From oysters and BLTs at the latest Ethan Stowell joint to Mishima Reserve chops at a new ‘Japanese-inspired meat house,’ the offerings at these new-to-Resy Seattle restaurants can’t be beat.
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Located inside The Shop — a state-of-the-art facility for car and motorcycle enthusiasts — Derby is a New American restaurant from restaurateur Ethan Stowell. Comfort food staples (BLT, Cobb salad, poutine) are served alongside local seafood dishes (oysters, crudos); wines are predominantly sourced from the Northwest; and the spirits selection is heavy on bourbon and scotch. Best of all: in the dining room adjacent to the car storage, diners get an up-close look to a bevy of luxury and classic cars. Book now at Derby.
Billing itself as a “Japanese-inspired meat house,” Kokkaku focuses on whole beast butchery and local sourcing of farmed and foraged goods. The menu offers Mishima Reserve wagyu steaks, plus other, meat-centric dishes like tableside duck fat brioche and grilled koji marinated pork shoulder. Don’t miss the bone marrow custard for dessert. Book now at Kokkaku.
Perched atop the Thompson Seattle, The Nest is an interactive bar, lounge, and terrace – with unobstructed views of the Puget Sound – where hand-crafted cocktails and wine are complemented by a small menu of seasonal snacks by executive chef Derek Simcik. Book now at The Nest.
Sand Point Grill
Open since 1999, Sand Point Grill is a laid-back, family-friendly local staple. The hospitality is warm and the menu offers classic American comfort fare, from light salads to seasonal dishes, plus a notable burger, and tasty fried chicken. Book now at Sand Point Grill.
Skillet – Capitol Hill
A neighborhood joint at heart, Skillet is relaxed, with attentive and easygoing service, and approachable food. The kitchen uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its signature dishes (think maple-braised pork belly, waffle with a fried egg, and classic Skillet burger with bacon jam, arugula, and blue cheese on brioche). The full bar hosts a daily happy hour, offering cocktails alongside beer and wine on tap. Book now at Skillet Capitol Hill.
Skillet – Ballard
Skillet’s Ballard location is situated just one block north of Market Street on 56th, near the library. While there are similarities to the original Capitol Hill location, Ballard boasts a 40-foot curved bar, killer patio, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, it’s housed in the Greenfire Campus– a new eco-friendly building doing its part to keep Seattle green. Enjoy all of the Skillet classics, like Southern fried chicken, and the legendary kale Caesar salad. Book now at Skillet Ballard.
Joe Bisacca (Elysian Brewing), Greg Smith (Urban Visions), and chef Jeffrey Hunter (Canlis) make up the team behind this modern Mexican restaurant. The menu features Mexico City-style dishes, like aguachile, pozole, and chile relleno; while the bar offers plenty of tequila and mezcal-based cocktails, spirits of all kinds, and Spanish wines. Book now at Zocálo.
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