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The Very Best Places to Celebrate Your Birthday in Seattle, WA

Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge
Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge

Are you looking for the best restaurant to celebrate a birthday in Seattle? The Emerald City is full of eateries waiting to make your day special! Take a look at eight spots in Seattle that are perfect for blowing out some candles after breaking bread!

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2601 West Marina Place at Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 285-1000

Palisade makes anyone feel special on their birthday by wrapping up views of yachts on the twinkling marina as a gift! A starter plate of warm crab and lobster dip is the big hit here. The seared crab cake, crab stuffed colossal prawns, and honey fennel rubbed rack of lamb stand out on the menu. An impressive list of whites and reds sold by the glass or bottle rounds out the list of reasons to plan a posh birthday celebration at Palisade.


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Asadero Ballard

5405 Leary Avenue, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 659-4499

How does a Mexican steakhouse in Seattle sound for a birthday celebration? The restaurant’s asadas menu features a great mix of prime and wagyu meats. The prime tenderloin beef braised with chile Colorado sauce is not to be missed if you like a little kick. While the house-made guacamole is always the safe bet from the appetizer menu, you may find yourself intrigued by the fire-roasted bone marrow canoe with cotija cheese that’s served with crostinis. Add cocktails and rice pudding for an unforgettable birthday feast!

Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge

809 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 496-0113

The views of Seattle from any table make Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge one of the classiest places for a birthday dinner in Seattle. There’s plenty to toast about after being seated once you feast your eyes on a long drink list featuring domestic whites, classic whites, Northwest reds, California reds, classic reds, Mediterranean reds, dessert wines, champagnes, and fun cocktails. Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge offers a prix-fixe menu consisting of a starter, mid-course entrée, main entrée, and dessert. Entrées include halibut, king salmon, cavatelli, lamb, and beef short rib.


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5309 22nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-7225

Sawyer is the best spot for a breakfast brunch with cocktails in Seattle! Sawyer offers small and big plates for a hip dining experience that makes sharing with the group easy. In addition to offering a list of cocktails with fun names, Sawyer also features an eclectic menu full of fun, perky rarities. The pork belly steam buns, wood-grilled artichokes, foie gras mousse, and cornbread dip are especially fun to dig into. Reserve a spot on the covered heated patio to ensure an incredible time.


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Le Coin

4201 Fremont Avenue, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 708-7207

Seafood, steak, chops, and local oysters done up in an American-meets-French style make Le Coin a perfect spot for an incredible birthday dinner in Seattle. Of course, many people come here for the adult slushies that stand out on a long drink menu full of cocktails, draft beers, bottled beers, and wines. Finish off the celebration with chocolate custard, a lemon tart, and other decadent desserts that can be paired with dessert cocktails. If you’re celebrating a birthday brunch instead dinner, check out Le Coin’s decadent brunch menu.


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Hula Hula

1501 East Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 284-5003

Hula Hula is an electrifying karaoke bar in Seattle. It also has one of the most colorful and imaginative cocktail menus in the city. Get your Tiki on while enjoying frozen drinks, volcano-inspired drinks, wines, rums, and on-tap options. In addition to offering a menu of small plates that are fun to share when celebrating a birthday out on the town, Hula Hula also offers sliders, rockfish tacos, fish and chips, burgers, meatless burgers, and much more.


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Rock Box

1603 Nagle Place, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 302-7625

Rock Box is the premier spot for Japanese-style karaoke in Seattle. A menu full of fun, rare cocktails makes taking your first sip of any drink you order feel like an adventure. Wine, sake, and draft beers will appease anyone who isn’t in the mood for trying something sweet and effervescent. While you won’t find full meals at Rock Box, the small plate menu offers “guacamame” made with avocado and edamame, popcorn made with duck fat, Japanese chips, spicy pickles, and mini cream puffs.


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1421 31st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 568-7715

Iconiq features seasonal French cuisine paired with Japanese undertones. Enjoy both city and mountain views when the weather conditions are just right! Iconiq does risotto and cod especially well! The chef also has a gift for cooking meats to tender perfection. There’s also a terrific wine list that keeps the experience elevated.