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 New Kid on the Block

The Carlile Room

Best New Kid on the Block - The Carlile Room

The Carlile Room has been dazzling an eclectic crowd since July. Chef Dezi Bonow is fun, but progressive and it shows from the staff to the groovy atmosphere. Duck Fat Hush Puppies, Buffalo Mozzarella with Marinated White Chanterelles, Tomato Jam, Aged Vinegar and Basil Oil, and the ever intriguing Popcorn Sherbet, exemplify exciting, unpretentious perfection.
820 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 946-9720; thecarlile.com


A Hidden Gem


A Hidden Gem - Cantinetta

With an unassuming space and simple string of white twinkle lights this is a sleeper of culinary feats. Handmade pasta and authentic Tuscan techniques won’t go unnoticed. Get the thick hand-rolled pici, with succulent braised wild boar, and vincotto.
(Seattle) 3650 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 632-1000; cantinettaseattle.com 
(Bellevue) 10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004; (425) 233- 6040; cantinettabellevue.com


Best Place to Share

Din Tai Fung

Best Place to Share - Din Tai Fung

If you haven’t been to Din Tai Fung yet, you are missing out. Don’t believe us? Just head over to one and you are guareenteed to see a line at both locations. Taste Taiwan at this popular spot for dim sum, noodles, and dumplings. It’s perfect for groups – just throw your name on the list and peruse the local shopping options. Don’t miss the famed tender Pork XiaoLongBao (steamed bun) or try something new like the Red Bean Bun.
(Seattle) 2621 NE 46th St, Seattle, WA 98105; (206) 525-0958;
(Bellevue) 700 Bellevue Way NE #280, Bellevue, WA 98004; (425) 698-1095; dintaifungusa.com


Best Place for A Slice

Frelard Pizza Company

Best Place for a Slice - Frelard Pizza Company

Ethan Stowell’s fast casual concept expanded to Fremont earlier this year, delivering slices of thin woodfired pizza pie with a wide variety of craft beers. Choose a piece of hot gooey cheese for $3.25 or a slice of whatever the daily special is for $3.75. Kid friendly!
4010 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107; (206) 946-9966; (photo) ballardpizzacompany.com


Best Spot for a First Date

The Alibi Room

Best Spot for A First Date - The Alibi Room

A speak-easy style hideaway that is constantly inundated with patrons that are plain and simply having fun. The bustling atmosphere and casual flair with incredible pizza, makes The Alibi perfect for the possibility of love, lust or clumsy conversation. The Truffle Tre Fungi and Green Eggs and Ham are a must.
85 Pike St #410 (in Post Alley), Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 623-3180; seattlealibi.com


Best Place to Ride Solo


Best Place to Ride Solo - Lecosho

The seamlessly intimate atmosphere is the ideal destination for solo diners to enjoy beautifully prepared food with the company of a book. There’s a combination of bustling quaintness that feels inevitably European. Enjoy the comforts of housemade sausage, lentils, braised greens, and a local wine.
89 University St, Seattle, WA 98101; (206) 623-2101; lecosho.com


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