Critic's Picks

Seattle's 100 Best Restaurants Right Now

From the finest of dining to worthwhile holes in the wall, and all points in-between.

09/10/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Coming Soon

Vendemmia Chef Is Opening a Doughnut Shop in White Center

Erik Jackson will depart the Madrona restaurant at the end of the month to bring his crullers and sourdough-yeasted doughnuts to a longtime neighborhood bakery.

06/13/2018 By Rosin Saez

Shift Change

Erik Jackson Is the New Executive Chef at Vendemmia

Meanwhile, Rock Silva's moved on to help Brian Clevenger fine tune his forthcoming Eastlake restaurant.

11/09/2017 By Rosin Saez

Born-Again Pasta

Contadino and Pizzeria Contadino Are Indeed Open

Brian Clevenger brings his attention to fresh pasta, seafood, and Neopolitan-style pizza to Capitol Hill.

02/27/2017 By Rosin Saez

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open Raccolto in West Seattle

Eight pastas, made in house each day.

03/28/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Morning Matters

2 Notable Restaurants, 2 New Brunch Options

One of them kicks things off on Easter Sunday.

03/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

East Anchor Seafood Opens in Madrona

Vendemmia now has a sibling seafood market (one might almost call it an oyster bar).

03/14/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

A Whole New Type of Restaurant Emerges in Seattle

And why it’s happening now.

11/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open East Anchor Seafood Next Door in Madrona

Oh, and Vendemmia is getting a private dining room and a massive rooftop garden.

11/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Salare and Vendemmia: Destination Neighborhood Restaurants

As the city leaps and bounds, villagelike neighborhoods like Ravenna and Madrona give the city small-town character, potential for additional density—and now, destination restaurants.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Vegetables Grow Huge in Seattle Restaurants

In this year’s freshman class of new restaurants, plants are taking center stage.

10/12/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

How Should Waiters Dress?

And why it matters more than you might think.

08/03/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

It's Official

Seasonal Pasta House Vendemmia Is Officially Open in Madrona

It's fair to say chef-owner Brian Clevenger knows pasta.

05/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Meat and Mama's

The death knell sounds for a Belltown institution, Dot's owner Miles James resurfaces on Bainbridge Island, and RockCreek's sibling restaurant won't be a fish house.

05/22/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: Lingering and Leaving

Capitol Hill welcomes sushi restaurant Gokan, the former Brasa space gets a long-awaited occupant, and Elysian's Dick Cantwell resigns.

04/17/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Carbohydrate Edition

Three bakeries open for business, Vespolina gets a new chef, and one pasta expert strikes out on his own. Time to loosen our belts.

03/13/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Coming Soon

Staple and Fancy Chef Brian Clevenger Will Open Vendemmia in Madrona

A guy with a formidable pasta background strikes out on his own.

03/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion