Dining Reviews

The hummus comes one of five ways. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

A New Hummus Bar on Capitol Hill Delivers Unexpected Brilliance

A lively atmosphere and fantastic food make Aviv a delectable destination.

 

No milk. No MSG. But lots of fans. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

Betsutenjin’s Cult of Ramen

New to Capitol Hill, the Hong Kong chain serves just two versions, but the place is packed.

 

The rich and fatty Wagyu carne asada comes with grilled cactus. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

D’ La Santa Brings Guadalajara to Eastlake

Prime cuts of meat with all the bells and whistles are the heart of this menu.

 

Giving Vegan a Chance at Kati Vegan Thai

The South Lake Union spot is the perfect place to experience an animal-free meal.

The fried cauliflower with buffalo sauce and blue cheese mousse. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

In the Ballard Commons, an Uncommon Spot

Gather Kitchen + Bar gives diners a reason to depart from the neighborhood’s restaurant row.

The fried cauliflower with buffalo sauce and blue cheese mousse. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle
Courtesy of Tropicos Breeze
                                Bandeja paisa is a traditional Colombian stew.

Traditional Latin American Cooking Finds a Home in Ballard

Tropicos Breeze may sound like a tiki bar, but it is serving up some classic recipes from far south of the border.

Courtesy of Tropicos Breeze
                                Bandeja paisa is a traditional Colombian stew.

At SWeL the Dining Is Just Fine

Try as it might, the newcomer fails to stand out from the bustling Fremont crowd.

The Halal Place You Haven’t Heard Of

Gyro Time in Greenwood turns out fresh food and a welcoming vibe.

Rack of lamb mixiote from 2120. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle
Rack of lamb mixiote from 2120. Photo by Nicole Sprinkle

Pablo y Pablo’s Mexican Fusion Gets Past the Conceptual

Finally, the bar has been raised at the latest from the Heavy Restaurant Group.

Coba Viet Kitchen and Ales Pairs Beer With Betel Leaf

The restaurant brings casual, comfortable vietnamese to Lower Queen Anne

Carnivore Puts Paleo on a Plate

But the menu needs tweaking to appeal to more than a CrossFit crowd.

The Brief Life, and Great Promise, of Contadino

Though it shut down after a short run, Brian Clevenger’s fourth restaurant showed the chef coming into his own.

A Sandwich to Beat the Banh Mi in Ballard

Pink Bee’s Thai sandwiches are out of this world.

Union Saloon Brings the Wild West to Wallingford

There is an old-time vibe, but the food is clean and modern.

The Lakehouse Gives Seattle a Reason to Dine in Bellevue

Jason Wilson has upped the game in the city across the lake.

Tam Noodle Box Tries to Do It All

But the ambitious concept ultimately falters.

Outlier Joins a Growing List of Hotel Restaurants Upping Their Game

With improved decor and menu, the former Sazerac space is worth checking out.

At JuneBaby, Edouardo Jordan Lovingly Upends Stereotypes

The Salare chef takes on Southern fare with flair.