It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (why'd you turn the Coterie Room into an event space McCracken & Tough? Why?!), while other hot spots could not be denied (Hey McCraken & Tough, the Old Sage is pretty sweet!). Have a look at the list (organized by hood, this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.
 

BALLARD

1) Bitterroot BBQ
5239 Ballard Ave NW; 206.920.4196
A custom smoker doles out serious "Q" cuts of pork belly, baby backs, and pulled pork, which go onto custom pretzel buns from Tall Grass Bakery. 
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2) The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW; 206.395.9227
From the French-foodtrix behind the Boat Street Cafe, this big-time (but not very big) oyster bar is dominated by heaping baskets of shellfish, and a totally open kitchen, who claims to not care who his GF is forking.
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3) Staple & Fancy Mercantile
4739 Ballard Ave NW; 206.789.1200
S&F gets its name -- not to mention the inspiration for its "Staple" a la carte eats and "Fancy" chef's tasting menus -- from the original hand-painted signage they found behind a plaster wall in this renovated machine/mercantile shop.
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Mike Russell

4) Ray's Boathouse
6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206.789.3770
After a four-month hiatus, this waterfront seafoodery came back with a swanked out vengeance, and a new shared plate-heavy menu.
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5) Anchor’s Down
2016 NW Market St; 206.789.1396
If it's not in the right location, opening a nautical- & pirate-themed bar can seem pretty... sorryboutthis... arrrrrrr-bitrary, but since it’s in a 'hood with a working waterfront, is helmed by the lady behind Po Dogs, Auto Battery, Grim's, etc., and pouring pioneering cocktails, Anchors Down is actually a logical place for drinks to go bottoms-up.
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6) Ballard Annex Oyster House
5410 Ballard Ave NW; 206.783.5410
The crew behind Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen and The Matador smoothly took over the old Thaiku and turned it into a gleaming custom woodwork-heavy spot dominated by a raw bar inhabited by living crabs they’re cooking whole, or turning into crab-based and other sweet seafood dishes.
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7) Percy’s Seattle 
5233 Ballard Ave; 206.420.3750
A stunning apothecary-style spot from dudes who's past credits include places like King's Hardware, Rudy's, and The Ace Hotel, Percy's is serving up a sophisticated selection of eats (Confit Chicken leg w/ slow-roasted carrots) and drinks that, as the parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme infused gin-based Garfunkel demonstrates, are practically works of... waitforit... Art.
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8) Barnacle
4743 Ballard Ave NW; 206.706.3379
Opened by the lady behind The Whale Wins and next-door's The Walrus and the Carpenter, this petite (less than 800sqft), copper-bar'd boozer is pouring simple, unfussy cocktails, and serving a handful of sweet seafood-based snacks.
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9) Stoneburner
5214 Ballard Ave; 206.695.2051
Naming a restaurant after yourself can be a risky move in famously humble Seattle, but Bastille's executive chef Jason Stoneburner has totally pulled it off by opening a Ballard Ave spot where his last name also describes what the restaurant's all about: almost everything's literally cooked on stone hearths... though hopefully he's a little less literal about burning things.
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10) Le Zinc
1449 E Pine St; 206.257.4151
When it comes to food, the hardest thing for Americans to say (besides "No, I do not want fourths", obviously) is pretty much anything French, but that's exactly what the dudes behind Maximilien are serving, with the help of some decidedly not-French local ingredients, at Le Zinc.
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11) Witness 
410 Broadway E; 206.329.0248
The best place for a witness is obviously hiding out in Amish country with Harrison Ford, but the best place for a bar called Witness is apparently the former Five Fish Bistro space on Cap Hill, 'cause that's where a Knee High Stocking Co. bartender is serving enough corn to suffocate a man, some seriously delicious Southern eats, and a slew of creative craft cocktails.
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12) Von Trapp's
912 12th Ave; 206.325.5409
The crew behind Bastille stormed Cap Hill with this massive, 420-seat beer hall fitted with two bars, five indoor bocce courts, and a mess of housemade sausage. 
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13) The Old Sage 
1410 12th Ave; 206.557.7430
The latest spot from the team behind some of Seattle's sweetest eat/drink spots (Spur Gastropub, Tavern Law) is essentially a casual take on an old-school drinking club, but they’re pairing a huge range of smoky, Scotch-based cocktails with hugely attractive meat/ seafood dishes that’re prepared almost exclusively via smoking.
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14) Bait Shop
606 Broadway E; 206.420.8742 Opened by the lady behind Linda's, King's, Oddfellows, etc., this North Broadway boozer's presumably called Bait Shop because you'll end up hooked on its tropical drinks! Or just, you know, because of the nautical motif or whatever. 
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15) Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium
928 12th Ave; 206.552.9755
Despite its vintage-artillery-style logo, this place's name references canonical standards of good taste, which it displays via lavish, Prohibition-era touches and seriously elevated cocktails.
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16) Altura Restaurant
617 Broadway E; 206.402.6749
Helmed by a husband & wife team who legit met while crushing Deluxes at the nearby Dick's, Altura slings next-level Boot-food sourced mostly from Pike Place Market.
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17) Terra Plata
1501 Melrose Ave; 206.325.1501 James Beard winner Tamara Murphy's aggressively farm-to-table eatery is smack in Melrose Market, which is also an exchange where Andrew Shue futures contracts are trading at... well, look at that: they're free.
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18) Rumba
1112 Pike St; 206.583.7177
Inspired by '50s-era Cuban drinking rooms, Rumba's decadence flies in the face of the Revolution, and it must be destroyed the second spot named for a dance opened by the dude behind nearby Tango.
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19) The Wandering Goose
403 15th Ave E; 206.323.9938
Serving a biscuit-heavy line-up of Southern eats, this narrow, 30-seat cafe is separated from the neighboring Rione XIII only by a vintage leaded glass "demising-wall" that looks totally killer. 
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20) Artusi
1535 14th Ave; 206.251.7673
Spinasse's boozier little brother preps badass imbibables, plus lighter Italian fare inspired by famed, 19th c., Pellegrino Artusi-penned cookbook Science in the Kitchen.
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21) Bar Cotto
1546 15th Ave; 206.838.8081
Right next to one of Ethan Stowell's other excellent eat spots (Anchovies & Olives), this salumeria'll ply you with prosciutto, mortadella, Parma, and other porcine products that're H.A.M. to pass up.
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22) Auto Battery
1009 E Union St; 206.322.2886
Located in a former (wait for it!) auto battery shop, this garage-door-fronted hybrid coffee shop/sports bar's got everything you need to enjoy the game, including tubular-shaped meat from next door Po Dogs.
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Poquitos

