Below are the inaugural restaurant recognition program winners for 2010. We are excited to share our local restaurateurs, producers and artisans who truly exemplify the principles of Slow Food and contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of food we eat in the City of Seattle. Awarded restaurants are all located in Seattle and all show commitment to our Slow Food philosophy – in their own words, they describe how they strive to demonstrate the three principles of Slow Food Seattle – GOOD, CLEAN, and FAIR.
- 94 Stewart – 94 Stewart Street, 206.441.5505
- Anchovies & Olives – 1550 15th Avenue, 206.838.8080
Anchovies & Olives, located at 1550 15th Avenue in the booming Pike Pine Triangle neighborhood on Seattle’s Capitol Hill opened in February of 2009. This Italian seafood and pasta focused restaurant is number four for chef Ethan Stowell. The wine list created and maintained by partner Angela Stowell is 100% Italian with an emphasis on white varietals. Anchovies & Olives serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm and until 12am on Friday and Saturday. Oyster Power Hour is offered twice daily between 5-6pm and 10-11pm, and extended until 12am on Friday and Saturday. A sidewalk patio is available for seasonal dining.
- Art of the Table – 1054 North 39th Street, 206.282.0942
- Artisan Café – 2523 5th Avenue, 206.441.8885
- Assagio Ristorante – 2010 4th Avenue, 98121, 206.441.1399
- Boat Street Café – 3131 Western Avenue, 206.632.4602
A Provençal sensibility inspires both food and space at the Boat Street Cafe. You’ll eat simple, sturdy, luscious food-the food of French grandmothers made of the freshest ingredients mostly from local farmers. The room with its slate tables, mismatched chairs, and warm oak floors is bathed in the amiable glow of candlelight and cream-colored walls.
- Café Flora - 2901 East Madison Street, 206.325.9100
Cafe Flora is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in the Seattle area and is defined by its belief in “right livelihood”–the concept that all our actions have consequences. That is why our patrons are guests, not customers. Cafe Flora is a home to be shared, where food is fun and beautiful and delicious; where people can relax, take a breath and enjoy their time with us.
- Café Lago - 2305 24th Avenue East, 206.329.8005
- Carmelita – 7314 Greenwood Avenue, North, 206.706.7703
- Chaco Canyon Organic Café - 4757 12th Avenue NE, 206.522.6966
Since 2003, the Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe has dedicated itself to serving simple organic cuisine to the Seattle community at an affordable price. We make nearly everything in the cafe from scratch, emphasize sourcing locally, and strive to be Seattle’s most ecologically-conscious eatery. In 2009, we became Washington’s first Certified Organic vegetarian restaurant – one of only a handful of such restaurants nationwide.
- The Corson Building – 5609 Corson Avenue South, 206.762.3330
- Crush – 2319 East Madison Street, 206.302.7874
- Dahlia Lounge - 2001 4th Avenue, 206.682.4142
- Duke’s Chowder House – 7858 Greenlake Dr. North, 206.283.8422
Duke’s Chowder House is dedicated to providing food that is sustainable, wild and natural. There are no chemicals, preservatives, color enhancers, flavor enhancers or trans fats in anything we serve. Guests can look forward to food with real flavor and fresh ingredients. Six locations.
- Earth & Ocean – 1112 4th Avenue East, 206.264.6162
Contemporary American cuisine influenced by Italian techniques and ethnic flavors with a focus on supporting artisan and local products from the Pacific Northwest. Executive Chef Adam Stevenson applies an old-world approach to his cooking; smoking meats and vegetables, making preserves that include savory jams and fruit mostardas, and curing whole cuts of meats. Inspiration for many of his dishes come from his learning the art of making charcuterie; a program that Adam established at Earth & Ocean.
- El Camino – 607 North 35th Street, 206.632.7303
- emmer&rye – 1825 Queen Anne Ave. North, 206.282.0680
- Enotria - 3515 NE 45th Street, 206.527.5039
- Etta’s - 2020 Western Avenue, 206.443.6000
- Eva Restaurant – 2227 North 56th Street, 206.633.3538
- FareStart – 700 Virginia Street, 206.267.7601
At our restaurant, your dining dollars provide valuable culinary job training and support to homeless and disadvantaged people working hard to transform their lives. Join us for lunch, Monday–Friday, 11am–2pm or for Guest Chef Night on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm, and help our community – one meal at a time.
- Flying Fish – 2234 1st Avenue, 206.728.8595
- Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor – 2616 NE 55th Street, 206.525.0220
Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor is a contemporary incarnation of a classic seafood and steak house. We serve sustainable seafood and natural meats in a stylish and approachable environment of reclaimed wood and retro glamorous furnishings.
