Must Visit Restaurants in Seattle
Café Munir: (2408 NW 80th Street)
Offering an upscale take on traditional Lebanese food coupled with a wide whisky selection, this is a wonderful option for vegetarians or anyone interested in flavorful, relatively healthy cuisine.
Of course, you need to start the meal with an order of the freshly baked pita bread paired with your favorite dip, such as cumin-dusted hummus, tahini or baba ganoush.
From there, order a number of dishes and sample the wide array of fresh, flavorful tastes. Mukhaddara, a combination of roasted poblano peppers paired with fresh mint and ground pistachio is one of the best dishes here, followed closely by the grilled cauliflower paired with tahini and caraway.
Canlis: (2576 Aurora Avenue)
If you want a true experience, be sure to book a dinner reservation at Canlis. Located in a mid-century home, this place offers a true fine dining experience complete with a luxurious atmosphere, wonderful foot and impeccable service.
Here you pay one price and select a from different options adding up to four courses.
While the menu is subject to change, be sure to begin the meal with the classic Canlis salad and black truffle pasta before ending the evening with one of their famous deserts, such as an orange souffle or pumpkin spiced churro.
Junebaby: (2122 NE 65th Street)
Seattle is not a town that you would normally associate with Southern Cuisine, but this low-key yet trendy restaurant absolutely kills it with all things related to soul food.
The cast iron cornbread and boiled peanuts are worth the visit by themselves, but there are a number of wonderful entrees available that you simply cannot get anywhere else in the city.
The smoked turkey breast is perfectly cooked and paired with squash and kale, while the oxtails and trumpet mushrooms are a hearty classic that keeps locals and visitors alike coming back for more.
Some of the best things here are the sides, so be sure to save room for some fried mushrooms paired with classic comeback sauce, or collard greens simmered with ham hocks.
Come here for brunch and indulge in a bacon and oyster eggs benedict paired with a freshly baked cinnamon roll and a classic Bloody Mary, or sample one of their excellent seafood entrees for a classy yet unpretentious dinner.
One of the best ways to do dinner here is to order two or three of the smaller dishes to share and sample.
While you can’t go wrong with anything here, the tuna tartare paired with quail egg and pickled shallots is an absolute must try, as are the roasted oysters and fennel.