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This Week, More Than 40 Seattle Restaurants Announced Closures, Temporary or Permanent

Altura, Carrello, and The Brooklyn are among the latest

The dining room at Altura on a sunny day.
Acclaimed Altura on Capitol Hill is closing temporarily.
Suzi Pratt

As Seattle continues to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak, local chefs and restaurant owners have had to make some difficult decisions due to a steep drop in business. Just in the past week, many restaurants have announced they must shut their doors — some just temporarily, some permanently. Downtown, Belltown, and Pike Place Market have been among the neighborhoods most affected by the lack of foot traffic, with tourism declining and companies advising employees to work from home.

The latest to make temporary closing announcements are sibling Capitol Hill restaurants Altura and Carrello from acclaimed chef Nathan Lockwood, Downtown’s iconic oyster spot The Brooklyn, and popular fast-casual breakfast chain Biscuit Bitch.

Below is a running list of the confirmed closures or pending closures so far, with all considered temporary, unless otherwise noted. If you hear of any others shutting their doors, please send us a tip.

South Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Serious Pie and Biscuit (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Trattoria Cuoco (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Zheng Cafe (closing temporarily, although may reinstitute delivery and takeout soon, according to co-owner Greg Wetzel)


AQUA by El Gaucho
Biscuit Bitch (closing temporarily after service Sunday)
Cantina Lena (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Dahlia Lounge (closing temporarily effective Monday)
El Gaucho (closing temporarily after dinner service Saturday)
General Porpoise at the Amazon Spheres
Local 360 (possibly closing permanently)
Lola (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Palace Kitchen (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Pinxto Seattle — PERMANENTLY CLOSING (but there’s one last paella dinner Sunday)
Serious Pie (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Tempesta Coffee


Biscuit Bitch
Blueacre Seafood
Carlile Room (closing temporarily effective Monday)
FareStart Restaurant (closing temporarily, but continuing job training and shelter meals)
Heartwood Provisions (closing temporarily effective Saturday)
Le Caviste (closing temporarily beginning Monday)
Miller’s Guild (closing temporarily following dinner service Saturday)
Zane and Wylie Seattle Steakhouse

Capitol Hill

Altura (closing temporarily after dinner service Saturday, per press release)
Carrello (closing temporarily after dinner service Saturday, per press release)

Madison Valley

The Harvest Vine (closed temporarily after dinner service Saturday)


Tractor Tavern (closed for all performances until April 2)

Pioneer Square

Biscuit Bitch
Collins Pub

International District


Pike Place Market

Biscuit Bitch (closing temporarily after service Sunday)
Etta’s (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Seatown Market Diner (closing temporarily effective Monday)
Steelhead Diner
Tankard & Tun (temporarily closed, but the Pike Pub is still open)
The Pink Door (closing temporarily beginning Sunday)
Tom Douglas Rub with Love Shack (closing temporarily effective Monday)

White Center

Biscuit Bitch


Civility and Unrest (closing temporarily effective Saturday)
El Gaucho (closing temporarily after dinner service Saturday)
The Lakehouse (closing temporarily after dinner service Saturday)


District One Saigon



UPDATED, March 13, 2020, 11:50 a.m.: This post originally showed Arriba Cantina under Wallingford, not Ravenna. Its last day is today. Le Caviste was also added to this list.

UPDATED, March 13, 2020, 12:13 p.m.: Glo’s and Collins Pub has been added to the list as temporary closures.

UPDATED, March 13, 2020, 2:31 p.m.: The Harvest Vine has been added as a temporary closure.

UPDATED, March 13, 2020, 3:23 p.m. FareStart Restaurant has been added to the list.

UPDATED, March 13, 2020, 4:02 p.m. The Pink Door and Tractor Tavern have been added to the list.