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

Why Renee Erickson Won the James Beard Award

And why it should've been in the name of one of her worthier restaurants.

05/04/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Awards & Accolades

Here's How Seattle Fared at the 2016 James Beard Awards

Let's hear it for our Best Chef Northwest...

05/02/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

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

Which Seattle Restaurant Made Eater’s National List?

For the second year in a row, no less.

01/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Opening Dispatch

Renee Erickson's General Porpoise Doughnuts Has Arrived

"Sparkling wine will also be available, of course."

11/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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

Mudroom

Perfect Party October 2015

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

10/01/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Chicken, Waffles, and Einkorn

Salare adds brunch, the Central District adds chicken and waffles, and three neighborhood spots close abruptly.

09/11/2015 By Greg Young

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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

Food Lovers Guide to Seattle

Fellowship (Or: It Takes a Village to Make a Pizza)

Why, exactly, do Seattle chefs nurture their future competition?

07/09/2015 By Molly Wizenberg

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Semilocal Vodka and Sea Creatures' Surcharge

A micro distillery opens in Ballard, a Spanish chef and luxury hotel to converge in 2017, and Renee Erickson's nautical-themed eateries opt for a surcharge.

04/24/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Morning Fizz

Under Pressure, Burgess Will Reveal Which Council Members Voted for Which Finalists

Caffeinated news featuring the vacancy, the Northeast 130th Street station, and the minimum wage

04/22/2015 By Josh Feit

Minimum Wage

Renee Erickson's Restaurants Will Abolish Tipping

Instead, diners pay an 18.5 percent surcharge.

04/21/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford

Cody Spafford found both solace and redemption in the kitchen of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurant. What turned a promising chef into a bank robber?

03/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gastropocalypse Now

Boat Street Cafe, Shanik, and Jason Stratton are all on the way out. What more can you take from us, universe?

02/27/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Evolution

Renee Erickson Is Closing Boat Street Cafe

Her very first restaurant says adieu on May 30.

02/24/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Capitol Hill Giveth and Taketh Away

Two new Renee Erickson spots, but we're losing Kingfish Café. Mood swings ahoy.

01/16/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Big Effing Deals

Renee Erickson Plans Two New Restaurants on Capitol Hill

Beef, oysters, and surprises.

01/14/2015 By Allecia Vermillion