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Musang’s Melissa Miranda in front of her new restaurant based on her popular pop-up.
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10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Seattle This Fall

From a celebrity chef’s new International District ramen spot to a West Seattle smokehouse to a Filipino pop-up-turned-restaurant in Beacon Hill

The days are getting shorter, pumpkin-flavored everything is arriving, and everybody has an appetite for new food. In that spirit, here’s Eater’s guide to the most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in Seattle in fall 2019. Restaurants are listed in roughly chronological order of their most recent expected opening date.

Momosan Seattle

Bowls of noodles from Momosan Ramen and Sake
Momosan will have an extensive menu of ramen, Japanese snacks, and drinks.
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Location: 504 5th Avenue S, Chinatown-International District
Key player: Masaharu Morimoto
Opening: Sept 5
What to know: International District denizens won’t have to anticipate this huge opening for long. ”Iron Chef” star Masaharu Morimoto is readying his ramen and yakitori izakaya restaurant, Momosan Seattle, in the historic Publix building this week. It’s the third location for Momosan Ramen and Sake, which has outposts in New York City and Waikiki Beach. The spacious, 110-seat restaurant will feature silky tonkotsu, spicy tan-tan, and Eater NY critic Robert Sietsema’s top pick, tsukemen, which separates broth and noodles, along with an extensive menu of non-ramen items, cocktails, and the chef’s signature sake. With a more roomier kitchen than some of his other spots, Morimoto (who’s busy opening up a Kyoto restaurant this fall as well) also says he’s excited to do more Japanese skewers — those will include duck, chicken gizzards, and pork belly, among others.

Eden Hill Provisions

Location: 1935 Queen Anne Ave, Queen Anne
Key players: Maximillian and Jennifer Petty
Projected opening: September
What to know: Chef Maximillian Petty — who has earned wide acclaim for his stylish modern American Queen Anne restaurant Eden Hill — is planning to open a more family-friendly, casual offshoot. Petty tells Eater that the restaurant will be have modern versions of French and American classics, using local ingredients (it will be right next to a farmers market), with dishes such as a crab and scallop lasagna baked with brioche, duck liver mousse paired with a donut, and the Big Max: Petty’s spin on a Big Mac, with wagyu beef and challah bread. Though Eden Hill will be in the name, expect a newly-designed logo, bright colors — lots of mints and blue — and an outdoor patio with a fire pit.

Lady Jaye

Location: 4523 California SW, West Seattle
Key players: Sara Rosales, Tyler Palagi, Evan Carter, and Charlie Garrison
Projected opening: Late September
What to know: This hot new smokehouse — from veterans of the uber popular Pike Place Market bar, Radiator Whiskey, and White Swan Public House — was originally supposed to open in mid-summer, but got pushed back due to some construction delays. When it does arrive, patrons can expect pork belly “Porkstrami” sandwiches on rye, smoked bologna, turkey leg with dry rub, slow-roasted brisket, and other meat-heavy dishes. Hey, just because fall is coming, doesn’t mean it’s too late to barbecue.

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Off the Rez Cafe

Location: The Burke Museum, 4300 15th Ave NE, U District
Key players: Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard
Opening: October 12
What to know: The Off the Rez food truck — which has been serving acclaimed Native American cuisine around the city since 2011 — will open a permanent location at the new Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus this October. Patrons can expect the truck’s signature golden, fluffy fry breads to make an appearance, along with coffee, espresso, and a few new breakfast items in the small space that will have both indoor and outdoor seating. Owners McConnell and Rikard make their fry breads by hand, taking the traditions from McConnell’s mother, who grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana.

Olmstead

Location: 314 Broadway E, Capitol Hill
Key players: Gregg Holcomb and Jesse Elliott
Projected opening: October
What to know: The team behind popular Southern restaurant Witness on Broadway East has purchased the old Broadway Grill, which has been vacant for the past six years. Witness owner Gregg Holcomb and chef Jesse Elliott will breathe new life into the space; karaoke, trivia, sports watching, pop-ups, brunch, and dancing may all factor into the new vibe. The menu will focus on American classics using the kitchen’s large rotisserie oven, along with possibly some old Broadway Grill favorites, such as the chicken and brie sandwich with caramelized onions.

