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Where to Eat in Walla Walla

From breakfast at Bacon and Eggs to dinner at the Kinglet, Max Petty's new tasting menu spot, fine wine is only part of the equation.

07/05/2022 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Burgers in Seattle

Smash-burgers, classic cheeseburgers, and vegetarian options abound in our roundup of Seattle's greatest burgers.

06/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Great Tacos and Mexican Restaurants

Maíz in Pike Place, Ballard's El Moose, Tacos Chukís—these restaurants bring the mole, fresh tortillas, and mezcal cocktails that love them.

06/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Bone Up on Seattle’s Best Barbecue

The best barbecue joints for brisket, ribs, and smoked meat sandwiches, from Lil Red Takeout and Catering in Columbia City to Bitterroot in Ballard.

06/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Italian Food in Seattle

From red sauce to ravioli, tasting menus to Tuscan cuisine, these are some of the best restaurants in Seattle for Italian food.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Review

When Tomo Broke the Internet

The new tasting menu restaurant from the former Canlis chef defies description and draws a crowd.

05/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Above All

A Summer-Ready Guide to Rooftop Patios

From the Mountaineering Club in the U District to South Lake Union's Mbar, our growing number of rooftop patios let you spend the summer on high.

05/11/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

XLB Dining Guide

The Best Soup Dumplings in Seattle

Local Chinese food restaurants, from Din Tai Fung to Ping's Dumpling House, serve takeout xiao long bao, and even make frozen soup dumplings for the home.

04/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Greatest Steak Houses: A Primer

Where to find a great steak dinner (from Wagyu to sustainable local grass-fed beef) near you, perfect for a special occasion meal. Or any occasion at all.

04/06/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi in Seattle

From Maneki in Japantown to Momiji in Capitol Hill, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot

03/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best Pizza by Neighborhood

A neighborhood guide to the best thin crust, deep dish, and by the slice, from Delancey in Ballard to Bar del Corso in Beacon Hill.

02/28/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Dinner Is Fire

3 Destinations for Yakiniku, Japan's Answer to Korean Barbecue

Tabletop grills meet seafood, high-end steak, even the occasional s'more at Ishoni Yakiniku in Capitol Hill, Niku Niku at Northgate, and more.

02/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by David Jaewon Oh

Dinner Is Fire

Great Korean BBQ and Yakiniku Restaurants in (and Around) Seattle

What's the difference between Korean barbecue and yakiniku? Heong Soon Park of Meet Korean BBQ in Capitol Hill explains the craft of grilling.

02/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jungyeon Roh Photography by David Jaewon Oh

Manual of Chicago Style

The Best Deep-Dish Pizza in Town

Chicago style, Detroit style, even tributes to Sicily, Rome, and New Jersey. Available for delivery, on a patio, or even by the slice.

02/01/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Seattle Dining Guide

Best New Restaurants: Takeout Edition

Smokeshow steak dinners, vegan Lao dishes, Filipino-style fried chicken, and some of Seattle's best seafood, now at the SAM.

01/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Best New Restaurants 2021

Communion: Our Restaurant of the Year

Chef Kristi Brown is a force in Seattle's food scene, and her Central District restaurant is home to more than just innovative soul food.

12/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Lunch, No Rush

Seattle’s Best Lunch Spots

Our favorite sit-down lunch restaurants in Downtown, Capitol Hill, North Seattle, South Seattle, and Bellevue.

10/22/2021 Edited by Seattle Met Staff

Civic Staples

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Wondering where to eat Vietnamese food: Restaurants all over town serve up pho, banh mi, and many a great noodle soup in between.

09/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants (and Bars)

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Check out these 19 newcomers serving pasta, Japanese barbecue, even the occasional vegan crunch wrap.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts