Food & Drink

Restaurant Bea Opens in Madrona

Taste testers wanted

restaurant bea!

Seeking healthy appetites for a charming new neighborhood spot serving hearty but polished Northwest comfort food. Resume attached.

Summary: Chef Tom Black throws dietary caution to the wind to craft down-home dishes in the open kitchen of newly launched Madrona eatery Restaurant Bea (formerly June and Cremant).

Previous Experience: Black, best known for his tenure at Woodinville’s Barking Frog, teamed with pal Kate Perry, who honed her industry chops as a restaurant marketing consultant.

Areas of Expertise: A frequently changing menu highlights Black’s clever take on classic mouthwaterers (bacon-wrapped meatloaf, rabbit pappardelle, and tuna casserole). Craft cocktails complement dishes; beer and wine give patrons something to buzz about.

Achievements: Unexpectedly feminine floral wallpaper, an expanded bar area, and a chef’s table smack in the middle of the action. A private dining area proves ideal for large parties or raucous gatherings. The iconic yellow door remains as a nod to the space’s beloved (work) history.

Now go apply yourself.

Restaurant Bea, 1423 34th Avenue (206-812-2901 or restaurantbea.com).

Photo: Clare Barboza / Courtesy of Restaurant Bea

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1423 34th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122