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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Back Fence

To BnB or Not to BnB

So you want to open a hotel in your house? Think. Hard.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/02/2016

Critic's Notebook

What Is Northwest Cuisine, Anyway?

The answer at last.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 02/01/2016

Eastern Exposure

The Influence of Asian Cuisines on Seattle Chefs Can't Be Overstated

The singularities of Asian cuisine—the umami, the funk, the fermentation—have become the vernacular of Seattle dining.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/29/2016

Critic's Notebook

Seattle Restaurants by the Numbers

Check out the, um, top 10.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/28/2016

Dining Out

Restaurant Review: Eden Hill on Queen Anne

A young overachiever makes romance—and crispy pig head candy bars—atop Queen Anne.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/27/2016

Review

Ernest Loves Agnes: Love, Italian Style

Papa’s unrequited love story fills a need Capitol Hill didn’t even know it had.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/26/2016

Critic's Notebook

2 Ingredients Suddenly All Over Seattle Menus

Nice to meet you, black garlic and Saskatoon berries.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/25/2016

Critic's Notebook

What’s Wrong with Tourist Restaurants?

Or: Should you dine at Orfeo?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/21/2016

Critic's Notebook

The Diner’s Dilemma When Tip Is Included

With more restaurants tucking the gratuity into the bill, what to do when the service is lacking?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/19/2016

Critic's Notebook

Which Seattle Restaurant Made Eater’s National List?

For the second year in a row, no less.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/14/2016

Critic's Notebook

A Few New Burgers

Of course you’re hungry for a burger. It’s January.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/11/2016

Back Fence

Zen and the Art of Tidying

The real reason so many people love Marie Kondo.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/08/2016

Comfort Zone

Restaurant Reviews: Heyday and Super Six

Two seasoned restaurant teams bring crispy, melty, intelligent dishes to the ’hood.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/08/2016

Critic's Notebook

Can We Talk About the Cookies at Mollusk?

Because Beet-Almond Meringue. Rosemary-Blue Cheese Shortbread.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/07/2016

Review

Orfeo Descending

The tourists will eat there, but should you?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/06/2016

Critic's Notebook

Yes, Sutra Closed—But Harvest Beat Has Opened

That sound you hear? Collective sigh of relief from vegans across the region.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/04/2016

Critic's Notebook

The 10 Defining Restaurant Moments of 2015

It was the year that was…and the most fascinating stuff happened in these moments.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/30/2015

Critic's Notebook

Cheffing While Female: Applications Being Accepted for the James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant

Each grantee will be mentored by top industry leaders.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/28/2015

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Favorite Holiday Restaurant Traditions

These are from you, readers. May we bother you for more?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/21/2015

Critic's Notebook

Looking for Quick Food Stops Near Holiday Shopping?

However did we know.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 12/17/2015
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