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Purple Café

Part of the local-sustainable American cooking wave, the downtown Seattle branch of Purple Café has one of the most education-forward lists in Seattle. Every section is highlighted with a short…

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Le Caviste

Le Caviste is the destination for hipster French wine in Seattle, served alongside food that draws inspiration from rural France. A self-described bistrot-à-vins, the focus here is on small, artisanal…

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Wild Ginger

A Seattle institution, the cuisine at Wild Ginger is unapologetic Asian fusion—an inclusive culinary approach that mirrors the internationalism and laid-back melting pot atmosphere that pervades Seattle. The wine list…

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RN 74 Seattle

RN74 Seattle is the northern outpost of the original RN74 San Francisco, the brainchildren of wunder-sommelier Rajat Parr and collector Wilf Jaeger. While the list here is not as expansive…

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Canlis

Canlis is the iconic Seattle restaurant. As an enduring beacon for fine dining in the city, the restaurant has, unsurprisingly, made a huge investment in the wine program—which, at nearly 90 pages,…

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Rumba

When the weather gets drizzly and the mist rolls in, Rumba is Seattle's rum-filled remedy. The dark wood interior—which is meant to evoke mid-century Havana—is punctuated with bright turquoise bar…

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Zig Zag Café

Years from now, Zig Zag will be remembered for famed bartender Murray Stenson's tenure here. But following his departure, Erik Hakkinen and Benjamin Perri have picked up where he left off,…

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Tavern Law / Needle & Thread

One of the many byproducts of  America's obsession with Prohibition-inspired cocktail bars, Tavern Law's faux-speakeasy aesthetic is complete with tufted leather couches, chandeliers and many strong cocktails. Whiskey, Fernet Branca and…