Jul 21, 2022 - Food and Drink

Restaurant iconiq offers inspired plates and killer views

A glass of red wine on a wooden bar next to a window, with views of trees and the city in the distance.

I love this spot. But I guess we can share. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

I'm not sure there's a better place to sip a glass of wine in Seattle than by the window at iconiq, the upscale French-Japanese restaurant in Mount Baker.

The spot: Perched on the edge of a ridge, iconiq's window-side seats (which you can request online) have some of the city's best views.

But, but, but: The place isn't just about scenery. The food is next level — fine-dining quality, served in a setting more relaxed than places like Canlis.

Don’t miss: Be sure to check out the sake list and menu of creative first courses.

  • The yellow corn duo — chilled corn soup alongside a bright, miso-laced salad — was like the spirit of summer made its way onto a plate.
  • Later, the chef put some black truffle on a ribeye and served up some perfectly cooked scallops, making me a very happy diner.

The bottom line: If you’re going to shell out money for good food, here’s a place that won’t disappoint.

Details: iconiq, 1421 31st Ave. South.

Pro tip: Making an online reservation for a table with a view is necessary to snag a window seat.

Scallops and broccolini atop a bed of green couscouse, shaped into a circle, on a dark plate with microgreens.
Caramelized scallops, broccolini and peas with herbed couscous. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios
A hallway next to an open kitchen in a restaurant, with the dining room in the distance.
A view of the interior of iconiq. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios
A salad of summer vegetables on an oblong plate next to a bowl filled with yellow corn soup.
The corn duo, with a summer vegetable salad and chilled yellow corn soup. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

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