The high-ceilinged restaurant for the Chihuly museum at Seattle Center features Northwest producers and, more visibly, Dale Chihuly's hitherto little-known collections of all kinds of Americana. Each table is a display case, so that underneath your plate are a bunch of inkwells, or citrus juicers, or shaving brushes, or dogs made of metal, or Christmas ornaments. There's also hanging accordions, a billion bottle openers, a wall of transistor radios, and, as they say, much, much more. It's a charming wallop of nostalgia, and you don't have to pay the $19 museum entrance fee to get into Collections. As far as the food, the executive chef serves as such for both Collections and the restaurant at the Space Needle.
305 Harrison St,
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American
Full Menu, Wine & Beer Only