An extension of the excellent Spinasse, Seattle's Artusi is a bar in the Italian aperitivo tradition, with wine, cocktails, small plates, and entrees made under the direction of chef/owner Jason Stratton.
Mediterranean Restaurant in Seattle, WA, United States
Andaluca's decor is generic-upscale-intimate (dark wood, low ceiling, not-too-heated flamenco music, and so forth), but fine Spanish-influenced food and remarkable service give it potential for serious romantic and familial dining.
Abay is as fancy as an Ethiopian restaurant gets in this town—the dining room has a simple elegance about it, and the servers are effortlessly professional when explaining the items on the menu—but it's still affordable.
8oz. Burger and Co. on Broadway has a wagon-wheel chandelier that also has horseshoes on it, and rifles, and spurs. There's also a beer can collection, and burlap potato sacks, and a mirrored, eagle-crested wooden bar.