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

Restaurants that Play Records

Turning tables happens literally in these joints. Here’s why it’s so ridiculously cool.  

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/14/2016

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This is Seriously Hot in Seattle Restaurants

Ash came late to our shores, but now it's everywhere.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/11/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Return of Boat Street Cafe?

One of the greatest restaurants Seattle’s ever had comes back. Sort of.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/07/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Most Disappointing Dish on the Menu

Dazzle them with cleverness or dash their expectations? Ahh deconstruction…

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 04/04/2016

Critic's Notebook

10 Reasons Plate of Nations is Seattle’s Coolest Restaurant Promo

And why this is your year to participate.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/31/2016

Review

Mollusk Is Bigger and Bolder, But Is It Better?

How the grown-up Gastropod checks out.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/29/2016

Critic's Notebook

Damn, These Seattle Happy Hours Are Good

The food is the draw in these spots you may have forgotten about.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Review

Big Beef Is Back at Seven Beef and Bateau

These two new spots bust the steak house to bits. Really tasty bits.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/28/2016

Critic's Notebook

Check the Menu Brilliance at the Carlile Room

What pun you can have when the Paramount is across the street.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/24/2016

Back Fence

Is Seattle the Birthplace of a New Religion?

Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/23/2016

Critic's Notebook

Little Lago to Open in Canal Market Space

Midsummer is target date for grocery items, gelato cones, and, yes—Cafe Lago’s lasagna to go.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/18/2016

Critic's Notebook

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Go Eat a Taco.

Margaritas are green, right?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/17/2016

Critic's Notebook

Anthony’s Shilshole Is Closing

And what it tells us about Seattle.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/14/2016

Critic's Notebook

How Is Culture Club Cheese Bar?

Particularly great for the next 10 days, as it happens.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/10/2016

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants That Perfectly Reflect Their Neighborhoods

Where does Fremont seem most like Fremont? Which restaurant embodies the soul of SLU? You get the idea.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/07/2016

10 Years That Changed a City

2007: Kindle Takes Books Digital

It hit the market in November 2007 and sold out in five hours. And why on earth wouldn’t it?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/04/2016

10 Years That Changed a City

2006: Ehren Watada Fights Deployment

Plus the Seahawks' first Super Bowl appearance and the deadly Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/04/2016

Critic's Notebook

Wanted: Seattle’s Hottest Young Chefs

It’s that time of year again, people.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/03/2016

The Decade In Dining

The Rise of the Restaurant Empire

Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell, Matt Dillon—they all have one. What the emergence of the chef-driven restaurant group says about Seattle's restaurant culture.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/03/2016

Dining Out

6 Great Latin Restaurants in Seattle

South-of-the-border cuisines, or food inspired by them, shine in these commendable spots around town.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 03/02/2016
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