There are 165 restaurants taking part in this season’s Seattle Restaurant Week. Where does a diner begin? One strategy is to hit up this year's newcomers.

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Seattle Restaurant Week is back once again, with tons of local places serving up $32 three-course dinners (with many making $18 two-course lunches as well) from Oct. 9 to 13 and Oct. 16-20. (The Seattle Times Company is a sponsor.) But with 165-plus restaurants taking part, how do you choose?

Our lists of best overall values, newcomers and best ambience can help. Pro tips: Preview your menu options at srw.seattletimes.com, be sure to make reservations (many of these restaurants get mobbed for SRW) and remember to tip well (SRW is a very hectic time to be a server).

 

7 newcomers

Here are the new places on this fall’s Seattle Restaurant Week list.

Cinque Terre Ristorante

Ernest Loves Agnes

Heartwood Provisions

Maree Bistro & Bar

Meet the Moon

Red Cedar & Sage

San Fermo