The views, booths or overall swankiness make these restaurants worth considering for SRW this season.
Oct. 21 through Nov. 8 brings the autumn 2018 edition of Seattle Restaurant Week — meaning that from Sundays through Thursdays, more than 150 local places will serve up $33 three-course dinners, with many making $18 two-course lunches as well. (The Seattle Times is a sponsor.) But with so many restaurants in on the action, how do you choose?
Our recommendations can help:
12 best places for ambience (below): Not the newest, haute-est restaurants on the list, but the views, booths, or overall swankiness — plus everyday high prices — make these worth considering.
17 new places to try: All the new restaurants on the list — including critically acclaimed Cortina, Sawyer and Tamari Bar — as well as the ones joining the promotion for the first time.
Most Read Life Stories
- Reopening phases by county: What you can and can't do as Washington state reopens from coronavirus lockdown
- Amid rising racial tensions, parts of the Pacific Northwest don't feel safe, BIPOC travelers say. Do we need a new Green Book?
- Food critic Tan Vinh ate 1,000 frozen dumplings from Seattle-area restaurants. Here are his top 10.
- ‘It’s really unbelievable’: Outpouring of support for Black-owned businesses lifts up a Grays Harbor farmer VIEW
- Four ways to celebrate the Fourth of July even if local fireworks shows are canceled
18 best overall values: These picks strike the food/ambience/pricing balance, so you get the most bang for your SRW bucks.
Pro tips: Preview all the restaurants’ special SRW menus at srw.seattletimes.com — if they’re not serving dishes you like, or you’re only saving a few dollars off normal prices, it’s not really such a great deal. Be sure to make reservations — many of these places get mobbed for SRW. And remember to tip well — with restaurants suddenly doing way more volume, it’s likely not your server’s fault if things are slow or go askew.