Restaurant: Flying Fish, Seattle
Recommended by: Maria Hines of Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, and Tilth
"A classic!" Hines says. The "combination of Northwest ingredients and Pacific Rim flavors" kicks "the standard crabcake up a notch." $$$; 300 Westlake Ave. N.; flyingfishrestaurant.com.
Recipe: Thai Crabcakes