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Prolific Pasta Chef Will Add a New West Seattle Restaurant in July

Chef Brian Clevenger will open his fifth restaurant, Haymaker, in late July

Chef Brian Clevenger will open his fifth restaurant, Haymaker, in July.
Lou Daprile

Brian Clevenger has made his name for himself as a chef and restaurateur with four restaurants that center largely around handmade pasta and other Italian-leaning specialties. But Clevenger’s fifth restaurant, in the works in West Seattle, will add more American food like a steak and burger. When it opens in late July, Haymaker will also be Clevenger’s largest restaurant to date.

Clevenger still plans to serve a selection of pastas, along with local vegetable and seafood dishes similar to his other restaurants. But he’ll branch out with menu items like grilled prime New York steak with fries and bone marrow; a happy hour burger; grilled Copper River salmon with wild mushrooms, artichokes, and fish broth; and grilled pork collar with mission figs and polenta. Clevenger will also serve weekend brunch for the first time, with classics like buttermilk biscuits with pork gravy and sage, chicken fried steak with hash browns, breakfast sandwiches, and granola with yogurt and berries.

Clevenger is also planning to include a list of original cocktails, local beer, and wines from the Northwest and beyond. The restaurant will have room for 50 diners, plus additional patio seating for 18. It will open at 4706 California Ave SW, just two blocks from Clevenger’s restaurant Raccolto. The chef also owns Madrona’s Vendemmia and East Anchor Seafood, Eastlake’s Le Messe, and fast-casual Denny Triangle restaurant GH Pasta Co.

Le Messe

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

GH Pasta Co.

2306 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 Visit Website


4706 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA


1126 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 466-2533 Visit Website


4147 California Avenue Southwest, , WA 98116 (206) 397-3775 Visit Website

East Anchor Seafood

1126 34th Avenue, , WA 98122 (206) 708-6669 Visit Website