The infamous Seattle drizzle won’t bother you once you’ve found a cozy restaurant to settle into for a great meal. Emerald City is waiting to wrap its arms around you with a collection of toasty and charming eateries and lounges. If you’re looking for spots where you can shrug off the dampness of the Pacific Northwest, this list of warm and cozy restaurants in Seattle, WA is going to give you all of the wholesome vibes you’re craving!
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Situated along quaint Post Alley, this warm and welcoming restaurant is famed for its exceptional Italian-American cuisine. The menu boasts rib-warming favorites that include whole white fish, lasagna, clams and linguine, salami platters, and a “hot bath” of anchovies cooked with garlic and olive oil. If you want to reach levels of coziness previously unknown to mankind, just order the Perugina chocolate cake or warm pumpkin bread pudding from the dessert menu. There’s also a very cozy ocean view that makes every bite feel even more comforting!
1830 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
When you want to blot out the chaos of the city, Blotto is a great place for enjoying a hot, fresh pizza in Seattle. These “comfort pies” have helped more than one Seattle resident cope their way through personal drama. There’s something therapeutic about watching the steam rising off your cheesy slice while the staff busily pulls piping-hot pizzas out of the restaurant’s three iconic pizza ovens. There’s even a vegan pizza on the menu.
108 West Roy Street, Seattle, WA
The Sitting Room deserves a standing ovation for coziness. This adorable, dimly lit wine bar and restaurant is the perfect choice when you’re in a mood to have a quiet night without staying home. Take your place at a candlelit bistro table to sip a premium cocktail while sharing intimate chatter with a close friend. You can also nibble on a great selection of tacos, quesadillas, tostados, burritos, and wraps. The s’mores churros here are dusted in cinnamon sugar and crumbled graham crackers before being dressed up with chocolate, marshmallow sauce, and chocolate chips.
900 Madison Street, Seattle, WA
Located inside Seattle’s iconic Sorrento Hotel, the Fireside Room has been hosting cozy evenings since it first opened its doors back in 1909. This beautiful space features stunning architecture that’s accompanied by several fireplaces. Guests can expect to be treated like royalty by an experienced, detail-oriented staff. While dinner service begins at 5 p.m. nightly, drinks and snacks can be enjoyed starting at 2 p.m.
8550 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Gainsbourg makes the list of the coziest places to eat in Seattle due to its menu full of steaming, filling favorites! This restaurant stands out for its French-inspired plates at affordable prices. The patio at Gainsboroug feels very cozy on a sun-soaked afternoon. The list of incredible entrees on the menu here includes steak frites and duck confit. You’ll even have fun asking for the macaronis et fromage when you order the famous macaroni and cheese here! The salted caramel cheesecake and chocolate mousse are also terrific.
1734 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
A cozy ambiance with stellar service will leave you daydreaming about this warm, welcoming eatery for many years to come. Tucking into the grilled leg of lamb with a saffron rub, spinach, and sofrito is going to warm your body and soul. Violet also has an adventurous cocktail list that includes the Witches Sour, Neptune’s Wrath, and When Hawaii Meets Mexico. The wine list here is actually one of the best ones you’ll find in all of Seattle. However, the simple rustic decor in this restaurant makes it easy to forget that you’re actually in a very posh spot.
114 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA
While a place called Dead Line may not evoke the coziest of thoughts immediately, you can rest assured that the dim lighting and private corners of this restaurant create a very comforting experience. Dead Line has an incredible menu of shared plates that are perfect if your real reason for coming here is the massive antique bar. Dead Line also provides comfort via great tunes piping in through the speakers.
3417 Evanston Avenue North, Seattle, WA
SWel’s cozy atmosphere has made it a popular date-night restaurant in Seattle. The dim red-toned lighting throughout the dining room gives everything a soft, enchanted vibe. The incredible menu here offers up savory clams, baked goat cheese rolled in pistachios, pizzas with smoked mozzarella, French-cut pork chop, salmon, and much more!
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