Fairmont Olympic Hotel has completed the last item in its $25 million renovation: the highly anticipated restaurant, The George. The new dining destination is sure to make a splash in Seattle’s dining scene and is set to open its doors on April 4.
With Restaurant Executive Chef Thomas Cullen at the helm, The George will offer a brasserie-inspired menu that will focus on providing a home away from home with French cuisine. The space, made up of 4,500 square feet, pays homage to its original designer, George B. Post, by keeping its original framework and timeless furniture pieces and incorporating them with modern finishes, complementing the interior aesthetic. The dining room can seat up to 100 people and a brand new bar that can house up to 20.
The spot will be open daily, serving up breakfast, dinner and a weekend brunch. The menu pays tribute to its Pacific Northwest setting and offers fresh seafood straight from the local waters. The George will only use locally sourced and natural ingredients, including its dry-aged meats, artisanal cheese, and seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farmers, diaries and purveyors.
“I have curated a menu that is both approachable and memorable,” says Restaurant Executive Chef Cullen, in a press release. “With our access to the best this region has to offer, we look forward to welcoming guests to experience this classic dining room in a new way, with visually stunning dishes that tempt the senses and feed the palate in a thoughtful and respectful manner.”
Some signature dishes guests can anticipate from Restaurant Executive Chef Cullen include a traditional French bouillabaisse; The George seafood tower featuring a selection of Dungeness and king crab, oysters, prawns, mussels, clams, geoduck and bay scallops; and Painted Hills bone-in short rib with heirloom carrots and natural jus.
In addition to its stellar fare, an extensive bar program will also be available with handcrafted cocktails curated by Jesse Cyr, an award-winning Beverage Curator; spirits from local distilleries; a selection of local and domestic beers; and a substantial wine selection with a program that focuses on Pacific Northwest winemakers.
To learn more about The George opening, visit thegeorgeseattle.com.
411 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101