The holidays are approaching, skiing is in your future, and the SEA restaurants scene continues to slay. Whether you’re craving a “Bone-Apple Tea” from Cap-Hill’s neighborhood speakeasy, or a bread service with labneh, Calabrian chilies, Taggiasca olives, cultured butter, and a panoramic view, you’re in the right hands. The Resy Hit List is live just in time to help you navigate the last few days of 2016. Because you are where you eat, and reservations are great gifts.
Because the Seattle Times gave three stars to this “engaging supper club in the sky.” Three months since opening, Mamnoon’s sister restaurant continues to dominate the hummus zone. And you can’t ignore those Italian influences. // South Lake Union. Book now at MBar.
Because the space is beautiful and the oysters are perfect. The profiterole with chocolate ice cream, coffee choux, dulce de leche, and cocoa nib brittle takes it all home. Another hit for Chef Renee Erickson. // Capitol Hill. Book now at Bar Melusine.
Because it’s legit fine dining— velvet banquettes and all. Also, it has a Gatsby-themed NYE party in the works. Hello, bottomless champagne, foie gras, and caviar! // Downtown. (206) 486-6428.
Because Chef Shaun McCrain’s debut restaurant is “utter perfection,” according to Seattle Weekly. French food of the Pacific Northwest is officially on your must-try list. // Ballard. (206) 258-2467.
Because it’s American with influences from the South, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. Don’t miss the pastas and desserts. You’re welcome in advance. // Ravenna. (206) 556-2192.
6/Tarsan I Jane
Because Chef Perfecte Rocher serves a seven-course tasting menu with Catalonian and Valencian influences. Chef is all about playing with textures. Case in point: the paella of the night, the Dungeness crab dish, and anything with uni. // Fremont. (206) 557-7059.
7/The Butcher’s Table
Because dine in or cook at home– The Butcher’s Table has all the best cuts of meat you could ask for, so you’re covered either way. When dining in, go with the pro-order: the pasilla pepper donuts, the beef fat fries, and the beef tasting flight. // Downtown. Book now at The Butcher’s Table.
8/Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Because it has been bringing Seattle amazing fried chicken for 30+ years. Add a new location and Oprah’s endorsement – you know you’re getting the best chicken in the game. // Wallingford. (206) 453-5250.
9/Knee High Stocking Co.
Because it’s the best speakeasy in town. Plus on NYE it’s offering a special cocktail menu that should not be missed. (That Bone-Apple Tea though…) // Capitol Hill. Book now at Knee High Stocking Co..
Because it’s the Heavy Restaurant Group’s newest digs, and they don’t mess around. Try the Spanish-style gin and tonic menu, delicious cocktails, and fried chicken and pancakes. Don’t forget about the fluffernutter sandwich… with bacon. // Wallingford. (206) 737-8743.
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