Seattle Top 25 Restaurants: August 2016

Seattle may be one rainy city, but the bright spot continues to be its restaurant landscape. The top five on the Top 25 Restaurants offer just a glimpse into the city’s vast culinary adventure.

At No. 1, up from No. 2 last month, Cascina Spinasse, led by Chef Stuart Lane, puts its own take on the traditional regional cuisine of Northern Italty -- specifically the Piedmont region – using products from the Pacific Northwest. Spinasse is well-known for its pasta, which is all housemade by hand, including such dishes as tajarin al ragu o burro e salvia (fine hand cut egg pasta with ragu or butter and sage); cavatelli with beef short rib; and, of course, ravioli.

At No. 2, down from No. 1 last month, Joule is a newcomer to the Top 25. The husband and wife team of Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi have brought attention to Korean cuisine with their unique and modern interpretation, which feature unconventional cuts of beef paired with shareable small plates.

Coming in at No. 3 for its very first time on the list, Bateau, a contemporary steakhouse, boasts its own farm where it raises heritage cattle, including Charolais, Maine-Anjou, and Limousin, as well as poultry and lamb. They also grow their own vegetables, herbs, nuts, fruit, and flowers.

At No. 4, down from No. 3 last month, Single Shot Kitchen & Saloon is recognized for its brunch menu, featuring everything from traditional breakfast favorites like eggs benedict to pizza with corn, bacon, and baby squash.

At No. 5, Chavez is brand new to the list, bringing home cooked authentic Mexican like tacos (lamb, mahi mahi, shrimp, beef short rib, and cactus) and more (diabla she devil roasted jalenpeno salsa) to Seattle.

Peaches and oatmeal gelato at Spinasse | @spinasse Twitter

Peaches and oatmeal gelato at Spinasse | @spinasse Twitter

Beef short rib steak at Joule | @joulerestaurant Instagram

Beef short rib steak at Joule | @joulerestaurant Instagram

Baby Beets and Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes at Bateau | @bateauseattle Instagram

Baby Beets and Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes at Bateau | @bateauseattle Instagram

Proscuitto Eggs Benedict at Single Shot | @singleshotseattle Instagram

Proscuitto Eggs Benedict at Single Shot | @singleshotseattle Instagram

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Cascina Spinasse 180.39  
2 Joule 178.91 Play Video
3 Bateau 178.64  
4 Single Shot 178.54  
5 Chávez 178.19  
6 Il Corvo 177.11  
7 Brimmer & Heeltap 176.75 Play Video
8 Mamnoon 176.51  
9 Tray Kitchen 176.39  
10 Taylor Shellfish  176.03  
11 Trove 175.67  
12 Naka 175.64 Play Video
13 Salare 175.31  
14 Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky 175.19  
15 Canlis 174.95  
16 Stateside 174.59  
17 Ba Bar 174.51  
18 RockCreek 174.29  
19 Le Pichet 174.23  
20 The Carlile Room 173.84 Play Video
21 Delancey 173.54  
22 Cafe Champagne 173.39  
23 Girin Steakhouse 172.94  
24 The Whale Wins 172.49  
25 Mistral Kitchen 172.04