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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
581 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
97% recommended
Romantic in Seattle
9 people mentioned the Fritters

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
861 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
85% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
13 people mentioned the Hamachi Crudo
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The Whale Wins

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
387 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle
19 people mentioned the Zucchini Bread

Capitol Cider

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
480 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
84% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
37 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
889 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended
26 people mentioned the Pita

Plum Bistro

$$$$·Vegan·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
28 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
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
88% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
1 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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Poquitos - Capitol Hill

$$$$·Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
423 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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
82% recommended
14 people mentioned the Guacamole

Tilth

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
2,628 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
88% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
65 people mentioned the Duck Burger

Agrodolce

$$$$·Italian·
Fremont
1,017 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
1,861 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
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
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Seattle / Eastern Washington
91 people mentioned the Paella

The Tin Table

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
439 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Bar Seating
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
Late Night Find in Seattle / Eastern Washington
8 people mentioned the Arugula Salad

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
634 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
88% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle / Eastern Washington
59 people mentioned the Rice Cake
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FlintCreek Cattle Co.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Greenwood
770 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle
29 people mentioned the Wild Boar

Marjorie Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
747 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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
84% recommended
23 people mentioned the Bread Pudding