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Cuisine(s)
Northwest, Seafood
Price Scale
$$$
Description

Dan Bugge’s restaurant on the second floor of Pike Place Market is the closest thing Seattle has to an essential restaurant. Named for its original owner, Matt’s effortlessly combines Seattle’s winningest charms: views over market rooftops to the bay, freshest seafood, straightforward friendliness. Current chef Matt Fortner (yep, the name is pure coincidence) has taken the globally inflected menu in a subtly Italian direction. Dinner isn’t a cheap endeavor—thank all those perfect ingredients—but sandwiches on the lunch menu (particularly, and surprisingly, the catfish) deliver the same level of care.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
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