Restaurants

Seattle

Places I Love
These are the top places I’d recommend to someone from out-of-town
Nishino
Poppy
Lark
Dahlia Lounge
La Carta De Oaxaca‎
Delancey

Regular Spots
These are the places we go all the time
Poppy
St. Clouds
Mio Posto
Boom
Bistro Turkuaz‎ (34th Ave)
Cantinetta in Wallingford
Mistral
Cuoco
La Medusa
Sitka and Spruce
Ma’ono (although Spring Hill was better)
Restaurant Zoe
Volterra (brunch especially- Milano Milano!)

Places to Try (or try again)
Revel (Fremont)
Long Provincial (Vietnamese- downtown)
Canon (Whiskey bar)
Ferdinand The Bar (Wine bar Melrose Market)
Book Bindery
Bar del Corso (Beacon Hill)
RN74
Voila Bistro Madison St.
Hitchcock (Bainbridge Island)
Golden Beetle (Ballard)
Fu Man’s- Dumplings.
Artisanal Table handmade pappardelle noodles
Spinasse The eggy tajarin noodles with butter and sage
Mondello Sexy spaghetti carbonara
Manna Deli & Teriyaki, cater-corner from the 5 Seasons Grill – Teriyaki wraps
SALAAMA, a Somali roadhouse near SEATAC Teriyaki
5 Seasons Grill, Vietnamese
Tokyo Garden’s Nepal Teriyaki + Nepalese dumplings, known as momo
Plaka Estiatorio (Ballard)
Square Lotus (Factoria)
Bisato (Carsberg)
Cicchetti (Eastlake)
The Corson Building (for dinner, brunch was great)
Emmer and Rye (Queen Anne)
Homegrown (sandwiches)
Restaurant Bea (Madrona)
Marination (Mobile, http://marinationmobile.com )
Quinn’s
Portage (Queen Anne)
Sambar (Ballard)
Spur Gastropub (Belltown)
Staple and Fancy Mercantile (Ballard)
Verve Bistro and Celllar (Columbia City)
The Walrus and the Carpenter (Ballard)

New York

Places I Love
Balthazar
Danube
Katz’s Deli
Totonno’s Pizzeria – Brooklyn (NOT the Manhattan one)
wd~50

Places to Try (or try again)
Minetta Tavern – Steak Place in NY

Portland

Places I Love
Simpatica– Amazing brunch, apparently has dinner now on Friday and Saturday, I need to check that out.

Places to Try (or try again)
Laurelhurst Market– From the Simpatica folks, butcher by day, steakhouse by night. Also need to check this out.

Las Vegas

Places I Love
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Places to Try (or try again)
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare – Wynn

Wineries to Check Out

Villa Creek Cellars (Paso Robles)
Round Pound Estate (Rutherford, Napa)