Seattle Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Last month’s Top 25 saw several Seattle newcomers added to the list. This month, however, only one new restaurant made it to the top – Ba Bar, a Vietnamese street food joint run by the same folks responsible for Monsoon. Known best for its lighthearted fare and handcrafted cocktails, Ba Bar entered the Top 25 list incredibly strong, starting off at No. 8. 

Amongst the Seattle 25 veterans, Mamnoon, the modern Middle Eastern eatery, dropped slightly from No. 1 to No. 4, swapping places with local Italian favorite Altura, which grabbed the top spot. Joule also jumped up the list, finally snagging a spot in the Top 5. 

[Editor's Note: Kaisho, which made the list at No. 10, may have recently closed its doors, but it's evident that consumers are still speaking fondly of the restaurant on social, which is why its Social Score ranked so highly, thus making this month's list.]

Who else ranked amongst Seattle’s best? Check out the full list below!

Altura's Quail Egg and Peppers  | Yelp, Latifa S.

Altura's Quail Egg and Peppers | Yelp, Latifa S.

Mezze at Mamnoon  | Yelp, Mandy S.

Mezze at Mamnoon | Yelp, Mandy S.

Joule's Chicken and Waffles  | Yelp, Christine V

Joule's Chicken and Waffles | Yelp, Christine V

Ba Bar's Steamed Dumplings  | Yelp, Linda M.

Ba Bar's Steamed Dumplings | Yelp, Linda M.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Altura 175.62  
2 Cascina Spinasse 175.12  
3 Le Pichet 174.75  
4 Mamnoon 174.67  
5 Joule 173.49  
6 Canlis 173.36  
7 The Whale Wins 173.27  
8 Ba Bar 173.11  
9 Mistral Kitchen 172.90  
10 Kaisho 172.19  
11 Gastropod 170.66  
12 Brimmer & Heeltap 169.77  
13 Taylor Shellfish  169.13  
14 Single Shot 167.60  
15 Bar Sajor 166.07  
16 RockCreek 165.39  
17 Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky 164.91  
18 Art of the Table 164.83  
19 Delancey 164.54  
20 Vittles 164.27  
21 Cafe Campagne 163.18  
22 Bannister 163.15  
23 Matt's in the Market 162.59  
24 Nishino 162.03  
25 Staple & Fancy Mercantile 161.45  

Seattle Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

The Seattle Top 25 list returns, this month with several newcomers! 

The top ten of this month’s list contains not one but three new arrivals!  Mamnoon tops of the list and its No. 1 position comes as no surprise. The restaurant has a fresh, modern take on classic Middle Eastern cuisine that has impressed diners throughout the city.

Other newcomers include Altura, one of Seattle’s top Italian dining options, coming in at No. 4, and The Whale Wins, ranked at No. 6, which features a wood fired, vegetable driven menu. 

Some other notable jumps include Joule, which rose from No. 16 to No. 8, and Bannister, which fell from its No. 6 position down to No. 17.

Check out the full list below!

Chopped Beef Carpaccio at Altura Restaurant  | Yelp, Lea A.

Chopped Beef Carpaccio at Altura Restaurant | Yelp, Lea A.

Beet Citrus Salad at Mamnoon  | Yelp, Kathleen C.

Beet Citrus Salad at Mamnoon | Yelp, Kathleen C.

Clams Chickpeas and Lamb Sausage at the Whale Wins  | Yelp, Weifei Z.

Clams Chickpeas and Lamb Sausage at the Whale Wins | Yelp, Weifei Z.

Spicy Rice Cake at Joule  | Yelp, Molly L.

Spicy Rice Cake at Joule | Yelp, Molly L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Mamnoon 177.27
2 Cascina Spinasse 177.09
3 Le Pichet 176.15
4 Altura 174.85
5 Canlis 173.94
6 The Whale Wins 172.17
7 Mistral Kitchen 171.93
8 Joule 171.38
9 Kaisho 170.98
10 Gastropod 170.53
11 Taylor Shellfish 170.38
12 Single Shot 170.23
13 Bar Sajor 170.08
14 Delancey 169.93
15 RockCreek 169.78
16 Art of the Table 169.63
17 Vittles 169.48
18 Brimmer & Heeltap 169.33
19 Bannister 169.18
20 Matt's in the Market 166.91
21 Nishino 166.49
22 Nuflours Bakery 166.07
23 Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky 165.65
24 Cafe Champagne 165.23
25 Staple & Fancy Mercantile 164.81