Today, Olson Kundig-designed Thompson Seattle opens its doors downtown, bringing what Curbed Seattle calls "a much-needed addition to the Downtown Seattle hotel scene." If you book a room now at the special introductory rate of $479 per night (yes, prices climb steeply from there), one of your perks will be VIP reservations for two at Scout, the signature restaurant from Josh Henderson and his prolific Huxley Wallace Collective.
The general public will have to wait until next week to experience the luxury, boutique hotel's culinary draw, as Scout holds its full opening Monday, June 6; The Nest, the group's rooftop lounge and cocktail bar, launches officially Monday, June 13. Executive chef Derek Simcik will oversee both venues and room service, engaging the guest with table-side carts for oyster shucking, mixology, and even live cooking with induction burners.
As revealed in January, Scout will offer the taste of the Pacific Northwest from breakfast through dinner. The restaurant will feature a Chef's Counter serving tasting menus of 15 to 17 courses, "incorporating the region's freshest, seasonal and sometimes out-of-the-box ingredients," according to the latest press release.
There's no full menu available yet, but Eater is told guests at Scout can anticipate dishes like bagels with gravlox, cucumber, pickled onions, crispy capers, tomato marmalade, and herb whipped cheese; greens, egg, and pork with sweet potatoes, mustard greens, a poached egg, and a porter reduction; heirloom tomatoes with crispy ham, smoked cream, basil, and charred tomato vinaigrette; a crispy chicken sandwich with bacon-brussel slaw, thyme-honey, and bread and butter pickles; and cavatelli with garlic scapes, parmesan-buttermilk, and blossoms.
Thompson Seattle, 110 Stewart Street, (206) 623-4600, website. Scout restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.