A successful restaurant needs more than just mouthwatering food and a good wine list. Atmosphere has become more and more important to make a memorable dining experience, especially with the prominence of social media channels like Instagram and TikTok.
With the right interior decor, your restaurant or bar can make some big waves and skyrocket to success.
From cozy spaces with reclaimed wood and leather booths to quirky, colorful destinations that follow a theme, here are some of Seattle’s best-decorated restaurants.
The Pink Door
Located in Pike Place Market, The Pink Door is a Seattle staple for tourists and locals alike.
Behind its namesake pink door lies a delicious Italian restaurant that also hosts a variety of events, including burlesque shows and live music. With high ceilings, curtains, Victorian-inspired chandeliers, warm lighting, and gorgeous views of the Puget Sound, The Pink Door is one of the most romantic Seattle restaurants on our list.
Unicorn and Narwhal
The hip neighborhood of Capitol Hill has its fair share of funky-decorated and themed bars (you’ll see a few others pop up on this list), but these carnival-themed establishments pack a punch.
Have a beer and a corn dog while you experience the bright colors, zebra-patterned bar stools, and taxidermy of Unicorn. Then head downstairs to check out the neon lights, photo booth, and vintage pinball machines that Narwhal has to offer.
Willmott’s Ghost is located inside The Spheres, the ultramodern Amazon workspace downtown. The Italian restaurant exists in a crescent-shaped space stretched along the edge of the flora-filled glass-paneled orbs, and has indoor and patio seating available.
The airy dining room is peppered with pink and turquoise accents, marble tabletops, half-moon booths, and whimsical lighting fixtures.
With warm reclaimed-wood detailing, leather-upholstered bar stools, and art-deco inspired chandeliers, Stoneburner in the historic Ballard neighborhood is one of our coziest, classiest picks. Barrel-vaulted ceilings made from reclaimed wood and reclaimed factory windows emphasize the restaurant’s values: sustainability and a memorable atmosphere (not to mention great food).
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The newly opened Inside Passage is a self-proclaimed “underwater, sunken-ship, tropical immersion bar,” and it lives up to its declaration.
You’ll find Inside Passage nestled in the Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill next to Carribean cocktail lounge Rumba. The bar uses vintage-inspired swag fixtures, neon lighting details, and wooden panels to achieve their one-of-a-kind vibe. Sip on one of Inside Passage’s unique cocktails (and we mean unique) while gazing up at the tentacled-ceiling. You’re definitely in one of Seattle’s best-decorated bars.
Bizzarro Italian Cafe
From bicycles and mismatched chandeliers hanging from the ceiling to oil paintings with gaudy frames adorning the multi-colored walls, Bizzarro Italian Cafe in Wallingford takes quirky maximalism to the next level. Wooden ladder back and schoolhouse chairs surround small, patterned tablecloth-covered tables, guaranteeing you a cozy date night where you’ll always have something to look at.
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