Once known for sordid affairs and "da clubs," Pioneer Square, the original neighborhood when Seattle was founded in the 1850s, has become the city's "It" location for restaurants over the past few years. It makes sense, given the area's proximity to Downtown, Pike Place Market, CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks football team and the Seattle Sounders soccer squad), and Safeco Field (where the Seattle Mariners play baseball). The landscape of this exposed-brick borough is shifting constantly.
So, here is Eater's list of current neighborhood favorites, from old standbys to new winners, from gourmet Indian food to cocktails and sake. Before a game, during lunch hour vegging out in Waterfall Garden Park, after a tour of the historical underground scene, sipping wine along the art walk route — there's no longer a time of day to avoid Pioneer Square.
Note: Map points are ordered geographically and are not ranked by preference. What's your favorite haunt in this bustling neighborhood? Show it some love in the comments, send an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.Read More