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The 10 Restaurants That Defined Dining in Seattle This Year


We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top dining experiences in their cities this year — 10 restaurants that are helping to define the state of great dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List for 2023. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)

As we reflect on the past 12 months, grateful for what we’ve enjoyed and excited for what lies ahead, it’s time to celebrate the culinary brilliance that unfolded in Seattle. From newcomers like Driftwood and Kilig, to Chan in its fresh new space, to ever-brilliant stalwarts like Samara, Il Nido, and Brimmer & Heeltap, 2023 was a year of culinary wonders.

To cap off this year, we’re spotlighting 10 unmissable restaurants that defined Seattle’s dining scene in 2023 — a tribute to a year filled with restaurant excellence.