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



Mamnoon + Clare Gordon + High Tea

May 31    |    1508 Melrose Ave.    |    Seattle

For the first time, Mamnoon is opening its doors for Sunday brunch — specifically, high tea!

Join us on Sunday, May 31 for a towering selection of sweet and savory treats from Mamnoon pastry chef Clare Gordon (formerly of Aragona and Ava Gene’s), complete with Steven Smith Tea pairings, bubbles from Gruet and French presses filled with Stumptown Coffee.

We’re offering two seatings: 10:30a and 1:30p.

Tickets are an all-inclusive $75.

We look forward to seeing you at the table!

The ONO Team

*This is a 21+ event.

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Salare Sneak Preview

June 4    |    2404 N.E. 65th St.    |    Seattle

Hot off his stint as Bar Sajor’s chef de cuisine, Edouardo Jordan is getting ready to open his own restaurant — and you’re invited to be one of his first customers!

Shortly before he opens Salare in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood, Jordan is letting us take over his still-under-construction space to host a preview dinner before it opens to the public.

Only 45 seats available.

Tickets are $100 and include food, wine and gratuity.

We look forward to seeing you at the table!

The ONO Team

*This is a 21+ event.

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Naka Sneak Preview

June 12    |    1449 E. Pine St.    |    Seattle

Be the first to check out Capitol Hill’s newest restaurant, Naka, before it opens to the public!

Housed in the former Le Zinc space, Naka will specialize in kaiseki, or multi-course Japanese dinners; a progression of seasonal, contemporary plates. Naka’s young chef/owner Shota Nakajima comes from Sushi Kappo Tamura, where his innovation and artful dishes blew customers away.

On JUne 12th, Nakajima teams up with Jason Lock (Director of Operations/Wine Director) to serve dinner for the first time in their new, still-under-construction space (don’t worry. no hard hats needed!) to present a

Tickets are $100 and include food, wine and gratuity.

Only 35 tickets available.

We look forward to seeing you at the table!

The ONO Team

*This is a 21+ event.

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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
Champagne reception
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. A drop-out of the Seattle Art Institute’s Baking and Pastry program, Julien began her food media career as the restaurant reporter for KOMO Newsradio, followed by Seattle Weekly columnist, Seattle Business Magazine food editor, Q13 food correspondent, Eater Seattle editor, and most recently, food and dining editor for Seattle Magazine. 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 vibrant dining scene.


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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