Salt & Iron: Oysters and Steak
Shaker + Spear
Omega Ouzeri
The Market Hall - Seattle
Chona Kasinger/Thrillist
Casco Antiguo
Zack Bent
Cantina Lena
Gnocchi Bar
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1. Salt and Iron 321 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98104

This steak and seafood is just a short walk from the Kingston Ferry, making it a perfect place to stop by before or after a trip out. The menu is divided into salt (seafood) in which you’ll find oysters and sea bass and iron (meat) in which you’ll find dishes like seared beef tenderloin and more.

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2. Nue 1519 14th Ave Seattle, Seattle, WA 98122

Try your hand at some of the best street foods from around the world at this Capitol Hill spot, which offers a menu that touts tasty international dishes like Latvian Smoked Sprats, Trinidad Goat Curry, and Romanian Mititei. A must-try sandwich is the Japanese Katsu: panko-breaded pork loin on crustless white bread with Kewpie mayo and Tonkatsu sauce. With Nue, you have the chance to nosh on rare global eats -- without a passport.

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3. Shaker + Spear 2000 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Located in The Palladian Hotel, this bright and naturally lit restaurant offers a refreshing retreat from the bustling pavements of the neighborhood. From fish stew to cod suppli, the hearty, sea derived dishes here are sure to satisfy.

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4. Omega Ouzeri 1525 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Specializing in “Greek recipes from Earth and sea," you can come with a big group or small -- Omega Ouzeri can accommodate all group sizes with its large communal table and smaller scale seating arrangements. Highlights here include the Lavraki (whole grilled branzino) and Octapodi, which is grilled octopus with Yukon gold potatoes and goat horn chile vinaigrette.

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5. The Market Hall 809 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

This combo market/restaurant/bar is essentially foodie paradise. Oh and did we mention they have espresso, a cheese and charcuterie bar, and more? Whether you’re looking for something to grab to-gho or want to savor a glass of something nice, you’ve come to the right place.

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6. Hotel Albatross 2319 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

Hotel Albatross is the new Tiki haunt off Market. What to expect here? Puffy tacos, a cool walk-up window, and parrot garnished cocktails.

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7. Casco Antiguo 115 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Yet another reason to visit Pioneer Square! Casco Antiguo is split into two different parts -- a restaurant and a speakeasy-style bar complete with a back alley entrance where the margaritas flow freely (on tap, actually).

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8. Slab Sandwiches + Pie 1201 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

A slab of pie just sounds so much better than a slice of it. Slab purveys all kinds of goodies like its Cubano and meat pie . The beauty of this place? You can add crispy chicken skin to any sandwich here for just $2 more.

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9. Cantina Leña 2101 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Cantina Leña is inspired by the flavors of the Yucatan, plus this spot has a complete bar and you never have to make a reservation. Pop in for the crispy pork carnitas nachos and stay for the Leña Toddy.

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10. Gnocchi Bar 1542 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

This Capitol Hill spot located helmed by Lisa Nakamura, has gnocchi prepared in myriad ways with both polenta and potatoes. You can’t go wrong with the potato gnocchi with braised chicken, capers, asparagus, and cider butter.