Best New Restaurants 2021

4 Longtime Favorites Add New Locations with a Twist

Pho Bac, Honeyhole, Momiji, and Carmelo’s Tacos added new outposts in 2021.

09/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Big Cheese

Oaky's Tex-Mex Arrives on a Wave of Queso

The Jackson Street restaurant also serves tacos, burritos, churros with dipping chocolate, and an impressive cocktail list.

09/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

At Long Last

It's a Big Week for Local Restaurant Reopenings

Essex, Bar Taglio, New Luck Toy, Hood Famous Cafe and Bar, and Cafe Hitchcock get back in the game.

09/22/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Emme Collins Is a French-Fried Force on Chopped

The Seattle Public Schools chef took on french fries and milk shakes in a new episode of the popular Food Network show.

09/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

A New Name for Several Longtime Local Supermarkets

The local Seattle grocery store wants all six locations to go by Town and Country Market. The supermarket in Mill Creek is the first to change its name.

09/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Washington Breweries Won Big at the Great American Beer Festival

Plus, Steve Luke and Cloudburst Brewing brought home a 2021 "Brewery of the Year" honor.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Scenic Slices

Pagliacci Takes Over Totem House for New Ballard Location

Red Mill Totem House closed over Labor Day weekend. Say hello to pizza by the slice, faster delivery, and a lunch destination near Ballard Locks.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Bale Breaker Brewing and Yonder Cider Land in Ballard

This new family- and dog-friendly Seattle hangout pours beer, cider, even seltzer.

09/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer + Books

Chuck's Hop Shop Is Coming to Seward Park

First Greenwood, then the Central District. Now the bottle shop and beer hangout will expand into Third Place Books.

09/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Epochs

A Farewell to Thierry Rautureau's Luc

The Chef in the Hat closed his Madison Park bistro, Luc, and will not reopen Loulay, downtown.

08/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Ethan Stowell Opens the Victor Tavern By the Amazon Spheres

The Denny Regrade area gets a new option for lunch and happy hour.

08/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

At Tomo, Brady Williams Keeps It Local

Former Canlis chef Brady Ishiwata Williams opens his new restaurant, Tomo, in White Center on September 9.

08/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Inspired Combos

Seattle's New Cakes and Trees Is Equal Parts Bakery and Plant Shop

Cake by the slice, and foliage big and small fill this memorable new shop on First Hill, a spin-off of Good Day Donuts.

07/29/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Cappuccino Alfresco

Flora Bakehouse Gives Seattle A Rooftop Patio Hangout on Beacon Hill

One of Seattle's best rooftop patios just debuted atop lovely Beacon Hill bakery Flora Bakehouse.

07/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pro(tein) Moves

Opus Co.'s Closure Makes Way for the Chicken Supply's Filipino Fried Chicken

Opus Co. veteran Paolo Campbell will take over the Phinney Ridge restaurant with his own menu of fried bird.

07/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Eastern Expansions

Maximillian Petty Takes Over Walla Walla's Historic Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant

The Eden Hill chef will open The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford later this year.

07/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Top Chef

Shota Nakajima and the Top Chef Finale

The Taku chef cooked the meal of his life, honored his mom, and got us all emotional.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Dough Nouveau

Ben's Bread Will Bring Its Loaves and Cookies to Phinney Ridge

Maybe even the occasional pizza.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

4 Great New Bars and Restaurants Open(ed) This Week

Pizza! Banh mi! Enchantment (and cocktails) under the sea!

06/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion