It’s Pike Place Market’s neighborhood restaurant, boasting the kind of ever-present crowd and soul-rich vitality that showier joints only dream about. The appeal? One of Seattle's iconic views, for starters, through pretty half-moon windows looking over Market (theres the pig!) and Bay. As for the food, look for fresh, exuberant innovations that showcase that day’s bounty from the fishmongers and high-stallers downstairs, at times pleasantly, at times extraordinarily. The pulsing open kitchen (the size of the entire original restaurant) may steal your attention away from the view. Where to bring the out-of-towners.