It’s Seattle Restaurant Week, that magical time when a 3-course dinner at a variety of fabulous restaurants costs just $35 (Sunday-Thursday). We’ve put together an In-TEN-tionalist Guide to Seattle Restaurant Week newcomers, where you can #SpendLikeItMatters thru November 7th!

Calypso Edmonds Owned by Jennifer Myatt and Michael Chambers #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Jerk Chicken, Rasta Pasta, Key Lime Pie 

World-travelers Jennifer Myatt and Michael Chambers first met and fell in love while working in the Cayman Islands. The two have since brought their culinary skills to Edmonds where their Caribbean restaurant, Calypso Edmonds, truly brings a taste of sunshine to the sometimes gloomy PNW. Whether you opt for surf (blackened rockfish, seared mahi mahi) or turf (jerk chicken, peppered beef stew), their house spices and creative recipes are well complemented by a tropical cocktail or mock-tail.

Ada’s Restaurant & Bar Owned by Nick Sfondouris #MinorityOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Almond Ricotta Ravioli, Stuffed Eggplant, Housemade Baklava

Ada’s Restaurant & Bar was first opened by longtime Phinney Ridge resident Nick Sfondouris to honor his beloved wife. While the restaurant is now under the management of pastry chef, Ayhan Barlas, word has it that Nick Sfondouris often pops in to share some of his animated wisdom about the history of Phinney Ridge. Ada’s Restaurant & Bar, a longstanding staple of the neighborhood, serves upscale Turkish, American, and European dishes with artistic flare.

Mala & Satay owned by Di Chuc and Raymond Ta. #AsianOwned #MinorityOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Menu Coming Soon

Craving Vietnamese street food? In 2019, the team behind Meekong Bar and Mekong Village began serving up fast-casual Vietnamese food at Mala & Satay. Owned by Di Chuc and Raymond Ta, Mala & Satay serves customizable pho, rice, and noodle bowls, banh me, satay skewers, and more. Their drinks, including the popular lychee martini, make Mala & Satay a popular happy hour spot. Beware, the mango martini is definitely spicy! 

Herb & Bitter Public House owned by Jesus Escobar #LatinoOwned #Minorityowned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Spanish Style Shrimp With Charred Leek Puree, Mixed Cheese & Meat Board, House Made Ice Cream

Jesus Escobar’s imagination and sense of humor are palpable at Herb & Bitter. Customers love the outdoor patio under the retractable glass roof, and order from menus tucked inside children’s books that feature signature amaro cocktails and Spanish-style small plates.

Pioneer Square D&E owned by Jonathan Fleming and Libby Aker #FamilyOwned #VeteranOwned #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Fettuccine Stroganoff, Sezchaun Ribs & Fried Rice, Poached Pear

To pay homage to their favorite Seattle neighborhood, passionate husband-wife duo Johnathan Fleming and Libby Aker imagined a special community restaurant. Their vision came to life when they opened Pioneer Square D&E, offering welcoming service, an approachable menu, and affordable pricing. Pop in for weekend brunch, or visit for their special Sunday Italian bistro menu (3 courses for $22!). 

Bitterroot BBQ Owned by Grant and Hannah Carter #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, St. Louis Style Ribs, Hushpuppies

The Northwest isn’t known for its barbeque, but Grant and Hannah Carter are putting it on the map. At Bitterroot BBQ, you can pick up ribs, brisket, pulled pork, whole-smoked chicken, and all the traditional side dishes with your choice of four house-made sauces. Their all-american beer and whiskey list has been curated to pair well with their smokey meats and sides. Great for a large gathering, the interior feels like a sleek and modern saloon, and stays cued up with country western and soul music.  

No Bones Beach Club Owned by Mackenzie DeVito #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Jackfruit Flautas, Golden Beet Poke Bowl, Tropical Brownie Sundae

At Mackenzie DeVito’s No Bones you’ll delight in tropical, coastal-inspired vegan eats and fresh cocktails made from local spirits. DeVito avoids mock meats, instead allowing vegetables to shine under the torch light of her popular tiki-bar.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi Owned by Elaina and Paul Herber and Jeffrey Frederick #familyowned #womanowned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Spicy Citrus Avocado Roll, Beef Tartare, Confit Organic Chicken Leg, 

This high-rise restaurant opened in 2018, boasting stunning panoramic views. From elaborate dry ice desserts to flawlessly cooked wagyu beef, this restaurant was designed to impress. From plating to service, all of the details are perfected at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi making it the perfect spot for a special evening. Owned by Elaina Herber, Paul Herber, and Jefferey Frederick, the three have made a splash in the Pacific Northwest fine dining scene. 

