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Monday, November 12, 2012

#1823 - Redmond's Bar and Grill, Redmond, WA - 7/15/2012

Redmond's is a fairly new, casual restaurant and sports bar in a historic town setting. Terms like "upscale" and "classy" in local reviews must be interpreted with moderation -- it is not a highly formal setting or cutting edge cuisine, but it does feature moderately upscale American comfort foods, including burgers, steaks, salads, and soups (a substantial upgrade, it would appear from the greasy spoon fare that preceded it as Odd Fellow's Grill).

For a history of the large building Redmond's now occupies, I quote from the City of Redmond's City Landmarks web page:

 "Like Lodge Hall, this building was constructed in 1903. Built as a community gathering hall, it has been used by the Eagles and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which occupied the building until 1973.... It was Redmond’s first community and entertainment hall and its first movie house with a projectionist. The building hosted local celebrities including Daphne Rosford Foss - an improvising pianist, accompanying silent movies if the sound system failed, and even entertaining crowds from Seattle. This structure is important because it dates to an early period in Redmond’s development and is a rare example of a surviving wood frame building in the community.

In 1926, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) purchased the building, and when Bill Brown’s Saloon [up the road at 7824 Leary] closed due to prohibition, Redmond’s Saturday night dances moved to this venue. The Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization where residents could reach out and provide support to one another in times of need. In 1970, Edwardian Antiques occupied the building and later the Odd Fellow’s Grill. It is now occupied by Redmond Grill and Sports Bar."

7979 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052 - (425) 558-9800
Est. Sep 24, 2011 - Building constructed: 1903
Previous bars at this location: Odd Fellow's Grill

Web site:
Reviews: redmond.patch - redmond-reporter - urbanspoon - yelp

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