Madison Valley / Denny Blaine - Central Seattle - Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)

Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)

Central Seattle

Madison Valley / Denny Blaine


Map 19

Polar opposite extremes of wealth and health. Families living in mansions on Lake Washington recreate at the Seattle Tennis Club's waterfront courts and privately educate prodigal youth at the elite Bush School. Nearby, at a gritty city intersection, Seattle's Bailey-Bouche provides housing for people living with terminal diseases and public schools get the axe due to budget cuts. Gotta love the commonalities—Seattle Tennis Club, Bush School, and Bailey-Bouche House all have exclusive admission criteria.

image Landmarks

✵ Japanese Garden ✵ 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E


Renowned formal Japanese garden; check out the periodic tea ceremonies.

✵ Seattle Tennis Club ✵ 922 McGilvra Blvd E


A venerable Madison Park institution. Country clubbish.

image Restaurants

✵ Araya's Place ✵ 2808 E Madison St

206-402-6634 ✵ $$

Venerable vegan Thai empire.

✵ Belle Epicurean ✵ 3109 E Madison St

206-466-1320 ✵ $

Inspired French pastries served with approriately snooty attitude.

✵ Café Flora ✵ 2901 E Madison St

206-325-9100 ✵ $$

Eat fancy vegetarian (one of the country's best) in a Zen garden.

✵ Nishino ✵ 3130 E Madison St

206-322-5800 ✵ $$$

One of the premier sushi places in town. Reservations requisite.

✵ Voilà ! Bistrot ✵ 2805 E Madison St

206-322-5460 ✵ $$$

Classic French in a classy setting. Stupid name.

image Shopping

✵ City People’s Garden Store ✵ 2939 E Madison St


Yes, you too can have flowers blooming and veggies growing year round in Seattle.

✵ Fury Extraordinary Women’s Consignment ✵ 2810 E Madison St


Got-bucks women consign clothing onto the racks of Fury.

✵ The Lavender Heart ✵ 2812 E Madison St


Walk into the store, breathe in the creative mind of owner Holly Henderson, exhale.

Map 20 ✵ Eastlake / Montlake / Portage Bay