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A Running List of Seattle Restaurants Partially Reopening for Dine-in Services

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Under the new rules, restaurants can have both indoor and outdoor dining at 50 percent capacity

A view of Tilth in Seattle on a cloudy day
Tilth in Wallingford recently opened for dine-in service, including some patio seating.
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King County officially entered phase two of Washington’s reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being allowed to offer only takeout and delivery since mid-March, restaurants in Seattle can now resume dine-in service at 50 percent capacity, with other health guidelines in place. Bars, breweries, and wine taprooms also qualify, if they serve a full food menu.

But, even if the spread of the novel coronavirus has slowed in recent months, it remains a significant threat. Several restaurateurs and chefs in Seattle are not in any rush to shift gears, and have long expressed trepidation around opening in limited capacity, citing health concerns and the uncertain economic boost reopening dining rooms would give. For instance, fine-dining icon Canlis will continue offering family meals for delivery and CSA boxes, rather than opening at 25 percent capacity: “People love it and it keeps our staff safe,” says co-owner Brian Canlis. Other places, such as Musang in Beacon Hill and JuneBaby in Ravenna, also plan to stay with takeout for now.

However, there are a dozens of restaurants in the city starting the process of reopening for limited dine-in services whether inside or outside, even if the upside is still uncertain. Many have large dining areas or a sizable outdoor patio where required social distancing will be easier to implement with current restrictions.

With masks now mandatory in public places, it remains to be seen exactly how dining out will look now and in the immediate future, but these places may give the local food world a glimpse. Below are links to each restaurant’s official website or social media page for more information, but it’s best to call ahead for more info, since hours, official reopening dates, and services change often right now.

Eater will add new names periodically; email seattle@eater.com if you see any missing from the list or that have changed services.

Bainbridge Island

Ba Sa

Bruciato

Ballard/Sunset Hill

Kitchen Istanbul

La Carta de Oaxaca

Lockspot Cafe

Picolinos

Ray’s Boathouse

Reuben’s Brews

San Fermo

Sawyer

Skal Beer Hall

The Noble Fir

Beacon Hill/Columbia City/South Seattle

Amy’s Merkato

Bar del Corso

El Sombrero

Geraldine’s Counter

Homer

Perihelion Brewery

Rainier Restaurant and BBQ

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill

Super Six

Bellevue

John Howie Steak

Thaal

The Lakehouse

Belltown

Bangrak Market

Boat Street Kitchen

Buckley’s (Queen Anne location is open as well)

Le Pichet

Jerk Shack

Meekong Bar

Shiro’s Sushi

Tilikum Place Cafe

Wakefield Bar

Wasabi

Capitol Hill

Ba Bar

Cafe Presse

Corvus and Co

Cure Cocktail

DeLuxe Bar and Grill

Fogon

La Dive

Mamnoon

Marjorie

Monsoon

Morfire Thai Cuisine

Oddfellows Cafe and Bar

Olmstead

Omega Ouzeri

Pablo y Pablo

Pine Box

Plum Bistro

Rondo

Six Arms

Southpaw

Surrell

Tamari Bar

Taylor Shellfish

Terra Plata

The Tin Table

The Wandering Goose

Union

Vios Cafe

Chinatown-International District

Crawfish King

Dough Zone

Pho Bac Sup Shop (Rainier Valley location is open as well)

Tai Tung

Downtown

Ben Paris

Cafe Hitchcock

Din Tai Fung (U Village and Bellevue locations are open as well)

Elliott’s Oyster House

Goldfinch Tavern

Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Other Ivar’s locations across the city are open as well)

Metropolitan Grill

The Nest

Trophy Pizza at Quality Athletics

Von’s 1000 Spirits

Wilmott’s Ghost

Eastlake

14 Carrot Cafe

Eastlake Bar and Grill

Pomodoro

Fremont

Bad Jimmy’s Brewery

Ha! Restaurant

El Camino

Fremont Brewing

Hannyatou

Joule

LTD

Mischief

RockCreek Seafood and Spirits

Stampede Cocktail Club

The Whale Wins

Westward

Georgetown

Flying Squirrel Pizza (the Maple Leaf location is open as well)

Fonda La Catrina

Green Lake

Eight Row

Nell’s

Greenwood

FlintCreek Cattle Co.

Leschi

Daniel’s Broiler

Madrona

Vendemmia

Maple Leaf

The Shambles

Northgate

Saffron Grill

Pike Place

Cutter’s Crabhouse

Il Bistro

Locust Cider (Locations in West Seattle and Ballard are open as well)

Pioneer Square

Nirmal’s

Pioneer Square D&E

Phinney Ridge

Lagetta Pasta & Pub

Queen Anne/Interbay

Bite Box

Blue Water Taco Grill (First Hill and Downtown locations are open as well)

Champagne Diner

El Mezcalito

Grappa

SoDo

Jack’s BBQ

South Lake Union

Art Marble

M Bar

Mala & Satay

Wild Ginger

U District

Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen

Ba Bar

Cedars Restaurant

Chi Mac (Bellevue location is open as well)

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Bellevue location is open as well)

Mama Melina

Wallingford

Kokkaku

Tilth

West Seattle

Haymaker

Itto’s Tapas

Lady Jaye

Mioposto (Mt. Baker, Mercer Island, and Ravenna locations open as well)

Pegasus Pizza

Woodinville

Herbfarm

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