Cuisine(s)
American/New American
Price Scale
$$$$
Description

Early PR pegging this luxurious project as the last word in glamour didn’t do Circadia any favors; this is down-to-earth Seattle after all. So good thing its kitchen, helmed by Garrett Melkonian (Mamnoon), traffics in stealth rusticity: whole carrots served with curds and smoky Argan oil, a miraculously unfussy paupiette of sole, a minestrone so fine it transcends its humble origins altogether. The more complex or Continental a conception, the likelier it is to buckle under the weight of its components, so best to keep it simple while enjoying one of Seattle’s grandest restaurant spaces: a teal-and-champagne tableau of half-moon banquettes and drippy chandeliers, where what isn’t glittering is tufted, napped, or mirrored. A lit-for-romance lounge in back features a more casual menu (with a damn fine chili dog) and incandescent cocktails. What is the perfect stage set for dressing up in fact has no dress code, so you’ll see it all.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Reservations
Good For
Business Lunch, Date Night, Private Parties
Location