2016 Seattle Restaurant Awards

Ville Magazine introduces the 1st Annual Seattle Restaurant Awards presented by Stella Artois. As Seattle isn’t shy to best restaurants and eats list, we decided to step it up a notch and recognize the best in 35 categories with a twist from the norm. Fair warning, don’t read this on an empty stomach or you may end up eating the food right from our pages.

 

BEST APHRODISIAC

Frank’s Oyster House: On the Half Shell

Frank's Oyster House

 

Plump house oysters are served cold ln the half shell with mignonette. Choose a champagne, red wine or gin & Lillet mignonette. You can also opt of mignonette and compliment the salted juicy morsels a bloody mary granite to wake up the taste buds and inner desires. If raw isn’t your thing, try Baked Oysters Bingo with spinach and parmesan aioli.
2616 NE 55th St, Seattle, WA 98105; (206) 525-0220; franksoysterhouse.com

 

FOR THE LOVE OF MAC AND CHEESE

Bitterroot BBQ: Build your own

Bitterroot BBQ Mac and Cheese

Bitterroot is a macaroni and cheese lover’s cheddar laden heaven. The name of the game is build your own and cheese heads can choose ingredients from braised greens, bacon lardons, chili, pulled pork, sliced hot link, english peas, roasted red peppers , smoked jalapenos and caramelized onions. The portions are plentiful and chances are you will leave with leftovers that will have you singing “hallelujah!”
5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; (206) 588- 1577; bitterrootbbq.com

 

 

Juiciest Beef on A Bun

Suite Restaurant / Lounge: Kobe Beef Burger

Suite Restaurant / Lounge

This isn’t first award this tasty buger has won and there’s a reason why. It’s hard not to enjoy a succulent 8 oz. cut of Kobe beef crowned with munster cheese and the nefarious Suite special sauce plus your classic fresh lettuce, tomato, spicy red onion. Everything is situated delicately on a local Macrina ciabatta bun served with a side of fries. If you are feeling crazy and a little spicy, you can add jalapeno bacon for an extra kick.
10500 NE 8th St, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004; (206) 679-6951; suitebellevue.com; photo credit: JIVE Photography

 

So Hot It's on Fire

Orfeo: Carmen

Orfeo

Dim lighting and attentive service make this new addition to Belltown the best for woodfire pizza. This is not your typical pizza. Topping the charts is the Carmen which is layered with mozzarella, tomato, calabrese sausage, mama lil’s peppers, serrano chile and oregano. The spicy serrano and the pickled mama lil’s give the perfect bite a welcomed zing.
2107 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121; (206) 443-1972; orfeorestaurant.com

 

The Terrific Tacos

Chavez: Barbacoa

Chavez Seattle

When you combine the perfect amount of spicy, salacious, crunch with the right amount of creaminess you’ve found a good taco. Check out the new leader in everything Mexican and get the “Barbacoa” – braised pork shoulder and smoky roasted poblano.
1734 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122; (206) 695- 2588; chavezseattle.com

 

The Cure for the Cold Weather

Toulouse PetitCrispy Fried Chicken Gumbo

Toulouse Petit

Toulouse Petit brings you the eternal warmth of a pleasantly humid Louisiana day. From the lavish spread of glowing tea lights and the fiery flavors of the South, the best dish to warm up with is the holy grail of Cajun: Crispy Fried Chicken Gumbo. It’s hearty, flavorful, and ideal for a frigid winter night.
601 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109; (206) 432-9069; toulousepetit.com

 

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