Last week we wrote about a new Melrose Market–esque space coming soon to the Pleasant Beach Village on the south end of Bainbridge Island. Also in the complex is the recently opened Beach House restaurant and bar. It’s nestled above the market, between an inn and an event space called The Manor House.
The space seats up to 45 inside, including the bar area, though the prime spot for summer might be on the 32 seat patio with a view of the bay framed by evergreen trees. As the name implies, the decor has a nautical spin with fish trinkets, cool blue tones, and a muted stained glass window. A large stone woodburning fireplace anchors the main dining area, and bright wood beams frame the cathedral ceiling.
The menu has an American steak house vibe. Executive chef Daniel Miller most recently hails from his own restaurant Local Harvest, which he sold last year. The Beach House menu has a selection of dry-aged Wagyu steaks with sides like truffle frites and Brussels sprouts with bacon. According to proprietors Erin and Matt Renfro, seafood has been the biggest seller since the restaurant opened in late May. The caramelized scallops with pea vines and risotto cakes and the halibut with coconut-jasmine rice and mango salsa are flyiing out the door every night. There are also a handful of applewood-fired pizzas that round out the menu.
The still tenatively named Alley Cat bar is fashioned from an old bowling alley lane and has a dark, cozy feel. The cocktail list is speckled with local spirits like Fremont Mischief rye and Ebb and Flow vodka. The wine selection is strongly rooted in the Columbia Valley, and the taps are pouring local: Manny’s, Sound Brewery IPA, Bainbridge Island Brewing Kolsch, and Silver City Ridgetop Red.
The Beach House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10pm. The patio and bar area are open seating, while reservations are recommended for the main dining room. Follow updates on the Facebook page here.