Westward is a water-inspired full service restaurant and bar located on North Lake Union. Chef Zoi Antonitsas leads the team in new directions, striking a delicious balance between contemporary Northwest and Mediterranean flavors. The approach is natural and continually evolving, reflecting the simplicity of great products, fresh ingredients and the changing seasons. The wood-burning oven is at the heart of the kitchen and is an integral element in the restaurant. Each seat has unique views of the lake and the city and a large deck, fire pit and beach area provides space to sit outside and sip cocktails in the summer, or snuggle in the restaurants wool blankets in the winter. The 150 ft. dock provides boat parking for a meal or an afternoon whiskey. The menu includes imaginative, Mediterranean-influenced fare and delightful small bites.
Little Gull Grocery is a cozy 22 seat oyster bar and grocery located waterfront on North Lake Union. It’s cool, clean and whimsical design provides the perfect space to enjoy fresh and locally harvested oysters, along with an icy cold beer or glass of your favorite wine (preferably both). It is directly connected to sibling restaurant Westward. Little Gull carries an incredible range of oysters from across the US, heavily focused on the best the Northwest has to offer. It will also offers a grocery to ‘grab and go’. Perfect for picnics and stocking up for the boat. Offerings will include bottles of beer and wine, charcuterie, little snacks, wool navy blankets, sun visors and impeccably sourced wooden rolling pins.
Quality Athletics sports bar will be located in Pioneer Square – in the new Stadium Place building on the corner of Occidental and King. The vibe will be a sports bar that’s an “anti-sports bar,” similar to how we approached Westward. The goal is great food, excellent drinks and a large wood-fired grill and rotisserie. It’s not going to be a meat-centric place, but when you’re there on game day, you’re going to see things on the menu that make sense. QA will also appeal to the neighborhood, not just the sports crowd – the equal parts dining room and bar will actually provide a relaxing lunch spot. Think big old-timey images of athletes, whether it be two women boxing or Knute Rockne. That classic sportsmanship vibe will be prevalent.
opening fall 2014