Westward was one of our Greatest Hits for years before it closed last winter. The restaurant, where eating dinner was the single most important square in your metaphorical summer-in-Seattle bingo game, ended up being sold to the Sea Creatures team (of Bateau, The Walrus And The Carpenter, Bar Melusine, Deep Dive, and more). They closed temporarily for a remodel at the start of 2020.
On June 20th, they reopened for outdoor dining with a brand new space and menu. From the highlighter-orange dining chairs, to a tasty-looking slab of pork belly with salsa macha, one of our favorite summer spots is officially back. Reservations are coming soon, but for now, tables are only available on Wednesday-Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.
And just like the Westward we knew before, you can still enter the restaurant through their docks via paddleboard, kayak, or cheaply-made inflatable swan. It’s hard to imagine a summer to-do list without “Dinner at Westward” marked with a check - but now we don’t have to.
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