Critic's Picks

Seattle's 100 Best Restaurants Right Now

From the finest of dining to worthwhile holes in the wall, and all points in-between.

09/10/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News September 2019

This month: North Broadway shakeups, sustainable sushi, and a meaty Cowabunga returns.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Mind Blown

Jerry Traunfeld Just Sold Poppy to the Owners of Altura

One of the Northwest's landmark restaurants will end its run—and be reinvented by another topflight Seattle chef.

07/15/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Best Restaurant in Seattle Goes Prix Fixe

This week Altura went $137 per person, folks.

06/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Welcome to the Culinary Epicenter of Seattle

And what it’s like to open a restaurant there. Restaurant Marron’s Eric Sakai dishes.

10/13/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Date Night

Valentine's Day Dinners: First Dates

Forget the box of chocolates—here is what you should be eating on February 14.

01/29/2014 By Malcolm Griffes

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Altura's Forrest Foster

"I dream of one day opening a restaurant with massive bay windows."

12/02/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Oeno Files

Hey, Altura's Guy Kugel, What Should I Drink Tonight?

"Rich chocolate, cranberry, and winter spices," with a side of severed hand.

10/30/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Article

Forrest Foster, Bon Vivant

A conversation with Altura waiter Forrest Foster

09/03/2013 By Kirby Ellis

Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Hot and Heavy"

Our second installment of Valentine's Day options is all about sexy dinners heavy on the aphrodisiacs. Get a room will you?

01/23/2013 By Danielle Zorn

My Ten Favorite Dishes of 2012

Cavatelli with Golden Chanterelles, Duck Sugo, Duck Liver, and Sage at Altura

Dish #1: Surely you’re not surprised that it’s from Altura.

12/31/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Tis the Season

Christmas Dinner in Seattle, Part II

Dress to the nines for these swank holiday options.

12/13/2012 By Danielle Zorn

Article

Seattle Restaurant of the Year 2012: Altura

Platefuls of miracles arise from rustic Italian fare.

10/29/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Iberico de Bellota Arrives in Seattle

The acorn diet turns Spain’s black-footed pigs into a rare delicacy.

09/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hunger Games

Wild About Game's Seattle-Portland Smackdown

High up on Mount Hood, Seattle chefs dominated three out of four rounds of this annual game-cooking competition.

09/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic’s Notebook

Fun With Health Department Warnings

Seattle Met would like to inform you that reading menu warnings may make you laugh.

04/09/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Altura’s Heavenly Italian Restaurant on Capitol Hill

Altura, Capitol Hill’s new Italian restaurant, serves meals touched by an angel.

01/25/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Restaurants with Cushions

If your tushy could talk, where would it beg you to take it for dinner?

01/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Top Five Restaurant Openings of 2011

Lots of newbies…but which were best?

12/27/2011 By Kathryn Robinson