April 25, 2018
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Fine DIning in Seattle

  • Canlis

  • As its dress code states, "At Canlis, you can't be overdressed." This should give you some idea of how much money you're going to spend. The Tasting Menu, with a paired Sommelier Flight of wines, costs $210 per person. A la carte dining is also available. An entree will run you between $38 and $68.

The Herbfarm

  • The chefs at The Herbfarm create thematic, seasonal nine-course menus every week, using ingredients from their own gardens as well as local producers. There is only one seating and one menu available each night, costing between $179 and $195 per person with beverage pairings.

Le Gourmand

  • Le Gourmand, run by husband and wife chef team the Naftalys, uses only local and organic ingredients in their French-inspired dishes. Their Tasting Menu with paired wines will run you $120 per person, and a la carte dining is available as well, with entrees between $40 and $50.

El Gaucho

  • El Gaucho offers live music as well as theatricality, with many dishes prepared tableside, like chateaubriand and bananas flambe. It has no tasting menu, and the a la carte menu varies somewhat in price, but expect to spend plenty. Appetizers run from $12 to $21, unless you order the Shellfish Tower for $120. Entrees will really hit your wallet, with meats from $45 to $75 and seafood from $36 to $80 per person. Side dishes, salads and other add-ons are extra.

The Metropolitan Grill

  • The Metropolitan Grill, or "The Met" as it's known to the locals, is arguably the city's best-known classic steakhouse, serving dry-aged, corn-fed Nebraska prime beef. Appetizers are $11 to $19, steaks from $40 to $75, and other entrees $20 to $55 each. As with most steakhouses, side dishes, salads and add-ons are extra. The Met's classic cocktail list is spearheaded by its award-winning signature drink, the Smoky Met Martini, listed at $13.


  • Along with its Pacific-inspired cuisine, Palisade is known for its stunning waterfront views. Its a la carte menu offers appetizers from $12 to $29, and entrees from $19 to $59 each. It also boasts one of the most expensive brunch menus in town, with entrees from $27 to $33 each including pastries, coffee or tea.

Six Seven

  • Located in the Edgewater Hotel, Six Seven offers beautiful mountain and sea views to complement its organic New American cuisine. Appetizers run from $11 to $21, entrees from $19 to $48 and side dishes from $8 to $16 each. Note that the bar has its own separate, limited, but much more affordable food menu.

Il Terrazzo Carmine

  • Il Terrazzo Carmine could arguably be called the best-known Italian restaurant in Seattle. If you hold yourself to a small pasta order, you can eat cheaply here, but the full Italian experience of antipasti, pasta, and entree will cost you a fair bit of cash. Antipasti plates are around $8 to $14 apiece, pasta courses from $10 to $20, and main dishes from $27 to $38. It has an extensive collection of Italian wines, topped off by a Barolo for $450 a bottle.