

Mistral Kitchen, 2020 Westlake Ave Seattle, WA USA +1 206-623-1922

The Georgian

Celebrating its 25th year as a AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, The Georgian serves French-inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine like ‘Rabbit Garganelli Pasta’ with truffle butter and parmesan cheese. They also serve a traditional afternoon tea, which is quite popular for those looking for the multi-tiered plates of scones, finger sandwiches, and small desserts with a pot of quality tea that can be difficult to find in Seattle. The atmosphere is rustic and warm, with high ceilings lit with glittering chandeliers.

Sirloin with Shallot Butter Sauce | © Brenda Pederson/Flickr

RN74 Seattle

A French-American style restaurant, with an emphasis on Burgundy wines and boutique wines in Washington and Oregon, RN74 Seattle serves dishes like ‘Maine Lobster Pot Pie’ and ‘Roasted Foie Gras.’The restaurant is owned by Chef Michael Mina, who loves bold flavors in food with a balance that brings out the best, and the head chef at RN74 is David Varley, who does his best to source food locally.

RN74 Seattle, 1433 4th Ave Seattle, WA USA +1 206-456-7474

The Capital Grille

Located in downtown, The Capital Grille is a great place to get steaks and fish. They serve innovative seafood dishes like the ‘Citrus Glazed Salmon’, ‘Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops’, and ‘Sushi-Grade Sesame Seared Tuna with Gingered Rice’. With food that is made of the finest, highest quality ingredients, the meals are delicious, flavorful, and meant to engage all your senses. Their steaks are artfully dry aged to achieve a pleasing flavor and texture, in an inventive way you’ll not likely find at many other restaurants.

The Capital Grille, The Cobb 1301 4th Ave Seattle, WA USA +1 206-382-0900

Duck Confit at Maximilien’s | © Maximilien/Flickr

Maximilien Restaurant

A French restaurant with a view hidden away in Pike Place Market, Maximilien’s is a wonderful evening delight. Using fresh, local produce whenever possible, Maximilien serves signature dishes like ‘Duck Confit’, ‘Pan Seared King Salmon with vegetables’, and ‘Scallops with Brown Butter’. The restaurant is small and looks out onto Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, and the sunset view is absolutely spectacular.

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