Stepping inside, this 1912 heritage building is both comfortable and artistic. High ceilings and exposed brick & beam in the wine bar, vintage woods, crystal stemware, crisp linens and local art exhibits in the dining room. The sounds of a busy dining room greet you with the crunch of textures and comfortable conversations. The seasonally changing, Pacific Northwest Cuisine present local and regional ingredients prepared with classic techniques borrowed from around the world.
Owners David Hannay and Patrick Mercer, partners since opening the restaurant in 1999, are an excellent team. Both come from strong food and beverage backgrounds, both with an attention to detail & service and strong wine knowledge. David, a family man and young father, oversees an award winning wine list and deals with guests wishing to book private parties and special events. The dining room and wine bar offer may options for special groups and Sunday afternoon & evening weddings are among the most memorable and personalized in the city.
Chef Chris Bisaro is at the helm in the kitchen. Spending his days with local purveyors, choosing items for his next menu, discussing ingredient origins and working with David & Patrick on wine and menu pairings make up his days, Evenings are spent at his stoves, creating lively tastes and intriguing dishes that are both unique yet balanced nicely; Comfortable food, excellent ingredients, warm casually professional service.
The cuisine offers very good value for the quality. The wine list is extensive with familiar wines, unusual finds and thoughtful choices. The wine bar serves over 50 wines by the glass and is a popular spot for locals, restaurant industry and the entertainment business to dine casually after work or for late night small plates after the theatre, a movie or late night working on set.
The wine program features one of the city's most extensive by the glass choices, each with its own description, and an in-depth bottle list that covers most of the world’s wine regions. Brix Wine Bar hosts various tasting events throughout the year ranging from sell-out wine "raves" to elegant wild game and syrah pairings and owner/sommelier David Hannay is available to consult on your wine choice.
George Ultralounge, one of the country’s top cocktail lounges, is only a flight of stairs away for either a pre-dinner libation or a delicious nightcap.
Open: Monday - Saturday
Dining Average Cost: $40
Private Dining: Patio – 40 Dining / 75 Reception Lounge – 30 Dining / 50 Reception Dining Area – 70 Dining / 100 Reception Total Booking Capacity – 120 Dining / 150 Reception
Dining Style: Casual, Fine, Fun
Special Features: Patio, Wheelchair Access, Bar or Lounge, Private Parties, Parking
Awards: Wine Spectator Award of Excellent 2008 - 2010