Oddfellows Cafe & Bar Owned by Linda Derchang #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Hangar Steak & Pommes Aligoté, Roasted Squash & Sage Risotto, Cheesecake W/ Spiced Poached Pear

Open all day, Linda Derchang’s Oddfellows Cafe & Bar transitions seamlessly from breakfast to dinner with offerings inspired by the simple dishes of peasant France and Italy. Its high ceilings and exposed brick make it a beautiful space to dine any time of day.

Como — Owned by Trevor Greenwood, Leigh Canlis Greenwood, and Gabriel Chavez #LatinoOwned #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Seattle Restaurant Week Menu Highlights: Braised Short Ribs, Pappardelle, Tiramisu

There’s nothing like pasta with a serious side of Lake Washington views. Trevor Greenwood, Leigh Canlis Greenwood, and star chef Gabriel Chavez have innovated a unique Italian restaurant experience. They’ve even commissioned a wood boat that can transport six guests to and from Seattle. With a menu and ambiance inspired by Lake Como in Italy, their carefully crafted pizzas and pastas are an exceptional culinary experience. 

Wondering about all of the Seattle Restaurant Week participants currently on the Intentionalist site where you can #SpendLikeItMatters? Check out our list below, and let us know if we’re missing any of your favorites!

Capitol Hill

Adana—  Owned by Shota Nakajima. #MinorityOwned

Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar — Owned by Tabitha and Larry Kurofsky #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned

Capitol Cider—  Owned by Julie Tall. #WomanOwned

Central Smoke Bar & Smokery — Owned by Eric and Sophie Banh. #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned #FamilyOwned

Coastal Kitchen — Owned by Daniel, Jonathan, and Timothy Tweten #FamilyOwned

Herb & Bitter Public House owned by Jesus Escobar #LatinoOwned #Minorityowned

Marjorie— Owned by Donna Moodie #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Monsoon —  Owned by Eric and Sophie Banh #FamilyOwned #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Oddfellows Cafe & Bar owned by Linda Derchang #WomanOwned

Soi— Owned by Yuie Helseth and Gabe Wiborg #Family #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Terra Plata — Owned by Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned

The Tin Table— Owned by Hallie Kuperman. #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned


Barolo— Leo, Salvio, and Roberto Varchetta. #FamilyOwned

Blueacre Seafood— Owned by Kevin and Terresa Davis. #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Chan Seattle — Owned by Heong Soon Park. #Asian Owned #MinorityOwned

Cinque Terre — Owned by Leo, Salvio, and Roberto Varchetta #FamilyOwned

Steelhead Diner— Owned by Kevin and Terresa Davis. #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Zane + Wylie’s — Owned by Kevin and Terresa Davis. #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned


Bar Dojo— Owned by Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie. #MinorityOwned

Calypso Edmonds Owned by Jennifer Myatt and Michael Chambers #familyowned #womanowned


Eve Fremont— Owned by Debra Russell and Jill Buchanan. #WomanOwned

Pomerol — Owned by Vuong and Tricia Loc #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned


Kisaku — Owned by Ryu Nakano. #AsianOwned #MinorityOwned

International District

Crawfish King — Owned by Torrey Le #FamilyOwned #MinorityOwned 


Bottle & Bull — Owned by Chad & Jessi Waldher. #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Como — Owned by Trevor Greenwood, Leigh Canlis Greenwood, and Gabriel Chavez. #LatinoOwned #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Volterra – Owned by Michelle Quisenberry and Don Curtiss. #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square D&E owned by Jonathan Fleming and Libby Aker #FamilyOwned #VeteranOwned #WomanOwned

Nirmal’s— Owned by Oliver and Gita Bangera. #FamilyOwned #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned


Alcove — Owned by Emme Ribeiro Collins. #LatinoOwned #Minorityowned #WomanOwned

South Lake Union

Mala & Satay Owned by Di Chuc and Raymond Ta. #AsianOwned #MinorityOwned


Kokkaku — Owned by Yuta Sugimoto and Yuki Tanaka #MinorityOwned

Tilth — Owned by Maria Hines. #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned #CertifiedOrganic

Yoroshiku — Owned by Keisuke Kobayashi. #MinorityOwned

West Seattle

Ma’ono— Owned by Mark and Marjorie Fuller. #FamilyOwned #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned

Salty’s on Alki — Owned by Gerald Robert and Kathryn Hilger Kingen #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned

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