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This Cap Hill coffee gem is has opened another location at 3rd and Pine inside the Macy's building. The new cafe serves up espresso drinks, pastries and sandwiches (Image: Rebecca Mongrain / Seattle Refined).

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Little Fish. Little Fish Lunches opened on July 10th in JarrBar in Pike Place Market! The menu at Little Fish will feature small and large plates, sweets, a retail selection, food-to-go items, cocktails, beer and wine. Lunches are available Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1432 Western Avenue
SEATTLE, WA, 98101

Southside Pizza. This pizza joint just opened their doors in White Center and will serve up whole pizzas and pizza by the slice with hybrid Jersey-Sourdough crust, appetizers, salads and pastas.

9809 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Sawyer. Mitch Mayers, former chef at Lark and two-time Cochon 555 winner will open his first Seattle restaurant, Sawyer! The restaurant and bar opened August 1st at the corner of 22nd Avenue and Shilshole Avenue in Ballard. The menu will have unique dishes, a curated wine list, an extensive beer menu, classic cocktails and fun signature drinks.

5309 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Vine & Spoon. Vine & Spoon opened up in the Alaska Junction earlier this month and serves up farm-to-table New American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails reports the West Seattle Blog.

4706 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Cactus. This Seattle Tex-Mex restaurant is moving down south! The co-owners decided to open a new location in Tacoma reports the News Tribune. It won't be for a while, they don't anticipate the restaurant being ready before spring 2019.

2502 N Proctor St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

Rhein Haus. This Bavarian-style bar located in Capitol Hill, Tacoma and Denver is opening another location in Leavenworth! The menu will include German inspired snacks and beer and the location will have a massive patio and a double-decker dining hall.

707 Highway 2, Unit F
Leavenworth WA 98826

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi. This Bellevue steak and sushi joint opened up and features a wood-fired grill and a robust sushi bar on the 31st floor of Bellevue's Lincoln South Tower.

10400 NE 4th Street, Suite 3100
Bellevue, WA 98004

Department Bento. Tom Douglas is back in action and this time it's on the Eastside. According to Eater, Department Bento opened their doors in Bellevue's Nordstrom back in June. It's Douglas' first move to the Eastside and is replacing the former Nordstrom Grill. The menu caters to Japanese bento boxes.

100 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

Meaty Johnson's BBQ. More BBQ! Meaty Johnson just opened this BBQ joint on 1201 Pine reports Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.

1201 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Barrels. This Mercer Island wine bar has about 50 wines that you can order by the glass with Northwest craft beers on tap. For snacks they will also have smoked seafood, cheeses, charcuterie and other small plates reports The Seattle Times.

7605 S.E. 27th St.
Suite 107, Mercer Island

Cépaé Tasting Room. Another wine bar on the Eastside, Cépaé Tasting Room has about 120 wines offered by the glass which leans heavily on French and European wines. For food, think French pastries, quiches, croque monsieur and baguettes from La Parisienne, reports The Seattle Times.

258 106th Ave. N.E.

Hopheads Taproom. In a field of grapes and wine, Hopheads Taproom is a beer lovers paradise in Woodinville. There are 24 beers on taps that focus heavily on craft beers. According to the Seattle Times, their craft beers range from West Coast as well as trendy sours and New England style IPAS. You can also find some ciders and wine on tap.

14141 NE Woodinville Duvall Road
Woodinville, WA 98072

Raised Doughnuts. The former head pastry chef at Macrina Bakery opened a brick and mortar version of her popular Raised Doughnuts pop-up! There will be gluten-free mochi doughnuts, apple fritters, maple bars, raspberry holes and a monthly rotation of season specials, reports The Stranger.

1101 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Central Smoke. Central District's Seven Beef has been renovated and re-opened as "Central Smoke." The rebranding has brought forward a new menu that focuses on smoke-infused cocktails and smoked meats like tea-smoked duck, smoked brisket and cured sausages reports The Stranger.

1305 E Jefferson St
Seattle, WA 98122

Birch. This South Lake Union restaurant is totally focused on quality over quantity. Only open two days a week, Birch's menu is a prix fixe or chef's choice tasting menu that is centered around seasonal Northwest ingredients reports Eater. Diners can choose between either a three-course prix fixe menu for $50 that includes choices for antipasto, primo and secondo courses. For the second option, a seven course chef's tasting menu for $70.

1001 Fairview Ave N #2250
Seattle, WA 98109

Victrola Coffee Roasters. This Cap Hill coffee gem is has opened another location at 3rd and Pine inside the Macy's building. The new cafe serves up espresso drinks, pastries and sandwiches reports Eater.

300 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

Cocina Oaxaca. This Greenlake sister restaurant of Cap Hill's La Cocina Oaxaqueña replaced Mio Sushi which closed down a few months ago. According to Eater, the Yelp reviews have praised the restaurant's shrimp tacos and fajitas.

7900 East Green Lake Dr N #107
Seattle, WA 98115

Dandylion. This Queen Anne gem is serving up Mediterranean tapas and cocktails that also includes a private event space and speakeasy bar called the Den, reports Eater. The new restaurant source's local produce and will change the menu seasonally but for now they are serving up meatball with chimichurri sauce, chorizo with yogurt and potato chips and squid with potato herb puree and safron oil.

532 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle 98109

Heritage Distilling. This Gig Harbor joint has now expanded to the big city! Setting up camp in Capitol Hill, the tasting room also includes a distillery, bottling operation and retail shop. They offer the full lineup which includes its award-winning flavored vodkas, gins and whiskeys says Eater.

1201 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Kin Dee. Here's anotha one coming to ya from our friends over at Eater! Kin Dee is a new Thai place that serve up the standards like Pad Thai and panang curry with a bunch of street food dishes as well. Other Yelp fave dishes include hot basil with chicken, pumpkin curry and tom yum soup.

2301 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

Marseille. This new wine bar and bottle shop just opened in the Melrose Market on Cap Hill. The focus is on trendy natural wines. They are also opened for lunch, brunch and dinner, reports Eater.

1531 Melrose Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Asadero. This popular Seattle steakhouse has moved down south to a bigger location in Kent. The menu will remain pretty much the same but will have some new additions like prime carnita con chile, vacio Akaushi and bone marrow gorditos, reports Eater.

310 Washington Ave N
Kent, WA 98032


Radici. This Pioneer Square Southern Italian place closed its doors back in June. According to Eater, Radici has been operating in Pioneer Square for five years but struggled financially. The owner, Rudy Lavalle will continue selling the Rudy's sauce to fans even after its closure.