The Emerald City is known for its finicky weather. When you want to enjoy the outdoors even though it may be a tad chilly, settling in next to a cozy fire pit does the trick. These Seattle restaurants allow you to do just that while enjoying a delicious meal, excellent spirits and beers, and a wonderful view.
A fusion of comfort food, Revel brings a lineup of Asian street fare with an upscale twist. With a buzzing workshop kitchen and adjoined with the industrial-chic bar Quoin, Revel showcases its kitchen’s genius for layering flavors and textures. With a variety of lunch and dinner options, be sure to stick around for the fun and theme-y ice cream sandwiches, soda pops, and other delicious dessert items. The layout of Revel is more down market with subway tiles, hard chairs, and a youthfully informal vibe.
Seattle’s hangout of choice, Manolin shines brightest with its delicious seafood and warming outdoor fire pit. Small portions of denatures, smoked, poached, and grilled sea foods make a delicious appearance on the menu. Cocktails pair beautifully with each plate providing a relaxing presence while gazing out towards the water. Don’t miss their happy hour from 4 to 6 every day.
Rock Creek Seafood and Spirits
James Beard nominated Chef Eric Donnelly envisioned the perfect restaurant to encompass the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This tribute to all things aquatic features baked oysters, exotic mutton snapper, and to-die-for ricotta beignets. Rumor has it Grammy Award-winning rap artist Macklemore is a regular, so you may get a side of star-spotting with your dinner.
An approachable, all-day restaurant, Westward has a sprawling outdoor area with casual picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and a lakeside view to take your breath away. Lunch, nibbles, dinner, and brunch are available. While their delightful and easy to follow website has a complete menu listing, the menu changes daily so you can be sure you’re always getting the freshest fare. The James Beard foundation awarded them Outstanding Restaurant Design Finalist.
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