As is tradition, Eater closes out the year by surveying local food writers on various restaurant-related topics. Readers, please feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comments section below.
What were your top Seattle restaurant standbys of 2018?
Providence Cicero, food critic, The Seattle Times:
When I’m not on a review dinner and no one feels like cooking we frequently default to takeout from Pagliacci Pizza. The pizza is consistently excellent and the customer service is even more impressive.
Allecia Vermillion, deputy editor, Seattle Met:
Ummm, do frantic Friday night Pagliacci deliveries and endless work lunches from Evergreens count? I’m fortunate to live close to Reckless Noodle House, and I find anything Brian Clevenger does is reliable in the best possible way. I wish I made it to Bar del Corso enough to qualify it as a standby — it remains so lovely.
Jill Lightner, food writer:
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Chelsea Lin, dining/lifestyle editor, Seattle Magazine:
Wataru is my number one forever and ever, and probably the only place I can drop $200 on dinner and feel like it was worth every penny.
Jackie Varriano, food writer:
Predictably the same as last year. Coyle’s, Brimmer and Heeltap, Preserve and Gather. But I’ve got some new favorites that are inching their way into my rotation; Porkchop and Co., the Abbashack fried chicken night at Addo, Lechoncito at Addo, Tin Box Bakeshop cake at Addo...actually almost anything at Addo, and not a restaurant but I had an ice cream subscription through Sweet Lo’s throughout most of the year that basically sustained me.
Rosin Saez, associate food and drink editor, Seattle Met:
I will never tire of singing Honey Court’s praises. The Chinatown-International District restaurant is great for dim sum lunch with coworkers and life-saving at 3 a.m. when recovering from hours of bad karaoke. It’s seen me at my best, perhaps my worst, and definitely my most gluttonous: Peking duck for one, thanks! Also in my hall of standbys: Little Uncle, Stateside, Cafe Presse, L’Oursin, Pork Chop and Co., the list goes on....