Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Zhu Dang1715 E Olive Way, Seattle
2. Mammoth2501 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle
3. Lark952 E Seneca St, Seattle
4. Good Bar240 2nd Ave S Ste 101, Seattle
5. Manolin3621 Stone Way N, Seattle
6. Stateside300 E Pike St, Seattle
7. Bannister1408 18th Ave, Seattle
8. Spaghetti Western1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle
Zhu Dang opened its doors and is offering seafood with all the bells and whistles (think gulf prawn/sea scallop/black cod/preserved red tofu). Plus there're main courses like free-range Hainan chicken.
Opened in the old Hiroshi’s space by the people behind Bitterroot, this counter service-style spot specializes in two things: beer (they've got no less than 48 taps) and sandwiches, including... waitforit!... a mammoth fried chicken leg & pork belly number w/ Swiss & arugula.
After a brief hiatus, Lark has re-emerged on Seneca with a bigger space (a narrow high-ceiling'd dining room that's lit by 150 sparkling lights), a bigger menu, and a new bar in the mezzanine, Bitter Raw. Some of the tricks up Chef Sundstrom’s sleeve include his duck confit w/ spicy greens; pork belly w/ green lentils, chanterelles & grain mustard; and a whole slew of small plates.
Touting signature cocktails galore and lots of small bites, Pioneer Square’s Good Bar is brought to you by Roz Edison, Josh Kelly, and Kamala Saxton of Marination Station. The super-stylish spot at the corner of 2nd Ave S and Main was unveiled in late November and, in addition to signature and seasonal cocktails, is serving a can't-miss Painted Hills sloppy joe made w/ stout beer.
Right off Stone Way, this gorgeous, seafood bar in Freemont boasts offerings like rockfish ceviche, black rice and squid, braised pork belly, and an incredible chocolate cake with avocado and habanero. The beach theme is completed with Manolin's U-shaped, blue-tiled bar and seating the flows out to the street.
Helmed by a chef who spent the better part of the last decade in Paris and Shanghai before returning... waitforit!... stateside and settling in Seattle, this dinner-only (for now!) spot is slinging things like Cha Ca La Vong with black cod marinated in turmeric & galangal and served on rice vermicelli with fresh dill, mint & cilantro, as well as mini bánh mì.
Located right next to Tougo Coffee in the CD, Bannister celebrated its official opening in early November after a soft opening in late October. There's an emphasis on charcuterie, cheese, and oysters, but Bannister also serves beer, wine, and cider. Say hello to your new CD go-to, after all -- who doesn’t love a good board of meat, cheese, and crusty bread?
With Western-inspired Italian classics and BBQ, this Cap Hill spot has one of the best burgers around: the Spaghetti Western is jam packed with a 7 oz. patty, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Bacon, Queso Oaxaca, Charred Red Onion and Chipotle Caponata all sandwiched between brioche buns.