Senior Writer

Seattle native Kathryn Robinson, award-winning restaurant critic and senior writer at Seattle Met, has been anonymously reviewing restaurants for over 30 years—first as editor of the Best Places guidebook series, then as staff critic at Seattle Weekly and contributing critic at The Seattle Times and Seattle magazine. 

Midcareer she spent a year-long sabbatical studying comparative religion as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she had been an undergrad 10 years earlier, gaining a knowledge base she now calls upon for her monthly “Back Fence” column on our collective urban existence and the meaning it holds for our personal lives. In her off hours she is a partner and a parent—which means she has no off hours.

Yum of the Week

The New Vios at Third Place

Oh, the kopanisti!

03/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Bummer, cont.

Details on the Demise of Culinary Communion

And its big going-out-of-biz sale

03/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

This just in

Chef Ericka Burke Leaves Oddfellows Cafe

Guess who’s replacing her?

03/19/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

It's Tomorrow Night

Soundbite Rocks Seattle

Get out your dancin’ shoes and elastic-waist pants

03/18/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Our Seattle Public Schools Story Hit a Nerve

And people are talking

03/18/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Bailouts for Buddies

Brother, can you spare a mortgage payment?

03/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Pizza Survey

Whaddya Think of Romio’s?

Pretty ordinary, if you ask me

03/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Frank’s, My Dear

Sarah and Felix Penn pay homage to dear old granddad in Ravenna’s retro steakhouse.

03/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

This just in

Tamarind Tree’s New Sibling is born

Long Provincial Vietnamese opens tomorrow

03/12/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Culinary Communion, Farewell?

Word on the street: Chapter 11

03/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

What I Ate Last Night

Dahlia Report

I was surprised

03/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Cajun Food Comes to…the International District?

Yeah, I went to Crawfish King

03/10/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Sustainability, dude

Restaurants Getting Greener

And not just for St. Patrick’s Day

03/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

So delish

Fave Mom ‘n’ Pops

The little gems that quietly rock our world

03/04/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Department of Sushi and Crudo

A Tale of Two New Restaurants

Gotta love anyone with the spine to open in these times

03/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Now on a Newstand Near You

Is this a Controversial Opinion?

My March review of El Gaucho leaves many flummoxed

03/02/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Recession Schmecession

Is It My Imagination, Or Are Restaurants Still Crowded?

Okay, this is weird

02/27/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

It's Ba-aaaaaaack

Dine Around Seattle

Now with all-new swanky places!

02/25/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Department of Retooling

The Pause that Refreshes

A Couple of Your Faves will be Closed for a Bit

02/24/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Good Eastside Eatin'

Bellevue’s About to Get Really Full

We Told You it Was the Center of the Universe

02/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson