Seattle is a foodie paradise! There is everything a hungry traveler could want, but did you know that you have a wealth of choices located in the same building as your condo? That’s right, for guests staying in our Belltown Court condos, you have dining choices galore by just stepping off the elevator!
Macrina: At the corner of First and Battery. http://macrinabakery.com
Folks staying in our Tuscan Oasis may just be lucky enough to awake to the smell of their award winning breads and pastries as they come out of the oven. They have unbelievable brunch, pastries, and muffins. Great place for coffee and a pastry for a quick morning bite to eat and excellent lunch spot as well. This place wins Seattle’s #1 bakery every year, and one visit should tell you why.
Branzino: At the corner of Second and Wall. http://www.branzinoseattle.com
Here you will find Italian cuisine with a comfortably romantic atmosphere. They also have an excellent bartender with great classic cocktails. Things to try here are the Gnocchi with brown butter and sage, the Parpardelle, and their excellent Brussel Sprouts with balsamic glaze. They also have a great happy hour.
Belltown Pizza: Middle of the block on the First Avenue side. http://www.belltownpizza.net
This is a friendly neighborhood joint with good atmosphere and very nice service. They serve thin crust pizzas and we have heard great things about the artichoke dip! Dinner only, they open at 4pm and are a great place for a casual pizza-and-beers dinner.
La Vita and Bella: Middle of the block, on the Second Avenue side. http://www.lavitaebella.us/
Their specials are excellent, using the freshest ingredients they can get their hands on for that day. All the pastas are made in-house. Try the wine and bruschetta combination for a snack or light meal. The atmosphere is cozy and occasionally they have a gentleman playing accordion, which really does set a nice mood.
Shiro’s: Corner of Second and Battery http://shiros.com/
If you are a sushi lover, this restaurant is a treat and a must-do. A two-time James Beard nominee, Master Chef Shiro Kashiba has been profiled in every major cuisine periodical and newspaper including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and USA Today. Chef Shiro uses traditional Japanese sushi technique on the Pacific Northwest’s wealth of local seafood. As Zagat says, Shiro’s has "set the bar that others aspire to.” Chef Shiro still works the sushi bar, and if you are lucky, you will be seated in front of him to experience the best sushi on the west coast.
Bisato: Corner of First and Battery. http://www.bisato.com/
This is a tasting menu concept restaurant by award winning Chef Scott Carsberg where you are expected to order two or three entrees, which are “snack sized.” The octopus puttanesca always gets rave reviews here. Food is modern, unique and inventive; this is a true “foodie” destination and unlike any other restaurant in Seattle. Strict 21 and over policy here.
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