Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)
Gee, Toto, there's no place like Leschi. The neighborhood rises quietly above the shores of Lake Washington, boasting spectacular views of Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Range, Mt. Baker, the screaming Blue Angels in August, and decorated Christmas ships during December. The packed retail core is home to throngs of weekend cyclists, kayakers, and boaters, but there's plenty of room to toss Frisbees and chase kids in the spacious parks.
✵ A La Bonne Franquette ✵ 1421 31st Ave S
206-568-7715 ✵ $$$
As French as French can be.
✵ Bluwater Bistro ✵ 102 Lakeside Ave
206-328-2233 ✵ $$
Pricey but perfect seafood and meat for appeasing the carnivore in your life.
✵ Daniel’s Broiler ✵ 200 Lake Washington Blvd
206-329-4191 ✵ $$$$
Fancy folk (or those whose parents are paying) head here for decent steak.
✵ Heyday ✵ 1372 31st Ave S
206-829-9816 ✵ $$$
Northwestern gastropub with great drinks and draught beers and ciders.
✵ That’s Amore ✵ 1425 31st Ave S
206-322-3677 ✵ $$
A real gem in the restaurant doldrums of Mt. Baker, despite the clichéd name.
✵ Leschi Market ✵ 103 Lakeside Ave
Amazing wine selection.
Map 11 ✵ Magnolia / Interbay