Far Eats. Photo: Stephanie Forrer
Belltown is a blend of high-rise condos, trendy dining and shopping spots and ample nightlife. In Belltown, one can easily find something to do, someone to meet and definitely something to eat! Some might even call it a neighborhood that never sleeps!
With a walk score of 97 out of 100, it’s no surprise that Belltown has so many eateries that are accessible via public transportation and on foot. Check out some of my Belltown favorites below.
Photo: Bell + Whete Facebook
Come to Bell + Whete for European classics with a modern twist. Try the House Wagyu Fat Fries with Ham Aioli, Carmelized Pork Belly and Lamb “Shwarma” Wrap. For a decadent meal, try the Wagyu Sirloin. With 60 beers on tap and 30 wines by the glass, there’s something for everyone. If you’re like me and love beer, join Bell + Whete’s Stein Society for $1 off beers poured into your engraved (and saved on site) vessel. Sláinte!
Photo: Bellini Facebook
Steven Schlackman took an old flower shop three years ago and created the Italian bistro, Bellini. Steven makes all of the fettuccini, spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, gnocchi and even sauces from scratch. There is absolutely nothing on the menu that I would not recommend. Bellini’s name stems from the neighborhood itself – Belltown and Bell Street.
Photo: Belltown Pub Facebook
Erwin and Zack bring a dog-friendly eatery to Belltown! Whether you have a dog or just love to be around adorable pooches, come here and enjoy the craft beers and unique pub foods. If you know anything about Belltown, you know there are more dogs here than children. Luckily there’s an option for pooches and their hungry owners. There’s even have a dog menu!
Chef Antonio Paloma and operating partner Anatolia Ferguson quietly took over Cellars Grill & Lounge and turned it into a fabulous Italian eatery in May, 2016. On the menu are not one, but two, squid ink entrées. Enjoy the wide spread fare of Italian dishes. With 70 seats inside and 20 on the patio, I can’t wait to come here when the weather gets warmer. Nothing beats enjoying a cocktail on a sunny and shaded patio.
Photo: Stephanie Forrer
Geogy Chacko is the owner and chef of Far Eats – a restaurant under the “Global Food Garden” umbrella. His cuisine blends flavors from Geogy’s native Indian heritage with fresh and sustainable ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Don’t expect your standard Indian fare at Far Eats. Geogy’s menu is a personally crafted blend of cooking in the Pacific Northwest.
Photo: Stephanie Forrer
Owner Giuseppe Forte strives to offer affordable Italian fare that pops with flavor and value. Giuseppe personally stocks and maintains the restaurant and ensures that the quality of food is excellent for his guests. In an effort to do so, he also maintains low and fair costs to patrons. Come hungry or with friends, because the portions are fit for a family meal. What else do you expect from an Italian chef who’s inviting you into his home? Buon appetito!
Brunch at Local 360. Photo: Local 360 Facebook
Marcus Charles created Local 360 with a conscious decision to source all ingredients from sustainable farmers within a 360-mile radius of the Belltown restaurant. The décor, with long wood tables and cement flooring, is as straightforward as the cuisine. Local 360 believes in serving what is best and not what is new. Come in for some brunch classics created a la saison--Strawberry Rhubarb Waffle and Rabbit Sausage Biscuit Sandwich. (Local 360 is offering brunch seven days a week all summer!) For dinner dine on a 16 oz Ribeye with Bone Marrow Butter. Local beef never tasted better!
Pintxo's Lamb Kefta Slider. Photo: Pintxo Facebook
Pintxo (pronounced peen-cho) has a tiny, but mighty, kitchen. The restaurant specializes in Spanish tapas...but wait, there’s stick! Pintxo is a type of fine dining food that is served on a stick, so imagine a small skewer adorned in high end cuisine. The bites are small, but pack large flavor and excellent ingredients. Start with some Bacon Wrapped Dates or the Lamb Kefta Sliders, next up try the Smoked Trout Rillettes, fill up with Habas con Gambas and finish with a tart and tasty Crema de Limon.
Photo: Rocco's Facebook
Saved by the landmark of Wayne Apartments in Belltown, this pizzeria was set to close its doors to make way for highrise apartment buildings. I can’t think of many places where you can watch late night pizza dough being flung high into the sky. Rocco’s is always bustling with hipsters and other denizens coming for a good craft cocktail and a hand worthy slice of pizza late at night.
Photo: The Grill from Impanema Facebook
This eatery, a Rodizio Brazilian style steakhouse where passadores (meat waiters) come to each table with a different meat every five minutes to slice fresh cuts onto your plate, is an experience to not be missed. Request as much or as little as you wish. Also included in the experience are unlimited visits to the “Mesa de Frios” where you’ll find an array of cold dishes ranging from cold cut meats, salads, cheeses and other Brazilian specialties to complement your meal. My favorite dish is the grilled Brazilian pineapple. It’s fragrant with the scent of cinnamon and a great way to cleanse the palate. Bon apetite!