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

Remembrance

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

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.

02/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

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

Sponsored Content

Bites, Beverages, and Bocce on the Side

Downtown Bellevue’s latest eatery, DWN UNDR Neighborhood Kitchen + Bar in Hotel 116, offers guests an artfully crafted menu and games of all kinds.

11/11/2021 By Ben McBee

Most Dominant Chicken

Shaq's Big Chicken Arrives at Climate Pledge Arena

Seattle Kraken and Seattle Storm fans can enjoy the NBA player's latest chicken sandwich outpost during hockey and basketball games.

10/11/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Kraken Week

Where to Eat and Drink Before a Kraken Game

Headed to a Kraken hockey game? Here’s where to meet up with friends for a beer or dinner before the puck drops.

09/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Best New Restaurants 2021

4 Longtime Favorites Add New Locations with a Twist

Pho Bac, Honeyhole, Momiji, and Carmelo’s Tacos added new outposts in 2021.

09/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Essay

My Trial by Fire in Seattle’s Shockingly Understaffed Restaurants

How bad? One recruited a career writer who had never served tables before to help out.

09/08/2021 By Allison Williams

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.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Star Crossed

Meet Seattle’s Elite Yelp Reviewers

For these covertly anointed superusers, reviews are a way of life. Even during a pandemic. 

06/23/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Humble Flair

The University District Remembers Thai Tom

Tom Suanpirintra was determined to keep the restaurant small and the energy ablaze. He passed away unexpectedly last week, but his business will carry on.

05/24/2021 By Erin Wong

Permanent Pergolas

Are Seattle’s Cafe Streets Here for Good?

A city council vote on Monday moved us one step closer.

05/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Bucket-Based Dining

Shota Nakajima Reopens Taku as a House of Fried Chicken

Karaage will rule the menu when the Top Chef contestant's Capitol Hill bar returns in May.

04/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

How Shubert Ho Turned Edmonds into a Dining Destination

A town once starved for a scene now boasts Italian, sushi, and even a seafood market.

03/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

COLD HANDS, WARM HEART

The Best Seattle Versions of the Bernie Sanders Mittens Meme

Bernie’s Inauguration Day look landed the senator in a few well-known Seattle spots.

01/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler