The couple behind Steelhead Diner and Blueacre Seafood are pivoting away from sea life for their third restaurant, the woodfire–centric Orfeo, slated to open this Saturday, August 1.
Terresa and Kevin Davis spent nine years living across the street from the Army Building at 2107 Third Ave, the stately brick building, formerly the home of Tamara Murphy's Brasa.
Raised and versed on Cajun food and known around Seatttle for his way with seafood, Kevin Davis considered cooking Italian and French in his third restaurant, but felt, as he says in a release announcing the restaurant, "like a blues singer who wanted to sing opera."
The menu focuses on land-based foods, including seasonally driven picks such as grilled rabbit, roasted summer vegetable piadina, and an all mushroom pizza, which will come from a traditional wood-burning oven. However a charcoal burning Woodstone Josper is the real star of the show.
The decor is a palate of warm burgundies and browns, inspired by a photograph of the couple's son. The main dining room seats 150 while a the glass-encased Lenora Room seats 40 for private dinners.
Dinner is served from 4–10 and happy hour is 4–6. Sommelier Bruce Sturgeon designed the international wine list, which is rounded out by craft beers available and a full bar. Keep tabs on Orfeo's Facebook page for more details.