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Favorite Restaurants in Seattle

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Hey Yo It's TLin & Din With TLin readers! Today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite Seattle restaurants for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner. Check it out below!


  • Maximilien (Seattle): This is a hidden gem located in Pikes Place market. Enter through the main entrance with the fish market to your right and head straight till the tea shop is on your left. There, you will find my all time favorite french restaurant in Seattle! They have a super cute patio looking over the Seattle Ferris Wheel.
  • Portage Bay Cafe (Seattle): With three locations, Portage Bay Cafe is a local favorite. Whenever I have friends visiting, I always bring them here. If you order waffles, french toast or pancakes you get unlimited trips to their breakfast bar, which has at least 4 varieties of local fresh fruit. Yummy!
  • Gilberts on Main (Bellevue): Located on Old Bellevue's Main Street, Gilberts is one of my favorite breakfast deli spots. I usually get the apple sausage and eggs. :)
  • Tavern Hall (Bellevue): Tavern Hall has great Chicken and Waffles. With a ton of seating and a hall-like atmosphere, this is always a fun place to get brunch or to get together with some friends during happy hour. Fun fact: on Saturdays & Sundays they have $3 mimosas and bloody marys. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Little Brother (Kirkland): I just went to Little Brother yesterday and it is the cutest place ever! I got two tartines because I thought they were going to be small. Boy was I wrong. Chef-owned Little Brother, is a refreshing addition to the eastside cafe scene. On Saturdays, they even host their own farmers market with local vendors and a live band outside their cafe!


  • Purple (Seattle): With three locations in Seattle, Bellevue, and Woodinville, this wine bar and cafe is definitely my favorite wine bar in WA. They have an extensive selection of wine to satisfy any palate and also their food is delicious as well. I love their baked brie.
  • Skillet (Seattle): A classic diner style lunch place in Capitol Hill, Skillet has great salads and sandwiches. One of my favorite dishes to order is their maple porkbelly cornmeal waffle. Yum!!
  • Din Tai Fung (Seattle): DTF opened its first location in Bellevue couple years ago and since then, has expanded to 3! From Taipei, Taiwan (represent!), DTF specializes in delicious soup dumplings and noodles. If you have not been, I definitely recommend.
  • Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar (Seattle): Craving oysters? Check out Taylor Shellfish. Taylor Shellfish supplies all of the restaurants in Seattle with oysters, so why not try it from the source? Besides Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston, MA, these are by far the best oysters I have ever had. There's also one coming into the new W in Bellevue very soon.
  • Lot No. 3 (Bellevue): Comfort Food, Classic Cocktails, and Craft Brews. That is Lot No. 3's motto. Lot No. 3 is great for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Actually my favorite restaurant, Lot No. 3 has great salads, amazing maple bacon, and fantastic cocktails. What more can you ask for??
  • John Howie Steakhouse (Bellevue): For a steakhouse, John Howie has a prettyy good lunch menu. Located in the Bravern, John Howie is a great stop after a day of shopping and relaxing.  
  • Bis on Main (Bellevue): Bis on Main has the best caesar salad. Also located on Old Bellevue's Main Street, Bis on Main is a staple in Bellevue and you can always count on their great service and delicious food.


  • Barrio (Seattle): A part of the people who brought you Purple and Lot No. 3, Barrio is another Heavy Restaurant Group restaurant and is also my favorite mexican restaurant in Seattle! Fun fact: on Mondays, tequila & mezcal is half off!!
  • Momiji (Seattle): Located in Capitol Hill, Momiji is the best japanese restaurant in Seattle. I always order the Chirashi. The quality of fish is impeccable. Check out their daily happy hour from 4-6 for some awesome specials for food and drink.  
  • Cantinetta (Seattle): I recently went to Cantinetta for the first time and thought it was absolutely delicious! All of their pastas are made in house and if you are GF, they even have GF pasta too! They have two locations one in Seattle and the other in Bellevue. The Bellevue location's menu is more limited than Seattle's, but it is still delicious.
  • Black Bottle (Seattle): Black Bottle is also located in Seattle and Bellevue. They have awesome small plates and handcrafted cocktails. I love the gastropub vibe and always get the lemon bacon scallops :). But, fore-warning you have to be 21+ to dine, so leave the little ones at home.
  • Daniels (Bellevue): If you are looking for some great seafood and steak, check out Daniels Broiler. Located on the 21st floor of the BoA building in Bellevue, you'll have stunning views of the Seattle Skyline & Olympic Mountains. We always order the popcorn shrimp and Dungeness crab legs. Also make sure to try their seasonal fruit tart! I am not a dessert person but, it is really delicious. There are a couple Daniels locations but if you want some stunning views make sure to stop by the Bellevue one.

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