It’s the question I’m asked more than any other: What are the very best restaurants in Seattle? In an industry where the newest and trendiest can seize the spotlight—we’re bringing you the best. Restaurants with strong culinary identities and consistency of execution. Restaurants with smart, affable servers and assuredly crafted senses of place. Most critically: restaurants where the food dazzles with invention and intention. I’ve been eating all year to identify the very best in this world-class dining city, presented here in no particular order, and find this to be one magical moment in Seattle dining. Here’s who’s doing it best of the best…right this very minute.