James Beard Award Winners

Seattle is home to 13 winners of the prestigious James Beard Award. It’s like an Oscar for making delicious food. Just how many of these amazing restaurants can you fit into 2 Days? Might have to make it 3 Days in Seattle…or 4…

Cafe Juanita

Café Juanita

Chef Holly Smith

Café Juanita serves Northern Italian cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients complemented by an award-winning wine list.

9702 NE 120th Place, Kirkland, 98034


Dahlia Lounge

Dahlia Lounge

Chef Eric Tanaka

From the smell of the wood burning grill to the swirl of a silky Yakima Valley Cabernet in your glass, Dahlia Lounge is the quintessential Seattle restaurant experience.

2001 4th Ave, Seattle, 98121


Flying Fish

Flying Fish

Chef Christine Keff

The idea for Flying Fish came nearly 20 years ago on a beach in Thailand. The four-star seafood restaurant located in the heart of South Lake Union now features delicious fish from all over the world.

300 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, 98109




Chef John Sundstrom

One of the Pacific Northwest’s premier, artisan-focused restaurants, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Lark offers a warm dining experience meant to be shared with friends and family.

926 12th Avenue, Seattle, 98122


Chef Thierry Rautureau


Chef Thierry Rautureau

Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of Chef Thierry Rautureau’s upbringing with a modern twist and sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for everyone.

600 Union Street, Seattle, 98101


Terra Plata

Terra Plata

Chef Tamara Murphy

Terra Plata, an “earth to plate” concept, is the result of love for creative and delicious plates inspired by the seasons, and made possible by local growers and artisan producers.

1501 Melrose Ave, Seattle, 98122


Scott Carsberg

Chef Scott Carsberg

Culinary Sabbatical

After spending nearly every waking day and night at Lampreia and then Bisato over the past 20 years, Scott Carsberg and his wife Hyun Joo Paek are taking some well-deserved R&R. Look for their next Seattle project soon.



Chef Jason Wilson

A dining experience that changes with the seasons, evokes emotion, and arouses the senses. Delivered through service, cuisine, and a warm ambience.

2319 East Madison Street, Seattle, 98112-5416


Fare Start

FareStart Restaurant

Rotating Guest Chefs

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. FareStart Restaurant is open daily for lunch and all proceeds support FareStart job training and placement programs.

700 Virginia St, Seattle, 98101


Golden Beetle

Golden Beetle

Chef Maria Hines

Golden Beetle is rooted in the spices and flavors of the Mediterranean, presenting the Northwest’s best organic and seasonal ingredients from local farmers and foragers.

1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, 98107-5224




Chef Jerry Traunfeld

Poppy’s menu borrows the idea of the Thali to present Jerry’s own style of Northwest cooking, highlighting seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, and spices. It’s a modern northwest tasting menu served all at once.

622 Broadway East, Seattle, 98102


Sitka and Spruce

Sitka and Spruce

Chef Matt Dillon

Sitka and Spruce is the latest addition to Seattle’s James Beard Award winners. The farm-fresh ingredients from Vashon Island make it one of the gems of Capitol Hill.

1531 Melrose Ave, Seattle, 98122




Chef Maria Hines

Tilth features New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients sourced from local farmers.

1411 North 45th Street, Seattle, 98103


Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas Restaurants

2012 Restaurateur of the Year

Each of Tom Douglas’s establishments have their own style and flavor. If you can fit all 12 into your 2 Days in Seattle, we suggest you do it.