Tavern Hall, the almost 10,000-square-foot restaurant and event space in the former Munchbar location in downtown Bellevue, is open, and it's a looker. The latest from Marc and Bret Chatalas (Cactus) and James Weimann and Deming Maclise (Stoneburner, Rhein Haus, Bastille, Macleod's, Poquitos) serves freshened up versions of the usual pub suspects: Oly beer battered onion rings, hearth baked pretzels with salted peanut caramel dipping sauce, and barbecue brisket with jalapeño slaw. Things get more playful in the sandwich and entree sections with a B.F.D.B.L.T. sandwich (mustard-glazed bacon, bibb lettuce, basil marinated tomatoes, aioli, rustic bread) and ale-braised brisket breakfast hash that's served all day.
Let's review some highlights of the interior, pieced together during the travels of Weimann and Maclise: Lanterns from Coney Island, church windows from Oregon, and the full facade from a former psychiatric hospital from New York.