Seattle Restaurants

Discover the best happy hours, most affordable Seattle restaurants, go-to lunch spots, and special occasion destinations.

Sometimes recommendations venture beyond the Seattle area. Way beyond – to California, Oregon, Arizona and if I have my way Thailand, Italy, New Orleans, and maybe Tahiti! Have a good place to grab a bite? Let me know!

Top Restaurant Week Pick – Monsoon

NOTE: The first part of this post is not about Monsoon. It’s about Restaurant Week and why, I recommend, being careful simply assuming it’s amazing. If you’d like to skip all that, you can just read about Monsoon by clicking here. Black clad waiters held trays of funky cheese and […]




If the sultry, hipster vibe is expected, the not-so-Seattle take on Thai is not. Casting aside the standard phad Thai and red curry fare, SOI has brought the Emerald City a taste of Isan – the Northeastern region of Thailand. Chef-owner Yuie Wiborg’s menu replaced stewed meats and noodle-heavy dishes […]


Big windows flooded the open restaurant with light. Wine bottles adorned the limited walls and stacks of freshly baked goods rested beside the cash register. Vif wasn’t the kind of space into which you sunk and prepared for a nap. The hard tabletops were paired with hard seats and hard […]

Vif. Grilled Gruyere with ham



Like a man whispering, “Lets take this slow,” the smells from Stateside’s kitchen are moan inducing. I’ve always found tempering such anticipation is best done with a drink. Luckily, the cocktail menu doesn’t disappoint. Impressive in its presentation, The Coconut arrives packed with rum in a freshly cracked coconut and […]

Saturday Steals: Napkin Friends

Where were these folks during my college years when I could very much have used their sandwich-esc source of greasy goodness? Aptly named after the item you’ll most definitely need – napkins – this roving food truck is dishing up a gluten free twist on sandwiches that’s been known to […]

Napkin Friends

Brisket sandwich at SLAB Sandwich in Seattle

Saturday Steals: Slab Sandwiches + Pie

Don’t come expecting a place to sit. There may be four bar stools, but there’s only enough room at the small counter for two people to plunk down their elbows and dig in. Which, is exactly what you’re going to want to do when you get your mitts on one […]