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VOTE! Which Seattle Restaurant Opening Are You Most Psyched About?

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Where has the time gone? Since the original roundup of the most anticipated Seattle restaurant openings of 2013 was released less than two months ago, three restaurants on the list have opened (Li'l Woody's, Little Uncle, Tanakasan), several more have been announced (Aragona, Parfait, Roux), and one opens tomorrow (Stoneburner). Geez, Seattle restaurateurs. Busy much?

Here's an updated alphabetical guide, followed by an extremely important poll: Which anticipated restaurant opening are you most excited about? Shout your answer after this list of Seattle's most anticipated summer restaurant openings of 2013.

anticipated-aragona.jpgAragona: Spinasse's Jason Stratton will be steering his new Four Seasons adjacent restaurant in the direction of Spain. Opening in the former Thoa's space by late summer (hopefully), Stratton promises an equally alluring bar, a strong seafood focus, and (finally!) another nice lunch option downtown. [Photo Credit]

anticipated-cantinetta.jpgBar Cantinetta: La Côte in Madison Valley will soon be turning Tuscan. The owner has done a deal with the Cantinetta guys (Seattle, Bellevue) to transform his creperie into Bar Cantinetta this summer. Bar Cantinetta will offer a wine-bar approach to food and drink, with Italian wines by the glass and home-made pasta dishes. [Photo Credit]

barnacle-logo.jpgBarnacle: Walrus & the Carpenter will have a sibling when Renee Erickson's jewel box-like wine bar and restaurant opens adjacent to the Ballard oyster bar sometime in late summer. According to Barnacle's Facebook page, guests will be able to enjoy an extensive selection of wines by the glass, house made charcuterie, interesting seafood offerings, delicious tartines, rich cheeses, ice cold beer and old world cocktails. [Photo Credit]

anitas.jpgBourbon & Bones: The Wandering Goose's Michael Law, the guy responsible for the cafe's juicy fried and otherwise southern fare, is planning to open Bourbon & Bones in the old Anita's Crepes space sometime this summer. The hope is July. Law's plans include smoked and cured meats, and plenty of brown liquors. [Photo Credit]

cassis.jpgCassis: The popular French bistro on Capitol Hill that closed in 2004 only to become a rotating door of restaurants, including Skelly and the Bean, is going to be resurrected on Alki. Owner Jef Fike plans to bring it back late this summer. He's targeting an August/early September opening. [Photo Credit]

Bar-Sajor-17.jpgLondon Plane: This will be Matt Dillon's second Pioneer Square project when it opens sometime this summer (that was the last word, anyway). London Plane will serve as the bakery for Dillon's restaurants (Corson Building, Sitka & Spruce, Bar Sajor (pictured)), a retail space for baked goods, and a cafe that offers both sit-down and takeout meals. [Photo Credit]

solo-mezcaleria.jpgMezcaleria Oaxaca: By late summer, there will be two of these Mexican diners. The Queen Anne sibling of Oaxaca de la Carta is expanding to Capitol Hill, taking over a 3,000 square-foot former auto repair shop on the corner of Pine and Summit. Hopefully by the time it opens, the weather will still be nice enough to utilize their rooftop dining area. [Photo Credit]

Coterie-Room-04.jpgThe Old Sage: The only thing that's getting old is the wait for this new restaurant to hurry up and open. Coming soon to Capitol Hill (courtesy of the guys behind Spur, Tavern Law and Coterie Room), Old Sage will focus on smoked meats and brown liquors. It will most likely be the belle of the ball when it opens in the next month or so. Right, boys? [Photo Credit]

anticipated-parfait.jpgParfait: Already a big hit with her mobile ice cream truck, Adria Shimada is planning to open her first Parfait retail shop in Ballard this August in the Greenfire Campus, which will also house the new Skillet Diner. The scoop shop and patisserie will offer an expanded menu of homemade products: profiteroles filled with ice cream, mini ice cream sandwiches, confections, and ice cream cakes and pies that can be enjoyed in the store or taken home. [Photo Credit]

percys.jpgPercy's: Jeff Ofelt (Bimbo's, Cha Cha Lounge, King's Hardware) and his business partner Wade Weigel (Rudy's, Seattle Ace Hotel) are still plugging away at their apothecary-inspired cocktail bar in the former Old Town Alehouse space on Ballard Avenue, which they expect to have open sometime this summer. [Photo Credit]

sbc.jpgRachel's Ginger Beer: By July 1, Rachel Marshall is planning to take over the old Seattle's Best Coffee corner spot in Pike Place Market and transform it into a combo soda fountain and bar (think ice cream floats by day and Moscow mules and other cocktails by night). She'll also be replacing the iconic neon coffee mug with some sort of comparable glowing design. [Photo Credit]

rockcreek-logo.jpgRockCreek: He's already left his perch as executive chef of Toulouse Petit, so it's hopefully just a matter of weeks before Eric Donnelly opens RockCreek, a new seafood house in the former Dovetail Construction space next to Dot's in Fremont. The large patio out front will be perfect for summertime oysters and bubbly sipping. [Photo Credit]

anticipated-roux.jpgRoux: The website has been saying "Coming Soon" for quite some time. Now, word of an official opening date. Matthew Lewis of Where Ya At Matt says his New Orleans-inspired restaurant will open in the old Buckaroo space in August. Hopefully. [Photo Credit]

skilletdiner.jpgSkillet Diner: Airstream popularizer Josh Henderson is opening another Skillet Diner. This one, a 3,600 square-foot space that will be part of the Greenfire Campus near the Ballard library branch. The new place is expected to start ordering up in early July. [Photo Credit]

anticipated-stoneburner.jpgStoneburner: Bastille's Jason Stoneburner is already transitioning into his new role as namesake and executive chef of this new restaurant on the ground floor of Hotel Ballard. It opens tomorrow. The expansive Mediterranean-influenced menu will revolve around stone hearth cooking and handmade pastas, with a focus on farm fresh and artisan foods. The restaurant comes from James Weimann and Deming Maclise, the power pair behind Bastille, Poquitos, Macleod's, and Von Trapp's, so it's sure to be a stunner. Start standing in line now. [Photo Credit]

anticipated-westward%3Alg.jpgWestward/Little Gull: In addition to Skillet Diner, Josh Henderson is opening not one, but two new projects on Lake Union. Westward is likely going to be every seafood lover and view dweller's dream. Let's forget for a moment that the place will sit on the shores of north Lake Union with a 156-foot dock at its disposal, it will also have a sibling oyster bar/grocery called Little Gull, led by champion shucker David Leck. The two places are expected to open in late summer. Sad face over not having a new fourth of July spot to cozy up to. [Photo Credit]

Poll results


5214 Ballard Avenue Northwest, , WA 98107 (206) 695-2051 Visit Website


4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 706-3379 Visit Website

Mezcaleria Oaxaca (Queen Anne)

2123 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 782-8722 Visit Website


1055 East 55th Street, , IL 60615 (773) 770-4785 Visit Website


96 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 206 682 3590 Visit Website


2501 North Northlake Way, , WA 98103 (206) 552-8215 Visit Website

Bar Cantinetta

2811 E. Madison, Seattle, WA 98112 Visit Website

The London Plane

300 Occidental Avenue South, , WA 98104 (206) 624-1374 Visit Website


2034 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 258-3066 Visit Website

Mezcaleria Oaxaca (Capitol Hill)

422 East Pine Street, , WA 98122 (206) 324-0506 Visit Website