Sitka & Spruce

Top choice modern american in Capitol Hill & First Hill

The king of all locavore restaurants, Sitka & Spruce was the pilot project of celebrated Seattle chef Matt Dillon. It's since become something of an institution and a trendsetter, with its small country-kitchen decor and a constantly changing menu concocted with ingredients from Dillon's own Vashon Island farm. Sample items include house-made charcuterie, conica morels or roasted-asparagus-and-liver parfait.

Vegetarians will have a field day.

The restaurant is located in Capitol Hill's gorgeous Melrose Market, an oasis of sustainability.