23) Poquitos
1000 E Pike St; 206.453.4216
This extravagantly appointed, 122-seat comida-ry has a massive, flame-heated, covered deck, an intricately tile-art'd interior, and made-to-order tortilla and guac stations.
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BELLTOWN

24) The Upstairs
2209 2nd Ave; 206.441.4013
Sneakily located in the pseudo-residential space that once housed art co-op/kinda illegal drinking establishment the McLeod Residence, The Upstairs is accessed via a street-side stairway that's marked only by extremely subtle signs, which you won't be giving off after a few of their craft 'tails.
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25) TanakaSan
2121 6th Ave; 206.812.8412
Tucked inside super-chef Tom Douglas’ sprawling Assembly Hall (along w/ a deli, coffee shop, etc.), this sweet Asian-American resto is helm'd by Eric Tanaka, a longtime Douglas compatriot, who's cooking stuff inspired by his childhood in LA.
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26) Local 360
2234 1st Ave; 206.441.9360
Even sourcing most of their consumables from within 360 miles of Seattle, they still manage to turn out malted buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, plates of pork belly slathered in beans for dinner, plus snacks from PB&J Bon Bons to crispy pig ear.
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DOWNTOWN

27) Radiator Whiskey
94 Pike St, Ste 30; 206.467.4268
As Ian and Max learned after messing with Anthony Michael for the entirety of Weird Science, it's not always a good idea to cross the Hall, but that hasn't stopped the guy behind Matt's in the Market from doing literally just that with this seriously sweet boozer specializing in barrel-aged cocktails and down-home vittles.
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28) Cha:n
86 Pine St ; 206.443.5443
Using Western techniques is either a good way to get your university in trouble for giving Shaq a car/Penny Hardaway a house/that white dude no one knows a tractor, or a sweet way to prepare classic Korean eats, as evidenced by the courtyard-adjacent Cha:n.
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PIONEER SQUARE

29) Tinello
314 2nd Ave S; 206.467.4541
For years, going to Pioneer Square meant going to some trashy nightclub, or to... um, jail, but now, going to Pioneer Square might as well mean some sweet daytime eats from the guy behind the former Rialto Pasta Bar in Fremont.
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30) Rain Shadow Meats
404 Occidental Ave S; 206.467.4854
After killing it from behind a counter at Melrose Market, the former Discount Tire jockey/ Boat Street sous chef-turned-butcher behind Rain Shadow Meats opened a second location he's calling Rain Shadow Meats Squared, which is a wholly inaccurate description since it's, like, cubed the size, and the selection is to the, like, um... why are algebraic expressions so hard?!?!
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31) Il Corvo
217 James St; 206.538.0999
The guy behind this beloved former Pike Street Hill Climb pop-up tops his meticulously handmade pastas with everything from spicy coppa to wild boar.
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32) E Smith Mercantile Back Bar
208 1st Ave S; 206.641.7250
Shopping 'til you drop is A) probably not a real thing, and B) nonetheless pretty much every dude's worst nightmare... unless said shopping takes place in a badass haberdashery like E. Smith Mercantile, and said drop is the result of one too many craft cocktails made with rare and unusual liquors in the tiny 14-seat boozer they opened in back.
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EASTLAKE

33) Blind Pig Bistro
2238 Eastlake Ave E; 206.329.2744
Opened in the same charmingly strange strip mall space that used to house Nettletown, and before that Sitka & Spruce, this... um, spruced 20-seater serves a constantly rotating menu of delicious-but-affordable small plates. 
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34) Blind Pig at Eastlake Teriyaki
2236 Eastlake Ave E; 206.329.2744
The crew at Eastlake's badass Blind Pig Bistro clearly aren't... um, blind to sweet business opportunities, so when the former Eastlake Teriyaki space opened up, they turned the neighboring storefront into a sweet daytime sandwich establishment but kept the same old freakin' Teriyaki sign!
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WALLINGFORD/FREMONT

35) Rock Creek
4300 Fremont Ave N; 206.557.7532
Opened by a former Toulouse chef in a cavernous, Uneeda Burger-adjacent space, this fish-slinger's serving a selection of seriously next-level ocean-going eats that rotates depending on what's fresh (guess that means Doug E.'s always on the menu!) like half Dungeness w/ garlic, chili, etc., and creative mezcal, sake, or aquavit oyster shooters.
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36) Agrodolce
709 N 35th St; 206.547.9707
If she spelled her name differently, you might think James Beard winner Maria Hines had 57 restaurants, but Fremont's Agrodolce -- a Southern-Italian follow-up to Tilth and Golden Beetle -- is actually only her third.
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37) The Whale Wins
3506 Stone Way N; 206.632.9425
Not just a succinct paraphrase of the Cliffs Notes on Moby Dick, The Whale Wins is actually an airy, L-shaped 50-seater from the chef-lady behind The Walrus & the Carpenter and Boat Street Cafe that boasts French country eats cooked almost exclusively in a massive wood-fired oven.
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38) Joule
3506 Stone Way N; 206.632.1913
This Korean steakhouse sports a “Beef of the Day” offering that ranges from short rib steak w/ kalbi & grilled kimchi, to a tartare w/ spicy cod roe & Asian pear.
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39) Westward 
2501 N Northlake Way; 206.552.8215
If there's one thing you can expect from the Skillet crew's charmingly quirky Westward, it's the beautiful... uh, Southward(!) facing views over Lake Union? Nah, it's that the nautically themed spot's serving badass eats (fresh oysters, an Oregon lamb burger), and craft cocktails. 
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40) Revel and Quoin
403 N 36th St; 206.547.2040
Quoin's an industrially appointed, 20-seat drinkery specializing in infused syrup/bitters-heavy 'tails and flavored Korean sojus. Revel's a casual 40-seat box serving street food-inspired Asian/French small plates. Perhaps the city's best twofer.
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41) Pinky's Kitchen
210 NE 45th St; 206.867.5209
This not-so-mobile food operation started by serving badass sandwiches, but morphed into one of The Town's sweetest BBQ joints by building a smokehouse in the parking lot across the street.
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MADISON PARK

42) Madison Park Conservatory
1927 43rd Ave E; 206.324.9701
Boasting a seasonally driven menu of whatever-style-of-food-they-feel-like-making, this Mediterranean-ish eatery rolls out a constantly innovating array of bites.
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43) Bar Cantinetta 
2811 E Madison St; 206.329.1501
Opened by the crew behind Wallingford's Cantinetta and Bellevue's Mercato Stellina Pizzeria, this compact Madison Valley-boozer is pouring a shton of wines to go with an equally shton amount of playfully simple boot-food like pork bellly, risotto w/ fennel sausage, etc.
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SODO/WEST SEATTLE

44) Gastropod
3201 1st AVE South Suite 104; 206.403.1228
Since the most epic way to enjoy beer is probably illegal in the continental United States, you should probably just hit this experimental 20-seat brewpub from the guys behind Epic Ales, who spent two years creating a menu of locally sourced/personally foraged eats that competing tasting rooms would probably love to make illegal.
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45) Brass Tacks
6105 13th Ave S; 206.397.3821
Getting down to Brass Tacks means... taking Hwy 99 or 4th Ave S down to Marginal Way and trying to stay out of lanes that force you to get on the freeway until you get to Airport Way, and finding this highly-curated, hand-built drink establishment from the dude behind next-door Ground Control.
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46) Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whiskey
4437 California Ave SW; P206.935.1075
Responding to the high demand for his previously only-available-on-Monday fried chicken, accolade-heavy chef Mark Fuller turned his entire restaurant into a destination for that sweet breaded poultry, and totally normal stuff like SPAM sushi.
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TANGLETOWN

47) Mkt.
2208 N 55th St; 206.812.1580
The smallest Ethan Stowell establishment yet (just under 30 seats!) is slinging barrel-aged cocktails and locally sourced eats like fried quail, and a grilled lamb tongue that’s so good you'll probably want to slip the chef some of yours.
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1. Westward 2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103 (Wallingford)

Opened by the crew behind Skillet, Westward is a waterfront nautical spot with rustic decor. A wood-burning oven stands in the center of the room, the bar is boat-shaped, and the patio/beach boasts stunning views of Lake Union and Downtown. This spacious restaurant serves low-alcohol cocktails and small seafood plates that extend dinner beyond the usual starter, entrée, and dessert. Start with oysters at the adjoining Little Gull, finish with cocktails around the outdoor fire pit.

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2. Rock Creek 4300 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

A cavernous seafoodery helm'd by a former Toulouse chef who's serving a rotating selection of seriously sweet ocean-going eats (highlighted by Dungeness crab w/ garlic, chili, basil, tomalley aoli & hot sauce; Fijan Wahoo on a terrifically yellow pool of lemon escarole; etc.), plus a solid selection of cocktails, and inventive raw bar offerings like Mezcal oyster shooters.

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3. Bar Cantinetta 2811 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112 (Madison Park)

Bar Cantinetta is a hybrid of already existing Italian joints in Seatown, but it's relatively more delicious and innovative. Their tapas plates, as well as extensive wine list, are jaw-dropping in comparison to the canned sauce/rigatoni you were going to make yourself at home.

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4. Percy's Seattle 5233 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

A stunning apothecary-style spot from dudes who's past credits include places like King's Hardware, Rudy's, and The Ace Hotel, Percy's in Ballard is serving up a sophisticated selection of locally sourced eats from a Southern and Creole inspired menu that pair perfectly with their herbaceous cocktails and house-infused liquors. Be sure to stop by on Monday for all day happy hour.

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5. Ballard Annex Oyster House 5410 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

The crew behind Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen and The Matador took over the old Thaiku and turned it into the Ballard Annex Oyster House, where they're serving scratch-made chowders and soups, fresh seafood, and tons of oysters either on the half shell or as shooters. The modern, wood-paneled space is complete with an oyster bar, tanks of Maine lobsters, and three steam kettles. You'll want to load up on shellfish and wash them down with some happy hour drinks while you're here.

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6. E. Smith Mercantile Back Bar 208 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

Shop till you drop at this boutique apothecary and mercantile, and then be sure to hit the Back Bar. Tucked away inside the shop (hence the name), Back Bar offers serious libations and intimacy in a 14-seater cocktail lounge. Order from a selection of craft cocktails made with rare and unusual liquors and refined small plates.

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7. Assembly Hall 2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Downtown)

Tom Douglas's complex is a trifecta of deliciousness: a modern Asian restaurant (TanakaSan), a gourmet market & deli (Home Remedy), and a fresh-juice and coffee purveyor (Assembly Hall Juice & Coffee).

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8. Le Zinc 1449 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

A new French eatery from the guys behind Pike Place's Maximilien, this bistro serves up beautiful takes on classic fare, like moules feu de camp and french fries with foie.

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9. Radiator Whiskey 94 Pike St, Ste 30, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Radiator Whiskey is a brewpub in Downtown that's dishing out barrel-aged, gravity-poured cocktails as well as American classics that may or may not include Fritos.

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10. Anchors Down 2016 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Plopped within a working waterfront, this nautical-themed bar is the place for craft cocktails and drinks to go bottoms-up.

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11. Barnacle 4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Opened by the lady behind The Whale Wins and next-door's The Walrus and the Carpenter, the 800sqft boozer is pouring an unfussy selection of old-fashioned cocktails (like... um, Old Fashions) from behind a 13ft copper-bar stocked with a highly curated selection of wines, digestifs, aperitifs, liqueurs, etc. On the food side, this mostly kitchen-less spot, is doing not-hot small plates like escabeche-style mussels, shaved pork leg, and stocks some of the boss' Boat Street Cafe jarred goods.

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12. Tinello 314 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)

Opened by the guy behind the former Rialto Pasta Bar in Fremont, the sparsely industrial Tinello (along with places like Rain Shadow Meats, Il Corvo, etc.) is bringing sweet, peasant-style eats from Italy to Pioneer Square.

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13. Stoneburner 5214 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Atmosphere is key at this Ballard Ave restaurant with an early-twentieth-century feel off the lobby of Hotel Ballard: Repurposed architectural elements litter the place, including oakwood wall panels salvaged from a former Italian embassy in Buenos Aires and hanging lights from the old New York Times building. A stone hearth fires rustic Italian bistro pizzas by chef Jason Stoneburner, and when you order the Yukon potato and chanterelle mushroom iteration, a waiter whirls fondue over it in front of you. The vegetable small plates are a highlight, with roasted brussels sprouts tossed in honey, soy, walnuts and Szechuan. Even gluten-free diners can sample the pasta in a version of creta di gallo (winter squash, kale, pumpkin seeds, Podda) that won’t sour their stomachs. Strong and smart cocktails by Bastille’s Erik Carlson like Don’t Give Up The Ship (gin, Dubonnet, Curacao, fernet) contribute to the consistent evening crowds (as to be expected from the same team who brought you Bastille, Poquitos and McLeod’s).

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14. Blind Pig at Eastlake Teriyaki 2236 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 (Eastlake)

A modern-American restaurant serving up fresh, local cuisine (and awesome sandos) in partner with Eastlake Teriyaki.

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15. Rain Shadow Meats Squared 404 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Rain Shadow Meats Squared is the second installment of the Seattle butchery and restaurant Rain Shadow Meats. Stop in for a meal made from locally-sourced ingredients, or pick up a cut of meat to prepare yourself.

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16. Gastropod 3201 1st AVE South Suite 104, Seattle, WA 98134

An Epic Ales 20-seat brewpub serving up craft beers, beer cocktails, and a weekly rotating seasonal menu.

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17. The Old Sage 1410 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

A sweet seafoodery where they'll smoke your underwater eats all the way up to your table, then pair them with delicious Scotch-based cocktails.

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18. Witness 410 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (Capitol Hill)

Opened in the old Five Fish Bistro space by a former Knee High Stocking Co. bartender, this Capitol Hill boozer uses decorative touches (frosted class windows, booths built with 102yr-old church pews, etc.) to evoke an old-timey church, and serves up a menu stuffed with Southern classics ranging from buttermilk waffles & fried chicken w/ Bourbon maple gravy, to vivid green Mint Juleps.

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19. 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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20. Bitterroot BBQ 5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Nothing beats the smell that emanates from Bitterroot's custom smoker and fills its reclaimed brick- and wood-laden space. Specializing its own bbq formula they've dubbed "Northwest style," this waterside Old Ballard spot dry rubs their ribs, briskets, roasted chickens, and pulled porks and comes with four house-made sauces: apple- and cola-based sweet, tangy Carolina mustard, spicy chipotle, and garlic vinegar. The tiled bar in the back is the icing on the cake with flights and specialty cocktails from their impressive aged whiskey collection.

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21. Local 360 2234 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 981212 (Seattle)

Local 360 sources most things from within 360mi of the city, and Matt's in the Market gets almost everything from the stalls in Pike Place Market downstairs.

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22. The Walrus and the Carpenter 4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

This chic oyster bar serves neither walrus nor houses carpenters (that we know of) but it does dish out mounds of delicious shellfish in a comfortable atmosphere. Additionally, this cozy, neighborhood spot -- which has been recognized by The New York Times also serves incredible desserts, with highlights being maple bread pudding and roasted Medjool dates.

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23. Staple & Fancy 4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

This place's name says it all. Chef Ethan Stowell offers à la carte "Staple" choices, as well as a multi-course "Fancy" chef's tasting menu. The former includes a variety of Italian-inspired eats, like gnocchi with housemade fennel sausage and braised lamb shank, while the latter includes $55 worth of the chef's choice. Either way, you can't go wrong.

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24. Ray's Boathouse 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 (Ballard)

After a four-month hiatus, this waterfront seafoodery is back with a swanked new dining room bathed in red light, lower-slung furniture, and a new shared plate-heavy menu, and it's about time since everybody loves Raymon... er, Ray's.

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25. Von Trapp's 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

German resto Von Trapp's three core principles are bocce, brats, and beer. Hit the court and finish off with a hearty chicken wiener schnitzel.

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26. Bait Shop 606 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (Capitol Hill)

This Cap Hill dive is the north Broadway outpost of Linda Derschang's ever-growing booze empire, and is as direct as they come. Sidle up for a fish sandwich, fish & chips, or a fried chicken sandwich with a cold brew. A whole mess of other fried foods are also available, along with a number of inventive (and even frozen) cocktails.

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27. Canon 928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

This snug bespoke whiskey bar and bitters emporium makes up for its cozy quarters with an astounding collection of wine and spirits (peep the 94-page menu!). If that weren't reason enough to check out this Capitol Hill spot, Canon Whiskey holds the title for having the largest selection of American whiskey in the world... score!

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28. Altura Restaurant 617 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 (Capitol Hill)

Altura Restaurant is an Italian spot with a weekly-changing menu meant to capitalize on the freshest ingredients sourced from organic, independent farms around the Northwest. An insane list of regional wine from Italy, plus a plethora of dishes (featuring handmade pasta,)are also sure to impress. The cozy, romantic vibe of Altura makes it a perfect Capitol Hill spot for date night or an intimate gathering with friends.

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29. Terra Plata 1501 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

Terra Plata is the Captain Planet of organic eateries, highlighting choices from air, land, and sea. They've also got a rooftop garden.

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30. Rumba 1112 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Capitol Hill)

If you like rum and anything Tiki-related, hit Rumba and enjoy a selection of over 250 different kinds of rum, and a small but deliciously packed menu. Inspired by '50s-era Havana drinking rooms, Rumba's boozy and fruity libations pair well with a menu of Caribbean eats like baked empanadas, jerk chicken wings, and pork belly tostones.

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31. The Wandering Goose 403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Capitol Hill)

The Wandering Goose is a sparsely decorated but warmly furnished Southern comfort food restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. With natural sunlight illumination and fried chicken Friday, you'll feel at home. Which, of course, will make it hard to leave.

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32. Artusi 1535 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

Artusi is an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar serving traditional cuisine from the homeland with a menu that progresses through history, including some original creations. A great, diverse cocktail selection coupled with its plentiful meals, this eatery indeed wants to teach you the art of eating well.

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33. Bar Cotto 1546 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

If Ethan Stowell wants to open a salumeria and pizzeria, you'd probably better go, because this Seattle top restauranteur has already pretty much mastered everything else. Bar Cotto is a neighborhood pizzeria in Capitol Hill, doling out simple Neapolitan style pies topped with premium meats. The modern, industrial space is at once cozy and hip.

