Adana chef and owner Shota Nakajima will preview the kushikatsu (deep-fried skewered meats and vegetables) from his upcoming restaurant Taku at the One Night in Osaka party on New Year's Eve. Courtesy of Adana
We all know the real reason for the season is holiday feasts, so here's our comprehensive guide to where to find nourishment from Noël to New Year's. From a buzz-worthy dance party at Canlis to a Viet-Cajun dinner (with smoked alligator!) at Central Smoke, you'll find everything you need to make your plans, plus places to pick up food if you're staying in this year. Be sure to hurry and make your reservations before these restaurants fill up. For more festivities, check out our winter holidays and New Year's Eve calendars and our list of Seattle food and drink specials to try in December.


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CHRISTMAS EVE

Altura
Enjoy a tasting menu of the high-end restaurant's "favorite holiday ingredients and flavors," including duck brodo and Wagyu tenderloin.
Capitol Hill

Bar Taglio
Make Christmas pizza a new holiday tradition with a four-course prix-fixe menu at Brendan McGill's recently opened Roman-style pizzeria. The offerings include oysters or crudites, a choice of two pizzettes (mini pizzas), pork shoulder or salmon, and a napoleon or hazelnut almond dacquoise for dessert.
Downtown

Bookstore Bar & Cafe
A prime rib plate special with potato gratin, creamed spinach, and au jus will be available in addition to the regular menu.
Downtown

Il Nido
West Seattle's buzz-worthy new pasta restaurant Il Nido will host their own interpretation of Feast of the Seven Fishes, with live gypsy jazz and dishes like geoduck crudo, marinated anchovies, and scallop ravioli with sturgeon caviar.
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Lark
Chef John Sundstrom and the Lark crew will prepare a three-course meal with fresh, seasonally inspired dishes like burrata with Fuyu persimmon, wild mushrooms bucatini, and blood orange sorbet.
Capitol Hill

Le Coin
Fremont's French bistro will serve a three-course prix-fixe with choices like warm Dungeness crab salad, pear and brie agnolotti, Oregon lamb loin, and crepes suzette.
Fremont

Mamnoon
Capitol Hill's Middle Eastern eatery will have its regular menu and hours along with some "some festive dining and dessert specials."
Capitol Hill

Maximilien
Revel in a "réveillon" (French for "long dinner"), with a feast of frisée salad, creamy lobster bisque, and beef Wellington, with a chocolate Bûche de Noël for dessert. Bonnie Birch will serenade diners on accordion.
Downtown

Plenty of Clouds
The Sichuan-Yunnan-inspired restaurant Plenty of Clouds with have a family-style meal with garlicky cucumbers, pork belly steamed buns, hand-pulled noodles with braised beef, lionhead meatballs, and other Chinese dishes, along with a limited menu. Add on whole Dungeness crab or fish.
Capitol Hill

Rider
In addition to their usual menu, the downtown hotel inside Hotel Theodore will serve plenty of fancy Christmas specials, including a caviar service, 45-day dry-aged Painted Hills prime bone-in ribeye, live Dungeness crab and Alaskan king crab legs cooked to order, king crab mashed potatoes, and black winter truffles.
Downtown

Shaker + Spear
It's Italian-American tradition to dine on seven types of seafood on Christmas Eve. Executive chef Carolynn Spence will prepare her take on the custom with a $30 bouillabaisse special, plus lots of other seafood dishes that guests can order to build their own feast, such as salt cod beignets, fried "smickles" (smelt and dill pickles), and seafood paella.
Downtown

Tulio
Executive chef Walter Pisano will put his spin on the Feast of the Seven Fishes with an a la carte menu that features zuppa di pesce, steelhead crudo, crab spaghetti, scallop risotto, and other dishes.
Downtown

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY

Andaluca
Andaluca will offer specials like venison saddle loin and partridge (pear tree not included) in addition to their usual a la carte menu.
Downtown

Barking Frog
The Willows Lodge restaurant offers a tasting menu with wild mushroom risotto, seared sea bass, and eggnog pudding.
Woodinville

The Lakehouse
Begin with a la carte appetizers like buttermilk fried cauliflower and broiled, stuffed seckel pears, then move on to a three-course prix-fixe with comforting entrees like Niman Ranch prime rib and winter vegetable pot pie.
Bellevue

Patagon
Visit this modern, upscale Argentinian-inspired restaurant for a prix-fixe with dishes like duck confit croquetas and parrilla smoked prime rib.
Downtown

