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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.5
$70
We’re in love with the setting, but on strictly platonic terms with the food

Matt’s offers the quintessential Seattle experience, complete with Pike Place Market proximity. But unlike many restaurants in the belly of the downtown beast, Matt’s doesn’t feel corporate, contrived, or too frilly.

The space is great: the black-and-white checkered floor, retro leather barstools, and bare tables with simple bouquets of Market flowers create a French-café-meets-upscale-American-diner feel that’s bright and bustling during lunch yet romantic by candlelight. Get a table by the arched windows, and you’ve got an unobstructed view of the Market’s… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$10
Kitsch, authenticity, veg-friendliness, and value all in one darling spot

Unless you’re the type of person who carries your yoga mat everywhere and works the words “transcendent” and “Nepal” into every conversation, you probably wouldn’t know that there’s a very good café crammed into Travelers Tea Company, a shop that sells East Asian goods as envisioned by someone whose most prized possessions are a dog-eared Lonely Planet guide and a copy of Monsoon Wedding. Go past the Bollywood posters, the essential oils, and the figurines of Hindu gods, and you’ll… [More]