There are just some things The Town does better than anywhere else... at least 19 things actually... and lately it seems like opening new restaurants is one of 'em. In fact, unless you're equally good at keeping track of things like the 14 best new restaurants and bars in Seattle, it's pretty easy to get confused. Lucky for you, we are that good...

Pizzeria Gabbiano

Pizzeria Gabbiano

Pioneer Square
Not content with slinging the city's best pasta at Il Corvo, Mike Easton decided to tackle the city's best pizza by opening this brick-walled, 36-seater, where you can order seasonally topped, Roman-style 'za by the inch. Job done.

Cone & Steiner

Cone and Steiner

Pioneer Square
Less than a year after the first one opened on Cap Hill, this slightly larger mercantile operation boasts five taps, a range of sweet local dry goods, meats, and more. Plus there're prepared meals like roasted chicken and desserts, which given its name, inexplicably don't include ice cream.

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Giddy Up Burgers and Greens

Fremont
In addition to its burgers topped with fried onions, jalapeños, and other flavorful options, this "family friendly" wood-clad food-slinger boasts something not often seen in Ballard... non-Caucasians. Just kidding, it's a salad bar!

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The Bear and the Bee

Belltown
Helmed by the team behind neighborhood booze spots The Rabbit Hole and Bathtub Gin, this 2nd Ave deli's got a menu stuffed with cleverly named sandwiches like the Roast Beast w/ beef, caramelized sweet onion, romaine & Swiss on a toasted roll, and the brioche-based pulled pork/white cheddar/Syrah gravy/crispy onion Jedi Mind Trick, which is definitely the sandwich you're looking for.

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Lantern Brewing

Greenwood
Launched back in 2011, LB's been focused on making "unhurried" Belgian-style brews, and the North Seattle brewery didn't exactly hurry to open a tasting room either, but good things come to those who wait. And by good things we mean an 8% Abbey-style Tripel -- a lightly hopped (for a change) pale ale.

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8oz Burger & Co.

Ballard
Unwilling to let the people of Cap Hill keep 8oz's bounteous burgers to themselves, the crew behind this meat-wich maker now has a second, more rustic-looking location where people can build-their-own monstrous meal or score house specials like the PB & J Burger w/ tomato jam, bacon & cinnamon-spiced peanut butter.

Local Burger

Local Burger

Bellevue
Because the Eastside needs burgers too, the crew behind Belltown's Local 360 has hit Main St with a 64-seat bar/restaurant that's slinging a dozen different meat-wiches made with 50% bacon!

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Vittles

Belltown
Helmed by two Pike Place Market vendors (one former, one current), this 45-seat comfort-foodery is plying you with classics like steak frites w/ garlic herb butter, and pan-roasted brined pork chops, plus a collection of craft cocktails like the Dirty Dog, which's got mezcal, grapefruit, and brown sugar.

99 Park

99 Park

Bellevue
Helmed by Old Sage and Hitchcock vets, this casual fine-dining destination is bringing composed takes on Northwest-y eats like Neah Bay halibut-rapini, razor clam-uni, and Washington oysters to Old Town Bellevue.

Elysian Bar

Elysian Bar

Downtown
From the crew behind some of Seattle's best beers, and run by some of Seattle's best barmen (Murray Stenson's behind the bar some nights!), this cocktail spot is a departure from their other suds-heavy locations, but in the best, most bricked-walled, and scratch-booze-beverage-laden way possible.

CHONA KASINGER

Bell + Whete

Belltown
One of the city's sweetest new places to... sorry'boutthis!... Whete your whistle, this dark, wood-heavy spot's getting seriously medieval on your stomach with a Norman-inspired menu that includes Oxtail Soup w/ bone marrow dumplings, a Tails & Trotter pork chop, and house-made sausages, plus a cocktail list heavy on Northern European liquors -- gin, vodka, etc.

CHONA KASINGER

Burger Boss

West Seattle
This walk-up-style meat-slinger in South Delridge has a menu full of drive-in eats that starts with a classic burger for $1.99 and goes all the way up to the Triple Whammy w/ three patties, three slices of cheese, and their signature sauce. You can get milkshakes, onion rings, and fries by the "tub", too.

Toronado Seattle

Toronado

Roosevelt
Opened in Mutiny Hall's old space, this new beer bar is an outpost of a famed San Francisco suds-slinger, but it's helmed by a dude who's worked at local beer spots like Bottleworks, and the Burgundian, and who is pouring 40 carefully curated brews.

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Pomerol

Fremont
Helmed by a guy who used to own the Pig 'N Whistle in Greenwood and the late-lamented June, this Fremont Frenchtaurant is putting a composed Euro twist on Northwest ingredients via dishes like duck confit, fire-roasted beef short ribs w/ confit shallot, and more.