Ray's Boathouse and Ray's Cafe
Ray's Boathouse will offer its regular menu alongside a three-course prix-fixe menu with calamari, prime rib, king salmon, and vanilla pavlova. Its sibling Ray's Cafe will offer its regular lunch and dinner menu on Christmas Eve and a menu of "greatest hits" along with "seasonally inspired a la carte specials" and a children's menu on Christmas Day.
Ballad

CHRISTMAS DAY

Hotel Sorrento
Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the Hotel Sorrento while digging into a buffet with herb-roasted turkey, prime rib, lemon dill steelhead, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry-orange compote, pie, and all the other requisite holiday dishes.
First Hill

Lost Lake
Slide into a diner booth and order from Lost Lake's regular menu, plus holiday specials such as crab bisque, a turkey plate, and brandy-spiked mulled wine.
Capitol Hill

Washington Hall
For the second year in a row, chef Tarik Abdullah and Nikkita Oliver are inviting chefs, restaurants, and local businesses to donate a large hotel pan of food to feed the community at this public gathering.
Central District

HOLIDAY ORDERS

Bakery Nouveau
This year, the beloved bakery has reprised its holiday Bûche de Noël, featuring sponge cake brushed with coffee simple syrup, layered with dark chocolate mousse and vanilla crème madame with a raspberry mousse center, and topped off with coffee buttercream, chocolate bark, and chocolate mushrooms. Their holiday menu also has other holiday cakes, peppermint cheesecake, panettone, cookies pies, artisan chocolates, and stollen, a classic German holiday bread—theirs is filled with candied citrus, cranberries, almonds, marzipan, and almond butter, and then dipped in rum butter and rolled in sugar.
Order by Friday, December 20.

Byen Bakeri
Up your hygge quotient with treats like coffee cake, kringle, krumkake, gingerbread lingonberry cake, stollen, a black forest yule log, and more from this cozy Scandinavian bakeshop's holiday menu.
Order by Saturday, December 21.

Celine Patisserie
Greenwood's beautiful European-style bakery has a Christmas Eve menu with glossy yule logs, chocolate tarts, and pecan tarts.
Pre-order through December 22 for pick-up on December 24.

Coyle's Bakeshop
Rachael Coyle's adorable Greenwood bakery has brought back Christmas offerings for its December menu, including flaky pastry disks, rolled-out pie shells, all-butter puff pastry, bake-at-home cream currant scones, and bake-at-home cinnamon rolls for an irresistible Christmas morning aroma.
Order by Wednesday, December 18th.

Dahlia Bakery
Tom Douglas's bakery has you covered with all the baked goods you need for your holidays, including pies, tarts, breads, stuffing, quiche, croissants, yule logs, muffins, biscuits, and cookies.
Order online before 12 pm on Saturday, December 21 for pickup on December 24.

Hood Famous Bakeshop
Make your Christmas special with a large holiday cheesecake, sari sari holiday platter, or buko pie from the popular Filipinx-owned bakery.
Order online before 12 pm on Thursday, December 19 for pickup on December 22 or 23 (Ballard or Chinatown-International District locations).

Kamonegi
It's said that slurping soba noodles on New Year's Eve brings prosperity for the coming year, so Fremont soba restaurant Kamonegi is offering kits with two servings of fresh soba with dipping sauce for pick-up for $20 each. Shrimp tempura, vegetable tempura, and sushi can also be added to your order.
Email info@kamonegiseattle.com to pick up at Hannyatou between 1-5 pm on December 30th and 31st.

Le Panier
Pike Place's French-style bakery will have yule logs in both chocolate ganache and lemon buttercream this year, plus other treats like tarts, macarons, breads, and galettes des rois.
Reserve by December 22.

Macrina Bakery
The longtime Seattle bakery's holiday menu includes pastries and pies like chocolate yule logs, white chocolate banana cake, eggnog cheesecake, chocolate walnut tart, maple apple pie, and pumpkin pie; breads like chocolate pecan babka and panettone; and savory offerings like roasted nuts, quiches, and spreads.

Order by noon two days in advance of desired pick-up date. Available through January 1.

Piroshky Piroshky
The Pike Place pastry purveyor's famous holiday kringle, made with a cinnamon-cardamom spice blend, orange peel, raisins, and a hint of cocoa, is now available for pick-up or delivery.
Order online. Available for pick-up at all Piroshky Piroshky locations and PCC locations.

