This season’s Seattle Restaurant Week offers a wide array of menu options across the region. Now that participating eateries are no longer limited to only offering 3 courses for $35, there is room for a truer representation of the food that Seattle has to offer with wonderful experiences at every pricing tier: $20, $35, $50, and/or $65.
Spice Waala not only serves authentic Indian street food at their locations in Capitol Hill and Ballard, they are also a hub for community care and advocacy. Uttam Mukherjee and Aakanksha Sinha have focused their menus around the flavors that are found in the streets of Calcutta and Delhi, offering Kathi Rolls and snacks—their Indian Nachos and spiced fries are not to be missed. By visiting Spice Waala, you not only get to experience wonderful food made with heart, but you do also so knowing that your patronage supports living wages for their staff and food justice with their community engagement program. You can support their efforts through Seattle Restaurant Week by donating to Give a Meal for their community meal program. Capitol Hill. Ballard. Lunch $20, Dinner $35.
Tavolàta is all about the pasta! From Rigatoni to Tonnarelli, Spaghetti to Linguine—their dedicated teams make it all fresh daily. Tavolàta in Belltown was Ethan Stowell’s first foray into the modern Italian cooking style that has now become his signature as a chef. Each location captures the unfettered joy of coming together around the table for good food, wine, and conversation. Belltown, Capitol Hill. Stone Way. Dinner is $50.
Anyone who has dipped their toe into studying wine can tell you that Greece offers some of the most interesting varietals to be found anywhere. We are lucky to have Omega Ouzeri in Seattle, which boasts the largest Greek-specific wine list on the West Coast. Thomas Soukakos has been bringing Greek food and wine to Capitol Hill since 1995. Having opened first El Greco and then Vios Cafe, he has created beloved mainstays that extend to his nightlife-driven Omega Ouzeri. Capitol Hill. Dinner $35, $65.
There is always a delicious meal to be found while visiting San Fermo in Ballard. Tim Baker and his son, Chef Sam West, offer menus that change daily, often featuring lamb and produce from their family farm outside of La Conner in the agricultural hub of Skagit Valley. Their casual, elegant service underpins the ease that one hopes to find when visiting a neighborhood trattoria, comfortably holding Italian sensibilities while featuring the bounty of fresh, local ingredients. Ballard. Dinner is $35.
Cedars Restaurant has been owned and operated by the same family for over forty years and two generations. Their warmth and hospitality are unmatched, making each visit feel as though you are stopping in to share a meal with old family friends. Their menu is a unique blend of Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. Be sure to warm up with their house-blended chai tea, carefully made using the best possible spices to be found from around the world. U-District. Lunch $20, Dinner $35.
Baron's Sino Kitchen & Bar offers a modernized version of classic Chinese cuisine. They use only the finest ingredients combined with both highly technical and traditional cooking methods to create innovative dishes. You can find them tucked into the 2nd floor of Lincoln Square South, in downtown Bellevue. Their theatrical main dining room and world-class full bar accommodate up to 290 guests, offering an enchanting dining experience. Bellevue. Lunch $20, Dinner $35.
Established in 1980, Salty's on Alki Beach is an absolute evergreen of Seattle dining. While holding history as one of the best spots to catch brunch in the city, locals and visitors alike can expect some of the most delicious Pacific Northwest Coastal cuisine available in the region at any time of day. As a James Beard Smart Catch restaurant, diners can visit knowing their meal is as sustainable as it is delicious. Enjoying dinner while watching the glittering lights of the city as night falls is a truly singular experience and one that can be enjoyed year-round. Alki Beach. Dinner is $35.