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Saturday, July 07, 2012

#1738 #S1014 - The Gerald, Seattle - 3/31/2012

So, it will be illustrative to mention that the owners of The Gerald have had to tell multiple reviewers that, no, they did not consciously set out to emulate sets of "Mad Men." But there's no denying the mid-century nods in the decor and menu.  The place feels nice and serves updated versions of 50s and 60s "comfort food."  Frankly, it's really hard for me to tell right now whether I will grow to resent this or it will become one of my absolute favorites. Regardless of the outcome, bars with the potential to become a favorite are a relatively rare and valuable thing.




5210 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 - (206) 432-9280
Est. March 23, 2012 - Building constructed: 1904 (as per plaque by Ballard Historical Society; date on tax records appears incorrect)
Previous bars in this location: None known
Web site: thegeraldseattle.com - facebook
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