Food & Drink

6 new Seattle restaurants you need to try right now

Published On 10/16/2013 Published On 10/16/2013
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The best thing you can do this month is go trick-or-treating, get a lot of candy, and eat it. But the second best thing you can do this month is... go to the grocery store, get a lot of candy, and eat it. However, after that, it's clearly hitting one of these sweet new Seattle restaurants, all of which serve things that're, well, almost as good as Halloween candy.

Geoffrey Smith

The smallest Ethan Stowell establishment yet seats just under 30 in a space formerly occupied by a commercial photographer, where they're slinging barrel-aged cocktails and locally sourced eats like fried quail, and a grilled lamb tongue which is so good you'll probably want to slip the chef some of yours.

Le Petit Cochon

Le Petit Cochon
Fresh from cheffing with his brother at Art of the Table, the dude behind 'The Little Pig' is serving a pork-heavy line-up that includes blood sausage, pig face fritters, and “Phat Ass Pork Chops”, which, presumably, come from a not-little pig.

Chona Kasinger

Bar Sue
Capitol Hill
Formerly occupied by Lucky 8, this sort-of-subterranean spot has $1 PBRs, hush puppies, and a bunch of other Southern-style offerings, like Cool Ranch Doritos-coated chicken, and creatively named cocktails that're called things like Grandpa’s Medicine.


West Seattle
West Seattle’s Quadrato (owned by the dude behind Pizzeria 22, aka the 430th place to get a VPN Certification of Authenticity on their wood-fired pizza) is doing Sicilian pizzas galore, and a bevy of sweet sandwiches packed with things like veal meatballs.

Ashley Rodriguez

Restaurant Roux
Helm'd by the guy behind Where Ya at Matt? (Yay, there's finally and answer to that question!), the long-awaited Restaurant Roux is dishing up French Creole eats... so think gumbo, po' boys, beignets, and shrimp... but not officially until next weekend (boo!).

Copperworks Distillery

Copperworks Distillery
Helmed by Pike's first brewer, and posted up on the Downtown waterfront, Seattle’s newest distillery offers tours of a space that's resplendent with giant copper stills, and offers daily gin and vodka tastings.

Maison Tavern
After teasing us for months, SoDo’s newest speakeasy features old-world Prohibition-style cocktails, burlesque dancers, artisanal plates, and… an imaginary proprietor? Yup, plus the massive nightclub out back's got a secret entrance in its bookcase.

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1. Restaurant Roux 4201 N Fremont Ave, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

Helmed by the guy who brought the po boy to Seattle with the Where Ya at Matt? food truck, Restaurant Roux is Matt Lewis' brick-and-mortar extension offering up even more Southern and French Creole eats in Fremont. His New Orleans roots, French culinary training, and Pacific Northwestern location all come together in the form of comforting dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, grilled trout, and ham-brined pork chops. And with names like Red-Footed Baby, Purple Skirt, and Doctor Boggs, even the handful of affordable cocktails carry on this spot's Louisiana spirit.

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2. Aston Manor Social Club and Maison Tavern 2946 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

This massive nightclub and adjacent password-only speakeasy were inspired by an imaginary playboy descended from the "king of Seattle bootleggers".

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3. Copperworks Distilling Company 1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 (Fremont)

Seattle’s oldest brewers boast a distillery filled giant copper stills. Check 'em out for tours and tastings.

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4. Mkt. 2208 n. 55th st, Seattle, WA 98103 (Wallingford)

Ethan Stowell's place, at which they're serving up barrel-aged cocktails and mains like fried quail and a grilled lamb tongue.

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5. Bar Sue 1407 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

A new Capital Hill bar, describing itself as "Southern style". Gritty doesn't just describe the decor -- southern style eats like shrimp and grits are served for your eatin' pleasure on select game days.

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6. Le Petit Cochon 701 N. 36th Street, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

This pork-laden resto, French for "the little pig", ensures that, after you've dined on their glorious porky-goodness, you'll be anything but little.



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