Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

05/16/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


Yes, You Can Bring Your Own Food to a Mariners Game

Save some money. Eat Salumi. Here are some nearby options for BYO ballpark food.

03/30/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Where to Eat in the University District

Chase those cherry blossoms with pizza, noodles, ice cream, or biscuits.

03/09/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Show support for our city's talented Black chefs, from the Central District to West Seattle, with fried chicken, porchetta, ice cream, and pie.

02/02/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Love = Reservations

Valentine's Day Dinners in Seattle

Whether you want to celebrate on a patio—or with a heart-shaped pizza.

01/23/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

Field Notes

Three New Arrivals, Three New Takes on Sushi

Takai by Kashiba, Sushi by Scratch Restaurants, and Uminori couldn’t be more different. But they have a place along our spectrum of great sushi.

12/16/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts


New Year’s Eve Dinners around Seattle

Bid this year farewell on New Year's Eve over a lot of oysters and champagne.

12/07/2022 By Sophia Struna

Let’s Tock Turkey

These Seattle Restaurants Offer Takeout Thanksgiving Dinner

Not into grunt work? You can still treat yourself with Thanksgiving food to-go in Seattle and the Eastside.

11/01/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Gravy Brain

Seattle Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner (or Brunch)

Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner from Bellevue to Ballard, when you just don't feel like cooking a 20-pound bird.

11/01/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Fall Wine

Walla Walla's Big Food Moment

Restaurants like Kinglet, Passatempo Taverna, and Saffron Mediterranean Grill make this Eastern Washington wine town a full-fledged dining destination.

10/10/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


Nosh Pit Is Back

The restaurant- and food-themed newsletter returns on July 26.

07/13/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Mental Health

A Restaurant Wellness Program Tackles Service Worker Burnout

Deborah Friend Wilson pioneers well-being services to improve her staff's mental health and quality of life at work.

07/01/2022 By Ann Karneus

Commence Celebration

Seattle Restaurants for Graduation Dinner

These spots, including the Pink Door at Pike Place and Ray's in Ballard, are good for groups, good for families, and good for grandma.

06/06/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Perfect Patios for Sunny Days

Seattle's best restaurant and bar patios for a sunny day, from Bangrak Market in Belltown to Linda's Tavern and Monsoon in Capitol Hill.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Above All

A Summer-Ready Guide to Rooftop Patios

From the Mountaineering Club in the U District to South Lake Union's Mbar, our growing number of rooftop patios let you spend the summer on high.

05/11/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Restaurants, Bars, and More Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Restaurants, bars, theaters, and more in King County that still require proof of vaccination.

03/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Angela Cabotaje, and Grace McGuire

Lark 3.0

After Two Long Years, Lark Returns

A new set menu is ready for special occasions, parties, and semiprivate mezzanine dining at one of the Pacific Northwest's best restaurants

03/08/2022 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 Dining Guide

Best New Restaurants: Takeout Edition

Smokeshow steak dinners, vegan Lao dishes, Filipino-style fried chicken, and some of Seattle's best seafood, now at the SAM.

01/25/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Power Players

10 of the Most Influential People in Seattle Food and Drink

Shota Nakajima, Mark and Brian Canlis–the chefs, wine pros, and powerhouse cookbook authors who shape Seattle's bar and restaurant landscape.

12/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion