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Updates on Outlier, our New Seattle Restaurant

The Last Straw: These Restaurants Are Joining Starbucks in Ending Plastic Straw Use

07-13-2018 | Parade

The Outlier in Seattle is another following suit. “Ultimately, the restaurant industry as a whole has a responsibility to encourage sustainability and provide a platform for change, and removing straws is just one step closer to making the earth a little more healthy,” General Manager Brian McFarland said.

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Slaying salmon recipes in Seattle

07-10-2018 | King 5

Come Out to These Restaurants Celebrating Pride

06-20-2018 | Seattle Met

It’s never too early to start partying. Outlier is opening at 7am on parade day and will have frozen cocktails, a live DJ, karaoke, and their full brunch menu available. Make reservations to ensure you can get a prime spot for watching the parade.

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EVERY SEATTLE PRIDE EVENT YOU NEED TO HIT THIS YEAR

06-15-2018 | Thrillist Seattle

Forty-four years ago, the highlight of Seattle's first ever Gay Pride Week was a picnic in Pioneer Square attended by 200 people. Today, PrideFest attracts as many as 50,000 people to Seattle Center and Capitol Hill, as well as events across the city. What started as a protest has become a victory celebration and a testament to the progress made toward LGBTQ freedom and equality.

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AT THESE 7 BARS, YOU’LL WANT TO STARE AT THE BAR TOPS THEMSELVES. NOT JUST YOUR COCKTAIL

06-12-2018 | Liquor.com

This Seattle restaurant gives a nod to the city’s beer scene with multiple art installations touting bottle caps, a 12th Man beer can wall and a Jimmy Hendrix mural. The bar top was designed by Julie Coyle Art Associates using recycled caps from many Washington breweries and was even part of a Hoppy Holiday contest for guests to guess the exact number of caps. “It took a lot of dedicated drinking from the team to provide all of those beer caps!” says general manager Brian McFarland.

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Smoke wafts beyond meat

05-30-2018 | Restaurant Hospitality

Smoking is a relatively simple method of adding robust flavor to meat, which explains why smoked meat continues to be a big trend on menus.

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26 Royal Wedding-Inspired Party Ideas for a Jolly Good Time

05-09-2018 | Biz Bash

This royal engagement-inspired cocktail called the Princess and the Tea was created by lead bartender John Walter at Outlier in Seattle and features creme de violette from two flower breeds, including the “Queen Charlotte” blossom, and chamomile syrup, which is a nod to the British love of tea. It’s served in a teacup with saucer.

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Seattle sips: Get caffeinated at mega-Starbucks, then try bistros, bars, tasting rooms

05-08-2018 | Dallas News

At the bar or firepit at Kimpton Hotel Monaco's Outlier, produce-forward cocktails include the Sasquatch, in which butternut squash syrup accents bourbon.

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Cheers! 7 Beer Cocktails to Sip This Spring + Summer

03-22-2018 | OpenTable Blog

Gin lovers who also can’t resist a strong ale will be tempted by head bartender John Walter’s boozy Belgian Buzz, a cocktail that is poured with Beefeater Gin, honey coriander syrup, lemon juice, Duvel Belgian Ale, and an orange peel garnish.

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8 Vigorous Vodka Cocktails

03-21-2018 | Cheers

Vodka never really goes out of style. Right now, it’s even making a comeback of sorts as the white spirit works its way back onto cocktail menus in bars and restaurants across the country.

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6 Spots to Watch the Oscars in Seattle

03-06-2018 | Seattle Magazine

Outlier, formerly Sazerac, has found success with its approach to global foods since opening in March 2017. The restaurant’s Oscars party will have its own version of the Hollywood red carpet experience, so dress to impress.

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Pros Share Ideas for Hosting the Best Oscars Viewing Party at Your Restaurant

02-28-2018 | Restaurant Insider

This year’s viewing party at Outlier in Seattle is a night of dressed-to-impress glitz with a red carpet, photographer, live DJ, multiple viewing screens and Oscars-themed cocktails, while 100 percent of ticket sales goes to local non-profit partner FareStart to provide solutions to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and hunger.

