Seattle Hotels With Destination-Worthy Restaurants

AnnaMaria Stephens | February 01, 2018

Let's face it, hotel restaurants don't always cut it, especially in a food-obsessed city like Seattle. That's not the case at these places, though. The hotel restaurants we've rounded up are destination-worthy, whether it's for the epic views or cutting-edge cuisine. More proof that they're top-notch? They attract locals and visitors alike. These are the best.


Hotel Ballard

Why it made the list

Inside Hotel Ballard, Stoneburner makes a big visual impact with large street-view windows, architectural objects, bold tile patterns, and antiques from around the world. The restaurant serves up Mediterranean-style fare with ultra-fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients and a focus on stone-hearth cooking. Start with a charcuterie plate; the restaurant sources its sliced meats from artisan companies.

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The Edgewater

Why it made the list

The hotel’s Six Seven restaurant has breathtaking views from the much-in-demand outdoor patio and window booths. The comfortable dining room, which has an upscale woodsy vibe complete with tree columns, features dim lighting and a pleasant din when crowded. A seasonally inspired menu has a seafood emphasis, while the wine list has hard-to-find selections from Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.

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Salish Lodge & Spa

Why it made the list

If it's still daylight, wait for a window seat at the hotel's Dining Room, which overlooks a dramatic view of the forested hillside and a waterfall crashing into the river below. You can almost feel the mist that fills the air. Hotel guests are greeted with a glass of bubbly at the intimate restaurant, which features the kind of excellent service that makes a special occasion even more memorable. Make no mistake: This place is spendy. But the food--a simple, seasonal menu showcasing seafood and meats, including choice cuts with a la carte sides--is very good and the views sublime.

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The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Why it made the list

In an old-fashioned space that once housed a 1930s haberdashery, Shuckers Oyster Bar is a bustling restaurant with original carved oak paneling and a unique tin ceiling. One of the city’s oldest and most upscale oyster bars, Shuckers’ menu focuses on seafood, such as whole-roasted Dungeness crab and chicken-fried trout.

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Inn at the Market

Why it made the list

Across the courtyard, a reservation is all but required at Sushi Kashiba, an elegant Japanese dining room helmed by celebrity sushi chef Shiro Kashiba. Witness the master up close as Chef Shiro creates exquisite and ultra-fresh sashimi, nigiri and traditional rolls. The omakase option, or “chef’s choice,” makes for an unforgettable, though spendy, evening. A la carte and specialty dinners, including Kashiba's famous black cod, are also on the menu.

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Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Why it made the list

Forget about tourist-trap hotel restaurants. Shaker + Spear is the real deal, from the design--varying wood tones and textures, exposed brick, and an expansive bank of tall windows--to the seasonal menu that’s focused on seafood and local ingredients. Don’t miss the charred octopus with hazelnut romesco--it’s divine! The restaurant also features a good wine list and an au courant cocktail menu (sherry is the current star).

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Hotel Vintage

Why it made the list

A Seattle gem that recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, Tulio Ristorante is one of the city’s top spots for Italian fare. The restaurant serves up exquisite Northern Italian dishes with farm-fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients. The polished space has a sophisticated Old World feel, from the dark-wood paneling and fluted banquettes to the crisp white tablecloths. Servers are especially knowledgeable about the food and wine menus.

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Inn at El Gaucho

Why it made the list

You’ll be greeted by a tuxedoed maître d’ at the fabulous El Gaucho steakhouse, which features impeccable tableside service, live piano music, and romantically dim lighting. Cozy up in a leather booth and indulge in a perfectly shaken martini while people watching at happy hour, or linger for a long dinner. Classic seafood dishes such as crab cakes and Oysters Rockefeller dominate the starters list, and thick steaks and chops are seared over coals in the exhibition-style kitchen.

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Mayflower Park Hotel

Why it made the list

In a romantic space featuring mahogany millwork, hand-painted murals, and a palette of deep, saturated hues, Andaluca serves Mediterranean-inflected fare, including a selection of tapas. Dishes like the restaurant's signature paella and the Petit Rib Roast with rioja butter sauce are elegantly presented, and a solid wine list offers plenty of potential pairings. For dessert, try the Coconut Kataifi Cheesecake, a unique and delicious riff on cheesecake drizzled with a saffron-pineapple gastrique

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