Two establishments under the same ownership are in the works for West Seattle: Vine and Spoon, a full-service restaurant and bar with a farm-to-table focus, and Alchemy, a craft cocktail bar. Both are aiming for fall openings.
The projects are a product of new restaurant group F2T Hospitality, owned by chefs Christopher Jensen, Bryan Ogden, and Larkin Young, each of whom has extensive experience in the local restaurant scene.
The whole shebang will be overseen by Jensen, who will serve as the GM for the group. He got his start at the Sorrento Hotel and was most recently cooking at Sodo’s Maison Tavern with Ogden, who sports a Michelin star and James Beard recognition for his work at Bradley Ogden restaurant in Las Vegas. And Larkin Young has spent time at Tilth, Golden Beetle, Agrodolce, RN74, and Canlis.
Vine and Spoon (4706 California Ave SW) is billing itself as serving "upscale New American cuisine" with a farm-to-table approach. The owners are promising to use local, organic ingredients, grass-fed meat, and wild-caught fish for a variety of small bites, large sharable plates, and a dessert menu. They're also planning to have several options for gluten-free and vegan diners.
On the drinks side, expect craft cocktails, wine, and local beer. The restaurant will sport an open kitchen, 18-seat bar, and a large garden patio for outdoor dining. Vine and Spoon is planning to be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight with happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and weekend brunch service.
Around the corner and in the same building will sit Alchemy, described as "a chemistry inspired bar and lounge providing handcrafted cocktails made from scratch and shrouded in just a hint of mystery." So there you have it.
Alchemy will offer small and large sharable plates and will be open Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. It will offer a daily happy hour, too.