Otter Bar and Burger, in Seattle at Eastlake Ave and Louisa St is now open as of today, August 4, 2017.
This was done on the ‘shoestring’ side of restaurant designs that I seem to be doing a fair amount of lately. While not the showiest by any stretch of the imagination, there is still a lot of potential in just about any space not matter how modest. It helps if the desired outcome is to create a neighborhood establishment that feels comfortable and unpretentious. Also, a corner location with good natural light is a real plus to start with.
The owners, who also own the Blue Water Taco Grills around town, involved me from the start and I got to be involved in every aspect of the design except for the floor plan which had already been decided.
I’m looking forward to see how the well the neighborhood there embraces this casual addition. And though the atmosphere is meant to be relaxed, head chef Zephyr Paquette is as serious as they make them when it comes to creating great menu offerings. Expect above average bar food to come out of the kitchen.