Gear up, West Seattle: new Vietnamese fare is coming this fall in New Leaf Bistro on California SW in the former home of Royal India Grill. The new eatery is the work of chef/owner Geoffrey Ly, who has cooked across the country for 30 years and was behind the ID's now shuttered Spring Garden and Issaquah's former BJ's Pan Asian.
The New Leaf buildout is just beginning and Ly is still making decor and menu plans, but so far says we can expect Vietnamese noodles, soups, and other classic plates in the new 2,500-square-foot restaurant. At present, Ly expects to be open for lunch and dinner from around 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., possibly daily, depending on demand. Right now he's anticipating a November opening date; stay tuned for further updates.
In other West Seattle restaurant news, West Seattle Blog reports this morning that according to a new liquor-license application, Dumplings of Fury is coming to 4302 SW Oregon (formerly Quadrato) by the crew from Shadowland across the street. Also, Elliott Bay Brewery will be closed for repairs from at 9 p.m. on Sunday August 23, until 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 27.