Outstanding Restaurant Design: Design Icon | Best Chef: Northwest
Mid-century modern was a theme of this year’s ceremony, with the iconic Canlis taking the cake for Design Icon. Perched above Lake Union with breathtaking cityscape views, the fine dining gem is at once old-school and timeless. Not to mention the cuisine. Chef Brady Williams took the reins of the kitchen in 2015, followed by a Rising Star Chef nod in 2017 and a Best New Chef win from Food & Wine in 2018. Having confidently brought the Pacific Northwest tasting menu to new heights (in part by introducing Japanese flavors and techniques), this win is very much deserved.