Restaurant Bea Closes Its Doors

The homey spot on Madrona's main drag served its final meal Friday night.

07/16/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Happy Hour

The Week in Happy Hour: Herbal Cocktails at Mai Thaiku, Nachos at Schooner Exact

Plus: cheap burgers at the rebooted Von's, a menu reboot at Restaurant Bea.

03/11/2013 By Christopher Werner

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Last-Minute Planners"

Still without reservations? Here are some outstanding options in a variety of price ranges.

02/06/2013 By Danielle Zorn

These Are a Few of My...

Favorite Things: Restaurant Bea Chef Jim McCarthy

Restaurant Bea's chef can't tell the difference between T-Swift and Justin Biebs. Though a blast of Dolly Parton is a pre-service tradition.

01/11/2013 By Danielle Zorn

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Have pasta for lunch in Fremont or Capitol Hill, and celebrate Volunteer Park Cafe's birthday while you're there. Plus a boulder-throwing thief attempts the extraordinary—in broad daylight.

01/09/2013 By Danielle Zorn

My Ten Favorite Dishes of 2012

Pan-seared Scallops with Beluga Lentils at Restaurant Bea

Dish #8 combines culinary comfort and culinary smarts.

12/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson


Restaurant Bea’s Reboot

Under a new chef, Bea works to please local diners.

12/19/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Another nod for Tom Douglas, a boozy spin on the 12 Days of Christmas, and cheap takeout at Mamnoon.

12/12/2012 By Danielle Zorn


Another La Bodega Dinner Pops Up at Restaurant Bea

Manu Alfau's Caribbean sandwich shop won't open until November, but he'll make you some paella next month in Madrona.

09/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: vegan haven Veggie Grill opens, new cocktail and American fusion spots on Queen Anne, and six more weeks of Sambar.

08/24/2012 By Sabina Cao

Critic's Notebook

Can a Restaurant Serving Mediocre Food be Worth Visiting?

Weirdly, yes. I dined at three of them last week.

08/06/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Shift Change

Ownership Changes at La Bête, Restaurant Bea

Changes at two notable partner-run restaurants mean new faces in the kitchen.

07/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

Three New Brunch Destinations

Twisted duck, dim sum, and rabbit pot pie issue a weekend wakeup call.

05/10/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

Murray’s Cheese comes to town, as does a (reportedly) delicious new Senegalese joint.

03/23/2012 By Anne Larkin


Restaurant Bea Opens March 30

Madrona has a new spot for polished comfort food that "rolls with the seasonal punches."

03/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion