The most convenient waterfront living in Seattle.
Westlake is the smallest of the Seattle neighborhoods, surrounding only .15 miles in space. However, this the thin strip of land is filled to the brim with things to do, including all the best water activities that Lake Union has to offer and top-class eateries bringing cuisine from all around the world – right on your doorstep. It also sits just below Queen Anne Hill boasting even closer proximity to downtown and the water, while still having easy access to all the parks, amenities, and viewpoints offered by the hill. This is definitely considered one of the most prime areas in city as no community can offer the same convenience as Downtown without the noise and extra foot traffic. So, it is very rare that for a home to become available here, but if you are lucky enough to get a spot, you’ll have to visit the South Lake Union waterfront, and of course, stop by the Seattle Center and Space Needle! If you want in on maybe more exclusive experience, grab a bite to eat at Canlis and take a trip in a Sea Plane at Kenmore Air! You’ll fall in love with this place in no time!
- How to Cook a Wolf: Clean execution and tailored Italian flavors served in a handsome wood-slatted den. This is your opportunity to taste upscale cuisine refined to perfection
- The Pasta Freska: Hosted in a lovely waterfront estate, head Chef and founder Mike Horri accommodates all his diners’ tastes with a customized menu, which includes antipasto, salad, seafoods, meats, and pasta dishes. Mike is also very sensitive towards special diets and includes vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-dairy options – truly a unique and personal experiences every time.
- Bounty Kitchen: A bright and opulent eatery that specialized in producing fresh, local, and organic food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Known for their healthy-focused menu, stop by for a yummy treat guilt free!
- Bucca Di Beppo: The most renowned family-style Italian diners in Seattle. The food is extremely satisfying, and portions are ginormous – easily feed a family of 6 with two plates – maybe even one. If you’re feeling extremely daring order the Baked Ziti and follow it up with the Colossal Brownie Sundae (make sure to have a stretcher on standby)
- Goldin Black: Korean cuisine done right! Enjoy gourmet sandwiches, wine, soju, and any other Korean staples in a descaled and welcoming environment!
- Canlis: Once called by the Food & Wine Magazine “one of the 40 most important restaurants in the past 40 years” – you’d be sad to miss out on this amazing New American fine dining experience!
- Herkimer Coffee Drink in style at their swanky venue with fireside sofas and ornate wooden tables or grab a cup to go and tour the neighborhood with Storyville in-hand.
- Cafe Umbria: Loaded with state-of-the-art roaster equipment and a great passion for the craft, Caffè Umbria captures the true essence of 1940’s Italian-style espresso and coffee, combined with the convenience and service of a modern local roaster.
- Starbucks: The Seattle classic is of course available here and in abundance – might as well be on this list twice so travel in any direction you want and you’ll find one. This place has become world famous for a reason, that’s why it’s still just as popular in Seattle. The new standard for coffee has been set for years to come.
- Konvene Coffee: Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars – there’s really not much else you need to know. A small coffee shop with a big name serving all-day breakfast, sandwiches, and more!
- La Marzocco Cafe: Created by the Italian espresso mogul La Marzocco, this cafe’s roots date all the way back to 1927. With over 90 years of experience in the coffee world it would be shocking if what they served was anything less than amazing.
- Art Mable 21: Catering to Seattle’s urban professionals, residents, and visitors, AM 21 has created a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience for all offering music, pitchers of local draft beer, locally sourced food, and a 3,000 sq ft game room featuring pub style games like shuffleboard, bocce ball, and pool tables.
- The Toledo: Located on the corner of dexter and hayes you’ll find this one-of-a-kind bar nestled into the lower level of a historic Westlake building. Stop by anytime you are looking for a decent drink and some entertaining company.
- Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge: Hip Cajun-creole menu with a New Orleans influence! This award-winning restaurant features locally sourced surf and turf as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
- Sal Y Limon: This two-story cantina and grill serves handmade cocktails alongside handmade tortillas and menudo for a Mexican inspired night out in Seattle!
- Obolus Room: An exclusive member only PNW cigar lounge offering 24/7 access. With very few places to smoke in Seattle, this is a rare chance to lounge in a comfortable water font setting and enjoy cigars, drinks, laid-back conversation.
- Kerry Park: This little park is known for its panoramic views of downtown and the space needle, displaying one of the most iconic views of the Seattle Skyline you can see.
- West Queen Anne Playfield: A 6-acre park just to the north of the Queen Anne Community Center. Home to a full children’s play area, the main attraction here are the expansive fenced-in grass fields, open for baseball, softball, soccer and more!
- Thomas C Wales Park: Once a material storage and gravel pit – this site is the now the finished work of a collaboration between expert landscape architects who designed the site to be used for recreation and open space as well as to promote the value of arts and culture.
- Trolly Hill Park: Named after the main trolley lines that traveled up Queen Anne Hill in the early 90’s, this park features a picnic area, community P-Patch, natural play area, and is also part of the Northeast Queen Anne Greenbelt.
- David Rodgers Park: Sun bathe, break out the fishing pole, or simply sit back and relaxed. Whether you’re on the T or on it’s peachy borders, this a great place to spend the day.
77 – Very Walkable: Most errands can be accomplished without a mode of transportation
74 – Excellent Transit: There is amazing public transportation in the area heading virtually in every direction and every part of the city.
75 – Very Bikeable: Biking is convenient for most trips with robust infrastructure stretching across the entire area