Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of May 27
A gastropub opens on the shores of Lake Union, Queen Anne is getting a wine-centric new bar, and Canlis revamps its menu...kinda.
1Hundred Bistro and Bar
Ric Kenworthy sent word this week of his new waterside gastropub in South Lake Union, next to Ocean Alexander Marina. Kenworthy and his co-owners also have plans to have a 700 square-foot deck for use this summer. 1Hundred is open from 11:30am to midnight daily.
Brothers Jim and Brandon Marsh are opening a bar with craft cocktails, and a diverse menu of cheeses, grilled apricots, cured meats and seafood, among other items. The wine program will be especially cool; quartinos—the carafe equivalent of a half-bottle of wine—will encourage wine exploration at a friendlier price than ordering full bottles.
Eater Seattle has an update on chef Eric Donnelly's seafood restaurant, which he hopes to open by mid-July. Donnelly plans to have room for more than 80 people and will incorporate an upstairs lounge and a private dining area. The place will ooze a vibe of “rugged fishing trip.”
Volunteer Park Cafe
Three years ago, the cafe fought to build an outdoor garden and eating area amongst complaints from a disgruntled neighbor. Owner Ericka Burke tells CHS she now has plans to “settle in” and rehabilitate the old building. Among other plans, Burke hopes to spruce up the cafe’s backyard and street-side gardens and include more home-grown herbs in its dishes.
After more than 60 years, Canlis has quietly done away with the a la carte portion of the menu, Eater Seattle reports. Now diners can order a three-course meal of their choice for $85, four courses for $100, or the existing chef or vegetarian tasting menus. The Brothers Canlis say the new pricing system removes fiscal guesswork for guests and lets the restaurant build in a few surprises throughout the night.
Brunch will now be available at Delicatus starting this Sunday, according to Eater Seattle. Menu items include corned beef hash, a breakfast salad, and bread pudding French toast, among others. The restaurant will also be opening earlier during the weekday, at 8 am, serving coffee and homemade pastries.