94 Pike St., Suite 32
Seattle, WA 98101
Matt’s in The Market’s Chef, Shane Ryan, turns out gorgeous Pacific Northwest fare in a pretty room perched atop Pike Place Market’s Corner Building. The room has views of the historic market clock and Elliott Bay but even they don’t outshine the fare. Go ahead and start with dessert first and order the Meyer Lemon Creme Brûlée with candied coconut and honey creme fraiche. But don’t leave without trying the Taylor shellfish oysters, the Penn cove mussels and clams or their crowd favorites including the deviled eggs, the shrimp and grits or the fried catfish.
2800 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
Luckily for Seattleites, Chef Thierry opened a casual bistro in the leafy green enclave of Madison Park. Now diners can pay him a visit for a quick bite, a lively happy hour or a leisurely evening meal. Start with a basket of souffle potato crisps and enjoy the Salad Lyonnaise or the trout amandine and be sure to cap your meal off with a anise cookie paired with a rich serving of butterscotch creme brûlée.
1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Chef Daisley Gordon and his team have created a little slice of heaven in the heart of Post Alley. If you are just looking for an evening treat, grab the creme brûlée of the day which at publishing time was ginger infused and served with a sable breton cookie (the flavor changes with the seasons). If you are looking for something a little more substantial you will find plenty of french classics to choose from like french onion soup, tartare de bouef, escargot, duck confit, roast chicken and steak frites as well as perfectly prepared trout and salmon. And if dining ‘en plein air’ is your style grab a post-dinner glass of wine so you have a reason to linger a bit longer on their charming patio.
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2576 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Since 1950, the Canlis family has been presenting nearly flawless fare on the northern peak of Queen Anne Hill. The restaurant is housed in a modern structure cantilevered over Lake Union which makes for some incredible views of the lake and the Cascade mountain range. The cuisine is designed to match the caliber of the views. The menu offers three, four and seven-course tasting menus that feature classic and contemporary dishes to take advantage of the bounty of the northwest. And luck would have it that all of the tasting menus offer the option of finishing your meal with a delectable serving of creme brûlée paired with seasonal fruit and house-made sorbet.
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