Temple Pastries
Baker Christina Wood's pop-up bakery (which has a brick-and-mortar location planned for the Central District in 2020) has a special holiday menu with impeccable pastries such as challah wreaths, chocolate babka, pistachio babka, pear hazelnut anise tarts, cranberry meringue tarts, chocolate mint cookies, gingerbread cookies, and plum linzer cookies.
Order by December 21 for pick-up on December 24.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Adana
Seattle in the 2020s might not be an easy place to live, but at least it will have great Japanese cuisine. Adana chef and owner Shota Nakajima is opening another new bar/restaurant venture, Taku, next year, and he’ll be previewing what’s to come at this One Night in Osaka New Year’s Eve party. Nakajima’s culinary talents and Osaka street food offerings (the theme is “Alleyways of Osaka” and it’s also the style of food he’ll serve at Taku) will be bolstered by another Japanese cuisine biggie, Kamonegi’s Mutsuko Soma, one of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chefs of 2019, plus Umami Kushi, and chefs Jose Garzon (Latinx Street Food pop-up) and Justin Khanna (The Emulsion Podcast, Voyager’s Table). With Seattle’s top Japanese chefs already confirmed to be in attendance, and a selection of Japanese libations (Haku vodka, Roku gin, Toki whiskey, Kirin beer), dancing, and “surprise guests” delivering the entertainment, it’s sure to be a deliciously fun way to end 2019. DAVID LEWIS
South Lake Union

addo
At chef Eric Rivera's experimental "culinary incubator" and event space, you can choose between a seven-course dinner with an early seating so you can leave for other festive plans (or an early bedtime), or a regular seating with appetizers, a seven-course menu, and late-night snacks that precede a view of the fireworks at midnight.
Ballard

Alderbrook
Sneak away to Hood Canal's picturesque Alderbrook resort for a select menu, plus fireworks and a midnight champagne toast.
Hood Canal

Altura
The elevated restaurant's tasting menu will evoke a celebratory mood with caviar, truffles, and champagne.
Capitol Hill

The Barrel Thief
The Fremont bar the Barrel Thief throws a Prohibition-themed party each year, with themed cocktails, champagne flights and specials, period swing music, and a midnight toast.
Fremont

Bateau
Renee Erickson's upscale French-inspired steakhouse will serve a special tasting menu by chef Taylor Thornhill and the rest of the Bateau crew, plus optional wine pairings, champagne specials, and a full selection of steak cuts selected by in-house butcher Tom Coss.
Capitol Hill

Bistro Shirlee
Pretend you're in a Parisian bistro with French classics like charcuterie (including boudin blanc terrine and smoked coppa), salade lyonnaise, duck leg confit, salmon en papillote, and creme brûlée. Vegetarian and kid-friendly options will also be available, as well as optional wine pairings.
Laurelhurst

Bramling Cross
Enjoy a feast with duck confit, winter squash and leek risotto, a Wagyu burger, and dark chocolate sorbet.
Ballard

Brimmer & Heeltap
Need a cathartic ritual to welcome the new decade? Ballard's quirky gastropub will invite guests to scribble what they want to release from the year on a piece of paper and stuff it up the backside of a paper mache doll dubbed "Mr. Old Year," who will be symbolically tossed in a firepit and set aflame at midnight. Aside from that, there will also be a multi-course prix fixe menu, snacks, and cocktails.
Ballard

Canlis
Seattle fine-dining destination Canlis makes it a point to host the most lavish New Year's Eve bashes in town each year, and this year is no exception. Conceptual artist and "legendary party animal" GERONIMO, known for her colorful balloon installations, will create a gigantic immersive art installation for guests to groove around to the tunes of Chris Norton Band (flown in from New York City just for the occasion), and chef Brady Williams will provide a suitably decadent feast. The dress code: white from "wig to toe."
Queen Anne

Canon
Canon’s thing is extravagance, and they do it well. For New Year’s Eve, the James Beard Award–nominated “whiskey and bitters emporium” is pulling out all the stops with a hedonistic feast that includes scallop tartare, Hudson Valley foie gras, tuna carpaccio, spaghetti chitarra, tea-smoked duck breast, dry-aged char-grilled ribeye, and mango bavarois, all paired with drinks.
Capitol Hill

Carrello
Altura chef Nathan Lockwood's recently opened Italian restaurant will have carts laden with delicious food, including oysters and porchetta—and hand-cut chitarra (egg pasta) served from a flaming wheel of Parmesan cheese for extra drama (!). There will be prosecco and champagne, and you can add on truffles and caviar.
Capitol Hill

