The Required: Seattle

The Required: Seattle

A definitive guide to Seattle's tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

May 2, 2019
The Required: Seattle

The Required: Seattle

A definitive guide to Seattle's tried and trues, as chosen by over 5000+ of the nation's top chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, & other food and beverage pros.

May 2, 2019

Hello, Seattle. Welcome to The Required club.

If you're not following along at home, this is our experts' version of a "best list." Our Required guides are comprised of the stand-out restaurants that have garnered the all-time most recommendations from our expert community. That's 4000+ all-star chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and more–no black box of food editor committees or user surveys, just plain, crave-able cred.

Read on to plan your next trip—or just to be sure you've checked all the best boxes on your home turf. 

Le Pichet

Opened in 2000, Le Pichet at 1933 1st Avenue offers French cuisine sourcing local produce, meats, and cheeses to the fine people of Pike Place. Be sure to order the two eggs broiled with ham and Gruyere. Our experts say they could eat this dish breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late at night, so it’s a good thing Le Pichet serves brunch and dinner everyday. Another must-try is the chicken liver, Seattle chefs say it's the best in the city. 

Le Pichet
Hot Spot
Downtown, Seattle
$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Breakfast
7 Recommendations

Serious Pie

When you hear the name Serious Pie, you might be thinking about sweet, dessert pies. In reality, Serious Pie is all about PIZZA. Some of the “so good let’s go back a second time” pies to try are the Soft-Egg, the Penn Cove Clam, and the Yukon Gold Potato with Rosemary and Pecorino. All of the pizza pies are fired in a 600-degree stone-encased applewood-burning oven, which in the eyes of our pros makes Serious Pies a serious contender for best Pizza in Seattle. Seriously. 

La Carta de Oaxaca

Despite being a long way from Oaxaca, behold the jewel that is La Carta de Oaxaca, located at 5431 Ballard Avenue, which serves up deliciousness like posole, mole negro, caldo de pescado, and entomatadas. The black and white photos capturing Oaxacan life against the exposed brick walls give a nice visual reminder to the origins of this soulful food.    

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