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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in Seattle’s culinary scene. This coastal city isn’t just the birthplace of our coffee fixation, it boasts the freshest seafood, greenest surroundings, and champions nature’s best ingredients. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

Restaurants:Orfeo, Lark, The Whale Wins
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Belltown / Pike Place Market, Capitol Hill / First Hill, Wallingford
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Orfeo

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
612 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Following the success of her two earlier restaurants, Steelhead Diner and Blueacre Seafood, CFO and co-owner Terresa Davis sought to offer a more land-based menu. She also wanted aRead more
100% recommended
9 people mentioned the Fritters

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
923 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Kelly Ronan moved to Seattle in 1991, after spending years in California restaurants learning her way around wine and the dining room. When Ronan became co-owner of Lark in 2003, sRead more
83% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
13 people mentioned the Hamachi Crudo

The Whale Wins

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
414 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Having lived around Seattle her entire life, Chef Renee Erickson has an intimate relationship with the sea and land — and it shows up in all of her dishes. She is co-owner of The WRead more
83% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
19 people mentioned the Zucchini Bread

Capitol Cider

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
502 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
As original investor, Julie Tall assumed full ownership of Capitol Cider after her son stepped down in 2014. From the outset, though, Tall’s influence was everywhere — from the paiRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
37 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
947 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Racha Haroun is both the co-owner and the passion behind Mamnoon’s rich menu. She brought her family’s hospitality and their love of food from Damascus all the way to Seattle in 19Read more
91% recommended
26 people mentioned the Pita
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Plum Bistro

$$$$·Vegan·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
30 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Brunch
A childhood spent helping in her parents’ vegan sandwich shop meant that Makini Howell couldn’t shake Seattle from her soul, returning after a decade in New York City to open Plum Read more
1 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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Poquitos - Capitol Hill

$$$$·Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
437 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Courtney Fox fell in love with the notion of running a restaurant, and in 2011, she teamed up with husband Eric and friends Matt Fundingsland and Dustin Watson to open Poquitos in Read more
91% recommended
Hot Spot in Seattle
14 people mentioned the Guacamole

Tilth

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
2,658 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
Maria Hines didn’t grow up in Seattle, but she soon made it her home after completing culinary school, deeply fascinated with its green space and culinary opportunity. Her love of Read more
98% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
65 people mentioned the Duck Burger

Agrodolce

$$$$·Italian·
Fremont
1,034 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
Maria Hines of Tilth fame opened Agrodolce in 2012, with southern Europe in her sights. She sought southern Italian and Sicilian inspiration that would transfer to the Pacific NortRead more
170 people mentioned the Agrodolce

Terra Plata

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
1,974 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Tamara Murphy has a lengthy culinary history, having worked in several New York City restaurants before making the move to Seattle in 1988. She made waves on the West Coast as wellRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Seattle
91 people mentioned the Paella

The Tin Table

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
444 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Does ballroom dancing have anything in common with casual eats? Hallie Kuperman, owner of The Tin Table, firmly believes so. That’s why she owns both businesses and situated them aRead more
92% recommended
Northwest in Seattle
8 people mentioned the Arugula Salad

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
664 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Chef and co-owner Rachel Yang had an unconventional start, stepping away from her urban studies and visual art degrees to head to culinary school in New York City. With her husbandRead more
84% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
59 people mentioned the Rice Cake

FlintCreek Cattle Co.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Greenwood
844 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The success of seafood-centric RockCreek led co-owner Christy Donnelly and her chef husband to open FlintCreek in 2016. The converted Greenwood industrial building serves as the peRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
29 people mentioned the Wild Boar

Marjorie Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
779 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Donna Moodie’s childhood in Jamaica inspired her to open Marjorie in 2003, a culinary tribute to her mother’s unforgettable home cooking. Moodie is a passionate owner and host, andRead more
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
23 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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