Shift Change

Eli Dahlin's Back in Town

The former Walrus and the Carpenter chef de cuisine is back from Portland and under Matt Dillon's employ.

04/04/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Who Is Downtown Seattle’s New Diner?

Seattle’s high-tech boom is not just changing who we are—it’s changing how we eat.

03/06/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Shift Change

2 New Chefs (and Some Changes) at London Plane

These guys have impressive backgrounds...and plans for dinner.

02/02/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

A New, Matt Dillon–Curated Farmers Market Debuts at Chophouse Row

Stock your fridge with the same ingredients on the chef's artful menus.

11/02/2016 By Jane Kidder

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

Critic's Notebook

Why Matt Dillon Didn’t Bring a Vitamix to Upper Bar Ferdinand

“I’m overwhelmed by the direction the world is going.”

08/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Review

Upper Bar Ferdinand Defies Expectations In The Best Possible Way

A hit of New York, by way of a Northwest meadow, Matt Dillon’s Chophouse Row wine bar actually highlights Japanese seafood.

08/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Sadness

Matt Dillon Closes Bar Sajor

"Things move, but they don't always move with you."

07/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Matt Dillon and Marcus Lalario’s Ciudad Is Open, Bringing Grilled Meat and Good Times to Georgetown

Plus, an outdoor space so big you’ll cry tears of joy.

06/23/2016 By Rosin Saez

The Decade In Dining

The Rise of the Restaurant Empire

Tom Douglas, Ethan Stowell, Matt Dillon—they all have one. What the emergence of the chef-driven restaurant group says about Seattle's restaurant culture.

03/03/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Food Lovers Guide to Seattle

Love (Or: Celebrating Chefs Who Celebrate Farmers)

The best restaurant meals are a collaboration between chef and farmer.

07/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

You Know Those CSA Boxes with 80 Pounds of Rutabagas? Yeah, London Plane’s Isn’t That.

And you have 12 more days to get the best deal on it.

03/19/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

What Matt Dillon Really Thinks of Pioneer Square

So. Many. Restaurants.

09/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Restaurant Review

The London Plane: Pretty and Potent

Matt Dillon’s new lunch-and-brunch space may be a masterpiece of delicacy—but its food swaggers.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Pop Ups

Sitka and Spruce Launches Guest Chef Mondays

Matt Dillon replaces taco night with an incubator for aspiring chefs.

06/10/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Stalwarts

The Food Pioneers of Pioneer Square

Don’t call it a comeback, the square’s been here for years.

03/28/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of Feb 18

A fleet of Ezell's food trucks are in the works, Matt Dillon's latest opens in Pioneer Square, and Thaiku gets settled in Phinney Ridge.

02/25/2013 By Erica Thompson

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: Feb 20-26

Maxime Bilet wants to cook you dinner, Crush celebrates eight years, and chili aficionados bring the heat at Tavolàta.

02/18/2013 By Erica Thompson