Food & Culture

The Winners of our 2015 Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Poll

We asked. You voted. Here are your favorites

By Seattle magazine staff April 22, 2015


This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine.

In our April 2015 issue, our food and dining editor Allison Scheff presented her picks for the 10 Best New Restaurants in town. But we always know our readers have a thing or two to say, too. Behold, your selections in our annual Best Restaurants Readers’ poll.

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Brimmer & Heeltap

Best Eastside Restaurant
Café Juanita

Best Splurge Restaurant
Queen Anne

Best Cheap-eats Place
Multiple locations

Best Bakery
Bakery Nouveau
Capitol Hill

Best Brunch

Porkchop & Co.

Best Independent Coffee Shop

Best View

Queen Anne

Best Place for Outdoor Dining

Best Restaurant for a Date
Capitol Hill

Best Place to Dine Alone
Capitol Hill

Best Restaurant for Kids
Tutta Bella
Multiple locations

Best Late-night Dining
Ba Bar
Capitol Hill

Best Waitstaff/Service
Queen Anne

Best Sandwich
Ballard & Fremont

Best Salad

Best Takeout
Kedai Makan
Capitol Hill

Best Burgers
Red Mill
Phinney Ridge & Interbay

Best Barbecue


Best Pizza
Multiple locations

Best Raw Bar/Oyster Bar
The Walrus & the Carpenter

Best Seafood


Best Steak
Metropolitan Grill

Best Fries

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Cafe Flora
Madison Valley

Best Chinese Food
Din Tai Fung
University District

Best Thai Food
Thai Tom
University District
Facebook, “Thai Tom”

Best Indian Food
Taste of India
University District

Best Vietnamese Food
Capitol Hill

Best Pho
Than Brothers
Multiple locations

Best Sushi
Toyoda Sushi
Lake City
Facebook, “Toyoda Sushi Restaurant

Best French Food
Le Pichet

Best Italian Food
Cascina Spinasse
Capitol Hill

Best Mexican Food
Little Water Cantina

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