freeparking

Emmy Rossum pays to park. It doesn’t seem to be making her very happy, does it?

Photo courtesy: Eternityscarf.com

Which Downtown restaurants have free parking? Ask and you shall receive, Ms. Robinson.

After reading Kathryn’s question on Nosh Pit this morning, intern Katie Ormsby did some “extensive research” of her own and came up with this list:

Anthony’s Pier 66 offers free parking at the nearby Art Institute parking garage.

Art Restaurant and Lounge in the Four Seasons whisks your wheels away with complimentary valet parking, though you have to buy dinner.

Brasserie Margaux diners park for free in the Warwick Hotel garage.

Elliott’s Oyster House offers free parking before 4pm at the Republic lot across the street. Bivalves for breakfast, anyone?

Il Terrazzo Carmine (it’s in Pioneer Square but whatever) has free parking after 5pm.

Dining at Le Pichet or the Virginia Inn? Park for free after 5pm in the Pike Place garage at 1531 Western Avenue.

Also, just for kicks, Chris Werner made a handy map of all these free-parking places. Know of any more? Don’t be afraid to share.