Seattle is a one of the most dynamic and exciting metropolitans in the United States, and it is filled with one-of-a-kind attractions and exceptional food and wine experiences. The number of outstanding places to eat and drink is too high to narrow down, but there are always those places that are either irrevocable classics or very hip and happening. So here are 5 of the most buzzed-about and critics approved restaurants in Seattle.
One of the highest rated and chicest restaurants in Seattle, Andaluca serves up a wide variety of Mediterranean shareables, gourmet salads, and Northwest-inspired concoctions in a beautifully somber atmosphere covered in hand-painted murals and rich mahogany millwork. With their diverse menu and impressive wine list, you will be in wine pairing heaven. Try their tasty selection of cheeses - Point Reyes Bleu, Manchego, and Caña de Oveja.
The self-taught chef Mauro Golmarvi's elegant yet laid-back restaurant is indisputably one of the best Italian restaurants in Seattle. At Assaggio, winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, you revel in high-end Italian dishes replete with an impressive selection of wines. Go during happy hour for $5 wines and $6 sparkling wines, from Prosecco to Rosé, and a selection of unbelievably delicious small bites.
3. Metropolitan Grill
Voted best steak in Seattle, Metropolitan Grill is an upscale and retro-looking steakhouse decorated in wood and velvet, and it will blow steak lovers' hats off. An entirely unique and elegant experience awaits you at The Met with steaks cooked to perfection, immaculate and personal service, and a wine menu so extensive that it is 63 pages in full.
4. Uneeda Burger
Uneeda Burger is the most buzzed-about burger joint in Seattle right now. Thankfully, it is more than just another meh-level burger place with a creative name - the hype is entirely well-deserved. With its beautiful patio perfect for the summer, the mouthwatering burgers made from top-quality beef, creamy old-fashioned milkshakes, and a wine list that includes both local and international gems all make for an utterly delicious experience. The best burgers in Seattle without question.
5. Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
The Purple Cafe is unique and impressive, to say the least; from its very tasteful decor complete with a humongous wine tower at its center to its excitingly eclectic menus, it is an indisputable Seattle quintessential. Check out their impressive dinner menu and wine list just to get an idea of why this place is bucket-list worthy for wine lovers.