Seafood and Tapas: Three Great Seattle Restaurants

© Hayley Young PhotographyNeed a Seattle Restaurant Recommendation? …Then you’ve come to the right place! There are many Seattle restaurants to choose from, so how do you know which one is best? You can always search for Seattle restaurants on the Internet by cuisine, style, price range, etc., but here are three of our favorite recommendations.
The Assaggio Ristorante is an Italian Seattle restaurant located at 4th Ave. downtown. The dining style is casual/elegant and is reasonably priced (average entree prices are under $40). The specialties include Italian dishes, fresh seafood, and tapas. The food always comes out hot, and the service is attentive and hospitable… right down to the guy who comes around and pours the water. Be sure to visit the beautiful new addition to the bar, Il Baretto, just completed in 2009 for Happy Hour (4 – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday).

The Palisade is very unique and is mainly known for its northwest, Hawaiian, and worldly cuisine. This beautiful Seattle restaurant is located on the water. No matter where you choose to sit in this restaurant, you will get a beautiful view of the Elliot Bay Marina. The dining style is casual, yet is a little more on the higher end of price range with dinner entrees ranging from $25 – $50). Although it is a little more on the pricey side, the staff, the sights, and the the fresh Pacific seafood are well worth it.

Finally, the Tango Restaurant and Lounge is a quaint little cafe with a bistro type setting located on Capitol Hill, just a short stroll from The Oasis. Tango is known for serving fantastic tapas and cocktails. Tapas are small, tasty Spanish dishes, similar to appetizers. The tapas on the menu at Tango include some of the most famous flavors of Spain and Portugal including paella, ceviche, and mojitos. The dining style for this Seattle restaurant is casual and the average dish is under $20. The paella is served family-style, and serves 2-4 for under $50. This restaurant’s reasonable dishes and cocktails combined with it’s contemporary European style is extremely appealing to the younger crowd and offers a stress-free environment.

Of course there are many fantastic restaurants and bars to choose from in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area. You are guaranteed to get a “taste” of Seattle’s best culture and flavors no matter where you choose to dine.