The Many Restaurants Of Tom Douglas
There is no other chef whose name is practically synonymous with Seattle than Tom Douglas. The James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur has been cooking up a storm since 1984. Five years later, he opened his first restaurant, the Dahlia Lounge. Since then, Douglas has opened 13 full-service restaurants; an event space, a cooking school and a product line including rubs, sauces, mustards, and knives. All of his restaurants can be found in the greater Seattle and each one has its own unique personality.
2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 – 206-234-9191
Assembly Hall starts off its day with fresh pressed juice and coffee. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and has one fine happy hour too.
Brave Horse Tavern
310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 - 206-971-0717
Sounding like an average bar, the Brave Horse Tavern is nothing but. Serving up elevated pub fare and seasonal specials, Brave Horse is still causal enough to watch an afternoon football game.
2101 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-519-5723
Cantina Lena boasts of Yucatan flavors with their own smoked meats, charred veggies and ceviche. Here you’ll find pork carnitas nachos and crispy cheese and kimchi quesadillas and one speedy place to meet for a business lunch.
The Carlile Room
820 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 - 206-946-9720
This 70’s-inspired restaurant spins music alongside Chef Dezi’s “psychedelic menu” that is accentuated by many colorful plants.
310 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 - 206-971-0710
Fresh pasta and antipasti takes place up in center of the Trattoria Cuoco’s entrance giving diners a sense of what is to come.
2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-441-4540
The Dahlia Bakery is not only home to iconic Triple Coconut Cream Pie, but also Tom’s Tasty Tomato Soup and in between you’ll find a slew of artisan breads, pastries, cakes, breakfast items and more.
2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-682-4142
Dahlia Lounge is considered by some as the quintessential Seattle restaurant experience with a wood-burning grill, world class wine and a fresh northwest sea bar.
2020 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-443-6000
Located nearby the Pike Place Market, Etta’s is known for its seasonal, market-driven seafood menu highlighted with Dungeness crab cakes, tuna sashimi salad and green onion pancakes.
2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-812-8407
Go ahead. Try it. Every day, the chefs at Home Remedy are challenged to customize their lunch items such as rice bowls, hand-carved sandwiches, pizza by the slice and a wide range of specialty, local foods and beverages.
2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-441-1430
Lola is a hybrid of a restaurant that serves Pacific Northwest fare with a Greek accent.
2030 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-448-2001
Instead of hiding the kitchen, this restaurant spotlights it. Diners sit in dimly lit booths while watching the action of grilling whole trout and chickens over an Applewood grill.
Rub With Love Shack
2010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-454-7925
Located in the Pike Place Market, here you can enjoy sandwiches, salads and snacks with many of them seasoned with Douglas’s own “Rub with Love” products. If you like what you taste, you can buy some of the rub and take it home with you.
Seatown Market Diner
2010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-436-0390
Also in the Pike Place Market, Seatown Sea Bar offers snacks and chowder plus a great oyster bar and outdoor patio seating.
316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101 - 206-838-7388
Serious Pie is described as “a pizzeria with a bread baker's soul which serves up pies with blistered crusts, lightly textured with just enough structure and bite.”
Serious Pie and Biscuit
401 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 - 206-436-0050
Almost a repeat of Serious Pie, but this location adds buttery biscuits and a “serious” bar to the mix.
2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 - 206-812-8412
Located in the Denny Regrade neighborhood, Tanakasan mixes modern L.A.-styled food with Japanese favorites like dumplings, bento boxes, coconut beef and sake slushies.
100 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 - 425.646.5600
Awhile back, Douglas collaborated with Nordstrom to create Japanese bento boxes with a Northwest twist. The mix and match approach includes traditional proteins, rice and pickled vegetables. You’ll find Department Bento at the Bellevue Square Nordstrom store.
Author: Ky DeWald
July 17th 2018
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