Food & Drink

13 New Seattle Restaurants You’ve Got to Try Right Now

Published On 06/18/2015 Published On 06/18/2015
Colin Bishop
Colin Bishop
Naomi Tomky/Thrillist
Naomi Tomky/Thrillist
Rina Jordan
Salted Sea
Vendemmia
Kukai
Geoffrey Smith
Cuadra No.32
Geoffrey Smith
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1. Meat & Bread 1201 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

After years of success to the north, this Vancouver sandwich shop finally made its way to Seattle -- and it brought all of it's meaty goodness with it. Go for the classic porchetta, but be excited for all the rest of the pig-skin crackle that awaits you, slathered in salsa verde.

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2. Kraken Congee 88 Yesler Way , Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

This former pop-up came to be a brick and mortar through an appearance on the TV show “Restaurant Startup.” The Filipino-influence menu offers up several kinds of flavorful rice porridge, like the Pork Belly Adobo. Don't forget to order the spring-roll-like sausage lumpia and leave room for the ube (purple yam) cheesecake.

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3. Coyle's Bakeshop 8300 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Greenwood)

After a couple of years as a pop up shop, Rachel Coyle has opened her brick and mortar location in Greenwood. Stop by to get some of her magical croissant-pretzel hybrids (called cretzels, naturally), strawberry tarts, savory pastries, and brownies.

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4. Salare 2404 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115 (Ravenna)

Salare is the brain-child of chef Edouardo Jordan. He has brought together the farm-to-table principles he learned at Bar Sajor, his own background of Southern cooking, and his training as an Italian salumist to create a unique neighborhood restaurant.

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5. Girin Steakhouse & Ssam Bar 501 Stadium Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

Helmed by whole-butchery-trained chef Brandon Kirksey, this Seattle-based Korean steakhouse takes meat very seriously. The trendy Pioneer Square eatery features a street-facing glass-encased meat locker with fleshy pink flanks hanging in rows from the ceiling, a wood-framed open kitchen, and delicate floor cushions for cross-legged dining (while there's traditional seating, as well). The majority of the menu items are modern derivatives of traditional Korean dishes, like the popular Girin rendition of yukwhe (Korean beef tartare), prepared with thinly sliced NY strip loin, cured in Asian pear-infused sesame oil, and topped with a quail egg. The drink roster is an equally impressive amalgam of niche Korean spirits, offering various iterations of makgeolli (a small-batch Korean liquor made from rice and wheat), soju, and sake, along with house cocktails crafted with things like ginseng and Korean chili.

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6. Salted Sea 4915 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 (Columbia City)

Salted Sea is the place for those who love oysters (there are at least four on the menu to start) and simple seafood like whole-roasted trout.

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7. Vendemmia 1126 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Madrona)

By focusing on an Italian style and infusing it with Northwest ingredients, chef Brian Clevenger manages to keep both the menu and the space small and simple. There is hand-made pasta, there are fresh seasonal vegetables, there is a spot at the chef’s counter for an up-close and personal experience. What are you waiting for?

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8. Entre Amis 2209 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (Queen Anne)

Entre Amis means "between friend." Which makes sense because that is certainly how you should go about making your way through a platter full of charcuterie -- one of the specialties of this new French bistro. Like the restaurant itself, the menu is small and casual but with lavish touches, like foie gras torchon.

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9. Kukai Ramen & Izakaya 320 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

The broth is superbly rich, and the ramen bowls are customizable. And, the izakaya portion of the menu makes for great drinking snacks, like the octopus doughnuts (takoyaki) and Japanese pork buns. Thankfully, there are a few locations in Seattle for you to visit.

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10. Frēllard Pizza Company 4010 Leary Way NW, Seattlew, WA 98107 (Fremont)

This is Ethan Stowell second whole-pie and giant-slice pizza spot, located in Frelard -- the mini-hood between Ballard and Fremont. There's a big deck out front for sipping on local brews, but if you're more of a pizza at home type, they've got delivery too.

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11. Kurt Farm Shop 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

Quite literally a shop of goods from the farm, Kurt Farm Shop offers cheese, ice cream (some of the city's best), plants and flowers all from Kurtwood Farms on Vashon Island.

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12. Cuadra No. 32 2132 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

While at first glance the menu may seem a bit strange -- burgers and squid ink risotto on the same menu? -- Cuadra makes the quirks easy to love with big portions, affordable drinks, and plenty of room for a group.

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13. Goldfinch 99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Situated in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown, Goldfinch offers a casual, Northwest-focused menu full of local ingredients (Dungeness crab, king salmon, poricini mushrooms), ready to be paired with cocktails made from local spirits and fresh-pressed juices. It is quite possibly as trendy as can be.

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