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1. Pizzeria Gabbiano 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 97214

Not content with slinging the city's best pasta at Il Corvo, Mike Easton decided to tackle the city's best pizza by opening this brick-walled, 36-seater, where you can order seasonally topped, Roman-style 'za by the inch. Job done.

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2. Cone & Steiner 526 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Capitol Hill)

Cone and Steiner, a speciality grocery, is jam-packed with local goodies galore, as well as a beer bar and pretty much anything else you could possibly need from a proper corner store.

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3. Giddy Up Burgers 4500 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Fremont)

This Western-themed counter-service joint is serving up gourmet burgers that are both fresh and local. Their signature patties come in poultry, seafood, and vegetarian varieties, too. Consider going for the one-third-pound Kit N Caboodle burger, stacked with onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch, and BBQ sauce, and then hit the salad bar (yes, you read that right) to ease your guilt about what you just consumed.

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4. The Bear and the Bee 2211 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

Helmed by the team behind neighborhood booze spots The Rabbit Hole and Bathtub Gin, this 2nd Ave deli's got a menu stuffed with cleverly named sandwiches like the Roast Beast w/ beef, caramelized sweet onion, romaine & Swiss on a toasted roll, and the brioche-based pulled pork/white cheddar/Syrah gravy/crispy onion Jedi Mind Trick, which is definitely the sandwich you're looking for.

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5. Lantern Brewing 938 N 95th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Greenwood)

Launched back in 2011, LB's been focused on making "unhurried" Belgian-style brews, and the North Seattle brewery didn't exactly hurry to open a tasting room either, but good things come to those who wait. And by good things we mean an 8% Abbey-style Tripel -- a lightly hopped (for a change) pale ale.

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6. 8oz Burger & Co. 2409 NW MARKET, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Unwilling to let the people of Cap Hill keep 8oz's bounteous burgers to themselves, the crew behind this meat-wich maker now has a second, more rustic-looking location where people can build-their-own monstrous meal or score house specials like the PB & J Burger w/ tomato jam, bacon & cinnamon-spiced peanut butter.

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7. Local Burger 10134 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004 (Bellevue)

Because the Eastside needs burgers too, the crew behind Belltown's Local 360 has hit Main St with a 64-seat bar/restaurant that's slinging a dozen different meat-wiches made with 50% bacon!

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8. Vittles Neighborhood Bistro & Bar 2330 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

Helmed by two Pike Place Market vendors (one former, one current), this 45-seat comfort-foodery is plying you with classics like steak frites w/ garlic herb butter, and pan-roasted brined pork chops, plus a collection of craft cocktails like the Dirty Dog, which's got mezcal, grapefruit, and brown sugar.

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9. 99 Park 99 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (Bellevue)

Helmed by Old Sage and Hitchcock vets, this casual fine-dining destination is bringing composed takes on Northwest-y eats like Neah Bay halibut-rapini, razor clam-uni, and Washington oysters to Old Town Bellevue.

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10. Elysian Bar 1516 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

From the crew behind some of Seattle's best beers, and run by some of Seattle's best barmen (Murray Stenson's behind the bar some nights!), this cocktail spot is a departure from their other suds-heavy locations, but in the best, most bricked-walled, and scratch-booze-beverage-laden way possible.

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11. Bell + Whete 200 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

One of the city's sweetest new places to... sorry'boutthis!... Whete your whistle, this dark, wood-heavy spot's getting seriously medieval on your stomach with a Norman-inspired menu that includes Oxtail Soup w/ bone marrow dumplings, a Tails & Trotter pork chop, and house-made sausages, plus a cocktail list heavy on Northern European liquors -- gin, vodka, etc.

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12. Burger Boss 9061 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (West Seattle)

This walk-up-style meat-slinger in South Delridge has a menu full of drive-in eats that starts with a classic burger for $1.99 and goes all the way up to the Triple Whammy w/ three patties, three slices of cheese, and their signature sauce. You can get milkshakes, onion rings, and fries by the "tub", too.

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13. Toronado 1205 NE 65TH AVE, Seattle, WA 98115

Opened in Mutiny Hall's old space, this new beer bar is an outpost of a famed San Francisco suds-slinger, but it's helmed by a dude who's worked at local beer spots like Bottleworks, and the Burgundian, and who is pouring 40 carefully curated brews.

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14. Pomerol 127 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

Helmed by a guy who used to own the Pig 'N Whistle in Greenwood and the late-lamented June, this Fremont Frenchtaurant is putting a composed Euro twist on Northwest ingredients via dishes like duck confit, fire-roasted beef short ribs with confit shallot, and more.

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