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411 University St · interesting places nearby
A treat above treats, the Georgian at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is one of the most imposing restaurants in the city – the ornate high ceilings and dripping chandeliers, shiny silver and gilt details will have you swooning. The food is equally eye-catching, and it's inspired by regional ingredients, such as scallops with truffles or roasted sea bass.
Service is tops, and it’s one of the few places where Seattleites tend to be sharply dressed; jackets aren’t required, but they’re certainly not discouraged. Reservations are recommended. Bargain hunters or those short of time should try the express lunch, which includes soup, salad, sandwich and dessert delivered all at once.