Seattle’s Coolest New Restaurants Break the Mold
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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.
07-10-2018 | King 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06-08-2017 | Meetings & Conventions/ 135,000
At Outlier in the Hotel Monaco Seattle, this floral cocktail dubbed the Paper Press is served in a teacup on a saucer garnished with loose chamomile tea.
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.
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.”
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
05-01-2017 | Seattle Met
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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.
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'!
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.
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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