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.


  • 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

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"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 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