- Fresh Bistro – 4725 42nd Ave SW, 206.935.3733
Diners can escape to an intimate environment influenced by artistic farm murals and an open floor plan and kitchen. Fresh Bistro delivers the true essence of a bistro experience with indoor and seasonal, outdoor seating, personable service and welcoming atmosphere. Our menus showcase a variety of flavorful selections for every palate, including seafood, vegetarian offerings, meat, and salads. On-the-go diners can enjoy gourmet take-out, while parties can take advantage of our private space for up to 16 guests. Our staff strives to deliver the highest level of service to every guest and is equally committed to the serving the environment and community. Along with sourcing ingredients from local producers and farmers, we continuously seek new ways to use area suppliers, assisting the economy and agriculture community. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint with sustainable business practices, including recycling, composting, and reuse of products.
- Hales Ales Brewery & Pub – 4301 Leary Way NW, 206.706.1544
- How To Cook A Wolf – 2208 Queen Anne Avenue North, 206.838.8090
How to Cook a Wolf, located atop Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, opened in November of 2007. This petite gem of a restaurant is number three for chef Ethan Stowell. How to Cook a Wolf offers a creative sampling of Italian inspired small plates and house made pastas, as well as an impressive Italian and Northwest wine list maintained by partner Angela Stowell. How to Cook a Wolf is open daily from 5pm to 11pm and until 12am on Friday and Saturday. How to Cook a Wolf has a small patio for seasonal dining.
- Joule - 1913 N 45th Street, 206.632.1913
- Julia’s –
Wallingford – 4401 Wallingford Ave North, 206.633.1175
Broadway – 300 Broadway East, 206.860.1818
Queen Anne - 1825 Queen Anne Avenue North, 206.282.0608
- Kingfish Café – 602 19th Avenue East, 206.320.8757
- Le Gourmand - 425 NW Market Street, 206.784.3463
The mission at Le Gourmand is to create a uniquely pleasurable, intimate dining experience without ostentation. We source only locally & organically raised ingredients for our kitchen. We enjoy the rewards of many years spent building ties with local farmers, foragers, and growers in order to bring to your table the very best, most flavorful ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
- Lola – 2000 4th Avenue, 206.441.1430
- Lowell’s – 1519 Pike Place, 206.551.0051
Lowell’s Restaurant, a fresh taste of the Pike Place Market since 1957! We offer fresh casual Northwest seafood & all American breakfasts,lunches and cocktails utilizing adjacent fish, produce and spice vendors. 3 Floors of world class views, almost classy.
- Madison Park Café – 1807 42nd Ave East, 206.324.2626
- Matt’s in the Market – 94 Pike Street, 206.467.7909
- Moshi Moshi Sushi - 5324 Ballard Avenue NW, 206.971.7424
- Nell’s Restaurant - 6804 East Greenlake Way North, 206.524.4044
- Ocho - 2325 NW Market Street, 206.784.0699
- Olivar - 806 East Roy Street, 206.322.0409
- Oliver’s Twist - 6822 Greenwood Avenue North, 206.706.6673
- Osteria La Spiga - 1429 12th Avenue, 206.323.8881
Since 1998, when La Spiga opened its doors at its previous location, our commitment to quality has been unaltered. All menu items are prepared from scratch using whole-foods and house-made stocks. You will find no artificial or chemicals food enhancers in our kitchen, ever. We use organics (eggs, dairy, produce and grains) whenever possible. Our meats are hormone and antibiotic free, Humanely raised and local when possible. We use quality Italian extra virgin olive oil in all of our food preparations and rice oil for frying. We use only authentic Parmigiano Reggiano. Our home-made flat bread, piadina, is vegan. We are members of Cleanscapes, which means that we compost and separate our recycling. While we are not technically certified, our restaurant was built under strict green guidelines. Osteria La Spiga, an authentic Italian food experience from the Romagna region.
- Palace Kitchen – 2030 5th Avenue, 206.448.2001
- Perche’No Pasta & Vino – 1319 North 49th Street, 206.547.0222
After being located in Queen Anne for nearly 16 years, Perche’no Pasta & Vino moved to Wallingford, near Greenlake and the zoo. All menu items, including the pasta, are prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients and house-made stocks. Chef David Kong, Lily and sons Alex and Christopher all take pride in their love for Italian cuisine and the Italian culture.
- The Pike Brewing Company – 1415 1st Avenue, 206.622.6044
The Pike Brewing Company selected by The Seattle Weekly in 2009 as the city’s “Best Brew Pub,” is a family owned gravity flow steam brewery, pub/restaurant, and microbrewery museum in the heart of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market neighborhood. Our beers, many using organic ingredients are brewed with local malt and hops and are brewed on premise. The Pike Pub features delicious local, organic, and sustainable pub fare, craft beers, Washington State wines (our wine list won a distinguished wine list designation from the Washington Wine Commission), and artisan spirits.
- The Pink Door – 1919 Post Alley, 206.443.3241
The Pink Door is an independently owned (never cloned! never genetically modified!) restaurant that has been quietly dedicated to fresh, organic, and VITAL foods since 1981. Its produce-driven menu with emphasis on NORTHWEST seafood has been it central theme throughout its wildly popular domain in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Although an Italian Restaurant, owner Jacqueline Di Roberto has carefully chosen wines from the NORTHWEST as a larger selection to her wine program. It is her theory that wines grown and produced near the food grown for her menu is not only an Italian tradition but a gastronomic complement to her food.