Central Smoke
For something decidedly different than the usual oysters-and-caviar New Year's Eve dinner, opt for Central Smoke's Viet-Cajun-inspired supper, with boiled crawfish, seafood gumbo, braised collard greens, broad bean succotash, cajun pickled green beans, cornbread, and—wait for it—an entire alligator smoked in a bacon lattice.
Central District

Conversation
Enjoy a curated prix-fixe dinner at the Thompson Seattle's restaurant Conversation (which, as the name suggests, aims to promote in-person connection and discussion).
Downtown

Copperleaf
Cedarbrook Lodge's farm-to-table Copperleaf restaurant will go all out with champagne, caviar, Japanese Wagyu beef, La Belle Farms foie gras, and more.
SeaTac

Cortina
Cortina's four-course prix-fixe menu includes a savory celery root panna cotta, prosicutto de parma, braised short rib pappardelle, black trumpet mushroom tagliatelle, black cod, and Meyer lemon cheesecake.
Downtown

Deep Dive
Renee Erickson's dark, swanky Deep Dive bar inside the Amazon Spheres will serve dishes like oysters Rockefeller, caramelized onion ravioli, and a chocolate cremeux tart. Add on cocktail and wine pairings from bar manager Tommy Stearns.
South Lake Union

Eden Hill
Try a five-course tasting menu at the bar, prepared by playful, innovative chef Maximillian Petty.
Queen Anne

Fog Room
Contemplate lofty views from this rooftop bar and admire feats from aerial acrobats. Moet & Chandon champagne will continue to flow throughout the night.
Downtown

Goldfinch Tavern
Gaze out at views of Elliott Bay, savor a five-course meal with dishes like Dungeness crab toast and black truffle risotto, listen to tunes from DJ Nelson Estrada, and clink flutes of Moët & Chandon champagne at midnight.
Downtown

Heartwood Provisions
Spend the last night of the year lingering over a five-course dinner comprised of poached spot prawns, mushroom soup, smoked sturgeon, venison, chocolate mousse with toffee crunch, and other decadent dishes paired with the featured "As Good as Gold" cocktail (with Darroze 12 Year Old Armagnac, V.E.P. Green Chartreuse, and 2001 Hugel Riesling VT).
Downtown

Heathman Hotel
Kirkland's Heathman Hotel will offer a luxe six-course menu with king crab and foie gras terrine, plus optional Chateau Ste. Michelle wine and champagne or craft cocktail pairings and a midnight toast.
Kirkland

Hitchcock
Take a ferry to James Beard-nominated chef Brendan McGill's restaurant on Bainbridge Island for an eight-course feast, optional wine pairing, and champagne toast.
Bainbridge Island

How to Cook a Wolf
Ethan Stowell's Italian restaurant and M.F.K. Fisher tribute How to Cook a Wolf will serve a menu that includes hamachi crudo, bufala mozzarella, fresh pasta, pork cheek cacciatore, saffron risotto, and hazelnut chocolate terrine.
Queen Anne

Ivar's Salmon House
Pile your plate high with carved prime rib, alder-grilled salmon and chicken, chilled crab legs, and peel 'n eat shrimp from Ivar's buffet, then make your way to the dance floor. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a view of the Space Needle fireworks from across Lake Union.
Wallingford

The Lakehouse
Ring in the year with a la carte appetizers like Maine lobster profiteroles and a three-course prix-fixe dinner with butternut squash soup, beef tenderloin, and maple chai spiced crème brûlée.
Bellevue

Lark
Beneath the glow of the twinkling lights in Lark's dining room, sit down to a four-course prix-fixe dinner by chef John Sundstrom, with Shigoku oysters, seared La Belle foie gras, potato buckwheat blini, burrata, tajarin pasta, and caramelized quince tarte tatin with cinnamon toast crunch. An optional wine pairing is also available.
Capitol Hill

Le Coin
Tuck into a four-course prix-fixe with chestnut soup, Wagyu beef tartare, seared scallops, roasted duck breast, and pavlova with citrus and pomegranate. Add on supplements like roasted foie gras and caviar.
Fremont

Marine Hardware
New Year's Eve will be the last chance to dine at Marine Hardware before it closes in its current form and transitions to becoming an event space. The four-course menu features hamachi crudo, house-made mozzarella, crispy pork belly, gnocchi, risotto, and a hazelnut chocolate terrine.
Ballard

Maximilien
At this romantic Francophile dinner from Maximilien with two seatings and menus available, you can dine on French classics like duck consommé and stuffed quail as the sounds of Rouge's jazzy Parisian cafe music play in the background.
Downtown

