If you’ve been counting down the days to the emmer&rye opening since we first reported the new “seasonally inspired, locally derived” restaurant would be taking over the Julia’s on Queen Anne Ave, wait no more–the 70-seat restaurant is opening tonight.
Chef Seth Caswell’s (formerly of Stumbling Goat Bistro) newest creation utilizes the local agriculture of the Pacific Northwest to explore seasonal dishes –- what Caswell calls “new American cuisine.” Food writer and Queen Anne resident Lorna Yee attended a sneak peak of the restaurant earlier this week and had this to say: “The reasonably priced menu, ranging from $4-$17 and made up almost entirely of local ingredients, feels exactly right for this economy.” Read her full preview in Seattle magazine.
emmer&rye will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, serving brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a look at the menu here. Call 206-282-0680 for more information or to make a reservation. Read our emmer&rye preview here.