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Pretty Big Dill: 5 Pickle Brine Drinks to Order Now

02-15-2018 | OpenTable Blog

Lead bartender John Walter created this drink as an homage to the Bushwick Country Club in Brooklyn, which invented the pickle back.

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5 Cocktails Inspired By the Royal Engagement

12-08-2017 | Brides

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal engagement has given us so much inspiration already: designers have created sketches of their vision for her dress, speculation has begun about the star-studded guest list, and one nail polish brand created a line of royal shades. Now, bartenders at Kimpton restaurants across the country have dreamed up five cocktails to celebrate the royal engagement!

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Healthy + Delicious: 9 Delightful Carrot Dishes Starring Our Favorite Taproot

12-04-2017 | OpenTable Blog

Slow-roasted carrots are embellished with Vadouvan curry spice. They arrive on thyme-boosted carrot puree. The pretty plate is filled out with pistachios, pureed dates, shaved smoked sheep’s milk feta, and a quenelle of yogurt.

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Best Restaurants and Bars Near Seattle Art Museum

11-28-2017 | Zagat

After taking in the Seattle Art Museum masterpieces that hang on the walls (or dominate the middle of rooms, like one of our favorite installations Mann und Maus by Katharina Fritsch), enjoy some of Seattle’s best culinary masterpieces, from fusion sushi rolls to all-day cafes boasting sandwiches topped with housemade bacon.

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11 Spiked Eggnog Recipes for Your Next Holiday Party

10-24-2017 | TownandCountry.com

Using fancy spirits and unique twists on traditional spiked eggnog, these 11 cocktails will please the crowd at any holiday soiree.

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The Best Happy Hours at Hotel Restaurants in Seattle

10-16-2017 | The Stranger

Outlier is the snazzy new restaurant at Hotel Monaco that replaces Sazerac, an ancient dinosaur of a restaurant that served up reliably good Cajun fare until its last days. I am happy to report that Outlier is a worthy successor. In fact, I'd say the place is more than just worthy—it's downright amazing.

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7 New Burgers You Need to Try in Seattle

08-25-2017 | Zagat Seattle

There is a house-ground cheeseburger at this swanky Downtown spot, but our hearts have been stolen by the blended burger. Maitake mushrooms are blended with beef and a melted fontina cheese center. Mushroom purée, miso aïoli and shiitake-onion relish top it all off.

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Best Sandwiches in America 2017: Meet the winners

08-10-2017 | Restaurant Hospitality

Outlier has a globally inspired menu, said Applin, so in a nod to his predecessor, he created a Japanese variation of the classic New Orleans blackened fish sandwich with the togarashi blend in place of the more traditional Cajun seasoning.

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Seattle’s Scene Keeps Changing: Five Things You Wont Want to Miss

08-10-2017 | Huffington Post

When the Outlier Restaurant opened its doors in March this year, it made way for a scarce amenity in Seattle’s financial district: out back patio space with fire pits. With plates designed to share, and seasonal fare inspired by market fresh ingredients, the menu at Outlier Restaurant is as much global as it is local.

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Beet It

08-01-2017 | Seattle Magazine

Executive chef Shawn Applin's global menu is daring but successful - this kind of menu isn't always - from pierogi to rockfish bo ssam, a kind of Korean lettuce wrap. Yet his dish is truly of the Pacific Northwest: buttery salmon cured for two days in a mixture of shaved raw beets, sugar, salt, mustard seed, caraway and dill.

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Outlier is an Exception

08-01-2017 | 425 Magazine

[Outlier] serves up a Vadouvan curried carrot dish that's sprinkled with pistachios and smoked sheep's milk feta. It is divine. Have it with a cocktail on the patio.

