Critic's Notebook

My Favorite Restaurant Dishes of 2016

The 10 most unforgettable creations of the year. Holy crap, I love my job.

12/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Biggest Trend We Found in Compiling Top 100 Seattle Restaurants?

It’s happening all over the country and it’s good for restaurateurs. But is it good for diners?

10/24/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

How to Choose the 100 Best Restaurants in Seattle

In 5 easy steps.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Upper Bar Ferdinand

Matt Dillon demonstrates clever restraint in this gorgeous ode to Northwest abundance.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Eden Hill

Chef Maximillian Petty returned home from Austin to open a house of romance and crispy pig head candy bars atop Queen Anne.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Sushi Kashiba

Seattle’s sushi legend returns triumphant with this Pike Place Market gem.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Marine Hardware

Ethan Stowell turned his former fish-and-chips bar into an ode to the tasting menu.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Copine

Shaun McCrain brings short menus and beautiful, precise dishes to his new French restaurant in North Ballard.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Peloton

Flowing-garden café fare hides inside this Central District bicycle shop.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants 2016

Best New Restaurants of 2016: Xi’an Noodles

Owner Lily Wu brings a northwest China specialty to the Pacific Northwest.

10/17/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Seattle's 100 Very Best Restaurants

Truth is, Seattle has easily twice this number of genuinely extraordinary restaurants. But here, including this year’s new standouts, are the most vivid, gracious, straight-up incredible destinations in town.

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Is Seattle the Greatest Food City in America?

“The 100 Best Restaurants” is Seattle Met’s most ambitious measure of the city’s food scene we’ve ever published.

10/12/2016 By James Ross Gardner