- Poppy - 622 Broadway East, 206.324.1108
Poppy is Chef Jerry Traunfeld’s lively new Capitol Hill restaurant. Poppy’s kitchen sources the best of local seasonal ingredients, including herbs from its own urban garden, to create a daily menu served in a thali style of many dishes served all at once to each guest. Poppy was named one of the 10 best restaurants in Seattle by Seattle Metropolitan, one of 50 best new U.S. restaurants in Travel and Leisure and made the Condé Nast hot list of 50 top new restaurants worldwide.
- Portage Bay Café – 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, 206.547.8230
- Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering - 6049 Seaview Avenue NW, 206.789.3770
- Rover’s - 2808 East Madison Street, 206.325.7442
Northwest Contemporary cuisine with a French accent. Owner/Executive Chef Thierry Rautureau, The Chef in the Hat, opened Rover’s in 1987. Chef Thierry says, “The Northwest is one of the regions, if not the region, of the United States with the best supply of local foods. It is a chef’s dream come true.” Chef Thierry Rautureau is passionate about sourcing and adjusting Rover’s menu daily depending on ingredients that are local, sustainable, organic, and seasonal. Open for dinner Tuesday—Sunday for dinner service and for lunch on Friday.
- Sambar - 425 NW Market Street, 206.784.3463
- Serious Pie – 316 Virginia Street, 206.838.7388
- SkyCity at the Needle - 400 Broad Street, 206.905.2263
- Sostanza Trattoria - 1927 43rd Avenue East, 206.324.9701
Chef Lorenzo and Sostanza have always taken pride in using only the freshest ingredients. Increased availability of local fresh and organic food products make it easier to fulfill those goals. We only serve wild, non-endangered fish and organic meat when possible. Come enjoy no-frills Central & Northern Italian cuisine. Outdoor dining in season, private dining available.
- Spinasse - 1531 14th Avenue, 206.251.7673
Opened in August of 2008, Cascina Spinasse has captivated local and national attention for its authentic incorporation of Piedmontese dishes, highlighting small farmers from the Pacific Northwest, handmade pastas, and use of local and Italian ingredients.
- Spur Gastropub - 113 Blanchard Street, 206.728.6706
- TASTE Restaurant - 1300 1st Avenue, 206.903.5291
At TASTE, we like to feed your soul with comfort foods refined by our team of chefs using ingredients that don’t travel very far by distance or season. We are committed to minimizing our carbon footprint and, currently, 89% of all our ingredients come from local, organic sources. Our wine list, which is priced at a third less than most other restaurants, features 100% Northwest producers. We welcome you to enjoy TASTE Restaurant during lunch, happy hour or dinner, and on Sundays for our lively brunch or our value-focused $12 Urban Supper. Join us. Our executive chef, Craig Hetherington, and our award-winning pastry chef, Lucy Damkoehler, would love to cook for you.
- Tavolàta – 2323 Second Avenue, 206.838.8008
Opened in January of 2007 by chef Ethan Stowell, Tavolàta is an urban Italian eatery located in Seattle’s bustling Belltown neighborhood. Sublime house made pastas, simple Italian cuisine, and a 30-foot communal table (Tavolàta) that runs down the center of the narrow room keeps the crowds coming back. Tavolàta offers a full bar and a wine list that is 100% Italian. Tavolàta serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm and until 12am on Friday and Saturday. A happy hour bar menu is offered from 5-7pm every evening. Tavolàta has a small patio for seasonal dining.
- Tilikum Place Café - 407 Cedar Street, 206.282.4830
- Tilth – 1411 N. 45th Street, 206.633.0801
New American cuisine, 95% certified organic through Oregon tilth.
- Tutta Bella
Columbia City – 4918 Rainier Avenue South, 206.721.3501
Stone Way - 4411 Stone Way North, 206.633.3800
Westlake – 2200 Westlake Avenue, 206.624.4422
- Via Tribunali
Belltown – 2200 2nd Avenue, 206.441.4618
Fremont – 4303 Fremont Ave North, 206.547.2144
Georgetown – 6009 12th Ave South, 206.464.2880
Capitol Hill – 93 East Pike Street, 206.322.9234
Queen Anne – 317 West Galer, 206.264.7768
- Waterfront Seafood Grill – 2801 Alaskan Way, 206.956.917
The Quintessential Waterfront Dining Experience. Situated at the tip of Pier 70, the Waterfront’s magnificent location serves up a panoramic view of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound. With an unparalleled 270-degree view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, it is the ultimate setting for savoring the incredible variety of fresh seafood dishes, as well as fine steaks, lamb and poultry. All exquisitely prepared with an awareness towards local sustainable products whenever possible and served with polished, intelligent service.
- Restaurant Zoe – 2137 2nd Avenue, 206.256.2060
A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike, Restaurant Zoë is Seattle’s Urban Bistro located in the heart of Belltown. Chef and owner Scott Staples crafts deliciously simple, innovative American dishes that add up to a rewarding dining experience.