Tired of Closings? These Restaurants Are Here to Stay

Join us in celebrating big anniversaries for these local favorites.
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This kind of view never gets old.

In restaurant years, one is an eternity. And since we’re regularly bombarded with the news of rapid-fire openings and closings, we decided to take a look at the local restaurants that are celebrating major milestones this year—from 10 years up to 50. Some of them are offering special menus (like Palisade’s four-course retrospective menu offered through the end of the month) and some are throwing birthday parties. All of them are worth a visit if you’ve never been. 


  • 13 Coins

    • A beloved, classic Seattle establishment.

    • Multiple locations including South Lake Union, 125 Boren Ave. N., 206.682.2513, 13coins.com


  • Pho Bac

    • Seattle’s first pho joint.

    • Denny Triangle, 1809 Minor Ave, 206.621.8816, thephobac.com


  • Palisade

    • An all-day eatery with a 180-degree marina view.

    • Magnolia, 2601 W. Marina Pl, 206.285.1000, palisaderestaurant.com

  • FareStart

    • Winner of the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award.

    • Belltown, 700 Virginia St., 206.267.7601, farestart.org

  • Tulio

    • An upscale Italian Seattle classic.

    • Downtown, 1100 5th Ave., 206.624.5500, tulio.com

  • Vivace Espresso

    • The godfather of Pacific Northwestern espresso.

    • Capitol Hill, 523 Broadway E., 206.860.5869, espressovivace.com

  • Piroshky Piroshky

    • Pike Place Market’s favorite bakery, now with locations around town.

    • Multiple locations, piroshkybakery.com


  • Portfolio Restaurant

    • The Art Institute’s popular eatery.

    • Belltown, 2601 Elliott Ave. A, 206.239.2363, artinstitutes.edu/seattle/about/portfolio-restaurant


  • Café Presse

    • Casual French cuisine, cocktails and delectable desserts.

    • First Hill, 1117 12th Ave., 206.709.7674, cafepresseseattle.com

  • Tavolata

    • Perhaps Ethan Stowell’s greatest contribution to the early aughts.

    • Belltown, 2323 2nd Ave., 206.838.8008, ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/tavolata-belltown

  • Smith

    • Classic Derschang Group: ambiance + late-night eats + great bar.

    • Capitol Hill, 332 15th Ave. E; 206.709.1900; smithseattle.com

  • Trophy Cupcakes

    • Joy in a paper wrapper.

    • Multiple locations including University District, 2612 NE University Village St., 206.632.7020, trophycupcakes.com

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