A night out at one of these places—whether it’s for a catch-up with a friend or an impressive date night—feels overwhelmingly of the moment.
Aimee Rizzo & Carlo MantuanoNovember 8, 2022
22 places to help make dinner at home feel like a special occasion, or at least more special than dinner at home.
Aimee RizzoApril 29, 2020
Where to celebrate whatever expensive piece of paper you’re about to receive.
Aimee RizzoMay 14, 2018
You and your oven have been through enough. These are the best restaurants in Seattle serving Thanksgiving takeout specials to make dinner way easier.
Aimee RizzoNovember 7, 2022
From latkes to jelly donuts, you’ll find excellent Hanukkah takeout specials from these Seattle restaurants and bakeries.
Aimee RizzoDecember 8, 2020
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Sushi By Scratch is a 10-seat omakase in South Lake Union where you'll have inventive nigiri in a fun atmosphere.
Aimee RizzoNovember 2, 2022
For one of the best meat-based dinners you can experience in Seattle, make a reservation for Beast & Cleaver's wine bar nights in Ballard.
Aimee RizzoOctober 17, 2022
Cafe Juanita in Kirkland is the ultimate spot for a special occasion dinner by way of an Italian tasting menu.
Aimee RizzoOctober 3, 2022
Canlis is the most upscale fine dining experience you’ll find in Seattle. Here’s what to expect.
Aimee RizzoMay 12, 2022
Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.
Aimee RizzoMarch 31, 2022
Bateau on Capitol Hill is the place to get a unique steak in Seattle—and they happen to serve the best burger in town, too.
Aimee RizzoJanuary 14, 2022
Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
Written byAimee Rizzo
Part wine bar, part bottle shop, part restaurant, Bar Ferdinand is a flexible Cap Hill spot worth knowing about for many situations.
Via Tribunali is a reliable Seattle wood-fired pizza chain.
Wa’z is an upscale Japanese Kaiseki restaurant in Belltown.
Salare is an American spot in Ravenna that works well for certain situations, but isn’t as good as its sister restaurant, Junebaby.
Shiro’s in Belltown will serve you some seriously great sushi—with no pretense, and no distractions.
Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Madison Valley with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.
There are a lot of oysters in Seattle, and Walrus And The Carpenter has some of the very best. Hit the Ballard spot for excellent seafood and drinks.
Umi Sake House is a terrific sushi spot in Belltown that’s perfect for dates or post-work gatherings.
Aimee RizzoDecember 22, 2021
Archipelago is an outstanding Filipino restaurant in Hillman City that serves a ten-course tasting menu.
You haven't really had lasagna until it's hit your table overlooking the Puget Sound at The Pink Door.
Flight is a weekend-only bar on Capitol Hill that serves outstanding homemade chocolate paired with wine, cheese, charcuterie.
Aimee RizzoDecember 13, 2021