Down­town

Where Seattle - - Dining -

ANAR— Mid­dle East­ern. This cute spot from the own­ers of Mamnoon fea­tures fresh juices and de­li­cious veg­e­tar­ian items—try the Balila, a chick­pea soup that packs a ton of fla­vor, or the Mu­jadara with green lentils, brown rice, pick­led turnips and lo­cal fa­vorite El­lenos yo­gurt. L and D. www.anar.life. 2040 Sixth Ave., 206.453.4654. Map 1 F7

ANDALUCA— Mediter­ranean. This stylish res­tau­rant fea­tures fresh sea­sonal cui­sine sub­tly in­flu­enced by fla­vors of the Mediter­ranean. B, L and D. www. andaluca.com. 407 Olive Way, 206.382.6999. $$$ Map 1 F7

BOKA KITCHEN + BAR— Amer­i­can. BOKA of­fers a see-and-be-seen vibe in a com­fort­able, wellde­signed space. In­ven­tive cock­tails ac­com­pany mar­ket-fresh, lo­cal North­west fare. L and D. www. bokaseat­tle.com. 1010 First Ave., 206.357.9000. $$ Map 1 G10

DAHLIA BAK­ERY— Cafes & Bak­eries. Along with the de­lec­ta­ble cook­ies, cakes, and pies, the bak­ery serves up tasty sand­wiches for break­fast and lunch, as well as daily soups. www.tom­dou­glas.com. 2001 Fourth Ave., 206.441.4540. $$ Map 1 F7

ELE­PHANT & CAS­TLE— Var­i­ous. This re­cently ren­no­vated pub and eatery of­fers Bri­tish clas­sics (shep­herd’s pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips and more) and Amer­i­can faves, such as burg­ers, salmon, mac and cheese and fried pick­les. www. ele­phant­cas­tle.com. Mo­tif Ho­tel, 1415 Fifth Ave., 206.624.9977. $$ Map 1 G8 GOLDFINCH TAV­ERN— Var­i­ous. The lat­est from Seat­tle restau­ran­teur Ethan Stow­ell, Goldfinch Tav­ern is lo­cated in the Four Sea­sons in down­town Seat­tle. This stylish res­tau­rant with a fan­tas­tic view serves up Pa­cific North­west cui­sine for B, L and D daily. www.goldfinch­tav­ern.com. Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, 99 Union St., 206.749.7070. $$$ Map 1 F9

HAMANASU— Ja­panese. This tep­pa­nyaki res­tau­rant’s skilled chefs cre­ate a show dur­ing din­ner. Watch them cook steak, chicken, veg­eta­bles, seafood and more, or check out the all-you-caneat sushi lunch buf­fet for $15.95. L (M-F); D (daily). www.hamana­suse­at­tle.com. 1200 Fifth Ave., 206.682.4686. $$ Map 1 G9

HARD ROCK CAFE— Amer­i­can. This na­tional chain fea­tures a live mu­sic con­cert space and a new “rus­tic-re­fined” de­sign, along with the res­tau­rant’s sig­na­ture mu­sic mem­o­ra­bilia. www.hardrock­cafe.com. 116 Pike St., 206.204.2233. $$ Map 1 F8

IL FORNAIO— Ital­ian. Started as a bak­ery in Italy in 1972, cozy Il Fornaio serves an ar­ray of grilled meats, wood-fired piz­zas, pas­tas and risot­tos, and other tra­di­tional en­trees. L and D. www.il­for­naio.com. Pa­cific Place, 600 Pine St., 206.264.0994. $$ Map 1 G7

LECOSHO— North­west. Tucked away on Har­bor Steps, this pop­u­lar spot of­fers in­no­va­tive small plates, en­trees and a not-to-be-missed happy hour. L and D. www.lecosho.com. 89 Univer­sity St., 206.623.2101. $$ Map 1 F9 LOLA— Mediter­ranean. Celebrity chef Tom Dou­glas’ Mediter­ranean and Greek-tinged menu boasts ke­babs, chick­pea fries and dips. The break­fast, in­clud­ing house­made sausage, is a lo­cal fa­vorite. B, L and D; week­end brunch. www.tom­dou­glas.com. 2000 Fourth Ave., 206.441.1430. $$$ Map 1 E7

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