Senior Writer

Seattle native Kathryn Robinson, award-winning restaurant critic and senior writer at Seattle Met, has been anonymously reviewing restaurants for over 30 years—first as editor of the Best Places guidebook series, then as staff critic at Seattle Weekly and contributing critic at The Seattle Times and Seattle magazine. 

Midcareer she spent a year-long sabbatical studying comparative religion as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she had been an undergrad 10 years earlier, gaining a knowledge base she now calls upon for her monthly “Back Fence” column on our collective urban existence and the meaning it holds for our personal lives. In her off hours she is a partner and a parent—which means she has no off hours.

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Critic's Notebook

These Seattle Restaurants Have Their Own Farms

And one of them has gotten bigger.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/30/2016

Critic's Notebook

Here’s Where to Find Great Grain Bowls in Seattle

Because they are having a moment.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/27/2016

Critic's Notebook

Best Restaurant in Seattle Goes Prix Fixe

This week Altura went $137 per person, folks.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/23/2016

Local Food

The Food Lovers Guide 2016

Amazing food is all around us. Here’s how to get your hands on it.

  • By Kyle Kuhn, Caroline Ferguson, Allecia Vermillion, Allison Williams, and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/22/2016

Slightly Larger Uncle

Little Uncle Finds Its Happy Medium in Capitol Hill

The obsessively beloved Thai joint's new locale is worth a visit.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/20/2016

Critic's Notebook

Raw Halibut Is All Over Menus Now

Come with me to one Capitol Hill block.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/20/2016

Review

Saint Helens Cafe: Hot on the Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle's busiest restauranteur plants this sunny French bistro on Seattle’s signature bike path.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/20/2016

Back Fence

Can Gay Marriage Save Marriage?

Gay marriage provides a model we could all stand to emulate.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/20/2016

Critic's Notebook

Mamnoon Launches Brunch This Weekend

And I tried one of the items, and it’s insane.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/16/2016

Critic's Notebook

Ponti to Close July 2

Say farewell to the steady fishhouse with the brilliant location.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/13/2016

Critic's Notebook

These Seattle Restaurants Are Doing Something Awesome with Their Burgers

Good for you, good for the planet…what’s not to love?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/09/2016

Critic's Notebook

Where Seattle’s Best Chefs Are Dining

Pay attention to where the pros go.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/06/2016

Critic's Notebook

Bike Cafes Are Seattle’s New Thing

And not a minute too soon for this gorgeous weekend.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/02/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Heartbreak of Choosing Next Hot Chefs

And the tale of one who got away.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/31/2016

Critic's Notebook

Breakfast and Lunch Now Easier at London Plane

Boxed lunches, baby.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/26/2016

Review

Gracia Brings Mexico's Antojitos to Ballard Ave

Intensity of flavors and exactitude of sourcing are top priorities at Chester Gerl's new Mexican spot. Well, those and tequila.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Critic's Notebook

Right Here: Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2016

Bet you’d like to know how we picked ‘em.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Back Fence

How Much Is Too Much Parenting?

A helicopter mom says goodbye.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Trends

Meet Peloton And Métier, Seattle's New Biker Bars

Two new cafe–bike shop hybrids fix ambitious meals and flat tires.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016

Best Chefs

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2016

These five men and women are the future of Seattle dining. A future full of locavore tacos, Edomae sushi, and swaggering vegetable dishes.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 05/23/2016
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