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7 new Seattle happy hours: $7 craft cocktails, dollar deviled eggs and more

07-05-2017 | The Seattle Times

After-work hangouts with cheap drinks, patios and spacious bar areas are at a premium downtown. The new bar/restaurant inside the Hotel Monaco checks all those boxes with $6 cocktails, like the Manhattan, and nibbles like the $4 duck-fat fries.

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Outlier Joins a Growing List of Hotel Restaurants Upping Their Game

06-28-2017 | Seattle Weekly

...the space has undergone a significant makeover with two-seater, soft gray velvet banquettes built in trios, forming a splendid trifecta of right angles; huge artwork of Jimi Hendrix made out of beer-bottle caps; a wraparound mural made to look like a beer-bottle label; and lots of steel and retro lighting.

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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: June 7–13

06-07-2017 | Seattle Met Nosh Pit

All month long, over 25 restaurants—Outlier, Belltown Brewing, Ravenleaf Public House, and Capitol Cider to name check a few—are offering $15, $25, and $35 specials as a nod to Pride Month. Eat, drink—hell, even brunch—with pride.

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Chefs burn for smoke

06-01-2017 | Nation’s Restaurant News

Earlier this year, Applin drew on that smoky, beefy memory to create a similar dish for Outlier, a new restaurant adjacent to the Hotel Monaco in Seattle, where he is now executive chef. “It was so delicious,” Applin said of the original dish. “I took that idea and moved it into a gougère.”

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A Week of Spring Sips

05-01-2017 | Meetings & Conventions

Moscow Mules -- and their signature copper mugs -- are everywhere this season. Outlier in the Hotel Monaco Seattle jazzes theirs up with botanicals from gin and rosemary simple syrup and dubs it the Rosemary Mule

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The Hottest Happy Hours in Seattle Right Now

04-17-2017 | Eater Seattle

The replacement for New Orleans-themed Sazerac takes things in an entirely different direction. Outlier is globally-focused, casting a wide net that pulls influences from a diverse but surprisingly successful set of flavors. Get started early with a happy hour that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with discounts on cocktails, bites, and other beverages.

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It's decided! Here's where to eat this Easter Sunday

04-13-2017 | Seattle Refined

HOW IS IT APRIL ALREADY? And HOW is it almost Easter for that matter?! Laaawd almighty folks, time really does fly when you're having fun!

And speaking of fun, we've got the skinny on what is happening around the area for Easter Sunday, so book those rezzies, mark those calendars, and get to brunchin'!

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6 New Brunch Options

04-08-2017 | Seattle Magazine

The “global Pacific Northwest cuisine” of this beautiful, modern replacement to Sazerac is decidedly more all-American in the a.m.: house-made granola, malted waffle, benedict with Benton’s ham, etc.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Hottest Restaurants in Seattle

04-07-2017 | Zagat.com

Must order: Silky beet-cured salmon with dill cream cheese, duck Bolognese with green olives and perfectly chewy strozzapreti pasta, Vadouvan curried carrots with dates and a side of the smoked beef fat gougeres with fontina cream

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New Restaurants and Bars in Seattle

04-04-2017 | Zagat.com

53 Food & Drink Events In Seattle This April 2017 To Plan Ahead For

04-02-2017 | The Stranger

Stay & Play: 6 Seattle Hotels for a Spring Break Staycation

03-30-2017 | Red Tricycle

Hungry? 27 new restaurant openings in the Seattle area to check out

03-30-2017 | The Seattle Times

Meet Outlier, the Sazerac Replacement Open Today Downtown

03-27-2017 | Eater Seattle

Seattle's 9 Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings

03-22-2017 | Zagat

Food News: Hotel Monaco Presents Its New Outlier Restaurant

03-20-2017 | The Stranger

Globally-Focused Outlier Set to Replace Sazerac

03-20-2017 | Eater Seattle

This Week in Restaurant News

03-20-2017 | Seattle Met

Sazerac’s Replacement, Outlier, Should Open March 21

03-20-2017 | Eater Seattle