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Yard House to Open its First Downtown Seattle Restaurant

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Jason, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,450) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Seattle, WA (March 2012) – Yard House Restaurants announced today that it has signed a lease for 12,600 square-foot, ground level space at Century Square, 1501 Fourth Avenue, in downtown Seattle which, until recently, operated as a Borders Books & Music store. Known for its American fusion fare, 100-250 taps of draft beer and playlist of classic and contemporary rock, this will be the company’s first foray into the state of Washington and is expected to open early next year.

    “Seattle is an exceptional city, and we’re excited to be part of the community,” said Harald Herrmann, president and CEO of Yard House Restaurants. “The location, adjacent to Westlake Park in the heart of downtown’s vibrant retail and financial districts, within walking distance to hotels and offices, and just a fish-toss from Pike’s Place Market, is ideal. We’re looking forward to opening early next year.”

    Yard House, which caters to an eclectic mix of professionals, couples and families, features an extensive menu of shareable snacks, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak and seafood. In addition, The menu also offers a selection of gluten-sensitive alternatives as well as an array of vegetarian options where chicken, beef and pork are replaced with gardein™, a blend of garden vegetables and protein that have the look, taste and texture of their meaty counterparts.

    The Seattle location will boast 130 taps of draft beer--including local and regional brews--with the handles encircling the restaurant’s signature island bar. The glass-enclosed keg room will hold as much as 500 kegs and collectively contain approximately 7,000 gallons of beer. A network of steel and nylon tubing, which runs overhead and creates a striking visual effect, transports the beer from the keg room to the fleet of taps at the island bar. Yard House also offers a select wine list, a full bar and a menu of Fresh & Skinny cocktails that are 176 calories or less.

    Yard House is known for its continual playlist of classic and contemporary rock along with flat screens broadcasting the most current sporting events, which are visible from just about every seat in the house. The restaurant also has an extensive collection of original abstract art by artist Jerome Gastaldi displayed in a casual and inviting backdrop of warm woods, stainless steel accents and ambient lighting.

    Yard House is expected to open its first Seattle location in early 2013 on the ground level of Century Square in downtown Seattle. The company will look to hire more than 200 residents from Seattle and surrounding environs toward the end of this year.

    For more information on Yard House, please call 949.727.0959 or www.yardhouse.com

    About Yard House Restaurants
    Yard House Restaurants was created by restaurant veteran Steele Platt. Platt, along with his partners, launched the first Yard House restaurant in December 1996 along the Long Beach waterfront just south of Los Angeles. Today there are 36 units from coast-to-coast. The company is headed by Platt’s partners Harald Herrmann, president and CEO, and Executive Chef Carlito Jocson. Yard House has received glowing reviews from both consumer and trade publications and is the recipient of several industry awards.

  2. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (325) Oregon Jun 2, 2011

  3. I wonder what the Tap House is thinking? It's literally a couple blocks away. Haha
  4. That location is kind of sketchy.
  5. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Sounds to me like just another tap house type of place. I'll stick to brouwers and the publican, walking distance, and the bartenders know me, can't beat it.
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,365) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Another chain joint. Yawn. :rolleyes:
  7. Elimination

    Elimination Savant (250) Oregon May 16, 2009

    Went to the one in wakiki, it was great to see some taps out in a semi barren beer land. But as a whole its a claimjumper/chilis type feel with some beer, that really gears itself to a bit of higher class and non hardcore beer enthusiasts.
  8. The bartenders know you , but you don't know the name of the bar.... ;)

    [ The Burgundian]
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  9. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,365) Washington Sep 24, 2007

  10. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    hahaha oh shit, I hadn't even heard about this, I was just there a few weeks ago when it was still the publican, I live in Fremont so I'm at brouwers far more often