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

Kitchen Diaries

How Seattle's Rising Star Chefs Dream Up Dishes

A peek behind the swinging kitchen door reveals what makes this year's batch of Next Hot Chefs so excellent: their unyielding passion for making good food.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2019

Five ascendant chefs. One fierce and talent-filled dining scene.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: May 10–16

The week in which: Iron Chef Gauntlet cheftestants collaborate at Adana, the Annual Pierogi Fest is back, and Bateau hosts Feast of the Beast.

05/10/2017 By Rosin Saez

Beef Dispatch

Donald Trump Likes His Steak Well Done; Do Seattleites?

Chefs at three local houses of high-end beef say, notsomuch.

03/08/2017 By Amber Wright

Critic's Notebook

How to Choose the 100 Best Restaurants in Seattle

In 5 easy steps.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

And Seattle Met's 2016 Restaurant of the Year Is…

(Drumroll, please.)

10/13/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Seattle Met’s Restaurant of the Year: Bateau

Renee Erickson’s latest is also her greatest—for reasons you can taste but may not always see.

10/13/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Is It Rude to Dine with a Laptop?

The answer from a couple of Seattle’s most prolific restaurateurs might surprise you.

08/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Which 2 Seattle Restaurants Showed Up on This National List?

Plus: Throwing a little gas on the age-old Portland vs. Seattle rivalry.

07/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Return of Boat Street Cafe?

One of the greatest restaurants Seattle’s ever had comes back. Sort of.

04/07/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

The Most Disappointing Dish on the Menu

Dazzle them with cleverness or dash their expectations? Ahh deconstruction…

04/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

Big Beef Is Back at Seven Beef and Bateau

These two new spots bust the steak house to bits. Really tasty bits.

03/28/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Opening Dispatch

Renee Erickson's Bateau and Bar Melusine Debut This Week

Steak and oysters and two lovely rooms. With a third on the way.

11/02/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Next from Renee Erickson: Bar Melusine, Bateau...and a Doughnut Shop

More details on her forthcoming Capitol Hill bar and restaurant. But first let's talk about doughnuts.

07/17/2015 By Allecia Vermillion