There were probably a few sore heads in Seattle after the Seahawks demolished the Broncos at this year’s Super Bowl, but whether it’s a hair of the dog or a plate of healthy hangover-fighting fare that the doctor ordered, you’ll find it at The Whale Wins. Located in the Fremont Collective, it comes from the team behind The Walrus and the Carpenter and is marshalled by head chef Renee Erickson, who is all about the fresh produce.
The philosophy is central to the design of The Whale Wins. Meats are cooked in a wood-fired oven which has a lovely marble surround inset into the white brick, and all through the restaurant that preference towards natural materials, even down to the choice of decoration, gives TWW a homely, cottage feel even though the double height dining space has barn-like proportions. All sorts of tasty looking farmhouse goodies lines the shelves, and that local produce is one of the cornerstones of everything that happens here.