The restaurant industry is no less tumultuous, but after a few head-scratching years, Seattle chefs new and old delivered a profusion of great places to eat over these past 12 months. What does this mean for diners? Omakases in alleyways, and pizza in a glass bubble. Better-than-decent bagels. But mostly, a restaurant scene with a restored sense of adventure.

In This Feature:

Homer Is Seattle Met's 2019 Restaurant of the Year

In a warm Beacon Hill dining room, Logan Cox makes the unfamiliar craveable, and the familiar feel like something new entirely.

10/07/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

These Are Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2019

This was a year of variety, from Filipino tasting menus to the pizza doppelganger that's Georgia's national dish.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

It's a New Era at These Beloved Seattle Food Institutions

Seattle’s recent flurry of restaurant ownership changes includes Mashiko, Salumi, and Piroshky, Piroshky.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

5 Chain Restaurants We Wholeheartedly Welcome to Seattle

These new arrivals aren’t local—not even close. That doesn’t make them any less buzzy.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Hot New Seattle Restaurants to Check Out

To answer that eternal question: Where should we eat tonight?

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Seattle's Walk-Up Windows and Counters Are Booming

New spots deliver soup dumplings, bagels, and late-night Lebanese flatbread.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

These Big-Name Seattle Chefs Opened Bars Next to Their OG Restaurants

New watering holes from three local chefs were born of convenience, but deliver their own distinct experience.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez