Hope you worked up an appetite. Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) is back, running from now until Nov. 6 (so essentially two full weeks). 🍽️
In case you need a reminder, SRW is when restaurants across the city offer special meal deals, which can include $20 lunches or multi-course $35/$50 dinners. It’s a great opportunity to try out a new place or rediscover old favorites.
There are over 200 restaurants and food trucks participating in SRW’s fall edition, with takeout and delivery options, as well as a charitable component.
Begin the search here, but in case you want some highlights, here are some must-tries.
- Autumn: Phinney Ridge destination with top notch pasta and seafood 🍝
- Communion Restaurant & Bar: “Seattle soul food” restaurant in the Central District that recently got a major shout out from the New York Times
- Karachi Cowboys: Pakistani and Indian fare meets Tex-Mex
- MARKET Seattle: Downtown outpost of Edmonds’s mega-popular crab and lobster roll purveyor, featuring a few newer items 🦞
- Taku: “Top Chef” star Shota Nakajima’s Japanese fried chicken sensation on Capitol Hill
Potential bargains (three-course meals typically run well over $35)
- Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable sushi in the U District 🍣
- Kokkaku: Tender steaks that melt in your mouth 🥩
- Osteria La Spiga: Italian dishes with plenty of PNW flair
- Salty’s on Alki: Well-known West Seattle mainstay with spectacular views and soothing seafood chowder 🌊
- Sawyer: Upscale comfort food, including a fancy Dilly Bar
Date night ideas
- Cafe Munir: Sharable Lebanese plates in an intimate space
- Nirmal’s: Critically lauded Indian restaurant in Pioneer Square
- Omega Ouzeri: Refined takes on Greek classics, with grilled lamb and a heavenly baklava
- Revel: Modern Korean street food in Fremont, including amazing short rib wontons
- The Lounge at DeLille Cellars: Chill-but-romantic Woodinville winery, with highly acclaimed Syrah 🍷
Pro tip: You can search restaurants with vegan offerings, environmentally friendly practices, and ownership from underrepresented groups.