Best Restaurants in Seattle
Dining in Seattle is much like the city itself, a cosmopolitan
affair born from the fruits of the wilderness. The surrounding
Puget Sound, with reserves from Alaska, is one large barrel of
seafood and when coupled with produce grown from many small local
farms, lets restaurants use the ingredients, rather than fanciful
preparation, to make masterful dishes. Added to traditional
Northwestern cuisine like wild salmon or dungeness crab is a strong
Asian influence, both from the large Asian-American communities and
Seattle''s importance as a trade port on the Pacific Rim.
Restaurants are helped by great views of the sea and many funky
neighbourhoods giving either a quiet romantic or fun and festive
ambiance to a meal. Some of the best areas for eating out in
Seattle are the waterfront district near Pike''s Place Market, a
long line of fine dining along 1st and 2nd Ave, and Capitol Hill.
In general the Northwest''s formality is a little toned down and
most top restaurants don''t require a jacket. Tipping is between 15
to 20 percent and most places require a reservation.