We will also be close to other neighborhoods, if you want to try going on a longer walk to eat, or even use the bus.
South Lake Union is a hot bed of restaurants these days, since Amazon.com just moved their headquarters to this part of Seattle. It's a close walk to get to South Lake Union. This link gives you a fantastic interactive map of places to eat. Notice on the map "Seattle Center tunnel." The walk from Seattle Center is just 10 minutes. The corner of Westlake Ave N and Harrison Street will boast my favorite collection of Tom Douglas fare- Dahlia Workshop a different style of bakery and night time prosciutto bar, Serious Pie (can you say Yukon Gold Potato pizza?) and Soul Wine wine shop. Another place I love is just right above Whole Foods, it is called Tutta Bella and features Neapolitan pizza. Other known fabulous places for those who want to spend a little more: Flying Fish, Chandler's Crabhouse (on Lake Union), and Daniel's Broiler (on Lake Union).
Looking toward downtown Seattle from our spot at Seattle Center, there are some great choices.
- Tillikum Place Cafe sits close to the Space Needle and has a Euro vibe mixed with Northwest spirit. It's at 407 Cedar Street.
- El Gaucho is considered by many as the very best place in Seattle to eat. 2505 First Ave, downtown (take a cab or the bus).
- Marrakesh serves up Moroccan fare at 2334 Second Ave, downtown (take a cab or the bus).
- Waterfront Seafood Grill is located near the Olympic Sculpture Park at Pier 70. It has a view and is operated by the same people who run El Gaucho (mentioned above) so you get what you expect at $100 a plate!
- The best scallops I've had in my entire life was at Schucker's located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown at 411 University Street . The attire is casual, and it's easy to get there by bus or cab.