There was not a lot of tension over whether I'd like to food or cocktails in this new restaurant in the old location of Restaurant Zoe. It's another place by Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, after Spur and Tavern Law, my favorite stop for cocktails or fine food in Seattle. The emphasis is on the bar in those other two, but it's a smaller part of this one. We had some tasty cod fritters and mac & cheese to go with a Seelback, a sazerac, and a third drink of no name with aquavit and celery bitters (the third came as a challenge to bartender Jerry to make a nice drink with an aquavit base).
It was all very tasty, as I expected. However if you are looking primarily for a bar, this space is less intimate and darkly comfortable than Spur and Tavern Law, despite an intriguing wall of live ferns. But it's great to have more options from these two guys.
Est. Sep 13, 2011 - Building constructed: 1927
Other bars at this location: Restaurant Zoe
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