We’re admittedly a bit of a broken record when it comes to chefs Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang: The couple’s first restaurant, Joule, serves some of the best and most original globe-trotting cuisine going in Seattle.

What it brings to the table: Spine-tinglingly fresh fish shimmering from the sea, with a focus on sustainability and seasonality.

At Seattle’s Canlis restaurant, great wine is as essential as great food.

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In the oh-so-civilized space that once housed chocolatier extraordinaire Claudio Corallo, Marie & Frères lives on in similar, elegant style.

MAGGIE BLUFFS MARINA GRILL

Without a doubt, my meals at The Willows Inn’s restaurant are among the very best of the year.

It’s the crown jewel of Tom Douglas’ trio of restaurants in his refurbished South Lake Union brick warehouse tucked beneath the shiny new Amazon buildings (it’s also home to Brave Horse Tavern’s tasty pub food and Ting Momo’s hit-or-miss Tibetan d

Tucked away in the tony enclave of Madison Park in the old Sostanza space is a restaurant where the chefs, managers, bartenders and servers all seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company, a vibe that spills over into the elegant

Skillet Diner may share a name with owner Josh Henderson’s popular Skillet Street Food Airstream, but the brick-and-mortar version has a personality all its own.

Jerry Corso may not be a household name quite yet, but to the tight-knit chef crowd, he’s well known and much loved.