Bryn Lumsden, owner of Pioneer Square’s perpetually busy cocktail bar and restaurant Damn the Weather has snapped up the former home of Citizen Six in Interbay and will turn it into a new venture called Champagne Diner. The restaurant will put upscale twists on classic diner fare — plus, naturally, mix great cocktails — when it opens in mid-August.
Seattle Met reports that Lumsden and his partners from Damn the Weather — Jacob Edelstein, Angel Azcarraga, and Adam Mann — are putting their own spin on the space vacated by Citizen Six (945 W. Elliott Ave) just a few days ago. They’re installing diner-inspired decor like laminate tables with aluminum edges, booths, and other throwback touches.
As for the food, Lumsden and company are planning dishes like french toast; a turkey club; burgers; meatloaf; a tuna melt with gruyere, smoked rockfish, and aioli; and a few departures from the diner theme, like shakshouka and Spanish ham with melon. Champagne, natural wine, and original cocktails will round things out on the beverage side.