Brand-New and Perpetually Popular Seattle Restaurants Creating Major Buzz

In recent decades, the Emerald City has become renowned for its consistently innovative and delicious food scene, delighting diners from near and far. With its location on the shores of Puget Sound and its access to Pacific Rim and Alaskan fisheries, Seattle has long been a seafood savvy city. The popular sustainable and farm-to-table food movements took root here long ago, too, and they continue to flourish, thanks to chefs who have their own produce farms or simply grow herbs in planters on restaurant patios. In the hearty Northwest, steak has a stake as well; ethnic restaurants also abound, with chefs often using Northwest ingredients to put creative local twists on other cultures' traditional fare. 

The food scene here is forever evolving, and recently it seems that new hot spots open every time we turn our head. Whether you're looking for a chic eatery with a "see and be seen" vibe or a low-key gem that blends a casual, under-the-radar feel with sneakily sumptuous dishes, we've gathered delicious–and fun–ideas on where to explore. Come see what's new on the Seattle culinary circuit; we promise you'll leave happily satiated.


Ciudad Grill
Photo courtesy of Ciudad Grill


This vibrant venue celebrates community in Seattle's thriving Georgetown neighborhood, south of downtown. You'll find two spaces inside the Oxbow Building�Ciudad Grill (a happening restaurant and bar with colorful murals and soaring...  Read More

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Price/The Walrus and the Carpenter


Award-winning Chef Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, Bateau, Barnacle, Bar Melusine) partnered with Business Manager Jeremy Price and Developer Chad Dale to realize her long-time vision for an oyster bar. It makes perfect sense then, that she...  Read More

Omega Ouzeri
Photo courtesy of Sarah Flotard


A newer addition to the ever-evolving Capitol Hill restaurant lineup, Omega Ouzeri whisks diners away to the rich flavors, welcoming vibes and cool hues of the Mediterranean, and it's an experience you won't want to miss. Executive Chef Zoi...  Read More

FlintCreek Cattle Co.
Photo courtesy of FlintCreek Cattle Co.


From the folks behind Fremont's popular RockCreek Seafood & Spirits, FlintCreek Cattle Co. now comes to the Greenwood neighborhood, much to the delight of local, meat-loving customers who have become fast fans. The open-air restaurant,...  Read More

Ba Bar
Photo courtesy of Corinne Whiting


Although diners have been able to savor Ba Bar's delicious Vietnamese fare for years, now they can enjoy the flavors in South Lake Union, too. Sophie and Eric Banh grew up eating street food in Saigon, and thanks to these siblings' vision and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Mbar


Looking for a hot new venue from which to take in some of Seattle's most breathtaking views? mbar, a socially-driven bar and restaurant, wows guests with its dazzling location, providing an elevated oasis above all the South Lake Union action....  Read More

Photo courtesy of Adana/Gruman Public Relations


Chef Shota Nakajima recently closed Capitol Hill's Naka Kaiseki in order to open in its stunning space Adana (meaning "nickname"), a brand-new concept highlighting Shota's beautiful Japanese fare. Diners can enjoy his simple, clean and flavorful...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Thackeray


Recently refreshed Thackeray comes with a brand-new addition: Claret wine bar, located in the venue's back half. This popular neighborhood restaurant and bar, straddling the line between Fremont and Wallingford, draws enthusiastic support from...  Read More

Seattle Biscuit Company
Photo courtesy of Seattle Biscuit Company


The owners of a popular local food truck have now opened a charming, brick-and-mortar spot in "Frelard," the zone between Fremont and Ballard. Even on a gray day, this bustling cafe offers warmth and comfort, thanks to its airy skylight,...  Read More

Pablo y Pablo
Photo courtesy of Brooke Fitts


There's a new eatery on the cusp between Fremont and Wallingford that brings an industrial-chic vibe and delicious Mexican fare to the neighborhood. Pablo y Pablo is "a Mexican restaurant and bar that opens its pantry to ingredients and...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne