Seattle Recommendations

Since moving to Seattle I've been trying to create a list of things of things that I like in the city. As you may have guessed, the list has morphed into restaurant recommendations but I've thrown some other things in there too.  Let me know if you have any questions or have a place you love and would like me to add!

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Green Lake
Golden Gardens
Ballard Locks/Botanical Gardens
Kerry Park
Alki Beach
Trolly Hill Park

Randoms/All Over Seattle:
Columbia City Bakery (South Seattle, bakery/breakfast)
Dicks & Ivars are classic to Seattle.  Not the best, but you hard to say you went to Seattle and didn't try them!

Zig Zag Cafe (Bar/Rated Best Bartender in America)
Mee Sum (Chinese bakery)
Le Pichet (French food, coffee)
The Pink Door (Italian Food/Nightly entertainment)
The Virginia Inn (Small plates, good wine list)
Michou Castellinos (Sandwiches, in Pike Place, ate here every day I when I worked in Pike Place)
The Athenian (in the marker, Bar/Sandwiches, great view)
Matt's At the Market (on 1st Ave by Pike Place, great view)
Tutta Bella (in Westlake & Wallingford.  Pizza, great happy hour specials)
Serious Pie (Pizza, very unique, doesn't take reservations, make sure to show up early)
Boat Street (French)
Monorail Espresso (5th & Pike)

Red Mill Burger (Fremont & Interbay, cash only) (burgers, shakes, #1 Onion Rings in America)
Paseo (Fremont & Ballard, Caribbean sandwiches, cash only. Hands down, one of the best things I have ever eaten)
Brouwers (Beer mecca)
Molly Moon (ice cream)

Queen Anne:
The Bustle (my favorite coffee shop)
Enza's (sicilian Italian) 
The Five Spot (American, Rotating regional specials, GREAT breakfast)
Paragon (small plates, French/American food)
Tup Tim Thai (Thai, best in Seattle in my opinion)
Menchie's (Fro-yo)

Tractor Tavern  (Bar/good live music)
People's Pub (German pub)
Kings (Bar)
Bastille (French Food/Bar)
The Noble Fir (Classy Bar)
Jhanjay (Thai, vegetarian, great for people with food allergies)

Madison Valley/Madison Park:
Cafe Flora (vegetarian)

Central District:
Harvest Vine (Basque)
Chef Cafe (Ethiopian cuisine, 22nd & Jackson.  Looks sketchy on the outside but is amazing)
Viengthong (Lao/Thai)

Green Lake:
Nishino (Sushi)

Pomodoro (Italian)
Serafina (Italian - make reservations!)

Madison Valley:
Cactus (Southwestern, go for the fry bread and mojitos)

International District/Pioneer Square:
Green Leaf (really good Pho)
Saigon Deli (Bahn Mi Sandwiches)
Tamarind Tree & Long (Vietnamese sister restaurants)
Seven Stars Pepper (Sichuanese)
Sichuanese Cuisine (Sichuanese)
Hing Loon (Chinese)
Jade Garden (Dim Sum)
Salumi (Italian sandwiches)
Maneki (Japanese)

Capitol Hill:
Bluebird (Ice Cream)
Cafe Presse (Coffee/Bakery)
Espresso Vivace(coffee, amazing foam)
Top Pot Doughnuts/Coffee (doughnuts, breakfast, coffee)
Café Presse (coffee)
Melrose Market (Smaller "Pike Place", no tourists)
B & O Espresso (Desserts/Espresso)
Poppy (Indian-inspired)
Lark (Upscale)
Via Tribunali (Pizza)
Taco Gringos (Creative tacos, only open 9 pm on)
Cafe Presse/Le Pichet (French sister bistros)
Baguette Box (Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches)
Sitka + Spruce (Upscale with fantastic brunches)
Monsoon (Vietnamese with great Viet/French brunches)
Molly Moon's (Ice cream)
Victrola (Coffee)
Thomas Street Bistro (French)
The Unicorn (funky circus themed bar)
Simth (Northwest, cool "old gentleman's club" feel)
Oddfellows (great brunch & small plates. Good happy hour & drinks)
Pike Place Fish Fry (Fish n' Chips, AMAZING!)
Knee High Stocking Company (Speak Easy Bar, VERY cool)

University District:
Taste of India
Portage Bay Cafe (Good for breakfast)
Thai Town (Thai)
Schultzy's (sausage, bar trivia!)


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