It’s a Delicious Time to be in Downtown Seattle

The Emerald opens up to a vibrant mix of downtown cafés, fresh markets, exceptional shopping, A-list restaurants, and world-class museums and galleries. Our neighboring Pike Place Market invites you to explore all 9-acres featuring 70+ farmers, 150+ crafters plus over 220 independently owned shops and restaurants. And Elliott Bay is just steps away from your front door – highlighted by the new waterfront redevelopment and its reimagined plazas, parks and paths that will connect the city and the Sound like never before. Our Seattle location has also been stacked with new restaurant openings, making it a delicious time to be in downtown.



Get a taste of the neighborhood by adding a few of these spots to your dining card:


Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, a Maryland-based seafood chain, is bringing Maine lobster to Seattle.  The signature dish at this new spot is a fluffy roll loaded with Maine lobster meat, served hot with warm butter, chilled with lemon butter, or with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. They also serve up shrimp rolls and clam chowder along with some other lobster dishes like lobster mac and cheese, lobster grilled cheese, lobster bisque, and lobster salad. The first West Coast location, Mason’s is located at 1307 1st Avenue, a short walk from Pike Place Market, across from the Seattle Art Museum.


Shama is Pike Place Market’s new fine-dining Moroccan restaurant that serves dishes such as M’rouzia, a meltingly tender lamb shank with Moroccan saffron and a chicken dish cooked with bitingly sour preserved lemons and briny green olives, both served with fluffy couscous. The restaurant overlooks Western Avenue and is located at 1501 Pike Place #200.


Salt District is a new casual Italian restaurant on Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront brought to us by the owners of Elliott’s Oyster House and Metropolitan Grill (E3 Restaurant Group). John Vega, who previously ran E3 Restaurant Group’s catering program, is the restaurant’s executive chef. His menu includes snacks like cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta, steak, classic Italian entrees like branzino, and Lamb Osso Bucco for dinner. This spot also offers a large cocktail and wine list.


Tiger Sugar, Taiwan’s premier brown sugar milk tea chain, has arrived in Seattle near Pike Place Market. The Instagram boba sensation entered the U.S. market in 2019 with two wildly popular locations in New York City. This is the chain’s first location in Washington with future plans to expand in the state.


Make it a very happy hour! Seattle restauranteur Ethan Stowell opened a second location of The Victor Tavern at the base of the 2+U office tower near Pike Place Market on June 29th. A great spot to share some snacks and conversation with colleagues and neighbors, The Victor Tavern caters to downtown office workers with a happy hour menu offered between (4- 6pm) featuring bites like beef tartare, spicy calamari, grass-fed beef burgers, veggie burgers, and fish and chips, served with $10 cocktails, $6 draft beers, and $7 glasses of wine.


Just a few blocks or ~.5 mile from our door is The George, the newly opened full-service restaurant of Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel as part of an $25 million renovation of the hotel’s dining and lobby areas. Chef Thomas Cullen says he intends to make it the top restaurant in Seattle by achieving unparalleled breadth and quality in his menu with pasta dishes, sashimi, huge seafood boils and towers, dry-aged steaks, and more. The restaurant’s design, with vaulted ceilings and zigzagging green, black, pink, and white marble tile floors, is stunning. You can find The George at the back of the lobby area of the hotel, which is located at 411 University Street.


A few blocks in the other direction, also ~.5 miles from our door you’ll find Renee Erickson’s newest business, King Leroy. This casual Northwest-style bar invites you to order chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and smoked oysters in the heart of the Denny Triangle. Delicious and dedicated to a case, dining out here means giving back. To honor the late Portland chef, Cameron Addy–a beloved friend of Sea Creatures’ chef-owner Renee Erickson, the restaurant uses proceeds from sales to fund the Cameron Addy Culinary Scholarship, offering financial support to culinary arts students at Seattle Community Colleges.


It’s hip to be square. If you are looking for a quick bite or some grab and go, Slices USA, a Dallas-based high-end pizza chain owned by Michael Franzese, a former capo of New York’s infamous Colombo mob, recently opened approximately ~.5 down Olive Way on the other side of Hyatt in Downtown Seattle. You can try the Sicilian-style pies in a casual setting at 809 Olive Way, Suite C. Don’t miss the House-made Sicilian Meatballs, made with pork, veal and beef, and ricotta and parmesan slowly simmered in tomato sauce.


photo credit: Matt McDonald, @equalmotion


Everything. Everywhere. Whether you are looking to purchase a primary residence in a prime Seattle location or a second home where every day feels like a Pacific Northwest vacation inside and out, our location offers it all. Map out your favorite spots all around The Emerald by visiting the interactive neighborhood page on our website. Homes are move-in ready! Now over 70% sold, please contact us to schedule a tour.