Dine With Me: Matt’s In The Market
The Pike Place Market has TONS of food options. You could probably eat only samples from the different booths and call it a light meal. When I was in Seattle, my cousin (a local) recommended that we eat at Matt’s in the Market. We got there about 15 minutes before they opened, and by the time they opened their doors, there were at least 20 people waiting in line to get in, most of whom had reservations.
We lucked out, and were able to snag a table without a reservation, but the popularity of this place almost demands that you plan ahead. It’s on the second floor of the market, so you get some really cool views. When I walked in, I was immediately I was drawn to the corner window, where I got one of the best views of the public market center sign. It was a huge bonus to the already awesome restaurant.
The restaurant reminded me a lot of Southern California restaurants; locally sourced fresh ingredients with a trendy and upbeat atmosphere. You could call it “new American,” or even “hispstery.” Whatever you call it, the food is really awesome, and there’s a wide variety of options to choose from.
We ordered the Bacon Cheeseburgher, which was HUGE, the Pork Belly Confit Bánh Mì, and the Cobb Salad. The best part of dining with others is that you get to try bits of their food, so I can say that all three entrees were really great.
After eating, check out the rest of the market, or stick a piece of gum on the gum wall.