Capitol Hill is the beating, bloody heart of Seattle’s nightlife scene. It’s a historically queer neighborhood and a hub for activism (this is where the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests spawned the infamous Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) where generations of Seattleites and tourists have gone out to eat and drink, to be seen and people-watch, to party and experiment and go home sometime the next morning.
Capitol Hill’s restaurants are among the most best in the whole Pacific Northwest. You have John Sundstrom’s fine-dining restaurant Lark and Italian staples Spinasse and Artusi alongside newer additions to the Seattle dining canon, like Kōbo, star chef Shota Nakajima’s new restaurant in Redhook Brewlab and Renee Erickson’s innovative steakhouse Bateau.
Because there are simply so many restaurants to choose from here, this is not a complete list of the good restaurants on Cap Hill, but rather a sampling of the best. We’ll be updating this list frequently; if you have a spot that should be on it please send us a tip by emailing email@example.com. As usual, this list is not ranked but organized geographically.
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