Good friends Kate Perry and Tom Black are opening their new restaurant, Restaurant Bea, this Friday, March 30th. Taking over the space once occupied by Cremant and later June, Kate and Tom have a created Bea from their restaurant expertise – Tom as a chef, Kate as marketer of restaurants. “We have been looking to open a new restaurant for over a year,” explained Tom. “We flirted with the idea of taking over the space where Dulces once was [now Pritty Boys Pizza], but we are happy to finally be in our new space.”
Tom and Kate’s created Bea to be a neighborhood restaurant that is inviting for all of Seattle. “We want to be able to know our customers by name, but to also treat our first-time customers with the same attentiveness,” said Kate. To do that, Tom and Kate plan to be very involved in the restaurant. “We both live in Madrona so we will be here all the time,” explained Kate, “and we will be attentive to the entire dining experience.’
The restaurant space itself has been made over. When I was there the other night for the soft opening, the restaurant had a whole new aesthetics including and open kitchen and a larger bar area than what the previous restaurants featured.
The food is polished comfort food that is hyper-seasonal and uses ingredients from small, trusted farmers. Entrees are in the range of $18 to $22.
Be sure to make a reservation to try out one of the newest Seattle restaurants: Restaurant Bea.