Seattle’s Best Sunset View Restaurants

Nestled on the water with an almost unreal skyline and mountains all around, Seattle is perfectly designed for sunset views. These three restaurants evenly spaced throughout the city are ideally placed to frame the sunset on a romantic evening.

Maximilien

via Flickr user Jude Freeman

via Flickr user Jude Freeman

Maximilien sits at the heart of downtown, hovering over Pike Place Market at just the right height to take in the sunset over the Sound. Fine French cuisine paired with a patio facing the water makes for a relaxed evening gazing out at the port and Ferris wheel as the sun dips behind the Olympics in the distance. Even on a grey day, floor-to-ceiling windows let you enjoy the paintbrush strokes of a cloudy sunset without getting wet.

You can find Maximilien at 81A Pike Street

Palisade Restaurant

via Flickr user Angie Hu

via Flickr user Angie Hu

Watch the sun sink through the masts and shrouds of the boats moored in Elliott Bay Marina from the comfort of Palisade Restaurant. Windows span the length of the romantically-lit dining room, allowing an uninterrupted view of the marina and Seattle skyline. Enjoy fresh seafood as the colors of the sunset fade and the lights of the city twinkle in the dusk.

You can find Palisade Restaurant at 2601 West Marina Place

Phoenecia

via Phoenecia

via Phoenecia

Experience the view from the other side of the city at Phoenecia in West Seattle, just across from Alki. Observe the popular waterfront park from Phoenecia’s awning-covered deck while you savor tapas and a glass of wine. As the shadows lengthen, revel in the brilliant colors that fill the sky over the water and the outlines of backlit ferries crossing to Bainbridge Island.

You can find Phoenecia at 2716 Alki Ave

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