Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants (and Bars)

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Check out these 19 newcomers serving pasta, Japanese barbecue, even the occasional vegan crunch wrap.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Big Cheese

Oaky's Tex-Mex Arrives on a Wave of Queso

The Jackson Street restaurant also serves tacos, burritos, churros with dipping chocolate, and an impressive cocktail list.

09/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

At Long Last

It's a Big Week for Local Restaurant Reopenings

Essex, Bar Taglio, New Luck Toy, Hood Famous Cafe and Bar, and Cafe Hitchcock get back in the game.

09/22/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coastal Croissants

Canlis Alums Bring Two New Projects to Seabrook

Rising Tide Tavern and Vista Bakeshop (and Cookie's Country Chicken) create a critical mass of new restaurants on Washington's coast.

08/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Eastern Expansions

Maximillian Petty Takes Over Walla Walla's Historic Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant

The Eden Hill chef will open The Kinglet at Whitehouse-Crawford later this year.

07/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Dough Nouveau

Ben's Bread Will Bring Its Loaves and Cookies to Phinney Ridge

Maybe even the occasional pizza.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

4 Great New Bars and Restaurants Open(ed) This Week

Pizza! Banh mi! Enchantment (and cocktails) under the sea!

06/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Doughnut Watch

Zuri's Donutz Brings Imaginative Old Fashioneds to Ballard This Summer

Sure it's just a weekend popup...for now.

05/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Pastry Case Worship

Saint Bread, a New Destination Bakery, Alights on Portage Bay

Chocolate chip cookies and okonomiyaki tortillas arrive on a working waterfront.

04/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Spice Waala’s New Indian Street Food Outpost Opens in Ballard

A second location for kathi rolls with a side of altruism.

01/08/2021 By Erin Wong

Opening Dispatch

Communion to Open in the Central District

Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar bring meaningful cocktails and cuisine to the Liberty Bank Building.

11/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

El Gaucho Readies Its New Flagship, a Stable Turned Steak House

The restaurant will soon reopen in a historic building on Western, a special occasion destination designed for our post-Covid good life.

10/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

All of the Fancy Toast

Bastille's Permanent Closure Makes Way for Counter-Service Sabine

Los Angeles hotspots like Sqirl and Gjusta inspire the bistro's next chapter.

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

Yessssss

Shake Shack Is Now Open at University Village

Finally, some good news. Shake Shack's third Seattle-area location is now open for burger business.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Swerves

The New Il Nido Opens for Reservations

Mike Easton made his name on casual pasta lunches. Now, he's writing a blueprint for how fine dining might work in the colder era of Covid.

09/10/2020 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

Dairy Doings

Homer's Fried Chicken Sandwich Spin-Off, Milk Drunk, Opens on Beacon Hill

If you're going to open a bar in the middle of a pandemic, you might as well furnish it with fried chicken sandwiches, soft serve, and crazy fun cocktails.

07/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion