Located inside the upscale Edgewater hotel on the edge of the water, Six Seven in downtown Seattle offers a range of cuisines, including Pacific Northwest, Pan-Asian and regional American flavors. The menu is constantly rotating, serving a range of delectable culinary inspirations in an elegant setting with stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Alongside brunch, diners can taste Dungeness crab, shrimp cakes, miso glazed black cod and, of course, cedar-planked king salmon, which is a five-star option that signals exactly why this restaurant is one of the best for seafood in the area.
From the outside, Ivar’s Salmon House looks nothing special, yet once inside, visitors are graced at a stunning cedar replica of a Pacific Northwest longhouse. Featuring some of the best seafood in this part of the world, alongside it’s legendary clam chowder, since 1938, this dining destination has been feeding hungry fish lovers for decades. Favorite daily entrées include selections that are cooked on an open-pit Native American-style barbecue, with salmon naturally being the fish of choice. For those looking to taste real cedar plank, the ‘red’ sockeye maple glazed and served with Washington apple-sweet onion marmalade and cornbread pudding will not disappoint.
The menu at Palisade incorporates Polynesian influences and is the perfect spot to host a special occasion. With incredible views of the cityscape and Elliott Bay, seafood dishes such as large king crab, grilled prawns, Dungeness crab cakes and mahi mahi can be enjoyed at this renowned establishment. However, it is the cedar-plank offerings that really stand out. For those looking to sample the best of Washington’s state dish, look no further than the cedar-plank British Columbia king salmon, cooked to perfection alongside lobster and squash risotto, grilled broccolini and pickled fennel. Naturally, the seafood entrées can be paired with a wide selection of appropriate tipples.
Palisade, Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 W Marina Pl, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 285 1000
Whether you’re lounging in the upbeat Raw Bar or in the upscale dining room, the food at Seastar will keep you coming back for more. The speciality items here are plank salmon, of the alder and cedar variety of course, with the latter being served with the chef’s famous salmon rub, smoked broccoli, citrus rice and wheat berries. Alternatively, go for tantalizing options such as hardwood-grilled swordfish, hazelnut-grilled rainbow trout or mahi mahi with pineapple-pomegranate relish. Alongside the seafood menu, meats are also available as well as vegetarian options such as the zucchini linguine, served with artichoke hearts, calamata olives and toasted peanuts.