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

Commence Celebration

Seattle Restaurants for Graduation Dinner

These spots, including the Pink Door at Pike Place and Ray's in Ballard, are good for groups, good for families, and good for grandma.

06/06/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

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

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

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

Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Tasting Notes

A Guide to Seattle's Best Urban Wineries

From hidden-away talents to a SoDo complex full of heavy hitters.

05/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Central District Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) in the Central District

A variety that reflects the neighborhood’s history.

12/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Menu Mourning

Say Goodbye to Costco’s Food Court Burger

Organic beef patty, we hardly knew ye.

03/03/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Nashville Fried Chicken Double-Down

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

01/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work January 20–23

A transcontinental dinner, a tech-industry takedown, and the return of Peat Week.

01/20/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Anniversary Dinner

21 Seattle Restaurants Marking Major Milestones

Favorites that celebrated significant anniversaries in 2019.

11/26/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

In Brief

A Look at Our Seattle Restaurant Reviews in 2019 (So Far)

Nduja-spiked "cheesy bread," a bread course of heirloom wheat pandesal, eel wrapped in a tamago ribbon—yeah, you need to get these on your dining bucket list...

11/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Annika Lindburg

Same Salumi, Different Day

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

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Pioneer Square Right Now

Seattle's historic district lays claim to long-lived institutions and newcomers alike.

09/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Georgetown Right Now

Eccentric, post-industrial, and home to everything from Nashville hot chicken to towering cakes.

07/08/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

"Amazon's Choice"

The Best Restaurants in South Lake Union Right Now

Trust us, braving the lunch and happy hour crowds is worth it at these 21 spots.

06/03/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in the South End Right Now

Seattle’s southerly neighborhoods harbor long-standing laid-back restaurants and ambitious newcomers alike.

05/29/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer