W Seattle

3.9 (10 reviews)

1112 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 206-264-6000   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8552


TRACE Seattle Restaurant and Bar



Local, Modern Cuisine

TRACE restaurant and bar offers a fresh, contemporary urban dining experience in the heart of downtown Seattle. Led by Executive Chef Steven Ariel, TRACE is a must-try for foodies, where a local focus means a menu filled with contemporary, inventive dishes using regional specialties, including farm fresh produce along with a hint of Asian inspiration. The stylish TRACE bar, winner of the UK and International Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in 2013, offers dynamic hand-crafted cocktails and liquor from regional distilleries, a wine list featuring notable Washington State wineries in addition to choice domestic and international selections.

For more information about Trace, visit the full website here.



Steven Ariel

Executive Chef Steven Ariel brings a rich collection of culinary experiences to W Seattle’s dining operations and TRACE restaurant and bar. This innovative culinarian has traveled widely and worked within a broad array of cuisines, from Asian and Pacific Rim fusion, to Northern Italian and French.

Born in Honolulu, Steven was raised on the Big Island (Hawaii) on a macadamia nut and coffee farm. Chef Ariel’s extensive knowledge of the kitchen along with a passion for food and wine pairings comes courtesy of intensive study at the University of Hawaii, the Thai Cooking School in Bangkok, Thailand and completion of the introductory course from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Diners at TRACE are privy to Chef Ariel’s bounty of knowledge and delighted by his cultivated and deftly sophisticated touch with the local, seasonal and organic products from the Pacific Northwest.


For reservations, call 206-264-6060 or visit us on OpenTable.

Breakfast | Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am & Saturday-Sunday 6:30am-2:00pm

Lunch |
 Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm

Dinner |
 Monday-Thursday, 5:00pm-10:00pm &

Friday-Saturday, 5:00pm-10:30 pm

Trace Bar | Daily 11:00am-2:00am

Happy Hour|
 Daily 3:00pm-8:00pm 



Ignite your next event with a private dining experience in TRACE. Let us wow your guests with our award-winning space and delicious, chef-inspired menus. The restaurant & Bar can be adjusted to suit your needs – from standing receptions to banquet dinners.

Charese Hinshaw
206 264 6109

*Beverage & food minimum guarantees apply for restaurant rentals. Prix-Fixe menus are available upon request.