Seattle

When a bar begins with a disco ball, its got good times in its genes. At Foreign National, the just-opened haute watering hole Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, said disco ball is an enormous orb of mosaic mirrors, plucked from a local antique shop. More than mere design, this stylish sphere is what sparked the Stateside team to open a dapper drinking den next to their popular Vietnamese spot.

Like this month’s rain, Seattle has had no shortage of restaurant openings. With each month, the number of new spots increases exponentially, making Emerald City eaters overwhelmed by the options. Some feel repetitive — do we really need one more Euro-centric sausage and beer emporium? Another avocado toast? Thankfully, a few are offering original concepts — the antidote to palate fatigue.

As most of the country is getting hammered with snow, Seattle has been hit with a slew of restaurant openings. One of the most anticipated, Stateside, stands out from the culinary clamor with its inventive menu—Vietnamese peppered with French and Chinese influences—and stylish space.

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