The 15 Best Fancy Restaurants In Seattle, Washington

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Seattle is a rich, vibrant city that is surrounded by beautiful water bodies, mountains and evergreen forests. It is a top destination for tourists, as it provides attractions including breathtaking views of the Olympic Peninsula, hike trails in Mt. Rainier National Park’s gorgeous landscape, and many more attractions that provide the ultimate tour experience in Seattle. You will also find a number of aquariums, zoos and interesting museums to visit. While the beautiful city is a leader in tourism, Seattle also offers great hospitality with restaurants and hotels providing international standards of services. Here are the top 10 fancy restaurants in Seattle, that offer great service and first-class dining experience.

1. Canlis

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Posted by Canlis on Monday, October 18, 2021

Describing itself as a landmark fine-dining restaurant, Canlis has been serving delicious cuisine with a Pacific Northwestern fare since the 1950s. It boasts a menu that offers a multi-course dining experience that, in the owners’ own words, will surprise its visitors. Some dishes served are sablefish, striploin, dark chocolate sorbet, smoked cacao, and sunchoke.

With the restaurant being managed by at least three generations of the Canlis family, visitors are guaranteed delicious dishes and a wonderful dining experience that has remained true to its roots.


Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States

Website: Canlis

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun & Mon)

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2. Maximilien Restaurant

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Posted by Maximilien on Thursday, December 9, 2021

Maximilien Restaurant is a charming French restaurant that is a great place to visit for those needing to find a romantic place to spend time together. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this restaurant boasts a panoramic view of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, and the spectacular sunset.

The menu is composed of French cuisine that makes use of local ingredients while still guaranteeing the food’s authenticity. Some examples of these dishes are assiette de pâté, soupe du jour, Belgium frites, French baguette, and les huitres fraiche.

Maximilien Restaurant

Address: 81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

Website: Maximilien Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

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3. Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar

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Posted by Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Located in Pike Place Market, Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar takes pride in its seasonal menu that uses local ingredients cooked in a variety of culinary traditions. This means that the dishes the restaurant serves are fresh, artful, and, most importantly, delicious.

Some examples of these scrumptious dishes are calamari dijonnaise, escargot de Bourgogne, Dungeness crab cakes, French dip, scallop nicoise, and warm beet salad. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine collection that guarantees to blend well with the restaurant’s delicious food.

Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar

Address: 81 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

Website: Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar

Opening hours: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 7:30pm (daily)

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4. Copine

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Posted by Copine on Thursday, September 23, 2021

American cuisine meets French cooking techniques at Copine. The dishes are cooked with local ingredients while using classic French techniques to bring out the flavor and texture which makes for a great dining experience.

For those curious about the menu, some of the dishes served are olive-crusted seared ahi tuna, soupe laitue, handmade tagliatelle pasta, bouillon de crevettes, petrale sole, grilled pure country pork loin, and crispy parmesan-enriched polenta. Visitors are guaranteed a grand dining experience at Copine as they enjoy the amazing blend of American food and French flair.


Address: 6460 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States

Website: Copine

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 5pm - 9pm (closed from Sun - Wed)

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5. Art of the Table

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Posted by Art of the Table on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The name speaks for itself. Art of the Table is a fancy restaurant that offers innovative dishes that will leave an unforgettable impression in your palate. The restaurant takes pride in its support of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen by using only locally sourced ingredients.

It offers a multi-course chef’s tasting menu and an à la carte menu. Some examples of dishes on the menu are king salmon carpaccio, winter black truffled grits, Yakama nation white sturgeon, duck breast, and entremet of chocolate, raspberry, and rose.

Art of the Table

Address: 3801 Stone Way N Suite A, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

Website: Art of the Table

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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6. Goldfinch Tavern

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You will want nothing more than to stay longer even after you are done eating at Goldfinch Tavern. The upscale waterfront tavern offers a unique experience providing a place for both travellers and locals to meet over craft beer and cocktails. The fresh-caught seafood varieties and the delicious flavours prepared by top professional chefs include mimosas, brunch buffet and fresh dishes that are both savoury and will keep you asking for more.

Goldfinch Tavern

Address: 99 Union St Seattle, WA 98101

Website: Goldfinch Tavern

Opening hours: Fri & Sat: 6:30am - 1am; Sun - Thur: 6:30am - 12am

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7. The Georgian Restaurant

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Dressed in smart casual, find your way to the Georgian Restaurant. The restaurant offers exclusive private and premier dining experiences to mark occasions like private events and weddings. The Georgian Restaurant boasts of being the only downtown Seattle dining option offering traditional afternoon tea service, featuring delectable house-made pastries and sandwiches. You can as well take a bottle of champagne or wine from the bar to match the occasion.

The Georgian Restaurant

Address: 411 University Street Seattle, WA 98101

Website: The Georgian Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 7am - 2:30pm; Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm

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8. Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth believed every bite and every sip should count. Still serving her warm hospitality and sizzling steaks today.

