After closing shop for a two-week remodel, Dot's Delicatessen reopened as Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot on Wednesday evening. Owner Miles James brought on Seattle Seltzer Co. owner and The Walrus and The Carpenter alum Anna Wallace to oversee the dining room and refresh the menu.
Wallace and crew decided to "really extract the essence" of Dot's previous offerings while creating new edibles and imbibables she says are "a little polished without being fussy." While BLTs and Reubens remain up for grabs during the lunch rush, sandwiches are nowhere to be found on the new dinner list. Separated into small plates, sides, soups/salads, and entrees like bacon wrapped cod and coq au vin, eats on the nighttime menu gives a nod to simple French bistro food.
On top of a revamped wine list and microbrews on draught and in the can, Wallace developed what she calls, "a little bit of an aperitif program." Dot's is sticking with a few simple cocktails out of the gate, including a celery cordial made with citrus soda and sparkling wine.
"I love this place and have been a longtime patron here," Wallace says. She's razor-focused on leading the Dot's transformation and, "making it thrive there after."
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