For most of us, the holidays mean meeting up with family or friends for a good meal in a nice restaurant reserved for such things. Growing up in West Seattle, for years that place for me was Salty’s on Alki or driving into Des Moines to go to Anthony’s. The bonus of being in a metropolis like Seattle means that you have so many choices when it comes to dining out – especially during the holidays. Many places have a special menu, unique cocktails, or an upgraded wine selection. Vegan, vegetarian, meat and potatoes…. there’s something for everyone in your party in the Emerald City and its surrounding neighborhoods. I personally use The Infatuation for reviews and alerts to new places opening up around the city. And these days, that holiday meal doesn’t always mean dinner. We have some brunch and happy hour options as well for amazing Christmas activities in Seattle. Since this is the holiday season, and many of us will be dining with family, I thought I’d poll the Seattle Oasis family to see where their favorite places to eat during the holidays are.
Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons – 99 Union Street
Goldfinch is an Ethan Stowell creation, who is known for simple, locally sourced dishes. They offer breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night. Candi, our Interior Designer, recommends the weekend brunch (with bottomless mimosas!). “They have tons of seafood at brunch, and the mimosas are really good”. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 206-749-7070.
RN74 – 1433 Pike Street
Situated within walking distance from the Market and offering ‘French cuisine infused with a healthy dose of flair and fantasy’, RN74 is a perfect place for a holiday meal. Sarah, our operations manager, recommends the Duck for dinner. “But all of their food is good!”. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling 206-456-7474.
Lost Lake Café – 1505 10th Ave
This Seattle institution has been around forever and is one of the few remaining 24-hr eateries in the city. Vinyl booths, ginormous milkshakes, and breakfast served all day – this is how a proper café should be done. Daniel, part of our reservations team, recommends Lost Lake for “..everything. Especially late-night food!”. They have special hours for Christmas Eve and Day, and a special menu. Check out their website for menus, hours, and more!
Café Campagne – 1600 Post Alley
This is a ‘classic Parisian brasserie’ located in the Market offers everything from weekend brunch to afternoon coffee and pastries to paired dinner and wine. Bernadette, another reservations team member, recommends the café “For its holiday feel”. They have a great happy hour as well!
If you’re looking specifically for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dining options, check out the Eater Seattle guide. They also have great reviews and recommendations for restaurants around the city.
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