When Chef Shawn Applin brought food to our table, we knew we were in for a feast. Outlier, located in Hotel Monaco in Downtown Seattle, opened this spring and features eclectic dishes and decor, inspired by flavors from around the world.

We tried several of the shareable plates including the massive Tomahawk Steak with fingerling potatoes. We also recommend the oven roasted Rockfish Bo Ssam. They serve the whole fish alongside lettuce, kimchi and house made condiments so you can make your own lettuce wraps.

One of the most popular dishes is the Vadouvan Curried Carrots with dates and smoked sheep's milk feta. If you order the Smoked Beef Fat Gougere, make sure you pull your phone out as it comes to the table. You'll definitely want to document the presentation. The pastries are served on a platter and covered with a smoke-filled dome. It's sure to be a delight for your Instagram followers and your taste buds.

Hotel Monaco, Downtown Seattle
1101 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101