The Puget Sound region is packed with awesome dining options. Hot restaurants built around a theme, a trend, or a celebrity chef come and go on the Seattle food scene all the time. A select few restaurants, though, maintain a high standard year after year, consistently offering extraordinary food and superb service. These restaurants are the places that visitors can build an entire trip around and where locals go to celebrate that once-in-a-lifetime occasion. All of these restaurants have 4- or 5- AAA Diamond ratings.
Located just east of Seattle in Woodinville, The Herbfarm Restaurant serves up themed culinary experiences. Each day's house-determined menu includes nine courses accompanied by carefully selected wines. The freshest of locally farmed, foraged, and produced ingredients, some from their own garden, are used to create each day's courses. Reservations should be made well in advance.
Elegant is the word for everything to do with The Georgian, the on-site dining room at Seattle's posh The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. This is the hotel where presidents and heads-of-state stay when visiting Seattle. Serving throughout the day, The Georgian specializes in French-inspired Northwest cuisine, with a menu that includes such fine-dining standards as lobster, rack of lamb, and souffle.
Whether seated in a windowed alcove overlooking Snoqualmie Falls or near the historic wood-burning fireplace, your experience at the Dining Room at Salish Lodge will be cozy and elegant. Meals feature seasonal Northwest foods such as salmon and steelhead trout, local berries and mushrooms, and herbs grown on the property. A generous wine list, creative desserts, and amiable service combine with the wonderful food and spectacular setting to create something truly special and quintessentially Pacific Northwest. More about Salish Lodge & Spa
Canlis has been serving cutting-edge food in an artistic yet approachable way for decades. Family-run from the beginning, Canlis has long been one of those restaurants that Seattle natives think of for engagements and significant anniversaries. High quality live music is an important part of the Canlis experience and is available nightly in the lounge. In addition to divine food, wine, and service, Canlis guests will enjoy stunning Lake Union views.
Relatively new on the Puget Sound fine dining scene, Tulalip Bay has offered exceptional food, service, and ambiance since it first opened. Located within the Tulalip Casino Resort, Tulalip Bay has won several significant awards during it's short life, including recognition from both Wine Spectator and DiRoNA. A spectacular Chihuly glass chandelier graces the elegant dining room that overlooks the casino floor. More about Tulalip Resort Casino