Last week, Matt Dillon's first Pioneer Square project Bar Sajor was named a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best New Restaurant. Today, on the northeast corner of Occidental Plaza, Dillon's second The London Plane softly opens. The concept is a collaboration with Marigold and Mint's Katherine Anderson.
The London Plane's first location opened shop last August on the southeast corner of Occidental Plaza. Up till now, the space has been serving wine and snacks and selling artisan grocery items and gifts.
That original, smaller spot (call it The Little London Plane) is transitioning into a wine bar, market, and event venue. The larger space will be split into a few moving parts, including specialty grocer, cafe, and "floral workshop." Breakfast, lunch, and brunch are served featuring bread from an onsite wholesale bakery, and artisan take-home food and gift items are for sale. Regular hours start up next week.
· The London Plane [Official Site]
· All The London Plane Coverage [-Eater Seattle-]