Dining Out: 10 essential Seattle restaurants

Skylar Swenson, an expediter at Terra Plata on Capitol Hill, with guests on the restaurant’s rooftop deck. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Skylar Swenson, an expediter at Terra Plata on Capitol Hill, with guests on the restaurant’s rooftop deck. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Dining out is a luxury, obviously. And new restaurants are opening in newly luxurious Seattle at an overwhelming pace — hundreds over the past year. These places aren’t the shiny new ones — they’re just some of the very best, the places Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement recommends over and over again.