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Residents of downtown apartments in Seattle have their pick to a variety of good eats. Dining in Seattle is a treat — the city offers up one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in the country. You can get your hands on fresh local produce and products at the market or enjoy a sit down meal at one of the dozens of gourmet restaurants.


No matter what your price point may be, here are a few suggested restaurants to try out when you’re living in Downtown Seattle.

Le Panier

This French bakery is a good reason for residents of downtown apartments in Seattle to wake up and get their days going. The menu includes fresh baked breads, croissants, pastries and macarons. The scent of the fresh baked goods will lure you in, but you will not be disappointed when you walk in. It is also affordable, so you can afford to get one of every macaron choice if you can’t decide on which ones you want. The inviting atmosphere and cozy environment of Le Panier makes it the perfect place to relax, watch the people roaming Pikes Place Market and enjoy a fresh baked slice of cake. If you’re heading down to Pikes Place for lunch, Le Panier also offers up savory dishes, such as a Feuillet – a puff-pastry shell served warm with a variety of savory fillings. Sandwiches are made with the baguettes that are baked each morning.

Where: 1902 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101

Pike Place Chowder

Just a short distance from downtown apartments in Seattle is Pike Place, which is Seattle’s famous market overlooking the waterfront. There are fresh produce stands, antique shops, comic book sellers and small family-owned restaurants located in the Pike Place Market. One of the restaurants is Pike Place Chowder, whose award-winning clam chowder will turn nonbelievers into chowder lovers. If you’re not sure which chowder to go with, try the chowder sampler, which includes your choice of four cups of chowder – so you can try the seafood bisque, chicken corn chowder, vegan chowder and the clam chowder. While you’re there, be sure to order the Dungeness crab roll, which is also among their award-winning dishes.

Where: 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

Metropolitan Grill

Whether you’re looking for a nice place for a special occasion, or you just want a night to treat yourself, Metropolitan Grill is the place to go. The steaks are huge but will melt in your mouth like butter, and the sides are a great complement to any cut of meat. If you’re not sure what you want, the knowledgeable wait staff will help guide you in the right direction; you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for a more casual experience, go to happy hour at the Met. The prices are fair, but the quality of bar food and drinks is exceptional. During happy hour, you can purchase appetizers, like the oysters that are served with a raspberry ice and cocktail sauce or prime rib sliders with horseradish.

Where: 820 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98104

Matt’s in the Market

Located on the third floor of the Corner Market Building near downtown apartments in Seattle is Matt’s in the Market. It’s a great lunch spot or a cozy location for dinner. You can dine while seeing the spectacular views of Elliott Bay and the Market’s famous clock, which makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action of Pikes Place. Try the braised beef brisket sandwich, which includes butter roasted onions, horseradish aioli and arugula on brioche served with house made salt-pepper chips. For something heartier, try the seafood stew, which is absinthe broth, white prawn, manila clams, scallop, finfish, potatoes and rouille sauce. Complete the meal with the bread pudding, which is slightly crunchy with a soft middle, and you can taste the cinnamon and vanilla flavors in each bite.

Where: 94 Pike St., Seattle, WA 98101




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