Ethan Stowell

Ethan Stowell


About Ethan Stowell

Ethan grew up in Seattle and is self-taught. He was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America in 2008 and has been nominated for more James Beard Awards than he cares to remember. He opened Union in 2003 and hasn't looked back.

My Venues


  • Nominee for Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Author
    Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen
  • Ten Best New Restaurants (Anchovies & Olives)
    GQ Magazine
  • 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants (How to Cook a Wolf)
    Travel + Leisure magazine
  • Seattle's Best Restaurants
    Seattle magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Seattle

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Taste-testing the tortilla
"Taste-testing the tortilla chips to make sure they pair with each cocktail. It’s laborious but we are dedicated. 🍹 #ESRsuperbueno is coming soon!"
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Chef Alvin over at @mktseattle
"Chef Alvin over at @mktseattle heads to the neighborhood farmers market every week to select fresh ingredients for his menu. Here’s last weeks haul of seasonal produce. Follow their Instagram stories for a look into the back-of-the-house scene, menu planning, trips to the market and a healthy dose of restaurant shenanigans. #esr10years #eatlocal #farmersmarket #flatlayfood #haul"
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At My Venues