A lot can happen in one night. That’s the motto of the One Night Only Project, a monthly dinner series and private event service, which strives to create a once in a lifetime dinner party—new chef, new menu, new attitude. Each event is another chance for us to orchestrate the magic that happens between a chef and a booze expert (wine and beer dinners are what we do best) in anticipation of a memorable evening, whether it’s an exclusive invitation, special occasion or intimate dinner for a small group of friends. Our job is to make sure you are part of an experience that is unique and never repeated. Be sure to check out our new video.

“And if nothing is repeated in the same way,
all things are last things.”
- Poet Antonio Porchia



Halloween Dessert Spooktacular!

October 31    |    2700 4th avenue S.    |    Seattle

Nothing is scarier than not having any treats on Halloween, so please join us on Friday, October 31, as we present a late-night dessert buffet created by rockstar pastry chefs Rachael Coyle (Coyle’s Bakeshop), Laura Pyles (Parchment), Jennifer Shea (Trophy Cupcakes) and more!

To really get you into the spirit of the evening (or at least some spirits into you) cocktails will be shaken by Anu Apte of Rob Roy and Chris Elford of Canon.

All of this good stuff goes down from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mallet Kitchen above Esquin in SODO. Pop in whenever you’d like! Stay 2 minutes or 2 hours! Tickets are an all inclusive $50.Dressing up isn’t necessary, but we will be giving away two tickets to an ONO dinner for best costume if that’s your thing.

We look forward to seeing you at the witching hour!

The ONO Team

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In addition to our monthly
dinners, One Night Only would
be thrilled to work with you on
your next special event.
Whether you’re looking for a
new twist on a company
meeting, a corporate event that
will blow your clients away, or
you simply want to throw a
private party without the
hassle, we will help you plan a
get together like no other!

We can easily accommodate 50
people for a sit-down dinner or
upwards of 100 for a standing
cocktail reception. Please
contact us for pricing.


We take care of all the specifics:

Custom-tailored tablescapes
Open commercial kitchen
Lots of windows (natural light)
Coffee service
Clean-up crew

Next time you want to host
an event of any kind, relax.
We have it covered.


We are two friends living in Seattle who have spent years in the restaurant industry. In 2009, we decided to use our connections for good and construct fun dinner parties with great people, music, energy and, of course, food. Our secret weapon? Chefs who design special menus for us that are literally available for one night only. Whether a chef comes out of retirement, cooks outside of their comfort zone, or previews a menu of a hotly-anticipated new restaurant, we work with them to create an evening you won’t soon forget.


Julien has spent the better part of two decades discovering Seattle through its many restaurants and bars, which ultimately led her to her current position as Seattle Magazine’s Food & Dining Editor. A former drop-out of the Seattle Art Institute’s Baking and Pastry program, Julien began her food career as the restaurant reporter for KOMO Newsradio, followed by Seattle Weekly columnist, Q13 food correspondent and Eater Seattle editor. Somewhere in between she owned an espresso catering business for what seemed like an eternity. She currently lives on Capitol Hill, which serves her well with its never-ending restaurants, bars and cafes.


Melissa has been involved in some aspect of the restaurant industry for the past 20 years (ouch!), most recently specializing in restaurant and wine marketing. She has a passion for the local food and wine scene and is an alumni of the Seattle Culinary Academy. Melissa has owned her own catering businesses, been an event manager, bartended, and worked as a culinary gardener at the esteemed Herbfarm in Woodinville. She lives in Ballard with her husband and baby daughter and her snorting Frenchton Prunella. She is also perhaps the nicest person you will ever meet. With that said, she will not think twice about tackling you to get to the last bottle of rosé.

“To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage,
organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese
is a life not worth living.”
– Anthony Bourdain



Want to hear about our upcoming dinner parties? Interested in a private event? We'd love to chat!


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