Coming to Greenwood this spring.

Last year's restaurant openings trended rather casual, but 2015 looks to be a year of full-on, grown-up spots. With some cretzels and frites thrown in for good measure.

7 Beef
Ba Bar and Monsoon will soon have a steakhouse sibling. Eric Banh's new place on Jefferson will do an upscale take on Vietnam's traditional Bo 7 mon meal—seven courses of beef—plus more traditional steakhouse dishes with a Vietnamese spin.
Target Open: March

Le Gourmand's Sara Naftaly has long wanted to open a bakery, a dream she's realizing in one of the year's most exciting projects. Her location within Chophouse Row will also include a collaboration of sorts with Slate Coffee Roasters. Naftaly reports that the buildout has been a bit tricky, but overall things are on track.
Target Open: April

Canal Market
Ericka Burke's absurdly quaint Portage Bay mercantile will be part aspirational grocer, part kickass deli island (duh, there will be a toast bar).
Target Open: Mid-February. Meanwhile the popup shop in the front section is still going strong, Monday-Saturday from 8-5.

Cantina Lena
Serious ventilation issues shut down Tom Douglas's fire-fueled cantina after just a few weeks. His team contemplated relocating the restaurant but it will return shortly with new kitchen equipment that cooperates with its fancy exhaust system.
Target Open: February 1

Casco Antiguo
Altstadt partner Ward Van Allen is readying a Mexican restaurant in Pioneer Square. Mexico City native and former Saint chef Rudy Riveron will head up the kitchen, and the back part of the former Calozzi's space on Occidental Ave will be a cantina with its own back-alley entrance.
Target Open: Mid-January

Former Book Bindery chef Shaun McCrain and partner Jill Kinney are still on the hunt for a location that suits their grand plans. "We are being very exacting," says Kinney, since a lease comes with a 10- to 15-year commitment.
Target Open: Good freaking question. This will likely be one of the biggies of 2015.

Chop Shop
This is a big year for Ericka Burke. She's opening a market, but also a new restaurant and a takeaway shop that will anchor Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row development.
Target Open: Mid-March

Coyle's Bakeshop
Rachael Coyle has been chronicling her menu development on Facebook, making it that much harder to hold out for the arrival of her Greenwood bakery. Cretzels forever and always.
Target Open: Early March

This Korean-styled steakhouse in Pioneer Square is the work of the guys behind Momiji, Kushibar, and Umi Sake House. Onetime Tavolàta chef Brandon Kirksey headed to San Francisco to cook at Flour and Water, but returned to be exec chef here, overseeing the bibimbap, ssam, panchan, and a locker of adventurous cuts of meat.
Target Open: March

Gnocchi Bar
Lisa Nakamura is still looking at locations (many, many locations) for her den of soft, melty gnocchi, which she serves at her occasional popups adorned with meatballs or cauliflower or even curry.
Target Open: TBD

Hot Cakes 2: Electric Boogaloo
Sadly that's not it's real name, but Autumn Martin is busy readying a Capitol Hill outpost of her beloved chocolate-centric cafe in Ballard. This one will make its own ice cream and let you grill your own s'mores on mini hibachis.
Target Open: March or April

Kurt Farm Shop
Another exciting occupant of Chophouse Row: Writer, farmer, and cheese genius Kurt Timmermeister. His retail space will sell all his cheeses, plus ice cream from his Kurtwood Farms, flavored with herbs, berries, and other things that are not chocolate or vanilla.
Target Open: March

Per Capitol Hill Seattle blog, Poppy's Jerry Traunfeld is opening a casual bar restaurant right next door. It will serve his own take on Chinese dishes, namely those from the Sichuan province. Be still my heart.
Target Open: Uh, some time in 2015?

Meat and Bread
The signs are up in the Central Agency Building and the owners of the megapopular Canadian sandwich shop are playing coy no more. That's a lot of meat and a lot of bread in one building: John Sundstrom's sandwich shop will be in the same building.
Target Open: April, says Eater.

There's not a lot to report here; Ethan Stowell is still seeking the right space for his ambitious little den of fine dining that was once destined for Madrona. Stay tuned, though. Sounds like Stowell will be a busy guy in 2015.
Target Open: Some day.

South African bunny chow?Latvian smoked sprats? Liquid nitrogen ice cream? This 14th Avenue newcomer is definitely global. And more than a little modernist. CHS has the backstory.
Target Open: It's softly open now; grand opening is Saturday.

Paseo Reincarnated
The new owner has conducted some super-secret restaurant tests and swears the sandwich shop's new offerings will be identical to the originals. Check out this Seattle Times piece  on the covert sandwich ops and place your bets.
Target Open: We'd love to know.

RGB 12th Ave
Rachel's Ginger Beer's second location will anchor the new12th Avenue Arts building's restaurant row. It will be full of ginger beer and its attendant cocktails, but hear this, people: This is also a french fry bar. The kitchen will dispense hot, crispy fries, 20-ish dipping sauces, and soft serve for added fry-dipping enjoyment.
Target Open: March or April

Shaker and Spear (and Pennyroyal)
The new Palladian Hotel from the Kimpton group will bestow upon Belltown both a seafood restaurant and a stylish little bar. Tulio chef Walter Paisano is planning the food menu (including some bar snacks over at Pennyroyal).
Target Open: The week of January 27.

Shiro Kashiba's New Place
We're still waiting on a name, but Seattle's grand master of sushi has stepped out of a short-lived retirement to open a new restaurant in the former home of Marché (and Campagne) in Pike Place Market.
Target Open: Late summer

Slab Sandwiches and Pie
Now that Bitter/Raw is open and Lark is ensconced in its new home, John Sundstrom is readying a little sandwich and takeaway shop tucked behind Lark's bar. It will dispense coffee, hand pies, and
Target Open: January 12...hey that's next week!