Image Courtesy of The Butcher’s Table.
This month’s Resy Hit List rounds up offerings that are eager to please – from soup dumplings in the International District, to a light-filled oasis in Pioneer Square, and more than one table with a view. Grab a seat.
Because there’s a line at this lunch-only restaurant for a reason. With a simple, daily-changing menu of three pastas, salad, prosciutto di Parma, and focaccia, less is most definitely more here. Order first; then find a seat. // Pioneer Square. Walk-ins only.
Because there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, than with a romantic meal surrounded by views of the Sound. Maximillien will be marking the occasion with a six-course menu that includes special dishes (think caviar and potato blinis, butter-poached Maine lobster tail, salt-crusted and roasted beef tenderloin, and espresso-and-caramel flan), accompanied by live accordion. // Pike Place. Book now on Resy.
3/The Butcher’s Table
Because with its fine dining mainstay and complementary casual lounge, there is something for everyone at The Butcher’s Table. At this sleek steakhouse, diners can opt for premium steaks, like Mishima Reserve Wagyu in the dining room, or savory sandwiches in the lounge. // Denny Triangle. Book now on Resy.
Because the inaugural city location for this fast-growing Eastside restaurant fills a gap in the Chinese food scene. Hard-to-find Shanghainese dishes (think spicy beef pancake roll, pan-fried chive dumplings, and xiaolong bao—soup dumplings) are the coveted mainstay here. // International District. (206) 285-9999.
Because while the Valentine’s Day dinner at Canlis is unsurprisingly sold out, there are still many days in the month to celebrate love. The restaurant will still be plating contemporary Pacific Northwest fare, alongside artful desserts, served up with five-star service. Plus, the exquisite view — and shining example of mid-century architecture that is Canlis — makes this the ideal place to share a special meal just about any time. // Queen Anne. Book now on Resy.
6/The London Plane
Because this specialty cafe meets boutique grocery will awaken your senses and transport you to a calming, beautiful place. Savor the delight of the ethereal surroundings, while enjoying a handmade croissant and coffee or a soup and salad. // Pioneer Square. (206) 624-1374.
7/The Pink Door
Because with its twinkly ambience and classic Italian dishes, dinner at The Pink Door is a special experience. Enjoy menu staples—made with locally sourced ingredients—like pappardelle al ragu bolognese, linguine alle vongole, and lamb osso bucco, served in a romantic setting that feels grand and intimate all at once. // Downtown. (206) 443-3241.
Because short of going to Japan, this might be the closest you’ll get to being part of Jiro’s dreams of Sushi. Shiro Kashiba, a disciple of Jiro, recently opened Sushi Kashiba. Located in Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, it boasts a waterfront view and locally sourced fish. // Downtown. (206) 441-8844.
Because Eater’s Bill Addison coined this spot “America’s next great Southern restaurant.” Take a seat at the table, and travel across the country through the soulful dishes — grounded in Southern cooking techniques and seasonal ingredients — of chef-owner Eduardo Jordans. // Ravenna. (206) 257-4470.
Because enjoy beer-focused cocktails alongside exceptional food (think radishes with parmesan custard dip, Dungeness crab rolls, and grilled Wagyu steak). This prized beer bar, which was nominated for a James Beard Award (2017) for Best New Restaurant, is anything but ordinary. // Belltown. (206) 448-2610.
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