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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
636 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
9 people mentioned the Fritters

Lark

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
961 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
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
89% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
13 people mentioned the Hamachi Crudo

The Whale Wins

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
435 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle
19 people mentioned the Zucchini Bread

Capitol Cider

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
527 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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
86% recommended
Healthy in Seattle / Eastern Washington
37 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Mamnoon

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
948 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
100% recommended
26 people mentioned the Pita
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Plum Bistro

$$$$·Vegan·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
31 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
444 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Hot Spot in Seattle / Eastern Washington
14 people mentioned the Guacamole

Tilth

$$$$·American·
Wallingford
2,686 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
65 people mentioned the Duck Burger

Agrodolce

$$$$·Italian·
Fremont
1,058 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighbourhood 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
2,028 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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
88% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Seattle
91 people mentioned the Paella

The Tin Table

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
457 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
94% recommended
Northwest in Seattle
8 people mentioned the Arugula Salad

Joule

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Wallingford
678 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
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Seattle
59 people mentioned the Rice Cake
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FlintCreek Cattle Co.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Greenwood
902 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
92% recommended
Contemporary American in Seattle / Eastern Washington
29 people mentioned the Wild Boar
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Marjorie Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
783 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
82% recommended
Outdoor Eating in Seattle / Eastern Washington
23 people mentioned the Bread Pudding