Posted by Ruth's Chris Steak House on Friday, 22 March 2019

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Seattle, Washington is a top pick for you to enjoy some of the best steaks in the city. The dress code is a business casual to go with the splendid dining area setting. Enjoy the signature sizzling plates prepared by our highly trained chefs and choose from the array of award-winning wine list available, not forgetting the handcrafted cocktail at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. It’s the perfect place to make your night extra-special.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Address: 727 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101

Website: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm (daily)

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9. Palisade Restaurant

Palisade Restaurant is located right on the waterfront, overlooking the Elliot Bay Marina, Seattle waterfront and the Olympic Mountains. The restaurant is known for their special seafood varieties, steaks, oyster and sushi raw bar taking influence from Hawaii, Polynesian and the Pacific Rim. Dress casual-smart and join in on an evening meal or lunch with friends and enjoy different kinds of pastries, desserts like cheesecakes, or choose from its most extensive wine lists. Palisade is the perfect place for a celebration, a romantic dinner for two or just a quiet dinner with friends.

Palisade Restaurant

Address: 2601 W Marina Pl Elliott Bay Marina Seattle, WA 98199

Website: Palisade Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun: 9:30am - 9pm; Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm

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10. Metropolitan Grill

Check out Metropolitan Grill in Seattle, a classic steakhouse offering hand-selected cuts, custom dry-aged steak with seasoning, ensuring the most tender and flavorful steak. The restaurant is known to retain its customers who return time and again to enjoy what is known as the Metropolitan Grill experience; one that provides quality service, delicious meals and an array of world-class wine options. Wear a coat and head on to the Metropolitan Grill.

Metropolitan Grill

Address: 820 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Website: Metropolitan Grill

Opening hours: Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm; Mon - Thur: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm

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11. Loulay Kitchen & Bar

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Posted by Loulay Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Loulay Kitchen & Bar celebrates the importance of sharing moments together with friends and loved ones around a table, while enjoying delicious cuisines and desserts like hot chocolate with brioche. The rich menu highlights the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients following the restaurant’s tradition while the wine list variety, including its unique ‘A Suite of Wine’ offering - a collection of three half bottles of wine; is available to be enjoyed while you get a unique dining experience. A smart casual look will go with the simple and elegant dining setting.

Loulay Kitchen & Bar

Address: 600 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101

Website: Loulay Kitchen & Bar

Opening hours: Sat: 8am - 10pm; Sun: 8am - 9pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm

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12. Il Terrazzo Carmine

Posted by Il Terrazzo Carmine on Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Il Terrazzo Carmine is a stunning restaurant in Seattle offering soulful and authentic Italian cuisines. A business casual look will definitely go well with the restaurant’s classic look and feel for a fine-dining experience. It is known by many who continue to choose the elegant restaurant to gather, celebrate, and mark special occasions because of the quality service, delicious cuisines and overall great vibe.

Il Terrazzo Carmine

Address: 411 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98104

Website: Il Terrazzo Carmine

Opening hours: Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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13. El Gaucho

A beautiful dimly lit interior, consisting of candle lighting, welcomes you as you walk into the stunning El Gaucho restaurant. The setting is brilliant and a sound of live jazz on the piano greets you with great anticipation of an exceptional dining experience. El Gaucho offers great international cuisines consisting of fresh seafood selections, steak grills and many more to go with a great wine list that consists of top brands. You can choose from the various dining settings like the Grill Room, Pampas Room and many others to mark your special occasion.

El Gaucho

Address: 2505 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Website: El Gaucho

Opening hours: Fri & Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun - Thur: 4pm - 10pm

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14. Six Seven Restaurant

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Posted by Six Seven on Friday, 8 February 2019

Six Seven Restaurant features seasonally inspired Pacific Northwest cuisines to put your taste buds to the test. The delicious food varieties offered in the menu are made with well-crafted, fresh organic and naturally raised ingredients while the complimentary wine selections from the Northern California wineries are just the perfect combination for your occasion. Dress business casual for a memorable dining experience at Six Seven, to match no other.

Six Seven Restaurant

Address: 2411 Alaskan Way Pier 67 Seattle, WA 98121

Website: Six Seven Restaurant

Opening hours: Fri: 6:30am - 10pm; Sat: 6:30am - 9pm; Sun: 7am - 9pm; Mon - Thur: 6:30am - 9pm

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15. Shaker + Spear

Shaker + Spear is the premier destination for modern seafood within Seattle’s stellar restaurant scene. Tucked in a friendly and cool neighbourhood, the restaurant has become a sought-after destination for classic seafood guaranteed among seafood lovers. Shaker + Spear serves you breakfast, lunch and dinner, while their weekend brunch menus are a culinary playground of seasonal Pacific Northwest favourites, made from the freshest of market produce. A casual dress code is appropriate.

Shaker + Spear

Address: 2000 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Website: Shaker + Spear

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

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Seattle's fancy dining experience

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Seattle has an array of top-rated restaurants providing international standards of service. You can book for an occasion like wedding receptions or enjoy any other event with friends or loved ones in these top restaurants which will provide a truly great dining experience.

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