Carrello

Location: 622 Broadway E, Capitol Hill
Major players: Rebecca and Nathan Lockwood
Projected opening: October
What to know: Diners mourning the closing of Poppy, Jerry Traunfeld’s excellent Capitol Hill restaurant, can take solace knowing Rebecca and Nathan Lockwood are moving in. The couple owns vaunted Altura across the street, so they’ll bring an Italian influence to the space. Carrello will skew more rustic and have larger main pasta dishes than Altura, which serves elaborate, multi-course dinners. Carrello will also circulate food carts that will carry Italian snacks.

Schmaltzy’s Delicatessen

A reuben sandwich at Schmaltzy’s Delicatessen
Schmaltzy’s will feature from-scratch pastrami.
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Location: 928 NW Leary Way, West Woodland
Key players: Jonathan Silverberg
Projected opening: October
What to know: The brick-and-mortar spin-off of popular food truck Napkin Friends has hit construction delays, but owner Jonathan Silverberg says the restaurant should finally be ready this October. Schmaltzy’s Delicatessen won’t simply carry over Napkin Friends’ menu of latke-press sandwiches. Instead, it will concentrate on classic deli items like from-scratch pastrami, corned beef, reuben sandwiches, and lox. It’s another exciting development in a wave of Jewish delis that have opened in the last year or so.

Beast and Cleaver

Location: 2362 NW 80th St, Ballard
Key player: Kevin Smith
Projected opening: October
What to know: Hybrid butcher shop-restaurants are becoming more prevalent around the area (see: The Shambles and The Ruby Brink), but this one promises more of a British twist. London native Smith — who has worked for the swanky, acclaimed steakhouse The Butcher’s Table — will showcase his meat pies, pates, sausages, and terrines, some of which he’s been showing off on Instagram. There will also be a small course, 10-12 seat dinner on Saturdays with the shop’s best cuts. Says Smith, “I want it to be a family run neighborhood butcher shop with as many local and sustainable products as possible.”

Musang

Location: 2524 Beacon Ave S, Beacon Hill
Key player: Melissa Miranda
Projected opening: October/November

What to know: Chef-on-the-rise Miranda launched a successful kickstarter campaign earlier this year to turn her popular Filipino food pop-up Musang into a restaurant. After securing the prime Beacon Hill location formerly occupied by Travelers Thali House, things look to be progressing well, with signage already up. Menu details are still TBD, but Musang pop-ups in the past have featured dishes such as silog (garlic fried rice with eggs), beef rib nilaga (a hearty stew), and adobong pusit pancit (a noodle dish made with squid ink), highlighting seasonal and local ingredients.

Bamboo Sushi

A chef holds a plate of various pieces of sashimi, garnished with a flower.
Bamboo Sushi focuses on sustainably sourced seafood.
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Location: 2675 NE University Village St., U District
Key player: Kristofor Lofgren
Projected opening: November
What to know: Bamboo Sushi, a sustainability-minded chain born in Portland, is planning a Seattle expansion this November at the University Village mall. The new restaurant will be the company’s biggest location to date, with Japanese-inspired small plates, and even vegan menu options. Diners can pick between a traditional chef’s choice omakase experience at the sushi bar, or opt for a meal of original rolls and plates. Wine, beer, and the chain’s proprietary sake label will round out the drinks side. There will be lunch and dinner daily, with a weekday happy hour.

Off the Rez

, Seattle, WA (206) 414-8226 Visit Website

Beast and Cleaver

2362 Northwest 80th Street, , WA 98117 (206) 708-1400 Visit Website

Momosan Seattle

504 5th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

Bamboo Sushi

836 Northwest 23rd Avenue, , OR 97210 (971) 229-1925 Visit Website

Eden Hill Provisions

1935 Queen Anne Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 946-6636 Visit Website

Olmstead

314 Broadway East, , WA 98102 (206) 557-4201 Visit Website

Schmaltzy's

928 NW Leary Way, Seattle, WA

Musang

2524 Beacon Avenue South, , WA 98144 (206) 708-6871 Visit Website

Lady Jaye

4523 California Avenue Southwest, , WA 98116 (206) 457-4029 Visit Website

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