Remembering Seattle Restaurants That Closed in 2022

Some of these do have happy endings.

12/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


The London Plane Will Close in December

Matt Dillon opened this restaurant a decade ago. Now it's become something greater than its parts.

11/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Seattle's First Women's Sports Bar Takes Over Sawyer's Space

Beloved restaurant Sawyer recently closed, but women's sports bar Rough and Tumble's planned opening will write a new chapter for the Old Ballard location.

10/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Kedai Makan Will Close This Month

The Malaysian street food restaurant, which started as a farmers market stall, will serve its final nasi goreng on October 29, 2022.

10/05/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Work-Life Balance

Ballard Mainstay Sawyer Will Say Farewell in October

The Seattle restaurant known for its choco taco will serve its final brunch and dinner on October 2, says chef and owner Mitch Mayers.

09/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Aloha, Fries

Columbia City Favorite Super Six Is Closing

The last day of service at the all-day Hawaiian restaurant, which serves fan favorite brunch waffles and aloha fries, is Friday, August 26.

08/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


A World without Zippy's Giant Burgers Is Imminent

The last day to get one of the best burgers in Seattle is July 10, 2022.

07/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


For Whom the Bagel Tolls

Some say these are the best bagels in Seattle. But owner Roan Hartzog leaves behind a changed landscape of local carbs, even as he moves on to Oregon.

05/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


The Legacy of Cafe Pettirosso

The Capitol Hill restaurant, owned by the sisters behind Bang Bang Cafe and Bang Bang Kitchen, was a local favorite for nearly thirty years.

02/18/2022 By Ann Karneus


Seattle Restaurants We Lost in 2021

Opus Co. in Phinney Ridge, Aviv Shawarma Bar in South Lake Union, Fremont standby Vif, Columbia City's El Sombrero–we bid them all farewell this year.

12/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Frites Farewell

Cafe Presse Announces Its Final Few Months

One of Seattle's loveliest hangouts is planning to close permanently in the new year.

12/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Meat Mourning

Get to the Shambles While You Can

Get to this under-heralded haven of meat and beer before the restaurant shutters for good in December 2021.

12/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion


A Farewell to Thierry Rautureau's Luc

The Chef in the Hat closed his Madison Park bistro, Luc, and will not reopen Loulay, downtown.

08/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion


Maria Hines Will Close Tilth This Month

The term "pioneering" gets overused. But never when talking about Maria Hines's organic restaurant.

10/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from a New Hello Robin to a Dick's Takeover

Plus, a new identity for Ethan Stowell's Staple and Fancy.

09/21/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Pizza News to Fantastical Fremont Biscuits

A new owner for Via Trib, and a new location for Bounty Kitchen.

08/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Legit Bagels to Boozy Otter Pops

Rubinstein Bagels divulges its brick-and-mortar shop, and Salare reopens with takeout, Jamaican fare, and even kids meals.

08/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News

The Week in Five Bites August 3–9

The Whale Wins debuts its new persona, and two of Seattle's best restaurants set up a temporary Pike Place Market patio.

08/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion


Central Smoke Says a Quick Farewell to the Central District

On Friday, the Central District said goodbye to a whole lot of smoke.

01/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler


Second Two Doors Down Location to Replace Meg's in Pioneer Square

Sports fans, keep your fingers crossed: Erin Nestor's second Two Doors Down location may be open in time for Mariners season.

01/09/2020 By Zoe Sayler