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34. Auto Battery 1009 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

From the crew behind next-door Po Dogs, and located in a former (wait for it!) auto battery shop, this garage-door-fronted hybrid coffee shop/sports bar's decked with stuff the previous owners left behind (motor-oil signage, an antique battery tester, etc.).

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35. Poquitos 1000 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Capitol Hill)

This 122-seat comida-ry from the dudes behind Ballard's hyper-successful French spot Bastille was inspired by a vintage neon "Poquitos" sign they salvaged five years ago, and is rife with south-of-the-border dishes.

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36. The Upstairs 2209 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)

From the crew behind crowd-pleasing tapas bar Pinxto, this lounge-y local favorite in Belltown serves classic American cocktails and many unconventional variations in a speakeasy-like locale. An extensive bourbon selection's the main draw here, but The Upstairs offers nearly every kind of spirit to whet your whistle, including a well-curated menu of beer and wine.

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37. Cha:n 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Cha:n's a Korean restaurant downtown serving up traditional and modern cuisine alongside a lengthy Asian-inspired cocktail and wine list.

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38. Il Corvo 217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)

Lunchtime is your only chance to score some of the incredible handmade pastas at Pioneer Square's Il Corvo, where the menu changes daily. Guests can expect entrees along the lines of tagliatelle with wild boar ragu, gigli with broccolini, chilies, and garlic, and other similarly sophisticated pasta dishes. Be sure to check out Il Corvo's website for daily offerings.

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39. Blind Pig Bistro 2238 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 (Eastlake)

Blind Pig is a smaller establishment, but despite its size the bistro still manages to whip up an impressive array of American fare. If you're with a larger group, or you're just a person who likes drawing everyone's attention, you can even speak with the server and order the entire menu.

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40. Agrodolce 709 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

This Southern Italian restaurant, the third establishment opened by Iron Chef winner Maria Hines, offers a menu of organic Sicilian fare that includes handmade pasta and some of the finest and ecologically responsible ingredients in the region. The small bar at Agrodolce turns out some high-octane cocktails, and there's also an impressive wine list as well.

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41. The Whale Wins 3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

The huge wood-fired oven at The Whale Wins cooks up a variety of traditional French dishes, ranging from Filet Mignon and Roasted Pork Shoulder to Roasted Clams and Chicken Liver Mousse. Organic, locally-sourced ingredients are used whenever possible, and the restaurant likes to encourage family-style sharing between dinner guests.

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42. Joule 3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

Joule is the brainchild of married Iron Chef cooking duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. Like Revel, Yang and Chirchi's more recently-opened establishment, Joule's menu features Korean-inspired dishes with an emphasis on beef. Joule's cocktails, beer and wine lists are also worth noting.

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43. Revel and Quoin 403 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Seattle)

This combination restaurant and bar is run by the husband-wife cooking team of Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang, both of whom were contestants on Iron Chef America. If that wasn't enough to reel you in, the married couple combines American and Korean cuisine to create a menu of fusion dishes (like the moo shu pork dumpling and smoked oyster po-boy in a Korean pancake) unique to the restaurant. There's also a selection of signature cocktails that you can sample before/during your meal.

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44. Pinky's Kitchen 211 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105 (Wallingford)

Proving sliders are more than just a vehicle from which to dispense hilarious, pithy quips about Jerry O'Connell and that fat bearded dude traveling to a parallel universe where penicillin had not been invented, are the two dudes (one behind Rancho Bravo, the other the former owner of Bizzarro Italian) behind the slider-heavy, BBQ-inspired menu at Pinky's Kitchen, their dispenser of "pig 'n chips", which is also a short-lived spin-off in which Ponch and John compete over chubby women.

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45. Madison Park Conservatory 1927 43rd Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (Madison Park)

The goal at Madison Park Conservatory is to offer a warm, community-style atmosphere in which customers can enjoy its menu of new American cuisine. This is amplified by the fine selection of wines and cocktails available, because, as we all know, alcohol brings everyone closer together. It's scientific fact.

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46. Brass Tacks 6031 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108 (Georgetown)

Located in what used to be a big and tall clothing store, Brass Tacks dishes out a bevy of gourmet menu items and a selection of signature handmade cocktails. There's outdoor seating and free wifi, if you're the kind of person who likes the outdoors or needs the internet wherever you go, and Brass Tacks also hosts live music performances every Friday night.

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