Trends

Seattle Fine Dining Evolves

What big changes at Canlis and Cafe Juanita tell us about how we celebrate.

12/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

2015: The Year That Wouldn't Quit

No list of remarkable new restaurants would be complete without…

11/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Memorable Meals in Bars

It’s been years since Seattle’s bars have been just for drinking. But not until 2015 have so many made the critical crossover to genuinely memorable eating, with small plates evoking real places and real cultures.

10/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

The Ballad of the Caribbean Roast Sandwich

The loss of Paseo and its famed sandwich literally drove people to tears. Now it’s back—two times over.

10/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Salare and Vendemmia: Destination Neighborhood Restaurants

As the city leaps and bounds, villagelike neighborhoods like Ravenna and Madrona give the city small-town character, potential for additional density—and now, destination restaurants.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Trend of the Year: Multiple Restaurants Under One Roof

Along with sister spots Bitter/Raw and Slab Sandwiches, Lark embodies the year’s coolest dining concept.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Jerry Traunfeld Is the 2015 Seattle Chef of the Year

At his Szechuan restaurant, Lionhead, Traunfeld’s greatest achievement is taking Traunfeld out of the food.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2015

Dramatic rooms and dishes that reimagine Asian traditions, southerly latitudes, and our own Northwest cuisine—these are the restaurants behind the most prodigious dining year in recent memory.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson With Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Seattle's Best New Restaurants

Dramatic rooms and dishes that reimagine Asian traditions, southerly latitudes, and our own Northwest cuisine—these are the restaurants behind the most prodi...

10/28/2015

Immaculate Confections

Review: Coyle’s Bakeshop in Greenwood

A pastry wonderland with a perfectionist streak.

10/27/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Restaurant Trend of the Year: The Asian Remix

The only trend more rampant right now than restaurants opening on Capitol Hill? Menus taking informed liberties with Asian traditions.

10/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Photos: Stateside, Our Best Restaurant of 2015

The subtropically styled dining room on Pike Street delivers the most exuberant experience in town.

10/23/2015

The Restaurant Issue

Stateside Is Our 2015 Restaurant of the Year

In a year of impressive newcomers, a subtropically styled dining room on Pike Street delivers the most exuberant experience in town.

10/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Dining Out

Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Arrivals from the Past Year

If you haven't tried these spots yet, make plans now.

09/24/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

Kraken Congee: Crackin' Comfort Food

Kraken Congee is global, smart, and cozy in the extreme.

09/22/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurant Review

Pomerol is Fremont by Way of France

Vuong Loc turns a former Turkish rug shop into a most neighborly French restaurant.

11/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants

Seattle's Best New Restaurants 2014

From buoyant fusion to transcendent bar food, Seattle Met presents 10 newcomers that defined the year in food.

11/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

8 Great Seattle Cheap Dates

Where does the restaurant critic go for date night when she and her fella are on their own dime?

10/30/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Picks

Seasonal Restaurants for Harvest Time

September is the month to dine at these microseasonal gems.

09/01/2014

Restaurant Review

The London Plane: Pretty and Potent

Matt Dillon’s new lunch-and-brunch space may be a masterpiece of delicacy—but its food swaggers.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson