Located northeast of downtown, the Lake Union and Eastlake neighborhoods are fastest growing areas and for good reason. The lakefront neighborhood mixes cutting edge technology companies with cool urban lofts, eclectic retail shops, great parks and open spaces, and a light rail system. The city's biotech industry is based here as is online retail giant Amazon. Good mass transit and pedestrian friendly streets mean these neighborhoods are easy get around in. All these high tech workers have to eat so you'll find plenty of eat. Check out Chandler's Crabhouse, Ivar's Salmon House, Re:public, and Ravish.
Not only does Chandler’s Crabhouse in Seattle’s Lake Union area serve more crab than any other restaurant in the Northwest, but they also do it better. The restaurant offers several selections of fresh crab daily, including Alaskan Dungeness, Washington Red King, Gulf Coast soft-shell and various other varieties from the east and west coasts. Executive Chef Kevin Rohr strives to keep his menu up to date with dishes reflecting the freshest crab and seafood available. Anyone craving crab should head to Chandler’s Crabhouse—Seattle’s premier restaurant for everything crab.
Daniel’s Broiler – Lake Union
809 Fairview Place North, Seattle WA 98105
The only Seattle steakhouse to exclusively serve USDA Prime Beef, Daniel’s Broiler evidences a firm commitment to the finest quality fare from the steaks to the fresh-off-the-boat seafood. This casually elegant steakhouse in Lake Union offers spectacular South Lake Union views from every table, as well as waterfront dining during warm weather.
300 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle WA 98109
The Flying Fish is a bright, exciting Seattle fine dining restaurant. Not surprisingly, seafood takes center stage at the Flying Fish, populating the menu with tempting options like smoked salmon chowder, fresh mussels with a chili lime dipping sauce, Colombia River Spring Chinook, cold smoked albacore, and salt & pepper Dungeness crab. The lengthy wine list features many complementing options.
Harborside by McCormick and Schmick's
1200 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109
Harborside by McCormick and Schmick's is a casually elegant waterside restaurant on Lake Union. The menu incorporates fresh Pacific Northwest seafood and a wide selection of regional favorites, and the selection of cocktails, wines and beers is top-notch. On warm weather days, dining on the lakeside deck can’t be beat.
Ivar’s Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle WA 98105
A casually elegant restaurant overlooking beautiful Lake Union, Ivar’s Salmon House is a classic Seattle restaurant for fine seafood and American cuisine. This cedar replica of a Northwest Indian Longhouse comes complete with an open-pit, Indian-style barbecue for preparing the alder-smoked entrees and top creations like crispy herb dusted calamari, award-winning wild Alaskan smoked salmon chowder, alder grilled coho salmon with pumpkin ravioli, and tagine cooked wild Alaskan halibut.
1515 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109
Modern Italian cuisine is made accessible with a wide range of flavors and affordable prices at Pasta Freska. This casual yet stylish Seattle Italian restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and Chef Mike Horri’s “have it your way” philosophy makes it easy to adapt any dish to suit everything from particular tastes to dietary needs and promises friendly, poised service.
2956 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle WA 98102
Simple, thoughtful, well-made and well-sourced food is the name of the game at Ravish. This small and unique restaurant and bar offers inventive cocktails and a pleater of fresh, flavorful and season foods—enough to make everyone's inner-foodie wake up.
429 Westlake Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
Fusion / Eclectic.
The name should be your first sign: when it comes to an eclectic meal and unique experience, re:public is truly one of a kind. Its fusion-focused menu takes center stage, as does the restaurants simple rustic decor—brick walls and dark woods. The restaurants ambiance vibrant location make for the perfect spot for either lunch, dinner or happy hour. It was named Best New Restaurant in 2010; come see what all the fuss is about.