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Preview Le Messe, Brian Clevenger’s New Eastlake Pasta Emporium

The restaurant opens today

Brian Clevenger preps food in his new Eastlake restaurant, Le Messe.
Morgen Schuler

Brian Clevenger’s Eastlake pasta restaurant, Le Messe, opens today, adding to the chef’s collection of neighborhood Italy-meets-Northwest ventures. The space is reminiscent of his West Seattle restaurant, Raccolto, skewing minimalist, with poured concrete floors, light gray walls, and blonde wood booths. An open kitchen with a wrap-around chef’s counter puts the cooks front and center.

Le Messe’s minimalist design uses the open kitchen as its centerpiece.
Morgen Schuler

As with Clevenger’s other restaurants, Le Messe serves house pastas, local vegetable dishes, and a selection of seafood options, with items like fresh burrata, crudos, and made-to-order mozzarella making appearances. The menu will change with the seasons, and patrons can sit in the dining room or at a chef’s counter, which will not require a reservation. Le Messe promises a patio when the weather is nice, too.

Le Messe specializes in fresh pasta.
Morgen Schuler

Drinks range from original cocktails using locally and internationally sourced spirits, plus a deep wine list with Italian, French, and Pacific Northwest labels. Starting today, the restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with a happy hour in the bar from 5 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.

Le Messe opens today in Eastlake.
Morgen Schuler

Clevenger also owns Vendemmia and East Anchor Seafood in Madrona. In September, he shuttered his Capitol Hill restaurant Contadino after only a few months in business.

Le Messe

1903 Yale Place East, , WA 98102 (206) 402-6106 Visit Website

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