Restaurants

Top Choice European in Andersonville & Uptown

Hopleaf

A cozy, European-like tavern, Hopleaf draws crowds for its Montreal-style smoked brisket, cashew-butter-and-fig-jam sandwich, uber-creamy macaroni and Stilton cheese, and the house-specialty frites (fries) and ale-s…
Top Choice French in Central Vermont

Café Provence

While the focus is on Provencal and French specialties such as moules marinières and bouillabaisse-inspired seafood stew, this elegant bistro also serves up non-French fare, such as succulent burgers (made from loca…
Top Choice French in Port Townsend

Sweet Laurette Cafe & Bistro

This French shabby-chic cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the bistro and delicious coffee and pastries between mealtimes. The food is made with sustainable and mostly local ingredients – try a breakfast cro…
Top Choice French in McMinnville

Bistro Maison

This European eatery is one of McMinnville's, and the region's, best restaurants, serving up exceptional French dishes like duck confit, cassoulet (casserole with meat and white beans) and coq au vin (chicken braise…
Top Choice French in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Café Campagne

Short of teleporting over to Paris, this is about as Gallic as a Seattleite can get. Inside Café Campagne's effortlessly elegant interior you can live vicariously as a French poseur over steamed mussels, hanger stea…
Top Choice European in Green Lake & Fremont

The Whale Wins

Forget the whale, it’s the sardines that are the main winners at this eccentrically named fish-biased restaurant that shares trendy Euro-style digs with the equally hip Joule restaurant next door. The said sardines …
Top Choice French in Providence

Chez Pascal

This friendly French bistro welcomes diners with inspiring homemade pâtés and charcuterie, escargots à la bourguignonne, and slow-roasted duck with a golden raisin and red-wine sauce. Sourcing ingredients from local…
Top Choice French in Ballard & Discovery Park

Bastille Cafe & Bar

French but not at all faux, Bastille could easily pass for a genuine Parisian bistro if it weren't for the surfeit of American accents. First there's the decor: beautiful white tiles juxtaposed with black wood, mirr…
Top Choice Spanish in South Loop & Near South Side

Mercat a la Planxa

This Barcelona-style tapas and seafood restaurant buzzes in an enormous, convivial room where light streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Iron Chef winner Jose Garces cooks all the specialties of Catalan …
Top Choice Irish in Cannon Beach

Irish Table

Excellent restaurant hidden at the back of a coffee shop, serving a fusion of Irish and Pacific Northwest cuisine made with local and seasonal ingredients. The menu is small and simple, but the choices are tasty, eg…