60 restaurants that are changing the way we eat.

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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Morning Meal

Dinner houses—Tilikum Place Cafe, Spring Hill, Dahlia Lounge, Monsoon, the Bellevue Wild Ginger, MistralKitchen, June, Emmer and Rye, Nettletown—and even wine bars like Verve and tapas bars like Harvest Vine, leap into the brunch game. Weekday

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/21/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Sidekick

Meet the restaurant offshoot: Cicchetti, Sambar, Licorous, On the Fly, Seatown Snack Bar To Go, and Elemental Next Door.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/19/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Tarts and Sours

Chefs such as Renee Erickson of Boat Street Café and The Walrus and the Carpenter and Matt Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and The Corson Building, plus restaurants like Joule, Nettletown, and Anchovies and Olives, have begun to tart up dishes.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/19/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Upscale Downmarket

Seatown Snack Bar, Joule, Spring Hill, The Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, Quinn’s, and Homegrown are messing with old assumptions about what belongs in fine dining rooms and what belongs in diners.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/13/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Chef’s Choice

At Spinasse, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Elemental, Art of the Table, Sutra, MistralKitchen, and Staple and Fancy, what’s for dinner is what the chef’s cooking.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/13/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Small Platerie

Lark, Licorous, Harvest Vine, Tilth, and Bisato boost the appeal of a movement that’s clearly here to stay: small-plate dining

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/13/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Roving Restaurant

Where Ya at Matt, Skillet Street Food, Marination Mobile, Maximus/Minimus, and Veraci redefine the restaurant model.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/12/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Unfussy French

Luc, Café Campagne, Le Pichet, Café Presse, Bastille Café and Bar, and Toulouse Petit give rise to the unfussy French restaurant.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/12/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The New South Lake Union

Flying Fish, MistralKitchen, Tutta Bella Pizzeria, and Re:Public get cozy in South Lake Union.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/12/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: Nose to Tail

Organs, intestines, and extremities—the whole animal is fair game at June, Le Gourmand, The Herbfarm, Staple and Fancy, Quinn’s, Re:public, and Sitka and Spruce.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/12/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

Best Restaurants: The Locavore

The Herbfarm, Emmer and Rye, Volunteer Park Café, The Corson Building, Le Gourmand, Café Juanita, Sitka and Spruce, Tilth, Nettletown, Trellis, and Poppy: temples of the local, seasonal movement.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/22/2010
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Best Restaurants 2010

60 restaurants that are changing the way we eat.

  • By Kathryn Robinson and Judy Naegeli
  • Published 10/12/2010