MKT
Before New Year's merriment and a prosecco toast at midnight, settle in for a four-course feast at Ethan Stowell's Tangletown cafe. Duck fat potatoes, braised beef cheek pappardelle, and grilled scallops are just a few things to look forward to eating.
Green Lake

Obec Brewing
Obec Brewing pledges to channel the "glitz and frivolity" of the roaring '20s with a period-inspired costume party and a free toast at midnight. Tummy Yummy Thai will provide snacks.
Ballard

Patagon
Take in live entertainment along with a holiday prix-fixe menu.
Downtown

Red Cow
Cap off 2019 with a meaty four-course menu at the Madrona brasserie Red Cow that features corned beef tongue, pork cheek rillette, beef culotte with frites, and gingerbread profiteroles.
Madrona

Rione XIII
Feast like a Roman with a four-course meal made up of dishes like charred radicchio, potato gnocchi with taleggio, rigatoni arrabiata, grilled New York strip, and buttermilk panna cotta.
Capitol Hill

Southpaw
Chef John Sundstrom's three-course prix-fixe "Mambo Italiano" menu includes prosciutto, Italian wedding soup, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, eggplant parmesan, and a tiramisu soft-serve sundae.
Capitol Hill

Sebi's Bistro
Dance into the decade with Sebi's disco-themed bash, with five hot courses, ten appetizers, a dessert station, drinks, an open bar, and champagne at midnight.
Eastlake

Staple & Fancy
Start with fancy snacks like Dungeness crab and pig trotter arancini with taleggio fonduta for the table, then move on to three more courses, such as Meyer lemon ricotta ravioli with brown butter, wood-grilled duck breast with radicchio, and Snake River Farms Zabuton steak. For even more decadence, you can add white Alba truffles for $25, Burgundy truffles for $15, or applewood-grilled foie gras for $15.
Ballard

Swedish Cultural Center
Feast on a Scandinavian smörgåsbord prepared by two visiting Swedish chefs and dance to Scandinavian music by Skandia Kapell and the tunes of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass performed by Rat City Brass, then grab a glass of champagne and watch the Space Needle's fireworks show.
Queen Anne

Taki’s Mad Greek
Go Mediterranean with a four-course dinner and live music by resident Greek folk dancing band Taki's Dotis and the Mad Greeks.
Crown Hill

TanakaSan
What better way to end the year than with food on a stick? This evening with chefs Melissa Martz and Eric Tanaka revolves around two of Japan's finest exports: karaoke and yakitori (charcoal-grilled, skewered chicken). Come clad in black, white, or gold, then snack on bottomless grilled snacks and drink sake slushies, beer, or wine for liquid courage as you summon the nerve to belt out your favorite ABBA hits in front of a crowd. There's also a midnight champagne toast, and you'll be well-situated for a view of the Space Needle from Sixth Avenue.
Belltown

Tarsan i Jane
Tarsan i Jane's seven-course tasting menu promises "all the NYE classics" and plenty of bubbly wine.
Ballard

Tavolata Belltown and Tavolata Capitol Hill
Both locations of Tavolata will usher in 2020 with a four-course menu that includes lobster bruschetta, spicy sausage rigatoni, smoked duck breast, and dark chocolate sorbet. Tip: You can see the fireworks from the Belltown location.
Belltown and Capitol Hill

Union City Market
Nosh on tacos, hot dogs, pizza, seafood, beer, and peanuts at this casual party at Alderbrook Resort's marine venue Union City Market. You'll be ferried to and from the location on their boat Lady Alderbrook.
Hood Canal

Urbane
Dine on local Washington oysters, St. Helens beef striploin, and a Tonnemaker apple cobbler with almond streusel vanilla ice cream.

The Walrus & The Carpenter
Renee Erickson's glamorous Ballard oyster house the Walrus & the Carpenter will host a seated four-course dinner. Wine pairings, a special cocktail list, caviar, champagne, and house-made shrubs will also be available to add some sparkle to your evening.
Ballard

Waterways Cruises
Spend the final hours of 2019 on a festively decorated Waterways yacht to revel in champagne toasts, fireworks, and live DJs.
Fremont

NEW YEAR'S DAY

W Bellevue
All you can eat of the most important meal of the day, with unlimited pancakes, eggs, and bacon and a complimentary mimosa (with purchase of additional drink specials).
Bellevue

Le Coin
Le Coin will serve a brunch with 50% off local Washington oysters and 30% all bottles of sparkling wine to start your year off right.
Fremont